Country categories

Countries and regions around the world are classified into four categories: green, yellow, orange and red. The colour codes determine the rules that must be observed to enter Denmark. The colours of countries and regions are revised on a weekly basis and are based on objective criteria and the health situation in the relevant countries/regions.

EU and Schengen countries are classified into the categories green, yellow and red. Countries out side the EU and Schengen area are classified into the categories yellow, orange and red. 

The overviews given under the different categories of countries and regions help you better understand the restrictions that apply in your situation. 

List of countries and regions in the EU and Schengen

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

However, please note that no regions will be included in the list 'Green regions' if the entire country is green.

Green countries

Applicable from 11 September 2021 at 4.00 PM until 18 September at 3.59 PM.

  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary

Applicable from 18 September 2021 at 4.00 PM.

  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary

Green regions

Applicable from 11 September 2021 at 4.00 PM until 18 September at 3.59 PM.

France:

  • Mayotte

Italy:

  • Piemonte
  • Valled’Aosta/Vallée d’Aoste
  • Lombardia
  • Abruzzo
  • Molise
  • Puglia
  • Provincia Autonoma di Trento
  • Lazio

Norway:

  • Troms og Finnmark

Spain:

  • Principado de Asturias

Germany:

  • Schleswig-Holstein

Portugal:

  • Região Autónoma dos Açores

Applicable from 18 September 2021 at 4.00 PM.

France:

  • Mayotte

Italy:

  • Piemonte
  • Valled’Aosta/Vallée d’Aoste
  • Lombardia
  • Abruzzo
  • Molise
  • Campania
  • Puglia
  • Provincia Autonoma di Trento
  • Lazio

Spain:

  • Principado de Asturias
  • Canarias

Germany:

  • Schleswig-Holstein

Portugal:

  • Região Autónoma dos Açores

 

Red countries

Applicable from 14 August 2021 at 4.00 PM.

  • None

Red regions

Applicable from 14 August 2021 at 4.00 PM.

  • None

List of countries outside the EU and the Schengen area

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

Yellow countries

Applicable from 11 September 2021 at 4.00 PM until 18 September 2021 at 3.59 PM.

  • Australia
  • Bosnia-​Herzegovina
  • Canada
  • Jordan 
  • New Zealand
  • Moldova
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Ukraine
  • Qatar

Applicable from 18 September 2021 at 4.00 PM.

  • Australia
  • Bosnia-​Herzegovina
  • Canada
  • Jordan 
  • New Zealand
  • Moldova
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Qatar

Red countries

Applicable from 14 August 2021 at 4.00 PM.

  • None

Yellow regions/areas in China

Applicable from 17 July 2021.

  • HongKong, Special Administrative Region (SAR)
  • Macau, Special Administrative Region (SAR)
  • Taiwan, China

As regards the entry restrictions imposed in consequence of COVID-19 (requirements of a worthy purpose and a pre-entry test), the above mentioned regions are categorised as an yellow. This means that foreigners habitually resident in these yellow regions can enter Denmark on the same conditions as foreigners habitually resident in yellow third countries. 

Get an overview of the current travel restrictions below.  

Overview of applicable travel restrictions

Use the overviews below to better understand the current travel restrictions that apply to people entering Denmark.

The overviews are broken down according to whether you enter Denmark with a negative COVID-19 test, as a fully vaccinated person or as a person who has previously tested positive for COVID-19.

Please note that the various rules are based on different criteria. For example, the requirement of a pre-entry test is based on your country of residence.

Following the health authorities' assessment of changing the colour of red countries to orange, the test requirement before boarding has been revoked as of Saturday 14 August 2021 at 04.00 p.m. The test requirement before boarding can be re-introduced at a later date if some countries are categorized as red again.   

Travel restrictions for persons travelling on the basis of a negative COVID-19 test (persons who are not vaccinated and who have not previously been infected with COVID-19)

 
  GREEN YELLOW ORANGE RED
                                                                                                     
Test required prior to boarding aircraft
No* No* No* No*
Test required after entry
No

Yes

Yes Yes
Isolation required after entry
No No Yes Yes
Foreigners required to have a worthy purpose for entry to Denmark
No** No**

Yes**

Yes
(short list)
Foreigners required to take test prior to entry to Denmark (EU Digital COVID Certificate)
Yes** Yes** Yes** Yes

* The requirement of a pre-boarding test is not based on the country of residence, but on the colour of the country or region of departure before arriving in Denmark. Foreigners who do not comply with the requirement might be refused entry into Denmark.

** The requirement of a worthy purpose does not apply to Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or hold a residence permit for Denmark. The requirement is based on the country of residence and applies depending on whether the relevant foreigner is habitually resident in a green, yellow, orange or red country. Foreigners who do not comply with the requirement might be refused entry into Denmark.

Travel restrictions for persons travelling based on their status as fully vaccinated*

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

* Applies to persons who have been fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine and who either 1) can present an EU digital COVID certificate or 2) are habitually resident in EU and Schengen countries, Androrra, San Marino, Monaco, the Vatican City, orange OECD countries og yellow third countries. Applies also to Danish nationals who have been fully vaccinated abroad. Read more about the conditions for being considered fully vaccinated via the links under "Further information".

** The requirement of a worthy purpose does not apply to Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or hold a residence permit for Denmark. The requirement is based on the country of residence and applies depending on whether the relevant foreigner is resident in a green, yellow, orange or red country. Foreigners who do not comply with the requirement might be refused entry into Denmark.

*** Applies to fully vaccinated persons who are habitually resident in OECD countries. Fully vaccinated persons habitually resident in non-OECD countries must, as a general rule, have a worthy purpose and be able to present a negative COVID-19 test taken before the time of entry, in order to be allowed entry into Denmark. They must also as a general rule get tested and isolate themselves after entry into Denmark. 

Travel restrictions for persons travelling based on their status as persons who have previously tested positive for COVID-19

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

* The requirement of a worthy purpose does not apply to Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or hold a residence permit for Denmark. The requirement is based on the country of residence and applies depending on whether the relevant foreigner is resident in a green, yellow, orange or red country. Foreigners who do not comply with the requirement might be refused entry into 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

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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