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Coronavirus / COVID-19: Information for travellers to and from Bornholm

Advice and information for travellers to and on Bornholm

Last update September 24, 2020 (9:55 AM CEST)

Travels to Denmark and Bornholm – is my country/region “open” or “closed”?

Most countries, Denmark as well, have implemented weekly updated lists over so-called “open” (can travel to Denmark) and “closed” countries/regions (no entry to Denmark / resp. quarantine rules apply upon home-coming due to too high infection figures) for travellers.

Are you a foreign traveller and want to come to Denmark and Bornholm i.e. for your holiday, we would like to recommend you ahead of your planned travel/holiday to check:

  • your national health authorities’ list on “open” and “closed” countries/regions
  • the Danish list on “open” and “closed countries” (→ find it here)

Please note: Is your home country/region and Denmark “open”, but you are ill upon arrival at the border, the Danish police can deny you entry into Denmark.

See the website of the Danish Police for more information. Upon your entry, you must present a valid ID (passport or national ID). The question of entry is at the discretion of the Danish police.

PLEASE NOTE: Germany has per September 23, 2020 put the Danish Region Hovedstaden (and Bornholm) on its list of Countries with too high infection numbers (see section with English Information). That means, if you have been in the region within the last 14 days, you need to put yourself into a 14 day long quarantine when returning to Germany (depending on your home state’s restrictions). You can avoid the quarantine, if you can present a negative Corona Test result upon you re-entry to Germany, as long as the test itself is not older than 48 hours upon re-entry.

Do you have questions concerning your travel to Denmark?

You can also contact the Arrivals Hotline of the Danish Police at +45 7020 6044 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 4 pm and weekends and holidays 9 am – 2 pm).

You may travel to Bornholm via Sweden – but check your own national restrictions

As a Danish citizen you are allowed to travel via Sweden to Bornholm. Whether you may travel through Sweden or not as a foreign citizen travelling to Bornholm depends on your own country’s travel advice, directions and guidelines before you go. Remember to bring your passport.

The direct ferry service from Sassnitz/Germany to Bornholm will resume from June 15. Alternatively, you can travel with the night ferry service to Bornholm from Køge (south of Copenhagen), if you do not want to travel via Sweden. See all options here.

You could be put into quarantine upon your home-coming

Several countries have opened their borders to Denmark and vice versa, but the Corona-situation can change very quickly. Therefore you may be asked to stay at home in quarantine after your home-coming. We advise you to check your home country’s current directions and guidelines before and under your travel to Bornholm.

Keep your distance – also on Bornholm
The Danish guidelines and advice also apply to Bornholm. Please keep your distance to others, wash your hands and cough or sneeze into your sleeve – not your hands. Please follow the local authorities guidelines and restrictions. Read more → in this brochure.

 

Wear a protective face mask in public transport and at eateries

While using public transportation in Denmark, you have to use a protectional face mask. This applies to all busses, long distance busses, flex traffic, trains, trams and other railways, taxis and all ferries – during the whole transport. Bearing a protective face mask applies also to all bus stations, train stations, airports and ferry terminals. Exemptions are made for children under 12, pregnant persons, and persons, who cannot bear a mask for medical reasons. Please note, that a public transportation company can deny you public transportation, if you don’t wear a mask.

Ferries, planes and trains have introduced further security precautions to prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus.

When you are in Denmark you need to wear a face mask or visor in restaurants, cafes or similar eateries – except from when you sit down. The same exemptions from the public transportation apply here also. If you are sitting outside, you do not need to wear a mask.

When you want to go shopping on Bornholm, please limit the number of persons going shopping together. This helps to keep a distance between the other traders.

Call a doctor, if you are on Bornholm and suspect that you are infected

If you are on Bornholm and need to get in contact with a doctor for advice, if you have been in contact with an infected person, or if you suspect that you are infected, you can contact the local doctors by phone. You can see the list of local doctors here. After 4 PM the doctors can be contacted on tel. 1813 (if you don’t have a Danish CPR number, just wait for an operator to answer).

Please take note of the Corona-Warn-App Smitte|Stop. All Danes and people living in Denmark are requested to download and use this app on their smartphone as a digital tool to detect and eliminate chains of infection.

It is essential that you do not contact the local doctor or the emergency room in person when suspecting infection. Contact the doctor by phone first.

You can get tested for COVID-19 on Bornholm

While being on Bornholm you can get tested for COVID-19 (virus or antibodies). The test centre is located at Ullasvej 39C, 3700 Rønne – opposite to Bornholms Hospital (see map here). Please make an appointment in advance, drop-in appearance is also possible, the test centre is open daily between 9.45 am and 4.45 pm (but only if you do NOT show any symptoms of COVID-19).

Foreign citizens without any NemID can call Region Hovedstaden, +45 3066 8937 (daily between 10 am – 6 pm) for appointments. Read more under coronaprover.dk.

Danish citizens will get their results within 72 hours via the platform sundhed.dk, while foreign citizens will be contacted by the health authorities if their test is positive.

Be extra careful at these places

With many people visiting Bornholm, there can be several places where many people are gathered. Please be extra careful at these places:

  • Hasle Havnebad
  • Hammershus-area
  • Allinge, Havnegade
  • Gudhjem
  • Svaneke
  • Hullehavnen, whole area
  • Snogebæk
  • Næs betonplatform
  • Opalsøen, paths and stairs
  • Harbours on Bornholm – municipal and private
  • Hammerfyr Lighthouse
  • Ekkodalen
  • Stairs and bathing facilities
  • Rønne, Store Torv, Pedestial Area and Laksetorvet
  • Kongemindetårnet tower in Almindingen Forest

Please note that Denmark has implemented an assembly ban for more than 50 people at a time. However it is possible to arrange and participate in events with up to 500 people, if they sit down. There are exemptions concerning private events and working places. Read more on them on the Danish authorities’ website.

The situation changes quickly – please keep your self updated

The situation regarding new infections in Denmark or other countries can change very quickly, which is why we provide the information on this page tentatively. Please also check your local authorities for further information.

 

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