Coronavirus – updated entry restrictions for business travellers

According to the updated website of the Danish Business Authority, business travellers are now allowed to enter Denmark to attend meetings.

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To curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Danish authorities introduced restrictions in March regarding entry into Denmark. According to these restrictions, entry into Denmark requires a ”worthy or credible purpose” (”anerkendelsesværdigt formål”). You can read our first article on the entry restrictions here. The restrictions were recently extended until and including 10 May 2020.

The Danish Business Authority has announced that business partners or contacts, customers, etc. may now travel to Denmark to attend meetings which relate to ”an existing contract” or the like. However, the traveller must be able to present documentation of the contractual relationship, such as a contract.

If there is no existing contract or the like, permission to enter Denmark will depend on the necessity of the meeting and whether the meeting can be held without the traveller’s physical presence. This also applies to study trips, attendance of seminars, etc. For this type of business travel, it is a requirement that the traveller can present documentation of the planned meeting – such as emails other correspondence – as well as information on the relevant contact person for the meeting who can confirm the meeting as well as the necessity of the traveller’s physical presence at the meeting.

Further details on the updated restrictions can be found here.

The content of the above is not, and should not be a substitute for legal advice.

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