The new regulations will be good news for thousands of separated couples. Belgium's immigration office has more details. Suspension of cultural and sporting activities; ban on large gatherings; closure of restaurants and bars; shops open for limited hours; publi… Under the Treaty of Kiel, Denmark retained possession of Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Prior coronavirus testing becomes mandatory from November 23 from high-incidence countries. People from Germany … Cyprus has a three-tier system for entry into the country. Other countries are categorised according to a traffic-light system for entries to the Mediterranean island. In many cases authorised travel also expressly extends to family members and transit passengers. Her boyfriend lives in California in the US, and she told the BBC that not knowing when she might see him again was "unbearable". (Photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy) Denmark is not open to Americans. Otherwise, travellers from countries on the EU "safe list" can enter. "If you say you are a boyfriend and sign [the letter], we will assume it [is true]," Justice minister Nick Hækkerup told broadcaster TV2. Passengers do not need to present negative COVID-19 tests unless they are going to Madeira or the Azores. Below is Euronews' at-a-glance look at the situation in each European country regarding incoming travel. Flights to Portugal are allowed from EU and Schengen associated countries as well as the UK. Russia has partially opened up its borders since grounding most international flights and introducing entry restrictions for foreigners back in March. Laila Svanholmer agrees. As of November 19 this includes China. For ’open’ countries and regions, our travel advice will be ‘yellow’ (‘be extra careful’) if the country or region has not imposed significant travel restrictions on travellers from Denmark. How soon will it end the pandemic? Albania reopened its borders to all travellers, including all EU nationals and residents, on June 1. Since September the country had been reopening its borders, but a list published in early November details restrictions on travellers from numerous countries in Europe, due to rising virus infections. Iceland became a separate kingdom in union with Denmark in 1918, and became an independent republic in 1944. While there are already a number of exceptions in Europe, the rules for non … Weeks after the election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates the president-elect. The same applies to UK citizens and those from San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City. As of October 23 travellers arriving in Malta from its revised list of countries are obliged to provide a negative virus test dating from under 72 hours before arrival. Foreign nationals including those resident in Bosnia need to provide a negative coronavirus test not older than 48 hours in order to enter the country. Third-country nationals can no longer enter until December 31, 2020, apart from citizens from the EU-approved list of countries. Residents of most European countries or Austrian citizens living there can enter without restrictions. Case numbers are still low, but any border openings or travel bubbles planned have been put on the back burner until this ‘second wave’ has been dealt with. From November 16, government rules say people entering the country from abroad must provide a negative virus test taken within the previous 72 hours, or self-isolate for 10 days or until they present a negative test. Note that there may also be recommendations from your own country about travel to Denmark that you need to know. ". Stockholm, Sweden. Denmark has introduced spot check controls on its borders with Germany for a 10 day period, in accordance with the procedures set out in Schengen rules. Details are available on the French Ministry of Interior and French foreign ministry websites. The Norwegian government introduced stricter travel measures on November 5. Travel restrictions remain in place for UK travellers. People coming from French overseas territories will need to take a test. Which European countries have COVID-19 border restrictions in place? Test certificates must be from authorised centres and written in English. The list is reviewed every 15 days. Since then it has restored air travel with some countries -- including from Europe, Belarus, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK. An Italian government decree on measures to combat the coronavirus issued on November 3, and valid until December 3, includes international travel rules. Those arriving from List C countries -- Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Spain and the UK -- must present evidence of having taken a swab test with a negative result 72 hours prior to arriving in Italy or undergo one at the airport of entry or within 48 hours of arrival at a health clinic. Member News. People from non-Schengen countries, including the US, can only enter in exceptional cases. How can that be more essential than visiting a loved one?". Information for travellers is available on the federal health authority website. June 23, 2020. The list is reviewed weekly. Nationals of EU and Schengen Area associated countries are free to enter Luxembourg without producing a negative COVID-19 test. What will travel look like in a post-Covid world? Currently, the authorities say people must give the name, address and contact details of their partner in Denmark, as well as phone records, photos and text histories to prove the relationship. The country's border police website has more. In principle, entry into Germany is possible from EU and Schengen countries, as well as the UK and several other countries around the world on the EU-approved list. Sweden's borders are currently open to UK nationals with no requirements for UK travellers to self-isolate on arrival. Citizens and residents of Montenegro coming from "yellow list" countries or who had passed through a yellow list country over the previous 15 days need to produce a negative PCR test or positive antibody test from the previous 72 hours before arrival. Explore deluxe Dubai, an emirate scaling the height of luxury. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have introduced broadly the same rules as England but may differ slightly. The list which is regularly modified is available on the UK government website. Denmark's government is ready to open its borders to tourists from any country in Europe where the coronavirus pandemic is under control, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday. Citizens from a list of more than 20 other countries are also allowed into the country, subject to a negative PCR test. Bosnian nationals, as well as citizens of Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia do not have to provide a negative test. Only this week, Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen stressed that the reopening of borders to foreign citizens is not even in the top of the priority list regarding the lifting of Coronavirus containment […] Beyond Europe, Belgium allows incomers without restrictions for people living in eight countries from the EU's "safe list". The EU has issued guidance on how best to lift restrictions on travel. They chat daily on the phone and online, and use Skype at least once a week. The border was originally due … Arrivals from countries which are not on the travel corridor list will have to self-isolate for 14 days. Will it work? Citizens and residents of EEA countries (plus others including the UK and Switzerland) in red and grey areas are subject to coronavirus testing and a 10-day quarantine, with exceptions. According to the U.S. Embassy in Denmark, the Danish border closure – imposed on March 14 – remains in place for tourism-related travel from the United States. All visitors have to undergo health checks on arrival. By law, travellers must fill out a passenger locator form before arriving in Ireland. The ban does not apply to countries ensuring that only passengers who tested negative for the virus would be taken on board. A raft of restrictions was announced on 11 March, 12 days before measures were introduced in the UK. "I'm more than sure right now that couples would do anything to see each other," he said in emailed comments. It identifies six groups of countries. Commercial flights resumed on June 15. Among European countries, the map applicable until November 20 shows Finland to be open. Entry is open to Swiss nationals, residents, and those entitled to free movement -- covering those from EU and EFTA countries. Finnish nationals, residents and their families are free to enter the country, as can EU and Schengen transit passengers. From November 9, Ireland is applying the new EU "traffic light" approach to travel from EU and EEA countries, as well as the UK. As of November 11, all travellers arriving in Greece from foreign countries are required to have a negative virus test result, carried out under 72 hours before arrival. For travellers from outside Europe, Estonia allows entries from several countries in line with EU recommendations. But the justice minister has announced these regulations will be relaxed in the coming days, so all that is needed is a letter signed by both parties. People from EU countries can only enter for authorised reasons such as work, family, transit or Russian residency. Some parts of Finland are classed as yellow, meaning visitors do not need to quarantine. In order to enter, travellers must have a valid reason as well as a certificate proving a negative test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. "It is making it very hard on both of us.". If you are not a Danish national or a resident of Denmark, different rules apply for entering Denmark depending on whether your country/region of residence is classified as open, banned or high-risk. Another exception to the opening of borders for Schengen countries is Denmark, which will keep border controls in place for the majority of its fellow members – including Spain – until June 27. Restrictions are imposed on citizens of third countries. The list as of November 10 has 14 countries, all of them in Europe apart from Tunisia. This would affect travel from outside the EU, but the UK would be exempt. Citizens and residents of Montenegro can enter the country, without restrictions if they had been in a "green list" country throughout the previous 15 days. Several Danish political parties support for opening Denmark's borders, ... Danes Want to Re-open Land Borders to Everyone Except No-Lockdown Sweden 324 Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Foreigners from these countries are allowed to enter if they provide a negative virus test. The list as of November 16 contains 34 EU/Schengen, including neighbouring Croatia and Italy, and 116 third countries. Coronavirus and sex: What you need to know, 'Don't give up, the storm ends': A message of hope. More details are available here. All travellers must however present a travel certificate stating their reasons for travel and a sworn statement to say they are not showing signs of COVID-19 infection. The list of countries is expanded as of November 11. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. November 19, 2020. Coronavirus/covid-19 in Denmark. If your region is not classified as open, you must either have a worthy purpose or present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before your entry. In general, people are asked to restrict movements upon arrival, unless they come from "green" countries, Northern Ireland, or form part of other defined categories. Germany has proposed allowing travel to all 26 other EU states plus the UK and non-EU countries like Iceland and Norway that are in the border-free Schengen zone from 15 June. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Details of travel rules into Estonia are available on the foreign ministry website. This covers visitors from most EU nations, though the list of exemptions updated on November 14 included a handful of European countries including Estonia, Finland, Gibraltar, Ireland and Norway. List C — "High-risk countries" (must have a negative test or undergo one, AND self-isolate for 14 days): 18 remaining EU countries, plus some others including Schengen members Switzerland, Iceland and Lichtenstein. They decided to gradually start relaxing the measures imposed at the borders to contain the pandemic. Denmark said on Friday that it would open its borders from June 15 to Norwegian, German and Icelandic tourists, while Norway said it would do so for Danish visitors. "Even going into a three-week quarantine [on arrival], which would solve basically all problems.". It puts countries into different categories. Flights are also allowed from the EU-approved list of third countries, again with no need for passengers to present a negative test. Residents of EU countries are allowed to enter Greece, as well as those from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland. © 2020 BBC. People who do not have a legal basis for stay in Denmark and who do not wish to seek asylum will be refused entry into the country. The modern Norway–Sweden border remained the border between Denmark–Norway and Sweden until the breakup of Denmark and Norway in 1814. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Denmark has opened its borders to couples who were separated from their partners by the coronavirus lockdown. Beyond Europe, only residents of six countries can enter Austria. Travellers from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are also exempt, as are workers in some professions. Denmark has opened its borders to couples who were separated from their partners by the coronavirus lockdown. Luxembourg will be the first country to re-open Schengen and lifts border controls starting by May 15. There are other exemptions from entry restrictions. Entry is open for Bulgarian nationals, as well as citizens of EU, UK and Schengen area countries, along with family members. It should be noted that some countries have also imposed travel restrictions on their own residents leaving their territories. Beyond the EU-approved list of third countries, arrivals are restricted or banned. Further information is available here. "They come here to spend a week or two at the beach. Across Europe, governments reopened their borders over the summer after months of closure during the spring coronavirus pandemic. Arrivals may have to go through health checks, including temperature checks. As of Monday, cross-border couples who reside in the Nordic countries or Germany can now visit Denmark. Rules currently require people to prove their relationship with photos, text messages and emails. Finland: The borders are closed to foreign nationals except those that are residents and a few other exceptions. Please be aware that it is the police that makes the final decisions at the border control. The Danish Government releases a list of countries considered open and closed every week. Entry from other countries is only allowed in exceptional cases and if there is an urgent need. The authorities advise against all non-essential international travel in recommendations valid until mid-January. In China's case, it is subject to reciprocity. Denmark Copenhagen, October 2015. While they are sticking to the guidance about "serious" relationships, partners will simply need to sign a piece of paper declaring this is the case, and will be allowed to enter the country. Approved countries outside Europe include South Korea, Japan and Cuba. Some in Denmark have created a Facebook group, Girlfriends Separated by Border Closures, for those affected under the lockdown. Read about our approach to external linking. One pair who caught the world's attention when the outbreak hit Europe in March were octogenarians Inga Rasmussen from Denmark and Karsten Tüchsen Hansen from Germany. Those where border controls are returning to normal include those on the EU's list of recommended open countries. 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It does not apply to EU citizens or residents, or holders of a Swedish national visa. England requires people arriving from abroad to quarantine for 14 days on arrival, but in July created a system of "travel corridors" for countries deemed low-risk. Member states are not, however, legally obliged to follow the EU's recommendation. Full details are available on the government website. People coming from countries deemed to be risk areas must pre-register online. Several people have told the BBC about their frustration with ongoing rules about partners even as countries ease their lockdown measures. People are exempt from quarantine if coming for under three days and can present a negative virus test, or can leave quarantine if they test negative after eight days. Entry into Denmark. Passengers arriving from several other countries may have to present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding. For countries outside of the bloc, the EU has recommended opening external borders to a select group, based on their coronavirus numbers. Otherwise they may be subject to testing and quarantine in Malta. More details are available on the German interior ministry website. As of November 19 the list includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. Permanent residents of Finland, Iceland, Germany, Norway and Sweden all qualify, provided their partner is a resident of Denmark. Iceland's borders are open to citizens and residents of EU, Schengen and some other European countries, subject to pre-registration. France replaces lockdown with evening curfew, How Covid changed our lives - in 12 charts, New Uighur cotton evidence 'game-changer' for fashion brands, Bogus reports, accidental finds - the Oxford vaccine story. Countries in the rest of the world declared open are as follows: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay. 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Most EU countries are on list B, and are subject to no restrictions other than the need for passengers to fill out a self-declaration form. Flights from other destinations are only permitted for essential travel and passengers must present a negative test. On the list as of November 16 are the EU-approved nations, minus China. According to SchnegenVisaInfo, the Minister of Interior has agreed with his German counterpart Horst Seehofer to reopen the common borders by June 15, where restrictions were put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19. Rules on entry to Denmark depends on whether you are arriving from an ‘open’ country or a ‘banned’ country. Borders are open but people are strongly advised not to travel to the Netherlands unless strictly necessary. Borders are still not expected to open to the wider world until 2021, and only once a vaccine has been found, or to travellers from other COVID-free countries or states. The Foreign Office says that Brits can travel to Denmark - but the country hasn't opened its borders to the UK. The entry of foreigners from outside the EEA is limited to exceptional cases, and subject to testing and self-isolation. Poland restored full border traffic within the EU's internal borders from June 13. Though he supported the lockdown initially, Mr Gylling told the BBC he was growing frustrated with European governments discussing opening borders to tourists and international business, but not for partners to frequently visit one another. Denmark’s borders have been closing again to many European countries, but this is subject to change based on a set of health measures and analysis. This also applies to Greek citizens and residents. The government updated its list on November 5 of countries from which travellers may be subject to additional restrictions under a red-orange-green "traffic light" system, to take effect from November 9. As of Monday, cross-border couples who reside in … However under the government rules, from November 23 all those from countries classed as "high-risk" must present a negative COVID-19 test dating from the previous 72 hours. Exceptions are made for travellers coming from several European countries and regions who need to present a negative COVID-19 test. EU citizens living in the UK must have proof of UK residency. The Finnish Border Guard has published new information regarding incoming travellers valid from November 9. Police also said this applies only to people in serious relationships, which they defined as of roughly six months - with actual face-to-face meetings and not purely online or via the phone. "Category 2" countries include Russia, Turkey and the United States and restrictions limit entries to essential travel. She also questioned why tourists with holiday homes could visit and not partners. A federal list of risk countries effective from November 8 has added Denmark, Italy, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. From other European countries Albania can be reached with flights from Germany, Italy, the UK, Serbia, Austria, Greece and Turkey. Non-essential travel to Belgium is banned, but this does not apply to nationals and residents of EU and Schengen member states. People from EU or Schengen countries can enter Spain, as can those on the EU-approved list of third countries. The list of countries declared open or high-risk is updated weekly. "It's frustrating, stressful and heartbreaking to be forcefully separated from the person you love," she said, describing the border closures as "entirely political decisions", and not medical ones. List B — "Possibly low risk but greater uncertainty" (entry permitted with negative COVID-19 test): 8 EU countries as well as the UK, Norway and some other countries. See the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry website. Citizens of EU member states and Schengen Associated countries can enter without restrictions, as can resident third-country nationals and holders of long-term visas. Latest travel advice for Denmark, including how to stay safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and information on returning to the UK. If visitors test positive for coronavirus, they will have to quarantine. Both have been travelling to the border town of Aventoft to chat and share a drink, sitting at the recommended safe distance. If your country is closed, that means you can't come to Denmark on holiday. He told the BBC the worst part was not having "a timeframe" for things to go back to normal. This does not apply to passengers in transit. Borders with Russia, Belarus and Ukraine are only open at specific entry points. As of November 10 the UK is on this list. It's updated every Thursday. 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