Belgium and France have been placed in Denmark’s yellow category of countries, which means that citizens from both countries must follow entry restrictions, such as testing requirements when visiting the Scandinavian country.
In addition to the two nations stated above, visitors from the following Greece regions must also adhere to the entry requirements when visiting Denmark: Central Macedonia, Western Macedonia, Ionian Islands, Western Greece, Central Greece, and the Peloponnese.
The new requirements, however, will not apply to fully vaccinated travellers.
“When returning from yellow countries, travellers who have not been fully vaccinated or previously infected are required to have a test performed after entry,” the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarifies in a statement.
Furthermore, the Ministry has urged all travellers to take a “PCR instead of a quick test upon entry to strengthen the detection of infection with the delta variant in Denmark.”
The Belgian region of Wallonia, on the other hand, has been added to the green list of countries, which contains territories deemed safe due to their epidemiological state.
According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, this decision means that the people of Wallonia will be allowed to enter Denmark without having to comply with testing and quarantine restrictions upon arrival.
Furthermore, the green list now includes the following French regions, according to a statement from Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Val de Loire, Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Normandy, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est, Pays de la Loire, Brittany, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
Finland had earlier stated that on July 26, it would welcome fully vaccinated passengers who had a valid and authorised COVID-19 Vaccination Passport.
However, in order to prevent an increase in the number of infections, Danish officials advise citizens not to travel to Finland for non-essential reasons.
“We still advise against all unnecessary travel to Finland (shaded orange) due to significant entry restrictions for other groups of travellers, which may make it difficult or impossible to complete a holiday,” the statement clarifies.
Denmark said last week that it had moved Greece from the green to the yellow category after assessing the COVID-19 issue.
Denmark has recorded a total of 309,420 cases of COVID-19 infection since the beginning of the epidemic, according to the World Health Organization report. According to the same source, the virus has claimed the lives of 2,542 persons in Denmark thus far.