Quarantine or not on the trip? These countries are ready for tourists is written by The editorial staff, RejsRejsRejs. Dk. The article is updated and correct at the end of the editorial, 01 February 2022.
The world is in colors
There are almost as many different ways to deal with corona as there are countries in the world.
That is why we give you an overview here of what is happening in the world and also specifically in Europe. So you can make your own informed choices about traveling in corona time and reopening. If you want to know more about that travel in corona time you can find more corona guides and articles here, and also check our testing of Southern Europe restrictions.
The most important links to rules when traveling in and after the corona are:
- Departure: https://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger
NB: Click all the way to the embassies' own websites, if there is one; it is often there that the most important thing stands.
- Departure: https://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/um-rejseklar-app
- Departure: https://reopen.europa.eu/da
- Departure: https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/travel-and-covid/index_da.htm
- Return: https://coronasmitte.dk/raad-og-regler/emner/rejser-til-eller-via-danmark/lovkrav-ved-indrejse
Especially about the most important requirements when returning home.
- Test in Denmark for foreign tourists / foreigners without CPR: http://covidresults.dk/
The world: This is the evolution of quarantine, infection rates and entry restrictions
A streak of countries around the world have so far closed to tourists. It is ultimately up to the countries themselves to decide if they want guests, and there are some of the otherwise popular travel countries that do not want to right now. Australia is one of the countries that has been closed but has reopened in February 2022.
Other popular travel countries have found a model for step-by-step reopening, e.g. Thailand, that started with Phuket, and now also opened for Khao Lak, Bangkok and a number of other places and removed a number of restrictions for Danes. USA is also open to travelers.
From the start, the Danish authorities had chosen to discourage all 'unnecessary' travel to all countries outside Europe and Schengen without looking at the infection pressure in the individual countries. That system has since been changed so that a large number of the world's countries - but not all - are now also marked with color.
If you only need to be in transit at an airport, then you are usually not traveling into the country. If you need to change airports or pick up your luggage to check in again with another company, then different rules may apply depending on where in the world you are.
- See the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' map of the world here: https://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/
- The international airline organization IATA has an updated world map for flights and restrictions here: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php
- See the search engine Momondo's world map of travel restrictions here: https://www.momondo.dk/travel-restrictions
- See the search engine Skyscanner's world map here: https://www.skyscanner.dk/rejserestriktioner
- The organization Riskline also has a map of safety in the world - both Covid-19 and other risk factors: https://riskline.com/covid-19/tools/
Remember to check on each card what the different colors mean; it can vary a bit.
Europe: Open and closed borders
Europe is generally open to Danes - especially those who have been vaccinated. So far, however, Europe has been divided into different colors, as have regions within each country. In Denmark, we use green, yellow, orange and red as markings, where green is the most open and without restrictions, and red is the most closed with most restrictions.
The colors matter if you are going to be quarantined when you get home again; however, as a vaccinated person, do not be afraid to be affected by restrictions. The rules on returning home depend on
1) Your own disease and vaccination situation
2) The color of the region
3) Whether you travel directly and who you travel with
As a starting point, the rules apply for 12 years and up - but not always. Then check the specific rules of the country you are going to.
It is worth keeping an eye on developments right up until departure - and also along the way - as entry requirements can change quickly if the infection rate goes up or down. This also applies if the number of infections increases in Denmark; then stricter restrictions can be introduced for Danes who travel to other countries.
The EU, EEA and Schengen countries have joined forces on a common corona passport and common reopening rules, but it is still the individual countries that ultimately decide the entry rules. Therefore, check the individual countries rules and travel instructions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In this context, be aware that the UK is no longer a member of the EU and therefore has its own rules.
As the Faroe Islands and Greenland are members of the Commonwealth, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not make guidelines for this. Instead, you can find the latest the latest updated rules and restrictions on The corona side of the Faroese national doctor og Greenland coronary doctor's corona side.
The main travel countries
Some of the most important travel countries for Danes have special forms that you must fill out to travel. Below are links directly to travel guides and forms. Also remember to check the current test rules where you are going to travel.
Important to remember about tests, requirements and quarantine
Both transit countries and airlines may have requirements for testing and quarantine - regardless of whether Denmark, for example, does not - but then the airline tells it before departure. For example, France and the Netherlands have previously made this demand. When driving a car yourself, you must therefore pay extra attention to transit rules, even if you are not staying overnight. See rules for each country you have to go through.
Remember, as always, travel insurance - if your own is not currently covered, you can easily purchase one that does. Check with your own insurance to begin with.
To make it easy: Get PCR-tested before departure, fill out local entry apps and forms correctly with date and name, and fly as direct as you can if you need to fly. And so good travel - it's probably easier than you think once you're out and everyone wants to help. Good trip!
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