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Denmark introduces negative test requirement on entry - Sydsvenskan

Denmark introduces negative test requirement on entry – Sydsvenskan

A majority in Parliament voted on Thursday in favor of a proposal to test negative for Covid upon entry into the country.

The purpose of the requirement is to break new chains of infection.

According to news agency Ritzau, the requirement means that people who do not have housing in Denmark must be able to show a negative test before they enter the country. This also applies to people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

People who live in Denmark and have been abroad must take the test no later than 24 hours after entry.

Anyone who does not follow the new rules risks a fine of 3,500 SEK.

The following tests are valid:

A rapid test was conducted 48 hours prior to admission.

• PCR test was performed 72 hours prior to admission.

However, the requirement comes with a number of exceptions.

This does not apply to:

• Children under 15 years old

• People who have contracted COVID-19 in the past six months.

• People who live in Denmark and who have been abroad for work or education.

• People who live in the border country, for example live in Bornholm, and have traveled through Sweden.

• Those who live in the contiguous regions of Denmark, or who commute to work in the regions. The border area includes people who live in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany or Blekinge, Skien, Halland and Västra Götaland in Sweden.

• People who travel to Denmark but leave the country within 24 hours, for example Swedes who travel to Copenhagen.

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• Persons who for medical reasons should not be tested for Covid

The requirement takes effect on December 27 and is valid until January 17.

Sources:, Ministry of Health and Ritzau.