Denmark allows quarantine-free tourism to Portugal

Published on : Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Yesterday, the foreign ministry of Denmark has eased its travel advisory for the Iberian country and not anymore gives advice against non-essential travel to any area of Portugal. This is in accordance with Portugal’s low infection rates and Lisbon, the capital City of Portugal raising all restrictions on Monday. This allowed tourists to enter the country.

Still, entering Portugal requires a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours. International tourism has been truncated in an extremely bad way during the COVID times for the Danish people. Those with families in other countries had to live without being able to see their loved ones in person.

In this, the requirement for travelers entering Denmark to quarantine for at least five days has been a major factor. Earlier 2021, the rule was introduced to stop infectious variants of Covid-19 from entering and getting grip on the country. However, Denmark and a number of other European countries in recent weeks have seen easing of travel restrictions.

At present, the foreign ministry picks up their suggestions against tourism to regions or countries when the virus infection rate of the destination goes down to 50 cases per 100,000 residents over the last week. Also, the ministry takes into account the number of tests and test positivity rate.

As per ECDC figures, presently, Mainland Portugal has an infection rate of 23.9 per 100,000. For islands Madeira and the Azores, the measure is 38.9 and 45.1 per 100,000, respectively.

Besides Portugal, the foreign ministry of Denmark has also raised its travel advice against tourism to Malta and parts of Spain including the Canary Islands and Mallorca.

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