Denmark lifts ban on flights from UAE

Denmark lifts ban on flights from UAE
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Denmark will lift a ban on flights coming from the United Arab Emirates from Sunday, the UAE embassy to Denmark has said.

Flights from the country were initially banned for five days on January 22nd due to concerns about the reliability of Covid-19 tests in Dubai. The concerns revolved around rapid tests at some private clinics in the city.

The ban was later extended until February 2nd while Denmark's authorities were “in constructive dialogue with authorities in the UAE” according Denmark's transport ministry.

It added that various models were being drafted for testing solutions and that the tests would be studied and assessed by Danish authorities.

The UAE subsequently moved to reassure Denmark over its concerns.

The flight ban will now be lifted from Sunday 7th February, according to the UAE embassy to Denmark.

Passengers travelling from the UAE to Denmark must present a negative result no older than 24 hours before boarding. On arrival, they must take another test and isolate for 10 days, the embassy said, adding that these rules apply until 28th February.

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