4-day quarantine for travellers from Singapore into Denmark after EU list revision

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Nyhavn, a waterfront district of Denmark capital Copenhagen.
Nyhavn, a waterfront district of Denmark capital Copenhagen. (PHOTO: Grigory Dukor\TASS via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — Travellers from Singapore who visit Denmark, one of the countries with which the city-state has set up a vaccinated travel lane (VTL), will have to serve at least four days of self-quarantine upon arrival. 

This new measure comes after Singapore was removed on Tuesday (9 November) from a European Union (EU) list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. The list, which is reviewed every two weeks, excluded Singapore and Ukraine due to the countries' "epidemiological situation and overall response to COVID-19".

The list is not legally binding, and EU member states are allowed to adjust their own restrictions for incoming travellers. 

However, the Embassy of Denmark in Singapore said on its Facebook page on Thursday, "Singapore is now considered a high-risk country for travel to Europe". It added that Denmark presently does not recognise Singapore's vaccination certificate, and therefore does not differentiate between vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers from Singapore.

As such, all travellers from Singapore are required to test upon arrival and self-isolate for up to 10 days. If they can produce a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result on Day Four of their arrival, they can end their isolation.

Children below 16 years of age, Danish citizens, and those on business and official travel are exempted from this measure.

Denmark was one of several European countries added to Singapore's VTL scheme last month. The scheme allows quarantine-free travel for those flying into Singapore via designated flights.

The scheme currently contains 12 countries, which will go up to 13 when it is extended to South Korea on Monday. Malaysia, Finland and Sweden will also be added to the scheme later this month.

Singapore reported 3,481 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

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