Danish nationals and foreigners who are resident in or have a residence permit for Denmark

Here you will find guidelines for Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or have a valid residence permit for Denmark and the relevant documents required for entry. These persons can enter Denmark regardless of the intended purpose of their entry and without presenting a negative COVID-19 test unless they travel by plane.

Danish nationals can enter Denmark regardless of the intended purpose of their entry and without presenting a negative COVID-19 test regardless of their country of habitual residence. Foreigners who are habitually resident in or have a valid residence permit for Denmark can also enter Denmark regardless of the intended purpose of their entry and without presenting a negative COVID-19 test.

Generally, everyone who wants to enter Denmark must take a test after entry and subsequently isolate themselves for ten days.

Read more about the testing requirement and 10-day self-isolation requirement for entering Denmark

Please also note that Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or have a residence permit for Denmark are also required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before they board a plane for Denmark from another country.

Read more about the rules applying to people who arrive in Denmark by plane

You can enter Denmark if

As a Danish national you can always enter Denmark regardless of your habitual residence and the purpose of your entry.

Relevant documents

Danish passport as proof of nationality.

You can enter Denmark if you are residing in Denmark (as a general rule, this means you should be registered as a resident in Denmark with the Danish authorities).

Relevant documents

Valid passport, health insurance card, residence permit, residence card, EU registration certificate or personal identification document with proof of address.

You can enter Denmark if you hold a valid residence permit to Denmark

Relevant documents

Valid residence permit or residence card

Recommended procedures to prevent infection on arrival in Denmark banned countries

Expatriates are urged to follow the recommendations of the health authorities, possibly with some exceptions (see fact sheet), and to take a COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before entry or to take a test in Denmark right after entry.

Fact sheet on Danish travel restrictions (in Danish, PDF)

Hotlines to the authorities

NB! The hotline currently receives many calls concerning the tracking and tracing of close contacts. To avoid wait time, we recommend that you call later.
 
If you are infected with COVID-19 or if you are a close contact

Call +45 3232 0511
Opening hours: All days 08.00 am to 10.00 pm.

If you see that we have called or if you have received a message from us, please return our call.

The Citizens Service Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs only answers questions in relation to travelling out of Denmark and the ministry's travel advice.

Telephone: +45 3392 1112 
Email: bbb@um.dk

Hotline opening hours

The line is always open.

Please note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot answer any questions related to entering or transiting through Denmark, nor about worthy purposes. Such questions can be addressed on the arrivals hotline of the Danish police.

The Joint Danish Authorities Hotline answers questions regarding coronavirus and restrictions in general caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. However, please call the Arrivals' hotline if your question is regarding entry into Denmark.

Telephone: (+45) 7020 0233

Hotline opening hours

Every day from 06.00 (6 am) to 24.00 (midnight)

Foreigners arriving in Denmark will be refused entry into Denmark at all internal and external borders unless they meet the entry requirements.

If you cannot find an answer to your question on the website, you can call the arrivals hotline with questions about entry into and transit in Denmark.

Telephone: +45 7020 6044

Hotline opening hours

Monday-Wednesday 08.00-16.00 (8 am - 4 pm)
Thursday 08.00-15.00 (8 am - 3 pm)
Friday 08.00-14.00 (8 am - 2 pm)