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  • • Negative COVID-19 test result, from a test completed no more than 24 hours before boarding (for air entry) or before entry (for land and sea entry); the following categories are exempt:
    - Danish residents and residence permit holders entering by land or sea;
    - Passengers entering from Greenland or the Faroe Islands;
    - Transport staff;
    - Children under 13;
    - Travelers recovered from COVID-19, carrying a positive COVID-19 test that is 14-84 days old;
    - Travelers transiting by land for purposes listed on the site below (1); and
    - Residents of border regions entering for purposes listed on the site below (2) with a negative COVID-19 test completed no more than 72 hours before entry

    • Other relevant considerations on medical certificates include:
    - Test certificates must be issued in a Scandinavian language, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish; and must mention the traveler’s name, test time and certificate issuer name
    - Standard forms for the COVID-19 test results or declaration of missing certificate are available on the site below (3)
    - Both PCR and Antigen tests are accepted

    • COVID-19 rapid antigen test completed at the airport; or within 24 hours of entry for travelers entering by land or sea; the following categories of traveler are exempt:
    - Children under the age of 13;
    - Persons who, for medical reasons, should not take a rapid test (antigen test);
    - Travelers in transit, staying in airport transit areas;
    - Travelers recovered from COVID-19, carrying a positive COVID-19 test that is 14-84 days old; and
    - Travelers transiting Sweden to or from Bornholm without having stopped in Sweden

    • 10-day quarantine for all travelers, except:
    - Children under the age of 13;
    - Travelers recovered from COVID-19, carrying a positive COVID-19 test that is 14-84 days old; and
    - Danish nationals, residents and residence permit holders returning from work in border regions; and
    - Danish nationals, residents and residence permit holders transiting Sweden to or from Bornholm without having stopped in Sweden; among limited other exceptions available below (4)

    • Other relevant considerations on quarantine include:
    - Travelers can reduce quarantine duration by completing a COVID-19 PCR test no earlier than on the fourth day after entry, and can cease quarantine upon receiving a negative test
    - Travelers without accommodation suitable for quarantine must quarantine at a municipal isolation facility

    • Specific requirements for travel to the Faroe Islands are listed on the site below (5); for Greenland below (6) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

  • • Some government offices are open:
    - Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) offices are open; applicants can schedule appointments to submit biometric data (photograph and fingerprints) and complete EU Registration
    - A backlog is expected, causing longer processing times and appointment delay
    - Some visa application centers are reopening

    • All other government offices are closed until further notice

    • Permit applications for interns and au pairs are suspended until 15 April Travel Restrictions

    • Only the following categories of South African residents (carrying proof of entry eligibility) are permitted entry:
    - Danish nationals;
    - Primary caregivers for minor children in Denmark;
    - Travelers visiting seriously ill or terminal family members or partners in Denmark; and
    - Freight transport staff, ensuring security of supply in Denmark or the European Union

    • Residents of other countries can enter if they fall in the following categories:
    - Danish nationals and residents;
    - Travelers holding a Danish residence permit;
    - Travelers working in Denmark, performing services or transporting goods;
    - Family members (including partners and parents) of Danish residents;
    - Travelers with urgent family reasons (more information is available on the site below (1)) for travel;
    - Residents of border regions (Schleswig-Holstein, Scania, Halland, West Gothia, or Blekinge); and
    - Travelers in transit (more information is available on the site below (2)

    • Travelers with COVID-19 symptoms will be refused entry

    • Land border checks are in place

    • Travelers are advised to check entry restrictions in transit countries, if applicable (1) (2)

  • • Residence permit holders unable to enter Denmark within six months of approval can apply for the permit to remain valid, where it would normally automatically lapse; this is not required for Fast Track applications, as these do not lapse

    • Foreign nationals with approved permits can start work from their home country, provided that their employment contract or assignment letter is in effect, despite not having collected a visa (normally required for visa nationals) or receiving salary at a Danish bank account (normally required for Pay Limit Scheme permit holders)

    • Civil registration number deadlines are extended for those who are not able to complete these requirements in the prescribed time

    • Supporting documents can be submitted online

  • • Yes - bookings are being made virtually

    • Apartments are available

  • • All schools are running digital classrooms, except: - Primary children 0 to 4th Grade already back to school - After school facilities are re-opened - Pupils from 5th to 8th grade and non-graduate students in general upper secondary education institutions can attend outdoor classes once a week

  • • Citizens are encouraged to pay greater attention to the recommendations on social distancing in public spaces, at restaurants and at entertainment and cultural events, including the upcoming stricter requirements for social distancing at restaurants; restaurants are encouraged to introduce voluntary registration of contact data of guests and hand over the data to the health authorities in connection with the tracking and tracing of outbreaks

    • The Danish Health Authority will introduce stricter requirements for the number of participants, social distancing, layout etc. in connection with private gatherings

    • It is recommended to organize as many activities as possible as outdoor events

    • All primary and upper secondary schools as well as institutions of higher education are recommended to cancel all social events

    • Employees at public and private workplaces are recommended to work from home if possible

    • Employees are encouraged not to go to work if they have any symptoms

    • Citizens are encouraged to avoid public transport where other means of transport are available

    • It is recommended to limit congestion in shops and to introduce additional disease prevention initiatives in the retail sector; the recommendation is targeted at both shop owners and citizens and does not require legislation

    • All local CPR registrations must now be done face-to-face and with limited opening hours; Danske Bank no longer take face-to-face meeting with clients who have completed an online application form - only phone meetings at the moment

    • From 18 September: An increase in the number of people infected is seen among all age groups; an incipient spread of the disease is also seen at nursing homes and hospitals; the spread of COVID-19 across the nation is now sufficiently critical to make the health authorities recommend the introduction of a series of new temporary measures in addition to the national measures already taken to combat COVID-19 - The measures are targeted at curbing the spread of the disease among young people, in connection with large gatherings, etc.; the measures will apply until at least 1 January 2021 - A number of different measures are introduced and targeted at: - Gatherings - Restaurants and nightlife - Retail shops - Social activities and private parties - Workplaces and public transport - The health sector, the elderly care sector, institutions for people with mental disorders or special needs etc.; a COVID vaccine is expected to be available at the end of the year and will be available to elderly (above 65), people with chronical illness and employees working in the health sector The vaccine will be offered on a volunteer basis and nobody will be force to take the injection

  • • Flights: As Copenhagen Airport is a part of the critical infrastructure in Denmark, Copenhagen Airport will still be operational and open for traffic and passengers

    • Wearing a face mask is mandatory in Copenhagen Airport; if you do not have a negative corona test less than 24 hours old you will not be allowed to enter Denmark

    • Trains/Buses/Trams: The wearing of face masks is mandatory from 22 August on all Danish public transports, platforms and taxis; transport companies ask travelers to be considerate of each other and to keep the required distance; all paid services during a journey should be paid cashless

    • 69 municipalities (80% of the country) have been closed down and people are encouraged not to cross over to one of the non-banned municipalities in order to avoid bringing the contamination with them to the open-municipalities (20%)

    • The Government is strongly recommending that everybody stays at home until 28 February 2021 and do not cross the border to open municipalities
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both / video recommended

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes, under strict sanitary regulation from government

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Normal service at present
    • Sea: Normal service at present

    Road Availability
    • Limited trucking capacity available; high

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative

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