Denmark eases cruise ship restrictions as summer wanes

The health authorities have now changed the law that prevented international ship passengers from entering Denmark

Copenhagen calling once again (photo: Pixabay)
August 25th, 2021 11:47 am| by Mariesa Brahms

The holy trinity of Cruiseship-tourism within the Øresund Region (Danske Havne, Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), and Cruise Copenhagen) might be welcoming more tourists on board from now on.

The legal distinction made between tourists that come by sea and those who come by car – leading to significantly less touristic activity in the streets of Copenhagen – is set to end.

While it is possible for drivers to enter the country by simply showing proof of vaccination or a negative test result, Denmark required cruise passengers to be 100 percent vaccinated.

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A call for Equality
It was only last week when the three companies criticised the restrictions set upon international cruise tourism by Danish law.

Not only did they see it as a threat to tourism in general, but also for all the workplaces dependent on the sector.

Although the main season for tourists is nearing an end this summer, Cruise Copenhagen head Claus Bødker has his fingers crossed for a chance of a busy late summer.