Denmark has added the Czech Republic in its list of Coronavirus high-risk countries after an increase in the number of new cases of infections, hence it is urging its citizens to avoid all the unnecessary travel to the Czech Republic, according to an announcement issued by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The new rule enters into force as of September 12, 2020, at midnight, and from that moment, the Czech Republic will be considered a quarantine country and will change the colour in the European Coronavirus infection map from yellow to orange, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
The reason that led to putting the Czech Republic on Denmark’s list of countries where the non-essential travel must be avoided is the latest numbers published. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, in the past two weeks, the Czech Republic has reached an average of 38 new infections per 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the Danish authorities categorize a country as high-risk if it has 30 infections per 100,000 residents.
In addition to the Czech Republic, Denmark advises its citizens to avoid travelling for unnecessary reasons to the following countries as well:
- San Marino
Based on the Coronavirus infections figures published by the Statens Serum Institut, Denmark updates its changes in travel within the EU and Schengen countries as well as the United Kingdom, on a weekly basis.
According to Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ press release, persons travelling to Vienna in Austria as well as Ida-Viru Maakond in Estonia, are advised to test for COVID-19 upon their arrival to Denmark, as the two regions are also assessed to have an increase in the infection rates.
Moreover, citizens are also advised to test for Coronavirus if they will be travelling to countries where the number of infections reaches 50 or more per 100,000 inhabitants per week. Meanwhile, travellers from Denmark to Tunisia can travel without having to go through quarantine or test for Coronavirus anymore.