New Danish rules for cruise ship guests

2021-08-30T17:14:44+00:00 August 30th, 2021|Safety|

Cruise guests who go ashore in Denmark must be tested before disembarking.

This applies to both immune and vaccinated guests, Cruise Copenhagen has reported and was effective from 24th August.

Since 26th June this year, cruise guests vaccinated with an EMA accepted vaccine have been allowed to go ashore in Denmark. The Danish authorities have now replaced this rule with test requirements.

Before disembarking a cruise in a Danish port, all guests must either take a PCR test within 72 hours before arrival or an antigen test within 48 hours before arrival. This applies to all guests, including those who are vaccinated or are immune, due to an earlier Covid-19 infection.

“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,“ explained Claus Bødker, Cruise Copenhagen Director.

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