The Danish government will announce how it will reopen its borders by June 1st.
The official position of Denmark's ruling Social Democrat party is that the country should synchronise the reopening of its borders with Sweden, Norway and Germany, so that they all open at the same time.
However several Danish opposition parties only want to reopen the border to Norway and Germany but not Sweden.
“I certainly do not believe that one should delay opening the border with Germany until it is also considered justifiable to open the border with Sweden,” Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, leader of the opposition Liberal Party, told Denmark's state broadcaster DR.
“If it's not justifiable from the health point of view to open the border to Sweden, then the Swedes can stay where they are.”
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“On the Swedish side, we emphasise what the European Commission has also said, that there should not be discrimination against different countries, but that there is a common view when opening it,” Linde said.
Talking to TT News, she said, “we note things such as having much less spread of infection in Skåne compared to the so-called metropolitan region with Copenhagen, which many have also noted in Denmark.”
Danes are able to travel into Sweden but are strongly advised to spend 14 days in quarantine afterwards.
Sweden's Minister for Nordic Cooperation Anna Hallberg on Thursday said it would be “unfortunate” if Denmark instead decided to discriminate.
“We would be very critical of that and that is something we have made clear,” she told the Sydsvenskan newspaper. “We do not think it is acceptable for one country to discriminate against another in terms of open borders in the internal market.”
On Thursday, Denmark's foreign minister Jeppe Kofod reiterated his government's position.