14.03.20 DI News and pressreleases

Denmark still open for freight transport

The Danish Government has notified the EU Commission and the other EU Member States, including Sweden and Germany, that effective Saturday 14 March 2020 at 12:00 noon, the existing temporary border control will be expanded to include control of all of Denmark’s borders as part of the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The change only relate to the border passage of persons.

As regards the transport of goods, there is a strong emphasis on the importance of maintaining and not delaying the necessary supply chains, including food supply and Denmark’s imports and exports to and from other countries. Therefore, there will not be blanket border control inspections of goods transport.

The Confederation of Danish Industry is in contact with the authorities to plan an expedient implementation of these efforts so that they do not cause greater obstacles than necessary for suppliers of goods.

Persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected entry at the Danish borders, including in Danish airports, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering, e.g. if the person lives or works in Denmark or has been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark. Persons supplying goods will therefore not be subject to extraordinary border control.

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For further information please see the official site for the Danish Policy

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