As from midnight between 5 and 6 January 2021, stricter rules on entry have applied to persons habitually resident in South Africa.
Foreigners who are habitually resident in South Africa and do not have one of the following special worthy purposes of entry will not be allowed to enter Denmark, not even to be in transit.
In addition to proof of a special worthy purpose, those persons must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.
Special worthy purposes
Persons who are the primary caregivers of minors living in Denmark, such as a foster family that is not part of the nuclear family.
Persons who are to visit a seriously ill or dying family member/sweetheart in Denmark.
Persons transporting freight.
Persons who are ship crew members, offshore workers or maritime technicians and who travel through Denmark in transit on their homebound journey.
Diplomats, including similar groups of people as mentioned in points 1 and 4 of Annex VII of the Schengen Borders Code, and diplomatic couriers or persons who enter Denmark to pay a service visit to a local diplomatic mission or who are allowed to enter Denmark under a host country agreement.