Travelling to Denmark as a tourist

Are you planning a trip to Denmark? Or did you just arrive? Read about the current travel restrictions and what to expect during your stay.

Updated: 10 September 2021

The Danish travel restrictions may change before you arrive or during your stay. Please keep yourself updated using the travel guide below and by reading the information on this page.

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Rules for travelling to Denmark

This guide is indicative and provides a general overview over the current rules when travelling to Denmark.

The travel rules may change before and during your travel. Therefore, please keep yourself regularly updated. 

Entry

General travel rules

The Danish travel restrictions classify all countries and regions into four colour categories: green, yellow, orange and red. These categories determine which rules apply to you.

Read more about colour categories

Requirements also depend on whether you are travelling with a negative test, have been vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19, your country of residence, and where you are travelling from.

Who should self-isolate and be tested after entering Denmark?

Some travellers will need to document a negative test upon arrival. Travellers from some countries outside EU/Schengen will also need to isolate for up to 10 days.

COVID-19 TEST

Where to get a COVID-19 test

Test upon arrival in Denmark

You might need to get a test upon arrival in Denmark. Use the travel guide and the links above to see which rules apply to you.

PCR and rapid antigen tests are free of charge in Denmark. Both tests are available in the public system.

You need to register at covidresults.dk to get a PCR test and see your test result. Typically, PCR test results are ready after 24 hours.

You do not need to make an appointment to get a rapid antigen test. Typically, rapid antigen test results are ready within 15-30 minutes.

Test if you experience symptoms

You should always get a PCR test if you experience any COVID-19 symptoms, even if you are fully vaccinated.

You should also get a PCR test if you are a close contact of someone infected with COVID-19.

Find COVID-19 test centre

COVID-19 tests are free of charge in Denmark.

Register at covidresults.dk to get a PCR test and see your test result.

During your stay

How to use a corona passport in Denmark

In Denmark, we use a corona passport to prove our COVID-19 status on vaccination, recent negative test and recovery from previous infection.

You need to present a corona passport when you travel. EU Digital COVID Certificates and other relevant documentation can be used as corona passports in Denmark.

You may be required to wear a mask or present a corona passport at businesses and private cultural institutions as they are generally allowed to make their own demands.

A valid corona passport comes in one of three following forms:

You can use vaccination as documentation after your first vaccine dose. The first dose can be used as valid documentation from 14 days after the vaccination. No more than 42 days must pass before the second dose. When fully vaccinated, your vaccination is valid for 12 months. The vaccine must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

You can use a negative test as documentation. Your negative test must be performed within the last 72 hours (rapid antigen test) or 96 hours (PCR test).

You can use a positive PCR test result proving recovery from previous infection as documentation. 14 days must have passed since your positive PCR test. It must be no older than 12 months.

We recommend that you provide the documentation in English or Danish. Your corona passport may be digital or a paper copy. Certain groups are exempted, e.g. children under the age of 16 or people exempted for medical reasons.

Please note that the rules described in this section are only valid in Denmark.

How to use the EU Digital COVID Certificate

You can use the EU Digital COVID Certificate in Denmark to prove your COVID-19 vaccination, negative test or recovery from previous infection.

You can use the EU Digital COVID Certificate as your corona passport. The certificate can be on your phone or printed out.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate is a common European solution to facilitate safe and free movement in the EU and Schengen. The certificate is subject to European data protection, so your personal health information will be safe.

Privacy policy for people travelling with corona passport

General rules in Denmark

In Denmark, you are required to wear a face mask or shield at the airport.

You are advised to wear a face mask or shield at test centres or when you visit the hospital.

You may be required to wear a mask or present a corona passport etc. at businesses and private cultural institutions as they are generally allowed to make their own demands.

However, some groups are exempt from the required use of face mask or shield. These include, for instance, children up to the age of 12.

Face masks may be removed if the wearer experience a severe discomfort, such as difficulty breathing.

You do not need to wear a face mask or shield while using public transport in Denmark.

Restaurants, cafés and bars are open.

Stores and shopping centres are open. Please keep a safe distance when shopping.

Museums, amusement parks, theatres, cinemas, concert venues, zoos, stadiums and other sports venues are open.

All discos and nightclubs are open.

Find more information

These are only some of the most important rules and regulations. You can find more information at en.coronasmitte.dk

If you do not find an answer to your question here, please call the Joint Danish Authorities Hotline at +45 7020 0233