Denmark extends advice against non-essential travel abroad until April 5
According to the announcement published by Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the stricter rules which have been put in place on January 8 will be extended until February 28 to halt the disease’s spread, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
“The risk from the rapid spread of new mutations of virus can put everything we have fought for out of control. The infection situation around Europe and the rest of the world is still very serious. Therefore, the time has not come to ease the strict restrictions on entry and exit of Denmark,” the country’s Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod pointed out.
He emphasized that an Easter holiday abroad “unfortunately is not an option” under the current pandemic circumstances in many European countries, as well as in countries worldwide.
However, Minister Kofod added that the increased use of testing and roll-out of vaccines in Denmark and other countries would facilitate the reopening of travel.
Simultaneously, the Ministry stressed that all Danish citizens who live permanently abroad are encouraged to stay in their current location and follow local authorities’ instructions. ■