Beginning today, cruise guests visiting Denmark will be subject to new rules and regulations. The Danish Authorities now require that all guests are tested before going ashore. Additionally, this applies to those who are immune or vaccinated.
Since June 26 this year, cruise guests have been able to go ashore in Denmark after receiving a vaccinated with an EMA-accredited vaccine. The Danish authorities have now replaced this rule with test requirements. Before disembarking a cruise in Denmark, all guests must either submit to a PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival or submit to an antigen test within 48 hours. Everyone must comply with this, including vaccinated guests and those who are immune due to an earlier infection with Covid-19.
“While we are happy that the requirements of full vaccinations have been removed, we still believe that the border entry rules for cruise guests should be equal to the rules of general tourism in this country. Even though cruising is the safest mode of vacationing, the Danish authorities are extremely cautious with letting our guests in as opposed to general tourism,” says Claus Bødker, director of Cruise Copenhagen.
Besides making cruise vacations more convenient for unvaccinated passengers, the requirements also make it easier for crew members and guests to sail to Denmark.