The Danish government wants to require vaccinated people to have a test when entering the country

COPENHAGEN (dpa-AFX) – Anyone traveling to Denmark will soon have to be in possession of a negative corona test, regardless of their vaccination status. There should be exceptions for people from the German and Swedish border areas, as the Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said at a press conference in Copenhagen on Wednesday. This government proposal must first be approved by the Danish Parliament’s Epidemics Committee before the measure can come into force.

The same applies to a second measure suggested by Heunicke, namely showing the Corona passport in the fitness studio. In Denmark you can use this to prove on your smartphone that you have been vaccinated, recovered or tested. You already have to have this proof with you in many situations in the country.

Denmark is currently in a very difficult corona situation. The number of new infections keep reaching new highs, the Omikron variant is rapidly gaining ground and, according to Heunicke, is already dominant in the country. According to the latest comparative figures from the EU health authority ECDC, the seven-day incidence is the highest in the EU and around three and a half times as high as in Germany.

In order to get the situation under control again, several corona restrictions were reintroduced. As of Christmas, the already high test capacity in the country will be increased even further, said Heunicke. As the director of the Danish health administration, Søren Brostrøm, announced, 18 to 39-year-olds should also receive their booster dose against Covid-19 earlier, namely now, like older population groups, already four and a half months after the second vaccination./trs/DP/jha

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