Denmark opens up to vaccinated tourists from US and UK

From last Saturday, fully vaccinated tourists from the 13 OECD countries outside of the EU or Schengen area have been able to come to Denmark, meaning travel is now open for vaccinated Brits and Americans.

Denmark opens up to vaccinated tourists from US and UK
Nyhavn in Copenhagen is a favourite with tourists from the US and UK. Photo: Kim Wyon/Visit Denmark

In a press release issued on Friday, Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that residents of OECD countries who have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognised by the European Medicines Agency, will be treated the same as vaccinated people from EU and Schengen countries. 

This means they no longer need a so-called “worthy purpose” to travel to Denmark, do not need to show a negative coronavirus test before boarding their aircraft, or get tested and go into self-isolation on arrival. The vaccine is treated as valid by Denmark from 14 days after the final dose has been given. 

Non-EU or Schengen countries in the OECD — which also include Australia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and Turkey — will only have this advantage so long as their country does not have such a high level of infection that it is classed as “red”. In this case, even vaccinated people will have to have a “worthy purpose”. 

Denmark’s tourism promotion agency Visit Denmark greeted the news with a press release listing some of the new attractions opened this summer. 

These include: 

  • H.C. Andersen’s House, a huge new immersive museum focused on the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, which opens on June 30th in his hometown of Odense.
  • The BIG-designed Marsh Tower,which will open in the UNESCO Wadden Sea National Park in June.
  • The WorldPride and EuroGames which will be held in Copenhagen from August 12th to August 22nd 

Member comments

  1. Its quite disgusting how political this has all become, Denmark allows free travel from the US, which for many months was the country with the most covid cases and today one of the countries with the highest infections rates in the world. Yet, you leave out countries that have taken care of their borders, have gotten the majority of their population vaccinated by WHO approved vaccines, and you still push to leave these out.

    Im telling you, people in these discriminated countries wont forget the treatment they are getting from the Europeans. It is utterly disgusting, people have been waiting for more than a year and a half to go see their families in Europe yet you allow americans to enter and leave your country as they please just because you need the political influence. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF DENMARK.

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