UK lifts travel ban on Denmark but quarantine rule stays in place

UK lifts travel ban on Denmark but quarantine rule stays in place
British tourists returning to the UK in July. Photo: Borja Suarez/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
The UK is to lift a total entry ban currently effective against international travellers from Denmark.

While the travel ban on Denmark will be removed, the country remains on the UK’s quarantine list, British media including Sky News report.

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Schapps confirmed that the ban would be lifted, effective from 4am on Saturday November 28th.

The Danish travel ban was first announced by the UK on November 7th and extended on November 14th in response to the threat from a mutated version of Covid-19 found in humans and linked to mink farms in Denmark.

The Scandinavian country will remain on the UK's quarantine list, meaning Denmark will not be on the ‘travel corridor' list of countries for which quarantine requirements are not applied on arrival in the UK.

As such, after arriving in England, you must travel directly to the place you are staying and not leave until 14 days have passed. The UK terms this form of quarantine self-isolation. Further details of how to isolate can be found on the UK government website.

Although the UK's coronavirus quarantine rules refer specifically to travel to England, the same rules currently apply in each of the other UK nations. Separate information can be found on the national government websites for ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

While travellers from Denmark are now allowed to enter the UK, Danish authorities still advise against all non-essential journeys to the country.

Denmark's foreign ministry earlier this month designated the entire world an ‘orange' destination, which means all non-essential travel is not recommended by the foreign ministry.

People who live in countries to which Denmark advises against travel are required to provide a so-called “worthy” reason for entering Denmark. This can include work or family reasons but not tourism. Requirements to produce a negative Covid-19 test may also apply. Detailed guidance can be found on the Danish police website

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