Rules and regulations

Read about current advice and regulation in Denmark, and travel rules when travelling to Denmark.

General rules in Denmark

You must present a Corona Passport, COVID Certificate or similar to document that you have been vaccinated, that you have previously been infected with COVID or have a recent negative test to enter restaurants, nightlife, cultural venues and more.

Even though it rarely happens, businesses and private cultural institutions are allowed to make their own requirements regarding masks, shields, corona passport etc. Please comply with such demands.

  • You must wear a face mask or shield at the airport, domestic flights, trains, busses, taxis and ferries.
  • At museums, amusement parks, theatres, cinemas, concert venues, zoos and aquariums, stadiums or other sports venues, swimming pools and play- and water parks with more than 100 visitors indoors or 1.000 visitors outdoors you must present a corona passport/COVID certificate or similar. Face masks are not required.
  • At indoor restaurants, cafés and bars you must present a corona passport/COVID certificate or similar. Face masks are not required.
  • At discos and nightclubs you must present a corona passport/COVID Certificate or similar. Face masks are not required.
  • You must wear a face mask or shield in grocery stores, shops and shopping centres.
  • All stores and shopping centres are open. Please keep a safe distance when shopping.
  • You may be required to present a corona passport/COVID certificate as businesses are allowed to make their own requirements.
  • Corona passport/COVID certificate is required if you are going for a massage, haircut, tattoo etc.
  • You may also be required to wear a mask as businesses are allowed to make their own requirements.
  • Children and parents who have symptoms of COVID-19 must follow the general recommendation to keep children home from the institution and get tested immediately.
  • Unvaccinated staff is strongly encouraged to be tested on a weekly basis.
  • Children and parents who have symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to follow the general recommendation to keep children home from school and get tested immediately.
  • Pupils from 1st grade onwards and staff in primary and lower secondary school are strongly encouraged to be tested on a weekly basis, unless they are fully vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19 within the last 12 months.
  • Two weekly test are recommended in municipalities and parishes with high infection rates.
  • Corona passport/COVID certificate is required at educational institutions such as universities, youth education and language schools.
  • You must have a valid corona passport/COVID certificate to visit the health sector such as hospitals, clinics etc. Furthermore, you must wear a face mask or shield.
  • There are requirements for face mask or visors in the healthcare sector - this applies to visitors, patients and staff at public and private hospitals and clinics, the practice sector and municipal healthcare services.
  • At social services, nursing homes etc. a valid corona passport/COVID certificate is required for visitors age 15 and over.
  • Guardians, personal representatives, lawyers, etc. is exempt.
  • In addition, it is possible for the institution to dispense with the requirement in special cases.
  • At social services and nursing homes etc. requirements for face mask and visors are reintroduced for visitors and employees. The requirement applies in common rooms to which the public has access.
  • From 26 November 2021, private and municipal employers can require their employees to present a corona passport/COVID certificate. Employers may also, under certain conditions, require employees to be tested for corona and disclose the result of the test. However, employers must be able to objectively justify that a test is necessary to limit the spread of infection with COVID-19.
  • From 26 November 2021 employees in the state and the regions will be required to present a corona passport/COVID certificate.
  • Physical attendance at the workplace is the rule unless otherwise agreed with the employer. There are a number of rules and recommendations that can help prevent infection.
  • You must use a corona passport/COVID certificate if you are attending a conference, unless the organizer ensures that there are 100 or fewer spectators/participants indoors and 1,000 or fewer spectators/participants outdoors.
  • There are special recommendations for testing of staff in geriatric care as well as staff in primary schools who have not been vaccinated or previously infected (within the last 6 months).
Entry

Travelling to Denmark

If you are not a Danish national or a resident of Denmark, different rules apply for entering Denmark depending on your vaccine status and the country you are arriving from.

Entry rules for residents

These are the rules that apply when you return home from holiday travel, if you have permanent residence in or a residence permit for Denmark.

Travel out of Denmark

Information and guidelines from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark regarding travelling out of Denmark.

General information

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Corona passport

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Vaccination

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Test for COVID-19

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Prevent infection

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Infected

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Close contact

Questions and answers

Here you will find an overview of all frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

Questions and answers about COVID-19

Contact and hotlines

If you do not find an answer to your question here, please call the joint Danish authorities' hotline at +45 7020 0233

Contact and hotlines