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All of Britain put on Denmark red list – apart from Wales

17 Jul 2021 3 minutes Read
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Denmark knocked Wales out of the Euros, but may have now partly made amends – by leaving only Wales off a new ‘red list’ of British countries.

This is the first time an EU country has differentiated between the UK’s four nations when specifying entry requirements.

It means that Denmarks’s Foreign Ministry advises against travel to all parts of Britain – apart from Wales. The foreign travel advice by the Danish authorities classes people from Wales as an ‘orange risk’ while those those entering from other pats of the UK have been placed in the higher ‘red category’.

It means that people from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are advised against visiting, must complete a PCR test 72 hours before arrival and self-isolate for 10 days.

But those entering from Wales who have received both vaccine doses will be allowed entry as long as they have a ‘special worthy purpose’.

The advice which is published on the Gov.UK website states: “Fully vaccinated Welsh residents can enter Denmark for all purposes, without the need to self-isolate.

“Two weeks must have passed since your second dose and the vaccine must be one approved by the European Medicines Agency.”

‘Effort’

An estimated one in 95 people in England had covid-19 in the week up to 10 July, up from one in 160 the previous week.

The equivalent estimate for Wales was one in 360 people.

The Danish decision also follows data showing that, up to July 14th, shows that Wales was ahead of the other UK nations when it comes to vaccinations with 59.5 percent of the population having received both jabs.

This compares to the other UK nations where this rate was:

  • England 52.5
  • Scotland 52.4
  • Northern Ireland 50.5

The move to place most of Britain on the ‘red list’ also comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to lift practically all Covid restrictions in England on Monday, including the mandatory wearing of face masks.

Experts have warned that lifting the restrictions in England will be a threat to the health of the whole world.

“We believe the government is conducting a dangerous and unethical experiment, and we urge it to stop plans to lift the restrictions,” the 1,200 researchers wrote in a joint letter published in the scientific journal The Lancet.

Dr Gill Richardson, Wales’ Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Vaccines, recently praised the efforts of healthworkers and the public to achieve such a high vaccination rate.

She said: “All of this has been achieved through the fantastic efforts of our vaccination programme, healthcare staff and the public.”

The Welsh Government is planning to remove most Covid-19 restrictions on August 7th but says it will be assessing the situation before making any final decisions.

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Robert Williams
Robert Williams
3 months ago

If you put this alongside the heartening news about bus travel in the gogledd, it’s definitely a good news day. This kind of thing really does a great deal to confirm and strengthen our national identity, even for the sceptical.

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago

This may really p**s off Boris and his proxies in Wales!!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

Always liked the Danes. Great, sensible people.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

You made me chuckle then Chris although you might not have meant to…

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Yeah, not sure why, but if it raised a titter, brilliant.

Oh hang on … was it Great Danes? Totally accidental if so.

Quornby
Quornby
3 months ago

Well, well, Denmark understands what a country is even if Johnson doesn’t.

Suns ine De se ts
Suns ine De se ts
3 months ago

Great news I am going to celebrate with some Lurpak on my toast.

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago

And some Danish bacon???

Suns ine De se ts
Suns ine De se ts
3 months ago

Alas no. You can’t have bacon without HP sauce, and that would be a concession to unionism.

Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago

You could have Daddy’s instead and I always found the Happy Shopper own brand to be perfectly good. Or how about lava bread and cockles? A bit of Welsh and Danish…

j humphrys
j humphrys
3 months ago

Made in EU now?

Suns ine De se ts
Suns ine De se ts
3 months ago
Reply to  j humphrys

Produced by Heinz in The Netherlands.

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago

I just burst into fits of laughter when I read this. Thank you Denmark.

Quornby0
Quornby0
3 months ago

Just watched the BBC news…… usual propaganda by silence…… one UK nation being treated differently over Covid by another country is news by any standard but not a beep about this, and these media accomplices of the Downing Street gang have the nerve to criticise the likes of Pravda.

Suns ine De se ts
Suns ine De se ts
3 months ago
Reply to  Quornby0

You must be a glutton for punishment watching BBC news. The BBC and government are involved in an abusive and sordid relationship centred around self interest. The BBC need the government for its charter and the government need the BBC to disseminate its propaganda.

Dave Brad
Dave Brad
3 months ago
Reply to  Quornby0

You wouldn’t have done.

Denmark, for means of COVID designation, uses areas such as Guinea, Galicia and Yorkshire and Humberside.

So best get any ideas of delusional progressive kinship out of your minds.

OH…and Denmark – under a Labour Government – has immigration policies far stronger than anything you all perplexingly accuse her of racism over.

CapM
CapM
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave Brad

Where do you get this Yorkshire and Humberside stuff from?
According to the official Danish coronasmitte entry into Denmark regulations ( site is linked to from the UK corona travel rules site) There is nothing there to suggest that Yorkshire and Humberside are designated areas within the UK along side England, Scotland, NI and Cymru.

Are you sure that the Yorkshire and Humberside reference you make is correct? Perhaps you had a delusional episode?

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

And when you look at the UKBIN “news” today, you see that following Sajid Javid getting Covid (despite getting a double stab of AZ) neither he, nor Bozo will self-isolate, preferring instead to join (too late by the rules he pulled from his a55) another “workaround scheme”.
so the usual suspects will ALSO not follow the rules, citing Eton Bunter and Coconut.
CHAOS!
For our own nation’s safety we need to reluctantly shut the borders. We should not risk our small nation to avoid upsetting the Yoons.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Wouldn’t you know it, another half circle of rubber on the road, while Jenrick drives straight into the wall.

Good name for a male poodle…

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

I agree Chris, perhaps we should close the border again. I spent last weekend in London visiting museums and subsequently received a self-isolate ping, this confirmed my suspicion that England really isn’t a safe place to visit, perhaps I should have gone to Copenhagen? I would like to reassure everyone that at no point during my trip to London was in the company of thr PM or any other member of the cabinet of contagion.

Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago

“An estimated one in 95 people in England had covid-19 in the week up to 10 July, up from one in 160 the previous week.
The equivalent estimate for Wales was one in 360 people.”

So yes we should close the border, I don’t see why should suffer just because the Boris Brigade are getting carried away with themselves.

How ironic that on so-called ‘freedom day’ that Bojo the Clown, Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid are all self-isolating. I wonder if Andrew R2D2 will change his mind now (probably not given that he is Johnson’s chief eunuch in Wales).

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
3 months ago

It’s began. Recognition – the first stage on the road to independence. It shows what we can achieve as a nation and that we will be noticed ! We can be a successful independent country.

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