08. January 2021
To prevent the spreading of the British and South African mutations of COVID-19, the Danish government have imposed a flight ban covering all passenger flights to Denmark.
The ban will allow passenger flights only under the condition, that all passengers onboard the airplane have been tested negative for COVID-19 within 24 hours of boarding the plane. Children under the age of 12 will be excluded from the test requirement. There will be no restrictions on cargo flights.
The flight ban will enter into force January 9th 2021 at 5 pm and last until and including January 17th 2021.
The Danish Minister of Transport, Benny Engelbrecht, says:
- The severity of the situation calls for additional measures.
- In order to ensure no further spreading of the fast spreading British and South African mutations of COVID-19 it will now be required that all incoming passengers traveling by air must present a negative COVID-19, taken within 24 hours of boarding the plane.
The widespread availability in airports across the world and affordability of testing – especially rapid testing – have given us new tools in our struggle to handle the virus.
It is therefore my belief that the new Danish flight ban is a reasonable measure in the global fight against COVID-19.”