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There are no covid-19 related restrictions on entry to Denmark.

Updated: 31 May 2023

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If you are infected with covid-19

If you feel ill, you are advised to stay at home until you recover, in order to avoid infecting others. If you have tested positive for covid-19 but do not feel ill, you do not need to stay at home.

The general advice from the Danish Health Authority is to stay at home if you feel ill.

If you are experiencing symptoms of an infectious disease, it is recommended that you stay at home until you have recovered. That way, you can avoid infecting others with covid-19 and other infectious diseases, such as influenza.

If you are elderly, pregnant or have a chronic disease, you may be eligible for early treatment.

Find out if you are eligible for early treatment

Symptoms of covid-19 include fever, dry cough, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, nausea, fatigue, stuffy or runny nose, and loss of taste and/or smell.

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Covid-19 is transmitted in the same way as common colds or influenza, by transfer of the virus from the respiratory tract of an infected individual to another individual’s respiratory tract or mucous membranes, either directly or through physical contact. You are most infectious while experiencing symptoms, although it is possible to infect others even without experiencing symptoms.

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Who should be tested for covid-19?

Testing is no longer recommended for the majority of the population. Public testing was closed on April 1, 2023.

However, the Danish Health Authority recommends testing if you are at risk of severe illness from covid-19 and in cases where a test result may have implications for possible treatment.

  • You have symptoms of covid-19 and feel ill. This applies if you are over the age of 65, or if you are otherwise at risk of serious illness related to covid-19. This also applies if you are pregnant. In such cases, you should use a self-test or contact your doctor.
  • You have consulted a doctor as a result of illness, and the doctor wants to investigate the cause of the symptoms.
  • In case you are unsure whether to get tested, or if you have any other concerns, you should consult your doctor.

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PCR test

PCR is a highly sensitive testing method that detects the RNA of novel coronavirus. It is also able to detect if you are infected with a different strain of the virus. The test is performed by swabbing the throat, and provides the most reliable result. It is up to your doctor to decide whether you should receive a PCR test.

Rapid test, including self-test

A rapid test (also known as an antigen test, quick test, lateral flow test or self-test) is a chemical test used to detect viral proteins in a sample. The rapid test is less sensitive than the PCR test, which means that the result is less reliable. However, the result is ready after only about 15-30 minutes.

When are you advised to wear a mask?

People with symptoms of respiratory infections are advised to wear a mask in the healthcare system. Also, wear the mask when you transport yourself to the doctor or hospital.

It is recommended that people with respiratory symptoms wear a mask when staying in waiting rooms in the healthcare system.

Masks are no longer required in Danish airports, but be aware that some European airports still require masks. Also check with your airline whether there is a requirement for a mask on board the plane.


If you did not find an answer to your question here, please call one of the Danish Authorities' hotlines.