Regarding persons travelling to Denmark by air

Requirement on negative COVID-19-test when travelling by air to Denmark applies until 5 April 2021 . There are increased requirements on mandatory tests and isolation when entering Denmark.

To prevent the spreading of the British and South African mutations of COVID-19, the Danish government has imposed a flight ban on transportation of passengers from the entire world who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test.

The ban will allow passenger flights only under the condition, that all passengers onboard the airplane have been tested negative for COVID-19 within 24 hours of boarding the plane. Children aged 12 years or less will be excluded from the test requirement. The ban does not apply to non-passenger flights, including cargo flights and special flights, nor does it apply to crew (both active and dead heading crew). 

Passengers flying to Denmark from Greenland and the Faroe Islands are also exempted.

Passengers, who previously have been infected with COVID-19 and therefore are unable to present a negative test result must present a positive COVID-19 test result from a test performed between 14 days and 12 weeks prior to the flight. These passengers are no longer perceived to be contagious.

There are currently no specific requirements as to the type of COVID-19 test. The test must show whether a person is infected with COVID-19. This means that both PCR tests and antigen tests are accepted in connection with entry into Denmark whereas antibody tests do not meet the requirement. Full name of the tested person, time of testing and the issuer of the test certificate must be clearly indicated.

It should be noted that the test requirement also applies to Danish nationals and residents of Denmark.

Continuous journeys

For a continuous journey, the following rules apply:

If the passenger travels to Denmark on a continuous journey via transfer at one or more airports, the test can be taken up to 24 hours before boarding at the first airport.

The test must be presented in connection with the last flight that has a destination in Denmark. The airline flying the last flight must make sure that the test was taken within 24 hours of boarding the first leg/part of the journey. This documentation may be in the form of a boarding pass or other proof showing the time of start of the continuous journey.

As an alternative to this, the passenger can take a test during the continuous journey, but prior to the flight with destination in Denmark.

Airlines required to collect and deliver passenger information to the Danish health authorities

From Wednesday, 24 February 2021, all airlines arriving at a Danish airport from a foreign destination are required to collect and deliver information on passengers and crew.

The information should be delivered to the Danish Patient Safety Authority no later than 3 hours after arrival at a Danish airport. Flights that arrive after 7 pm are to deliver the information no later than 8 am the following day.

See the rules on retsinformation.dk (only in Danish) 

See more information to airlines (Danish Patient Safety Authority)

Regarding persons traveling to Denmark from the United Arab Emirates

Following the increased restrictions when entering Denmark from abroad the previous flight ban on direct passenger flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Denmark has been lifted.

From February 7 it is possible to fly directly from UAE to Denmark. Negative COVID-19-tests taken in the UAE will be recognized as adequate documentation when boarding a flight to Denmark.

Regarding increased entry restrictions

New increased restrictions apply from February 7th when entering Denmark from abroad. Travelers – regardless of mode of transport – will after this date be required to be tested and subsequently isolate for 10 days. Read more on the increased entry restrictions on tests and isolation here.