Families of Danish citizens living abroad can now join them on trips home. Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix
“We will also allow Danes living abroad to bring their spouses or families to Denmark on holiday, or to visit friends or family in Denmark,” the country's justice minister Nick Hekkerup said during a question time in the country's parliament, according to the state broadcaster DR
The spouses, cohabitants and children of Danish citizens abroad have up until now been barred from entering the country for holidays or to visit friends, with the guidelines until Tuesday saying that the could only visit for work.
Danish citizens living in the EU or the UK can also bring grandchildren, grandparents, boyfriends and girlfriends, on trips to Denmark.
On June 15th, Denmark is changing its border rules so that residents of Norway, Denmark, Germany and Iceland can visit for holidays.