How Sweden-Denmark commuters can get a free rapid Covid test at the border

How Sweden-Denmark commuters can get a free rapid Covid test at the border
An Öresundståg train to Denmark at Malmö's Central Station. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Commuters travelling from Sweden to Denmark are now being offered free rapid result Covid-19 tests in Sweden.
From 7am on Monday, January 18th, commuters can get the tests at the Scantest drop-in centre at the Emporia shopping centre next to the train station in Hyllie, the last stop in Malmö before the Öresund Bridge. 
 
“I'm happy that in just one week, we've been able to come up with a solution for all the Swedes who work in Denmark, and who perhaps don't have work that they can perform digitally at home in Sweden,” Carl-Johan Sonesson, chairman of the Skåne region, said in a press release
 
“As the new chair of Greater Copenhagen, I view this as a concrete example of a sudden decision by the Danish government, that wasn't coordinated at a regional level and that as a result caused unnecessary problems.” 
 
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The Danish government on January 8th ruled that all non-Danish citizens travelling to Denmark would need to show a negative Covid-19 test in order to enter the country. 
 
Non-Danish nationals who live in regions of Sweden and Germany that border Denmark can travel to Denmark with a negative Covid-19 test up to one week old, provided they have a 'valid' reason for travel, such as work in Denmark. 
 
Non-Danish nationals from other countries must present a negative Covid-19 test no more than 24 hours old.
 
Skåne commuters will be offered only one test for free, and to get it they will need to show their Danish CPR number together with evidence that they work in Denmark. 
 
After that, they will be expected to get their future tests in Denmark, which also offers free tests for all those with CPR numbers. 
 
The Scantest centre will be open from 7am to 7pm on weekdays, and 9am to 7pm on the weekend. 

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