Sep 09, 2020

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Guidelines to Business Travellers

In case a company decides that a business trip is necessary, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) will not restrict the completion of such travel, even though the MFA advises against non-essential travel to the respective country; The MFA actively supports business travel with consultation and assistance.

It is up to the individual company to assess whether a business trip is considered essential. If a company decides that a specific trip is essential, it is important to make an individual risk assessment of the business trip in consultation with the travelling employee.

Each company should adopt a precautionary principle in its business practices to minimize the risk of transmission for travelling employees.

The company and its individual employees should therefore follow the business travel recommendations stated below. It is the company’s responsibility to ensure that every single employee is informed about the travel recommendations, prior to departing for the trip in question.

In relation to both departure and arrival, it may be required that the traveller be tested for COVID-19 for several reasons: Please see further details under ‘Before travelling’ and ‘After travelling’ in the following sections below.

There may be other reasons for the discouragement of all types of travel or all non-essential travel to a country other than the COVID-19 pandemic. The MFA recommends that you stay updated on the Ministry’s current travel guidelines (https://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/ ) before travelling.

Source:  This text was originally published on the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and has been translated by AmCham Denmark.

For further details on the Ministry’s business travel guidelines, click here.