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

Updated: 4 April 2022

A corona passport documents that you have been fully vaccinated against, have been previously infected with, or have tested negative for covid-19 with a PCR-test or rapid antigen test.

Corona passport is no longer required in Denmark. However, public hospitals, nursing homes and social services may require corona passport when visiting.

Private organizations/cultural institutions and companies are allowed to require that guests, customers and employees present a negative test or must wear a face mask/visor. The requirements must not be discriminatory.

Corona passport can also be a requirement when you travel. Each country has different requirements for corona passes, and it is therefore important that you familiarize yourself with the country's rules before departure.

There are no requirements for the corona passport 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.

There are no requirements for the corona passport in Denmark. However, public hospitals, nursing homes and social services may require corona passport when visiting.

Private organizations/cultural institutions and companies are allowed to require that guests, customers and employees present a negative test or must wear a face mask/visor. The requirements must not be discriminatory.

If you enter a location, that requires you to show a valid corona passport, this is how you get a valid corona passport:

  • After vaccination: You will have a valid corona passport from 14 to 42 days after your first vaccination. In addition, you (from the age of 18) will have a valid coronapas immediately after you have been vaccinated with second dose if your vaccination course requires multiple doses. After the second dose your corona passport is valid for 5 months. If your vaccination course consists of only one dose, your corona passport will be valid after 14 days.
  • After negative test: You can obtain a valid corona passport with a negative PCR-test or rapid antigen test.
  • After previous infection: If you have previously been infected with covid-19 and have had a positive PCR test that is between 11 days and 5 months old, you will also have a valid corona passport.

If you have been vaccinated or previously infected, you have a corona passport, which you can find as an app, "Coronapas", on sundhed.dk or in the health authorities' app "MinSundhed".

Corona passport may be a requirement when travelling. The rules for a valid corona passport may vary from country to country - for example, not all countries have corona passport valid after the first vaccination. Therefore, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the rules before you travel.

NOTE: A negative self-test does not provide a valid corona passport.

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) 44 22 77 74. 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 or MitID, 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
  • Novavax (Nuvaxovid)

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 11 days by presenting the test result from your positive test. The documentation will be valid for 5 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 . You can then take these tests on a regular basis during your stay in Denmark.

Please note that the rapid antigen test is not longer offered by the Danish authorities. However, it is available for a fee at private test centres.

You can be tested here

If you become infected before the trip, you should follow the recommendations for self-isolation, which you will find here:

Infected

You will not lose your European corona passport due to a positive test and may travel as soon as you can end self-isolation in accordance with local recommendations/rules.

However, be aware that the airline you are travelling with and the country you want to travel to may have their own rules regarding previous infection. You can read about entry rules and local rules in the country you are travelling to on the Danish embassies' websites:

Find Danish embassies and consulates abroad (um.dk)

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