Copenhagen Coronavirus Information
Updated: August 6th 2020
Here you have all the latest information on airports, public transport, attractions and rules and regulations on one page. We’re committed to keeping you informed so you can take the necessary measures and be one step closer to getting back to your normal life or get back home safely once the coronavirus in Copenhagen is no longer a threat.
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Forbes on World Travel
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“We may not be traveling far right now, but it’s nice to know what’s awaiting us when we’re ready. Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, as part of its ongoing efforts to support the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry, today announced the winners of its 18th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. This coveted award program celebrates travelers’ favorite hotels, restaurants and airlines around the world, honoring 4,817 unique businesses this year.” Continue reading here >>>
Trans Weekly on Business Travel
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EuroNews on Summer Border Openings
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Lonely Planet on Passport Renewals in the US
Passport renewals are experiencing huge delays – here’s what you need to know
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Copenhagen Coronavirus Latest News
(Published in the last 24 hours)
- Denmark sees highest daily rise in coronavirus cases in three months
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- Danish health expert does not recommend further reopening due to increase in Covid-19 cases
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- Copenhagen Airports set to reduce workforce as traffic downturn begins to bite
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- European news in brief
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Copenhagen Coronavirus Travel Information
Portugal, Malta, Ireland, The UK and all of Sweden (except the region of Västerbotten) are off-limits for tourism under the country’s new travel guidelines, published on Thursday, June 26th 2020. Travel to and from other EU and Schengen countries is now allowed without restriction. For more information regarding this, click here.
The Danish government offers the privilege for non-EU residents if they have been in a relationship with a Danish resident for a certain period of time (usually 3 months or longer) and under the condition that they have met in person. People who were in this situation organised online petitions with hashtags such as #LoveIsEssential and #LoveIsNotTourism pledging to get tested for the coronavirus at their own expense. As a result, the Danish government reacted and set up a system that allowed just this. Denmark is the first country to implement a “sweetheart” exemption.
Copenhagen Airport Information
Official websites are doing a great job at keeping travellers well updated and at providing the latest information on the Copenhagen Covid situation. You can read about the impact of coronavirus on your travel arrangements on the official websites of Copenhagen’s Airport.
The number of flights from Copenhagen Airport significantly decreased but the airport is still operating and supporting the airport traffic.
Check with your airline company to find out about any alterations of your travel plans. The Danish Government advises all passengers to avoid long-distance travels unless absolutely necessary.
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Find out more about travel restrictions in Copenhagen here.
Copenhagen Public Transport
Public transport in Copenhagen is still operating, despite the Copenhagen Covid situation.
Copenhagen has very well structured public transport and it takes you everywhere you need to go. Passengers can use public transport for essential journeys, however, a few important rules must be considered.
- Fellow passengers must keep a distance from each other
- If possible, it is advised to travel outside of peak-hours
- If a train is full or almost full, please wait for the next train
- If you feel unwell or sick, have a weakened immune system or are at an increased risk of infection, please avoid taking public transport
- Choose the bicycle or walking for short trips in order to avoid crowds in public transport
The city took actions in order to prevent the spread of the virus in the following ways:
- Train stations are closed from 00 h to 5 h for maintenance
- Trains and stations are cleaned more frequently
- More trains are put in operation in order to avoid overcrowding
Plan your journey and read more about coronavirus in public transport here:
Most Copenhagen attractions have started to reopen. Here, you can keep yourself informed on attraction reopenings, daily opening and closing times and information on reduced capacity.
In the case that certain locations close again due to changes in restrictions, you can still enjoy some of these attractions after they are open again if you are staying in Copenhagen for a longer period of time.
Here is the list of Copenhagen’s iconic attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:
- Tivoli Gardens – Reopened on June 8th 2020
Amalienborg – Open (summer discount – 50% off tickets from June 27th to August 9 2020)
- Christiansborg Palace – Reopened on May 28th 2020
- The Round Tower – Reopened on May 29th 2020
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – Reopened on June 18th 2020
Governmental Restrictions in Copenhagen
The Danish Government established strict measures to prevent coronavirus from spreading. Everyone needs to comply with the new measures or fines for violation of the ban will need to be filed. Social distancing is very important during this time, whether it is on the street, in grocery shops and during essential travels by public transport, with at least a 2-metre distance from others.
These are the main rules to follow in Copenhagen to prevent coronavirus from spreading:
- Schools, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and retail stores have recently reopened
- Number of people allowed to gather from is now 50
- Indoor sports halls, gyms, training centres, swimming pools and similar venues allowed to reopen, with training equipment to be be disinfected after each use
- Public transport only for essential journeys
- All large gatherings banned until further notice
Every citizen must comply with the above-stated measures. The relevant authorities are given the right to enforce them through fines and by dispersing gatherings.
What to do while currently in Copenhagen
If you’re at home, you probably have a shelf full of books that you’ve always wanted to read but never got to. Or perhaps you have some texts that you’ve saved on your phone under “read later.” This is the perfect time to take your mind off the current stressful situation and dive into a literary world, at least for a an hour or two a day.
Also, writing or keeping a journal and getting those thoughts and feelings out on paper can be a true stress reliever during times like these.
- Keep the communication going with your loved ones
You can use this time to reconnect with your loved ones through different video options online. Keeping everyone up-to-date about yourself, making sure everyone is healthy and well and “making someones’ day” by giving them a good laugh is a great way to maintain strong relations even when you cannot physically spend time together.
Virtual coffees and dinner dates with a friend, family member, a loved one, or a “double-date” even with another couple is the thing to do during these corona times. Why not enjoy someones’ company while everyone stays in the comfort of their home? Times like these sometimes ask us to adapt to another lifestyle, but why not make the best of it?
As we all know, keeping active is crucial to our well-being. When you’re stuck inside for a longer period of time and running or going to the gym is no longer an option, yoga and stretching are the way to go. These are activities you can do on your own floor or balcony. There are many videos online that you can follow while doing these activities, and you can also tune into live-stream yoga classes available online.
- Take a walk on the beach
One of the many great things about Copenhagen, besides beautiful architecture and charming streets with cosy cafes, bars and restaurants, is that the the beach is very close. Right in the city! You can take a beautiful uninterrupted walk on the beach, feel the fresh air and enjoy the calming sound of waves. Oh, and you can avoid people! Amagerstrand Park is a perfect place close to the city where you can reconnect with nature.
The entire LuggageHero team wish you good health and positive vibes!
We all need to take the measures in Copenhagen serious in order to flatten the curve and prevent coronavirus from spreading. In these times we can see, that actions of every individual matter. If coronavirus can spread so fast, how about a smile and love? Take care of yourself, take care of others.