Rules and regulations

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

General rules in Denmark

In Denmark, a face mask or shield is required at the airport and while standing up when using public transportation. You are advised to wear a face mask or shield at test centres or when you visit the hospital.

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, people with a decreased level of consciousness, or people with physical or mental impairments that make it impossible for them to remove the face mask or shield themselves.

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

A face mask or shield is required while standing up when using public transportation in Denmark. You do not need to wear a face mask or shield while being seated.

You need to book a seat if you travel by intercity trains across regions. Seat tickets are free of charge and can be booked at train stations or online.

Restaurants, cafés and bars are open. You must present a corona passport when served inside restaurants, cafés and bars.

It is not necessary to present a valid corona passport when served outdoors. Please note that restaurants, cafés and bars close no later than 02:00.

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

If you are going for a massage, getting a haircut, a tattoo etc., you must present a valid corona passport.

Children and parents who have symptoms of COVID-19 must follow the general advice to keep children home from the institution and get tested immediately.

If you are not vaccinated or previously infected it is important that you are continuously and regularly tested – preferably once per week – at one of the many test centres.

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If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, you should follow the general guidance of not going into work, and you should get tested immediately.

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

You must present a valid corona passport to enter indoor theatres, concert venues and cinemas with more than 500 seated spectators.

You must present a valid corona passport to enter outdoor events, such as concerts or football matches, with more than 2.000 seated spectators.

You must also present a valid corona passport to enter water parks and play centres.

Corona passports are required in gyms for people over the age of 15.

All discos and nightclubs are closed.

No more than 500 people can gather at the same public location.

Exceptions apply to bigger conferences, cultural events and sports events etc.

Fines are imposed for violating certain restrictions.

Children and parents who have symptoms of COVID-19 must follow the general advice to keep children home from school and get tested immediately.

Pupils over the age of 12 and primary and lower secondary school staff are strongly encouraged to take a test twice per week.

Entry into Denmark

If you are not a Danish national or a resident of Denmark, different rules apply for entering Denmark depending on your country of residence.

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

Hotspots, warning zones and bans on loitering

Here you will find a list of areas currently categorized as hotspots, warning zones and bans on loitering.

Questions and answers about COVID-19

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

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