Pressemeddelelse fra Udenrigsministeriet
The ministry has thereby changed its travel advice for all of the world to an “orange” risk classification or higher (“red”).
“The top priority of the Government is the safety and security of Danes. Therefore, we are sending a clear message and advising against all non-essential travel worldwide. The message to Danes is clear, simple and serious. You should refrain from travelling unless it is absolutely necessary. If you are already abroad as a traveller, you should return home as quickly as possible,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod.
The decision to advise against all non-essential travel worldwide is based on a number of factors:
What does orange mean for me?
If you are presently abroad as traveller and want to return home to Denmark, the new travel advice means that:
This change in travel advice does not mean that the Danish borders are being closed for entry by Danes or others who live in Denmark when returning home from travel abroad.
If you have plans to travel abroad between now and 13 April, you must be aware of the risks of such travel. The local restrictions may change with very short notice. There is a risk that countries will be quarantining travellers upon arrival, or a risk that you might contribute to spreading contagion.
“We all have a responsibility to each other, and we must all do our part to ensure that we make it through this difficult global situation in the best possible way. There is no doubt that Danes generally take the situation very seriously and are actively seeking information about the measures they should take. This is a reflection of the social consciousness and responsibility that is needed at present. And there is good reason to praise Danes for these efforts,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod.
To be clear, the advice that Danes should return home from abroad applies to travellers.
As Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod stated at the press conference:
“If you are already abroad, you should return home as quickly as possible. This advice does not apply for Danes residing abroad. If your daily life is in a foreign country, the recommendation is that you keep updated on the recommendations and orders of the local authorities.”
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark press desk:
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