Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short roundup of the news.

Denmark’s Capital Region offers 330,000 additional vaccine appointments

Residents of Denmark’s Capital Region who have yet to be vaccinated will have a chance to get the jab sooner than expected

Invitations to get vaccinated will arrive in qualifying residents’ e-Boks in the coming days. Beginning today, residents born between 1985 and 1993 will be able to book appointments at vacciner.dk.

The additional vaccination appointments were made possible by Denmark’s purchase of 1.1 million Pfizer doses from the Romanian government at the end of June.

There are nine vaccination centres in the Capital Region. With the influx of new appointments, regional authorities request patience with the vacciner.dk platform and recommend checking at other vaccination centers if you are unable to find an appointment at the nearest vaccination centre. 

Deputy director from the Capital Region of Denmark’s Emergency Preparedness, Helene Bliddal Døssing, said they have hired more than 300 additional vaccination staff in the past week to handle the increased load.

On July 2nd, Denmark’s National Board of Health (Sundhedsstyrelsen) moved up its vaccination schedule for the entire country by two weeks.

Changes to Denmark’s travel guidelines

Danish residents can now travel easily to the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Hungary. The countries now fall into Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ green risk category.

Travellers from green countries will no longer need to take a coronavirus test on arrival in Denmark, as they did when these countries were classed as yellow. 

Cyprus, a popular holiday destination from Denmark, has shifted from green to yellow as a result of higher infection rates. This means travellers from Cyprus have to be tested upon return to Denmark.

Spain, another popular destination, has also seen a number of changes. The regions of Basque and Navarre are now green, while the regions of Catalonia, Melilla and Valencia changed from green to yellow.

Fans from Denmark will not be allowed to attend Wembley semi-final

The Danish national football team will play England July 7th in the Euro2020 semi-finals at Wembley in London, but fans from Denmark will not be allowed to attend. 

British authorities informed Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 4th that Britain’s Covid-19 restrictions remain in place for football fans. This includes a 10-day quarantine for travellers from Denmark, even if they’ve been vaccinated.

This leaves Danish football fans living in the UK to cheer on the national team, with 5,000 tickets available. More than 2,000 Danes with a British address registered for tickets on billet.dbu.dk by July 4th, according to Dansk Boldspil-Union (DBU). 

If Denmark progresses to the Euro2020 final, the European Football Association (UEFA) has made a special agreement with the British authorities to allow 1000 visiting fans to attend. 

The rules in both the Netherlands and Azerbaijan, where the national team has previously played, had been relaxed for football fans from Denmark.


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