About the corona passport

On this page you will find general questions and answers about the use of the corona passport in Denmark.

General questions about the corona passport

A corona passport documents that you have been fully vaccinated against, have been previously infected with, or have tested negative for COVID-19.

From 12 November you need a corona passport to access the following places:

  • Indoor eateries such as restaurants and cafés etc.
  • Nightclubs and discos etc.
  • Party buses serving alcohol.

Takeaway outlets and the indoor serving of food at shelters, meal centres, hostels, nursing homes etc. are, however, exempt from the corona passport requirement.
The corona passport must also be shown by visitors to supported housing facilities, nursing homes and hospitals (however, not by close relatives).
The corona passport requirement only applies to rooms and locations to which the public has access. In other words, the resident’s own flat or room is not included. If access requires passage through communal areas, however, the requirement will apply.
In addition, the following persons are exempt from the requirement: Children under the age of 15, close relatives, guardians, personal representatives and lawyers etc., volunteers or persons delivering goods or services to the place in question.

If there is more than 200 spectators/participants at an indoor event or more than 2,000 spectators/participants at an outdoor event, a corona passport must be shown at the following venues/events:

  • Concerts, performing arts etc. (e.g. theatres and musicals), cinemas and big screen events, paying spectators to sporting events, as well as visitors to museums, art galleries, educational activity centres, zoos and aquariums, water parks, fun parks and swimming baths, amusement parks, arcades and casinos.
  • The following venues and persons are exempt from the corona passport requirement: Club, teaching and training activities in swimming baths, as well as athletes, performers or other employees, volunteers etc.

Private companies and organizations are allowed to make their own requirements and request a valid corona passport.

A corona passport is also required when travelling. Different countries have different requirements for a valid corona passport, so it is important that you check the requirements at the destination country before travelling.

Children under 15 years are exempt from the corona passport requirement in Denmark.

However, if you intend to take a trip abroad, it is important to check the COVID-19 rules in effect for the destinations in question, including the specific rules that apply to children. For trips abroad, parents can use the self-print solution on sundhed.dk for their children in addition to other test documentation if this is required by the country in question.

A corona passport is only required when travelling. Different countries have different requirements for a valid corona passport, so it is important that you check the requirements at the destination country before travelling.

Corona passport is no longer a requirement in Denmark, except when entering the country. Yet, private companies and organizations are allowed to make their own requirements and request a valid corona passport.

In Denmark, there are several ways to be eligible for a valid corona passport:

  • After vaccination: You will receive a valid corona passport 14 to 42 days after the date of your first vaccination. In addition, you will have a valid corona passport immediately after you have been fully vaccinated if your vaccination course requires multiple doses. If your vaccination course consists of only one dose, your corona passport will be valid after 14 days. Once you have been vaccinated, your corona passport will be valid for 12 months.
  • After a negative test result: You will also receive a valid corona passport if you have testet negative for COVID-19 with the PCR test within the past 96 hours or with the rapid antigen test (RAT) within 72 hours.
  • After a previous infection: Immunity from previous infection with COVID-19 will entitle you to a valid corona pass from 14 days after you tested positive and up to 180 days.

You can prove that you have a valid corona passport using the corona passport app.

You will still be able to show valid corona passports from MinSundhed and sundhed.dk, as well as negative test results from private providers of rapid antigen tests.

It depends on how you show your valid corona passport.

If you use the corona passport app or the app MinSundhed, there is no requirement to present ID. This is because there are moving elements in the two apps that minimize the risk of fraud.

On the other hand, you must present ID if you use sundhed.dk, a printed corona passport, or documentation issued by private providers of rapid antigen tests (RAT). The purpose of this is to minimize the risk of passport fraud.

Documentation of vaccination against COVID-19:

  • Individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and who are exempt from receiving digital post will receive documentation of their vaccination (vaccination passport) directly via ordinary mail. This applies both after the first vaccination (or only vaccination if vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and when the individual is fully vaccinated.
  • Individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can also order a printed vaccination passport from sundhed.dk by phone on (+45) 4422 7774. This is possible both after the first vaccination and when the individual is fully vaccinated.

Documentation of a COVID-19 test:

  • It is currently possible to get physical documentation of results from rapid antigen tests (RAT) carried out by private providers. These providers are required to provide physical documentation to any individuals who request it.
  • In addition, there is a proxy solution available via sundhed.dk, which enables relatives or guardians to view test results and download COVID-19 test passports and COVID-19 immunity passports.

If your corona passport documentation was not issued in Denmark, the same rules apply as if your documentation was issued in Denmark.

Your foreign corona passport can be documented both electronically and by presenting printed documentation.

Documentation of vaccination

If you were vaccinated outside Denmark, your vaccination must meet the following requirements:

  • The vaccine must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
  • You will receive a valid corona passport 14 to 42 days after the date of your first vaccination. In addition, you will receive a valid corona passport immediately after you have been fully vaccinated. If vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson you will have a valid corona passport after 14 days after your (only) vaccination.
  • Another approved vaccination process involves receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine for the first jab and an mRNA vaccine (Spikevax (from Moderna) or Comirnaty (from Pfizer/BioNTech) for the second.

If you have received an EMA-approved vaccine abroad and you have a Danish CPR number and NemID, you can register your vaccination process on sundhed.dk after which it must be certified by a doctor. Once you have done this, the vaccination information will be issued electronically and you will have a valid corona passport.

So far, the EMA has approved the following vaccines against COVID-19:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Moderna (Spikevax)
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • Johnson & Johnson - Janssen Pharmaceutical

How is previous COVID-19 infection documented?

If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a PCR test, you can use this as documentation after 14 days by presenting the test result from your positive test. The documentation will be valid for 12 months.

Negative test

Both PCR tests and rapid antigen tests (RAT) can be used as evidence that you have been tested negative for COVID-19 with the PCR test within the past 96 hours or with the rapid antigen test (RAT) within 72 hours (such as upon entering Denmark). You can then take these tests on a regular basis during your stay in Denmark.

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