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New visa rules could double Danish broker business

The new Danish visa rules are unique in a Schengen context within the EU. Shipbrokers at Leth Agencies believe that the rules could double the activities in Danish waters.

As the only country in the European Schengen area, starting this spring it will be possible for seafarers to sign on and disembark in Danish waters without a visa.

During the spring of 2014 seafarers from, for instance, the Philippines will be able to announce their arrival with very short notice, fly to Denmark, and sign on to ships in Danish waters simply by procuring prior approval from the police, a stamp in the passport, and with their seafarers' identification papers in hands. Shipbrokers Leth Agencies is looking forward to using the simplified rules.

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