The Foreign Office says that Brits can travel to Denmark – but the country hasn’t opened its borders to the UK.
This week Denmark has been added back to the UK’s travel corridors, meaning that Brits returning from the country won’t need to quarantine, provided they return after 4am on Sunday 25th October.
The Foreign Office also changed its advice to allow Brits to visit for non-essential travel, but that doesn’t mean Brits can actually go.
That’s because, at the time of writing, Denmark deems the UK as a ‘banned’ country. (It currently divides countries into either ‘open’ or ‘banned’).
This means that you will need a ‘worthy’ reason to enter if you are arriving from the UK – and wanting to visit on holiday is highly unlikely to count as a valid reason.
It’s not the first time that this has happened. Back in September, Thailand was added to the travel corridors, despite the country closing its borders to tourists.
The silver lining is that if you do want to travel abroad, there are still plenty of countries which are open to Brits – and you won’t need to quarantine either side.
Denmark wasn’t the only country added to the travel corridors – The Canary Islands, the Maldives and Mykonos have also been added meaning Brits won’t need to quarantine.
Travel restrictions during the pandemic are volatile, so you can find out more and new updates in the latest FCDO Denmark advice.
However, under the three-tier lockdown system the government is advising Brits to avoid travelling if you are in one of the higher alert levels (Tier 2 and Tier 3) – we have a wider guide on holidays in three-tier lockdown where you can find more information.