A group of Danish celebrities and influencers are stuck in Dubai after a new travel policy was enforced during their leisure travel

Bre'Anna Grant
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Tourists sunbathe at the beach of the Al Naseem hotel in the Gulf emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, on July 7, 2020. - With a "welcome" passport sticker and coronavirus tests on arrival, Dubai reopens its doors to international visitors in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure. KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Danish influencers are stuck trying to get back home after a new travel policy was put in place last week, stopping all direct flights to Denmark from Dubai for five days.

All flights were halted due to potentially unreliable coronavirus tests received before leaving Dubai, the AP reported.

The Danish foreign ministry has denied 20 requests from citizens stuck in Dubai, according to Danish newspaper Sjaellandske Nyheder.

Dubai has received thousands of tourists since opening back in July and influencers have taken luxurious trips due to relaxed restrictions.

With a COVID test taken within 72 hours of departure, visitors have access to open restaurants, beaches, malls, and attractions, according to the Visit Dubai website.

As European countries ban leisure travel, influencers have found a loophole to designate their travel as "work," VICE reported.

Several Danish celebrities and influencers have traveled to Dubai for "work trips" including former professional football player Nicklas Bendter who went viral after posting on Instagram that he was trying to find a way home.

Another image circulated on Twitter, showing Bendtner sitting at a table with other maskless celebrities.

Erik Brøgger Rasmussen, director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Citizen Service, said there are other ways for travelers to return to Denmark, according to the Danish outlet.

Because all direct flights from Dubai to Denmark are suspended, travelers could go through another country and get tested before they can get on a plane to Denmark, according to Berlingske.

According to Danish media, there are currently 85 Danish nationals there and about 800 permanent Danish residents in Dubai.

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