After more than half a year with stricter travel restrictions, the Danish government has now relaxed these measures. They did this right before the weekend, according to Denmark Radio.
With infection rates starting to fall in many European countries, the State Department saw no reason to maintain tougher measures in all countries.
In Denmark, a system is used in which a distinction is made between yellow and orange states:
If you are going to a yellow country, just pay attention to your safety. In addition, they do not have to quarantine for ten days upon returning home in Denmark.
Among the countries that Danes can travel to, without quarantine upon returning home, are Portugal, Romania, and the Balearic Islands in Spain, which include the holiday island in Mallorca, according to the Danish website. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
– Nice to travel
On the same day the government took off on a travel advice, the first Danish charter flight in seven months took off from Copenhagen Airport.
The Danish newspaper said that the plane carrying 189 passengers was bound for Mallorca Berlingsky.
Liz Frandsen was one of those looking to end the journey, and the whole family, with her husband, children, son-in-law and grandchildren, had invited to Mallorca to celebrate their 70th birthday.
It was the Danish newspaper BT Who mentioned the issue for the first time.
– It was so cool to go out to travel again. Just getting on the plane was beautiful. Franceson told Dagbladet excitedly that we were going on a charter flight for the first time ever.
The trip, which the family had been looking forward to for a long time, was already planned for Greece. However, it was changed at the last minute because the country is still orange. The trip instead went to the resort town of Alcudia in Mallorca, but Feranden says it didn’t disappoint.
– It’s great that the Danes can go on vacation again, and we just had to go, she says.
Strict infection control
Even if Feranden and his family did not go into quarantine upon their arrival in Denmark, they still had to be careful to avoid infection.
Hence, there are already strict infection control rules in place in Spain, according to her.
If you are considering infection control, you should keep your distance here. It’s also well drunk, and we have to wear a bandage when we’re out on the street, in the lobby, hotel dining room, and down the beach. Franceson says the rules have been stricter here for a long time.
The only thing that dampens the holiday mood is the half-empty hotels.
There are almost no people here, which is a little sad, she says.
Moreover, she says she is worried about the vacant store locations around the city. According to her, it is clear that the companies are suffering due to the lack of tourists. So, her plan is to do some shopping tours to support the local stores.
Encouraging the Danes
I really hope the shops and restaurants here work well, says Frandsen.
And as a result of the Danes now facilitating their travel directives, she believes that many Danes are still anxious and do not dare to travel abroad completely yet.
Therefore, it has a clear appeal to its citizens:
Now when they open up more, I hope more Danes will travel. Many have already been vaccinated. I think a lot of people are afraid to travel, but we all need to enjoy some sun and summer. And she says we should also support the countries that usually survive on tourism.
Franceson says there aren’t many Danes in the region she is in, but there are consistently more tourists from other countries. She tests this as a positive.
She herself would at least enjoy the holiday and celebrate the anniversary with the family on Thursdays.