Denmark gives green light to quarantine-free tourism to Portugal

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Denmark gives green light to quarantine-free tourism to Portugal
Travellers arrive at Porto Airport on the first day that tourists from Britain and most EU countries are allowed to enter Portugal without needing to quarantine, as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease, Porto, Portugal, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

Tourists from Denmark can now travel to Portugal without having to quarantine on either leg of their trip.


The Danish foreign ministry yesterday eased its travel advisory for the Iberian country and now longer advises against non-essential travel to any area of Portugal. This is in line with low infection rates in Portugal and Lisbon’s own lifting of restrictions on Monday, which allowed tourists to enter the country.

Entry to Portugal still requires a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours.

International tourism has been severely curtailed during the pandemic for people who live in Denmark, while those with families in other countries have faced months on end without being able to see their loved ones in person.

Denmark’s requirement for travellers entering the country to quarantine for at least five days on arrival (with some exemptions) has been a significant factor in this.


The rule was introduced earlier this year in an effort to prevent infectious variants of Covid-19 from entering and gaining a foothold in Denmark.

But recent weeks have seen both Denmark and a number of other European countries, including popular destinations for tourists, ease travel restrictions.

Currently, the foreign ministry lifts its advice against tourism to regions or countries when the coronavirus infection rate of the destination falls below 50 cases per 100,000 residents over the last week. The ministry criteria also take into account the number of tests and test positivity rate.

Mainland Portugal currently has an infection rate of 23.9 per 100,000, according to ECDC figures. For islands Madeira and the Azores, the measure is 38.9 and 45.1 per 100,000, respectively.

In addition to Portugal, the Danish foreign ministry has also lifted its travel advice against tourism to Malta and parts of Spain including the Canary Islands and Mallorca.

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