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VTL country Denmark imposes quarantine for travellers from Singapore following recent removal from EU list

SINGAPORE — Travellers from Singapore will now have to serve at least four days' quarantine in Denmark, after Singapore was recently removed from a European Union (EU) list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted.

On Nov 9, 2021, the European Union list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted was updated to exclude Singapore and Ukraine.

On Nov 9, 2021, the European Union list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted was updated to exclude Singapore and Ukraine.

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SINGAPORE — Travellers from Singapore will now have to serve at least four days' quarantine in Denmark, after Singapore was recently removed from a European Union (EU) list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted.

On Tuesday (Nov 9), the EU list, which is reviewed every two weeks, was updated to exclude Singapore and Ukraine. The list states that the criteria for being listed takes into account the other country's "epidemiological situation and overall response to Covid-19".

The list is not legally binding and EU member states are allowed to adjust their own restrictions for incoming travellers.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the Embassy of Denmark in Singapore said that Singapore was "now considered a high-risk country for travel to Europe".

It added that with the exception of certain groups such as Danish citizens "who are fully vaccinated regardless of where", all travellers from Singapore regardless of vaccination status must be tested upon arrival and self-isolate for 10 days.

If a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result is produced, the isolation will end on the fourth day.

Denmark does not recognise Singapore's vaccination certificate.

VACCINATED TRAVEL LANE

Denmark was one of several European countries recently added to Singapore's vaccinated travel lane (VTL) scheme. The scheme allows quarantine-free travel for those flying into Singapore via designated flights under the vaccinated travel lane (VTL) scheme.

Other conditions include travellers being fully vaccinated and having a minimum stay of 14 consecutive days in one or more of the countries under the travel lane before departure to Singapore.

As of Thursday, Denmark remains on the list of countries under the travel lane scheme.

There are now 12 countries under the scheme. This will go up to 13 when it is extended to South Korea on Nov 15.

Malaysia, Finland and Sweden will also be part of the travel lane later this month.

Singapore reported 3,481 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, making it a total of 227,681 infections since the start of the pandemic last year. CNA

For more reports like this, visit cna.asia.

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