Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark (December 9, 2021)
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.
Actions to Take:
- Visit the Danish government COVID-19 Information Website (in English) for information on the COVID-19 situation in Denmark, vaccine availability, and other useful information.
- Contact your child’s school directly for information on school and program closures.
- Find a COVID-19 test center in Denmark.
- Visit the Danish government COVID-19 travel and entry website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark. Entry rules vary depending on your vaccination status, the country you reside in, and the country you are traveling from.
- Monitor the CDC website for the latest guidance regarding testing requirements for travel to the United States.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- Check COVID-19 Country Specific Information pages for updated information on COVID-19 related to the availability of testing.
- Visit state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.
- U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark, Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24, During business hours: +45 3341-7100, After business hours: +45 3341-7400. https://dk.usembassy.gov/
- Email: CopenhagenACS@state.gov
- State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Denmark Country Information and Denmark COVID-19 Information
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