Denmark urged to remove advice against overseas travel, like Norway, Sweden
The Danish Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (DRF) has called on the Danish government to abolish travel restrictions on travelers from third countries as soon as possible and to abolish advice against travel to other countries in order to to facilitate the travel process.
The Association also called on the country’s foreign ministry to follow the example of other Nordic countries, such as Norway and Sweden, which recently decided to abolish the ban on travel to countries outside the United States. European Union, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
Norway recently announced that it will abolish its anti-travel advisory, allowing its citizens to travel to other countries even for unnecessary reasons such as tourism, from October 1, as the advisory will no longer be extended. after its expiration date.
In the letter to the Danish authorities, Lars Thykier, CEO of the Danish Travel Agency Association, as well as Henrik Specht, director of tour operators in Denmark, pointed out that although most Danish citizens are fully immunized or have already been infected with the virus, that is, it can travel quite freely in almost all other countries, the directives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs do not reflect such a reality.
“Instead, Foreign Ministry travel guides create confusion and uncertainty among travelers and travel agents by continuing to maintain that the world outside the EU is ‘orange’,” even if vaccinated and previously infected people can already travel freely in the countries concerned, “ the statement published by DFR lit.
According to the letter, travel guides play a critical role in helping the country deal with the current COVID-19 situation. The DTA also claims that the guides are not clearly defined when it comes to the travel process.
“But it is just not clear enough in the travel guidelines that the ministry advises against unnecessary travel to third countries, which cf. above is colored “orange” in the travel instructions does not apply to vaccinated and already infected! And this despite the fact that 85% of Danes over 12 are now fully vaccinated ”, DFR pointed out.
The Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators of Denmark has also urged the country’s government to ‘hand over’ travel instructions as soon as possible in order to facilitate the travel process for those fully vaccinated as well as those who have already been vaccinated. disease remissions.
“In short, the change will mean that the orange color will disappear and be replaced by a green (low corona risk zone) for the vast majority of countries in the world”, the statement reads.
However, despite the call, Danish authorities continue to keep their strict entry rules in place, especially for travelers from countries that have recently reported an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.
Previously, Danish authorities had announced that they were imposing stricter rules on travelers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Moldova, as they had been removed from the list of safe zones after reporting an increase in COVID-19 infections .
Earlier this month, the Danish government also removed Uruguay and Romania from the list of countries considered safe due to their epidemiological situation.
The Nordic country has registered a total of 353 people in the past 24 hours, according to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The same source reveals that since the start of the pandemic, a total of 357,037 people in Denmark have tested positive for the Coronavirus while 2,642 people have died.
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