Denmark begins Covid easing, borders to open

"We are trying to normalize the situation as much as possible so that the interaction that exists can hopefully find a level that is similar to what we had before the corona(virus) crisis occurred," said Haekkerup.

The Danish government has decided to reopen its border from June 15 for residents of German northernmost state Schleswig-Holstein without restrictions, announced Minister of Justice Nick Haekkerup on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, the government expanded the list of “recognizable purposes” that allow foreigners to enter Denmark.

Starting June 15, visits from lovers, grandparents, children, and for finances, business, and job interviews from other European Union (EU) and Schengen countries as well as the United Kingdom will be allowed to Denmark.

In addition, people residing in the EU and the UK who own holiday houses in Denmark or who can document that they are only being in transit in Denmark for vacation or tourism outside Denmark will also be allowed to travel in the country.

“We are trying to normalize the situation as much as possible so that the interaction that exists can hopefully find a level that is similar to what we had before the corona(virus) crisis occurred,” said Haekkerup.