Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark (December 9, 2021)

Location: Denmark 

Event: On Friday, December 10 at 16:00hrs new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 will go into effect in Denmark.  Complete information on COVID-19 restrictions can be found on the Danish government COVID-19 webpage (in English) at en.coronasmitte.dk.

Effective December 10 at 16:00hrs:

  • Discos and nightclubs will be closed.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes may remain open, but must close between midnight and 5:00hrs.
  • No alcohol can be sold between midnight and 5:00hrs.
  • Primary schools for children through grade 9 must close in-person learning from December 15 through January 4. Classes from grade 10 must close in-person learning starting December 19.
  • Concerts and indoor public events with more than 50 standing people will be banned.
  • Workplaces are encouraged to cancel holiday parties.
  • Private and public workplaces are encouraged to shift to maximum telework where possible.
  • Corona passport (“coronapas”) validity will be reduced from 12 to 7 months following vaccination or a booster starting mid-January. All vaccinated persons are strongly encouraged to get a booster shot before 7 months has passed since last vaccination.

Masks are required (age 12 years and above) to enter:

  • Public transportation (Metro, trains, S-trains, taxis, domestic flights, ferries)
  • Shops and businesses, including all retail and grocery stores
  • Restaurants, bars, cafes until seated
  • Hospitals and health centers

Everyone age 15 years and above must present a valid corona passport (“coronapas”), proof of vaccination (such as a CDC vaccine card), a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours, or a negative COVID-19 rapid test taken within 24 hours to enter:

  • Indoor restaurants, bars, cafes.
  • Culture, activities, and attractions if there are more than 100 people at an indoor venue or 1,000 people at an outdoor venue.
  • Churches and religious communities if there are more than 100 people indoors
  • Hair salons, beauty and massage clinics, tattoo/piercing shops, massage clinics, and other professions that involve close physical contact.
  • Universities, adult training/education centers, and language schools.
  • Nursing homes and social centers.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Denmark due to COVID-19.

The U.S. Embassy remains open for full consular services.  Visitors age 12 years and above who come to the U.S. Embassy for consular services, including passports or visas, are required to wear a mask while on Embassy premises.

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