Denmark turns away at least 100 at German border over new Covid-19 rules

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Ritzau/The Local - [email protected] • 11 Jan, 2021 Updated Mon 11 Jan 2021 14:26 CEST
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Over 100 people have been refused entry to Denmark in recent days due to rules requiring documentation of a negative Covid-19 test.

The refusals occurred at the two harbours of Rødby and Gedser, Ritzau reports. They do therefore not take into account overland borders in South Jutland.

Acting police senior inspector Peter Compen confirmed the figure to public service broadcaster DR.

Travellers were denied entry to Denmark due to new rules which came into force on Saturday January 9th. Those rules require people travelling into the country to produce a negative Covid-19 test and have a valid reason to travel.

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Compen told DR that most people were disappointed about being denied entry but had generally taken the situation well.

He added that he expects most to return after taking a new coronavirus test.

Foreign nationals who are not resident in Denmark must have documentation of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last 24 hours at entry to Denmark, according to the current rules.

For air travel, the negative test must be taken within 24 hours of boarding the incoming flight.

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