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Public transit During Time of COVID-19

Public Transit

The Danish government has limited the use of public transport effective 11 March 2020. The limitations will be expanded as required to effect optimum restrictions on travel, as mandated by  time and capacity.

Action has already been taken to ensure this, including driving with greater capacity. DSB seat ticket requirements are now being introduced for all trips on intercity and lightning trains and on regional trains as soon as technically possible.

Why do I need a seat ticket when traveling by DSB train?
The use of public transport must be limited and spread over as much time and capacity as possible.

It is important to take special care and precautions to reduce the density of passengers. By requiring a specific seat ticket, DSB can ensure that there are no more passengers in the trains than there are seats for. That way, passengers are not too close.

Where can I buy my seat ticket?
The seat ticket can be purchased through www.dsb.dk, in the DSB app and in the serviced sales. There will no additional charges for serviced sales.

Advice and recommendations for those traveling by public transport
In public transport, many people often stand or sit close. Therefore, it is relevant to take special considerations and precautions in order to limit the spread of infection while not affecting Danes' mobility more than the situation requires.

  1. Walk or bike for shorter trips.
    If you just need a short ride, consider whether it is possible for you to cycle or walk. This way you avoid close contact during transport and give other travelers - who do not have the same opportunity - better space in public transport.
  2. Travel outside rush hour
    During rush hour, passengers in public transport can come out to be particularly close, for example in buses, trains and subways. Consider whether you have the opportunity to travel outside the rush hour, for example, moving your appointment or meeting a little sooner or later at work.
  3. Show consideration for other travelers
    Do not cough and sneeze in the direction of your fellow travelers. If you need to cough or sneeze, do it in your sleeve or in a disposable handkerchief. Pay particular attention not to coughing or sneezing near older fellow travelers.
  4. Remember the good hand hygiene
    When traveling by public transport, it is often necessary to hold on to maintain balance. Good and thorough hand hygiene is effective in preventing coronavirus. Therefore, be aware of this when you are or have been in direct contact with the common touch surfaces (handles, stop buttons, etc.) with other travelers.
  5. Do not travel by public transport if you are ill or are suspected of being infected
    If you are ill or suspect that you are infected, pay attention to others by not traveling by public transport.

LastUpdate: 2020-03-14 17:43:28