As of today, November 28, the UK has officially removed the entry ban regarding travellers from Denmark.
An entry ban was put into action on the 7 November, due to the mutated version of Covid-19 found in Minks located in Jutland.
The travel ban was issued as the government in the UK feared the mutation would stop the effect of a future vaccine.
The Danish Health Ministry also clarified that they had found no evidence of C5, the mutation version of Covid-19, since September.
Grant Shapps, secretary of State for Transport, states the following on Twitter:
We are now able to LIFT the total travel ban on Denmark 🇩🇰. However, the country will remain OFF the Government’s Travel Corridor list. This change also becomes active at 4am on Sat 28 November.
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) November 26, 2020
However, when travelling from Denmark you still need to quarantine for 14 days as Shapps writes.
Jacob Holm working for the Danish embassy in London states out: “Concerning the specific travel ban, there has been a close dialogue between the Danish and British regulations throughout the process. So that all the facts in the case were quickly presented, and it was against this background that the British after a short time lifted the travel ban again”.
This is very exciting news for Danish citizens especially those who have been having affairs and relations in the United Kingdom.
Jeppe Kofod, the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs writes the following to the Ritzau:
“Today I have been in contact with my British colleague regarding this. This is largely an indication that there has been a good, open and constructive dialogue between the British and Danish authorities”
Words: Yasmin Sakki | Subbing: Monika Laimaite