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Germany has already announced plans to reopen its borders by June 15, with Interior Minister Horst Seehofer saying he is ready to stop checks with Denmark as early as Friday. They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. “That means we can’t have a general opening between Nordic countries immediately.”. "The ban on stays for tourists in Copenhagen is about keeping the intensity" of the virus spread down, Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup said. European Union member states, non-EU countries in the open-border Schengen area such as Norway and also Britain, which is in neither grouping, will be individually assessed based on objective criteria, the Danish Foreign Ministry said.

The Danish border remains closed to Finland and Sweden, which will, however, be able to benefit from an agreement before the rest of the European countries.

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This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. “We must avoid a super spread,” he added.

While some have championed the Swedish approach to the coronavirus outbreak and their absence of a real national lockdown, it may come at the cost of being closed to its neighbours in the short term as the virus continues to spread there.

Both Norway and Denmark however said they were currently in talks with Sweden about opening the border between the countries. COPENHAGEN, May 29 — Denmark announced today it would reopen its border to visitors from Germany, Norway and Iceland from June 15, but said the UK and the rest of the EU would have to wait a few more months. The Danish government has until June 1st, under existing lockdown measures, to announce whether the border will be opened — and which countries it will be opened to. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen gives a press conference in Copenhagen on May 29, 2020. May I remind them that the virus came over the border.”. With the economy set to shrink by as much as 6% this year, Frederiksen has faced growing calls to reopen the border with the country’s biggest trading partner. Overnight stays will be banned for tourists in Copenhagen, but they will be able to visit the city for day trips. "On the other side of summer we are expecting an opening for the other Schengen countries and the UK," Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told a press conference. Nearly 17 million Germans had overnight stays in Denmark last year. Read also: Denmark reopens borders for locked-out lovers. Please check with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) prior to your trip to find out what regulations apply specifically with regard to the country from which you plan to enter Germany. COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Denmark announced on Friday (May 29) it would reopen its border to visitors from Germany, Norway and Iceland from June 15, but said Britain and the rest of the EU would have to wait a few more months. In 2019, Germans accounted for nearly 60 percent of all foreign visitors to Denmark, in terms of hotel nights. Norwegians, many of whom have second homes in Denmark, account for eight per cent. In 2019, Germans accounted for nearly 60 per cent of all foreign visitors to Denmark, in terms of hotel nights. Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. The Danish government has until June 1st, under existing lockdown measures, to announce whether the border will be opened — and which countries it will be opened to. Get The Straits Times app and receive breaking news alerts and more. Meanwhile, in Oslo, Prime Minister Erna Solberg, announced that Danes would also be able visit Norway in the summer. The Foreign Ministry said a country was being classified as “open” for travel links with Denmark if it had fewer than 20 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week. Optional screening tests for Covid-19 will be offered upon entry and at holiday destinations. In the Baltic region, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania have formed their own open border zone nicknamed the “Baltic Bubble” and have invited both Finland and Poland to also be a part.

With 430 deaths per million people, Sweden has a much higher death rate linked to the new coronavirus than that of neighboring Nordic countries Norway (43 death per million), Denmark (98), Finland (56) and Iceland (29), which have all imposed much stricter measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease. Visitors watch a polar bear in its enclosure at the Copenhagen Zoo on May 25, 2020 which partially reopened following its closure due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 198402868E. Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store now. When Denmark opened its border to Germany, Iceland and Norway in May, it said restrictions on travels elsewhere would be in place until August 31. Both Norway and Denmark, however, said they were currently in talks with Sweden about opening the border between the countries. “On the other side of summer we are expecting an opening for the other Schengen countries and the UK,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told a press conference. J&J Halts Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Due to Unexplained Illness, Stocks Fall as Stimulus Hopes Fade, Banks Slump: Markets Wrap, Apple IPhone 12 5G Line Wins Praise for Lower Prices, New Sizes, Investors Turn Skeptical of Democratic ‘Blue Wave’ Victory in U.S. The premier has been widely praised for her handling of the coronavirus crisis, shutting down much of society already in mid-March, when the pandemic was still at its early stages. Optional screening tests for Covid-19 will be offered upon entry and at holiday destinations. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. “On the other side of summer we are expecting an opening for the other Schengen countries and the UK,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told a press conference. Denmark announced Friday it would reopen its border to visitors from Germany, Norway and Iceland from June 15, but said the UK and the rest of the EU would have to wait a few more months. “We are in a significantly better place in Denmark than we had dared to hope just a short time ago. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Therefore we can now relax the travel guidance,” Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said. The Danish border remains closed to Finland and Sweden, which will, however, be able to benefit from an agreement before the rest of the European countries. However, other countries will have to wait. In 2019, Germans accounted for nearly 60 per cent of all foreign visitors to Denmark, in terms of hotel nights. At the latest press conference, Fredriksen said that a …

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