Confusing time for travellers: new coronavirus advice and new restrictions as some routes return

Germany imposes quarantine on those travelling from Denmark, SAS resume flights to China, and travel to four more countries discouraged by the authorities

While Europe struggles once more to contain the coronavirus pandemic, new travel advice has been implemented from all angles.

Germany has announced that travellers from Denmark’s Capital Region or from the island of Bornholm will have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in the country.

Estranged neighbours 
The move comes into force with immediate effect, but for those who arrive before October 1 presentation of a negative coronavirus test completed in the last 48 hours will exempt them from a fortnight in isolation.

Meanwhile, Denmark has placed no restrictions on travel to or from Germany. The Foreign Ministry simply asks that people exercise caution when visiting the country.

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Autumn holiday rethink required 
However, caution alone is no longer enough in a number of new countries. The authorities are now encouraging people to rethink travel to the UK, Ireland, Iceland and Slovenia, travelling only when necessary.

For travellers arriving in Denmark from these countries, entry will depend on a sufficient purpose for entry, such as work or a job interview.

These new measures will come into force from midnight on Friday and follow a rise in cases in the countries to over 30 infections per 100,000 people.

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China reopens for business 
After eight months without any direct flights, SAS will once again begin flying to China from September 29. Flights to Shanghai will return on a weekly basis, whilst there are plans to fly directly to Beijing again from the end of October.

The routes are vital for trade between the two nations, and SAS hopes to once again meet demand for business travel and air freight services.

China was the site of the first cases of the coronavirus pandemic that still continues to sweep through much of the world. China itself, however, appears to have largely got it under control. It reported only 100 new cases of the virus in the last week.