Country categories

All countries and regions are being categorized as either yellow, orange or red. The colour categories will determine which restrictions apply to you when travelling to Denmark. The colours of the individual countries and regions are revised on a weekly basis and are based on objective criteria and the health situation in the relevant countries and regions.

The requirements for entry into Denmark from various countries are specified in the tables under the country and region lists.

List of EU and Schengen countries and regions

Valid until 19 June 2021, 15.59 (3:59 PM)

Yellow countries

  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland - the following regions are orange
    • Jura
    • Appenzell Innerrhoden
    • Obwalden

Red countries

  • None

Yellow regions

France:

  • Corse
  • Martinique 
  • Mayotte 

Greece:

  • Voreio Aigaio
  • Notio Aigaio
  • Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki
  • Peloponnisos

Spain:

  • Galicia
  • Principado de Asturias 
  • Cantabria
  • Extremadura 
  • Comunitat Valenciana 
  • Illes Balears 
  • Región de Murcia 
  • Canarias 

Red regions

  • None
Valid from 19 June 2021, 16.00 (4:00 PM)

Yellow countries

  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland - the following regions are orange
    • Appenzell Innerrhoden
    • Obwalden

Red countries

  • None

Yellow regions

France:

  • Bretagne
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Occitanie
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
  • Corse
  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique 
  • Mayotte 

Greece:

  • Kriti
  • Voreio Aigaio
  • Notio Aigaio
  • Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki
  • Ipeiros
  • Ionia Nisia
  • Dytiki Ellada
  • Sterea Ellada
  • Peloponnisos

Spain:

  • Galicia
  • Principado de Asturias 
  • Cantabria
  • Extremadura 
  • Comunitat Valenciana 
  • Illes Balears 
  • Región de Murcia 
  • Ciudad de Melilla
  • Canarias 

Red regions

  • None

If your country or region is not included in the yellow or red categories, it means that your country or region is orange.

Please note, that the regions will not appear from the list 'Yellow regions' if the whole country is yellow.

List of countries outside the EU and the Schengen area

Last updated on 18 June 2021

Yellow countries

  • Albania (valid from 19 juni 2021, 16.00 (4:00 pm))
  • Australia
  • Hongkong and Macau (valid from 19 juni 2021, 16.00 (4:00 pm))
  • Israel
  • Japan 
  • Lebanon (valid from 19 juni 2021, 16.00 (4:00 pm))
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia (valid from 19 juni 2021, 16.00 (4:00 pm))
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia (valid from 19 juni 2021, 16.00 (4:00 pm))
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan (valid from 19 juni 2021, 16.00 (4:00 pm))
  • Thailand
  • USA (valid from 19 juni 2021, 16.00 (4:00 pm))

Red countries

  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Eswatini
  • India
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal 
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

If your country is not included in the yellow or red categories, it means that your country is orange.

Red regions in the United Kingdom

  • Bedford 
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Bolton 
  • Rossendale

In relation to the COVID-19 entry restrictions, the United Kingdom is categorized as an orange country. The red regions in the United Kingdom determine which rules apply in relation to requirements on testing and isolation upon entry into Denmark. 

An overview of the current travel restrictions is available below.

Stricter rules apply to passengers boarding a plane to Denmark from the United Kingdom. Further information is available via the link below "Travelling to Denmark by air".

Applicable travel restrictions

Travel restrictions for people travelling on a negative test

Travel restrictions for people travelling from the EU and Schengen countries

 
  YELLOW ORANGE RED
                                                                            
Test required prior to boarding aircraft*
No* Yes* Yes*
Test required upon arrival
Yes Yes Yes
Isolation required upon arrival
No Yes Yes
Foreigners required to have a worthy purpose for entry to Denmark**
No** No** Yes**
(short list)
Foreigners required to take test prior to entry to Denmark**
Yes** Yes** Yes**

Travel restrictions for people travelling from third countries (i.e. countries outside the EU and Schengen)

 
  YELLOW ORANGE RED
                                                                            
Test required prior to boarding aircraft*
No* Yes* Yes*
Test required upon arrival
Yes Yes Yes
Isolation required upon arrival
No Yes Yes
Foreigners required to have a worthy purpose for entry to Denmark**
No** Yes** Yes**
(short list)
Foreigners required to take test prior to entry to Denmark**
Yes** Yes** Yes**

The requirement to take a test prior to boarding aircraft is not residency-based but is based on the color of the country or region you are departing from when boarding a plane to Denmark. 

** The requirement that you must have a worthy purpose does not apply to Danish citizens and foreigners residing permanently in Denmark or those holding Danish residence permits. These requirements are residency-based, and the restrictions therefore depend on whether a foreigner’s permanent residence is in a yellow, orange or red country. The requirement for a test prior to boarding an aircraft is not residency-based, but is instead based on the colour of the last country or region that the traveller has been visiting prior to arrival in Denmark. Foreigners who do not satisfy these requirements may be refused entry to Denmark.

Travel restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated

Travel restrictions for people whose permanent residence is in the EU and Schengen countries, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco or the Vatican City as well as an OECD country or a yellow third country and who have been vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine in the EU and Schengen countries, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco or the Vatican City as well as an OECD country or a yellow third country.

 
  YELLOW ORANGE RED
                                                                            
Test required prior to boarding aircraft*
No* No* Yes*
Test required upon arrival
No No Yes
Isolation required upon arrival
No No Yes
Foreigners required to have a worthy purpose for entry to Denmark**
No** No** Yes**
(short list)
Foreigners required to take test prior to entry to Denmark**
No** No** Yes**

Travel restrictions for people who are permanent residents in other countries countries (i.e. countries outside the EU and Schengen, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco or the Vatican City as well as OECD countries) and who have been fully vaccinated.

 
  YELLOW ORANGE RED
                                                                            
Test required prior to boarding aircraft*
No* Yes/No* Yes*
Test required upon arrival
No Yes Yes
Isolation required upon arrival
No Yes Yes
Foreigners required to have a worthy purpose for entry to Denmark**
No** Yes** Yes**
(short list)
Foreigners required to take test prior to entry to Denmark**
No** Yes** Yes**

* The requirement to take a test prior to boarding aircraft is not residency-based but is based on the color of the country or region you are departing from when boarding a plane to Denmark. People who have been vaccinated in a number of specified countries and under certain specified conditions and who are arriving from yellow or orange countries are exempt from the requirement to take a test. Danish citizens who have been vaccinated in a third country and are arriving from yellow and orange countries are exempt from the requirement to take a test.

** The requirement that you must have a worthy purpose does not apply to Danish citizens and foreigners residing permanently in Denmark or those holding Danish residence permits. These requirements are residency-based, and the restrictions therefore depend on whether a foreigner’s permanent residence is in a yellow, orange or red country. Foreigners who do not satisfy these requirements may be refused entry to Denmark.

Travel restrictions for people travelling who have previously been infected with COVID-19

Travel restrictions for people travelling from the EU and Schengen countries

 
  YELLOW ORANGE RED
                                                                            
Test required prior to boarding aircraft
No No No
Test required upon arrival
No No No
Isolationskrav efter indrejse
No No Yes
Foreigners required to have a worthy purpose for entry to Denmark*
No* No* Yes*
(short list)
Foreigners required to take test prior to entry to Denmark*
No* No* No*

Travel restrictions for people travelling from third countries (i.e. countries outside the EU and Schengen)

 
  YELLOW ORANGE RED
                                                                            
Test required prior to boarding aircraft
No No No
Test required upon arrival
No No No
Isolation required upon arrival
No No Yes
Foreigners required to have a worthy purpose for entry to Denmark*
No* Yes* Yes*
(short list)
Foreigners required to take test prior to entry to Denmark*
No* No* No*

* The requirement that you must have a worthy purpose does not apply to Danish citizens and foreigners residing permanently in Denmark or those holding Danish residence permits. These requirements are residency-based, and the restrictions therefore depend on whether a foreigner’s permanent residence is in a yellow, orange or red country. Foreigners who do not satisfy these requirements may be refused entry to Denmark.

Further information

For more information about the requirements applying to Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or hold a residence permit for Denmark, see:
Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or hold a valid residence permit for Denmark

For more information about the current travel restrictions applying to foreigners who are habitually resident abroad, including the restrictions that apply specifically to persons entering Denmark from yellow, orange and red countries, see:
Foreigners habitually resident abroad 

For more information about the current travel restrictions applying to foreigners habitually resident in a border region, including the requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test, see:
Foreigners habitually resident in a border region 

For more information about the current travel restrictions applying to foreigner who want to travel through Denmark in transit, see:

Foreigners who want to transit through Denmark

For more information about the testing and isolation requirements upon entry into Denmark, see:
Legal requirements upon entry

For more information about the requirement to take a COVID-19 test before boarding a plane to Denmark, see:
Travelling to Denmark by air

If you live in Denmark and have to leave the country, you are advised also to read the travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is available here:
Travelling abroad

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