Denmark sets new rules for cruises: all passengers are tested before going ashore

   August 24, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

From August 24, cruise passengers who go ashore in Denmark have to be aware of new requirements.

The Danish Authorities already require that all passengers are tested before going ashore and this applies to immune and vaccinated passengers as well.

Since June 26, 2021, cruisers vaccinated with an EMA accepted vaccine have been allowed to go ashore in the country. The Danish authorities now replace the rule with test requirements.

Prior to disembarking a cruise in Denmark, all passengers must either take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival or an antigen test within 48 hours prior to arrival. This applies to all passengers, also those who are vaccinated/immune due to an earlier Coronavirus/COVID-19 infection.

Port of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Image: Port of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Claus Bodker, Director of Cruise Copenhagen, said:

“While we are happy that the requirements of full vaccinations have been removed, we still believe that the border entry rules for cruise guests should be equal to the rules of general tourism in this country. Even though cruising is the safest mode of vacationing, the Danish authorities are extremely cautious with letting our guests in as opposed to general tourism.“ 

Besides offering new opportunities to cruise passengers who have not yet been COVID-vaccinated, the new requirements provide guests and crew members with the same possibilities of going ashore in Denmark.

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