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With the latest rise of the extremely contagious Omicron variant sweeping throughout the globe — international locations have begun to radically alter their entry necessities for overseas vacationers. The European international locations Denmark and Czech Republic, are two of the most recent to tighten up on their guidelines and create challenges for vacationers this winter.
Denmark’s New Guidelines
Previous to December twenty seventh, the small and picturesque Scandinavian nation of Denmark with a comparatively excessive vaccination fee had as soon as required no Covid check earlier than departure with little to no restrictions. However now because of the sudden spike in instances all through the nation, they’re now requiring a Pre-departure Covid-19 check regardless of vaccination standing. This check should be administered a most of 48 hours earlier than entry into the nation if it’s a fast antigen check or 72 hours earlier than entry if it’s a PCR-test. The timing of the check is one thing to take into consideration, particularly with the latest flight cancellations and delays that international locations corresponding to the US have been experiencing as of late.
There are some exceptions to the obligatory pre-departure Covid-19 check, these are:
- Kids underneath the age of 15.
- People who find themselves transiting by means of Denmark inside 24 hours of their time of entry.
- Individuals who for medical causes or psychological incapacity can’t take a Covid-19 check. To see the total listing of exemptions observe this link.
Denmark is just not the one nation that has enacted new entry necessities this week. The Czech Republic, the Japanese European nation that’s well-known for the gorgeous and bustling metropolis of Prague, has additionally made important alterations to their course of as effectively.
Czech Republic Modifications Entry Necessities
Starting on December twenty seventh, overseas vacationers to the Czech Republic are required to current a unfavourable Covid-19 check PRIOR to journey. If it’s a PCR check it ought to be taken 72 hours earlier than departure. Whether it is an antigen check it ought to be taken 48 hours previous to departure. This requirement additionally applies to vaccinated people or people who have recovered from Covid-19 previously six months.
The exceptions to this rule are:
- Anybody who has acquired a Covid-19 booster
- Kids underneath 12
- These between 12-18 years of age who’re totally vaccinated (booster not required)
- People who have just lately recovered greater than 14 days in the past from Covid-19.
Additionally observe, there was a change to the principles that had been carried out months in the past concerning unvaccinated vacationers. Now, these vacationers that haven’t been vaccinated ARE allowed to journey to the Czech Republic. However these vacationers who haven’t acquired the vaccine or who haven’t recovered from Covid-19 inside the final six months, should take the pre-departure Covid-19 check AND additionally a PCR check between the fifth and seventh day after arrival into the Czech Republic.
The Way forward for Journey
With the specter of the unfold of Omicron looming, there’s a nice chance that these entry necessities might develop to much more international locations inside the European space. The Czech authorities has already introduced that as of February twenty second, 2022 they won’t settle for a vaccination card whether it is over 9 months from the second dose. A booster shot, nevertheless, will prolong the validity indefinitely.
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