Regarding persons travelling to Denmark by air

Requirement on negative COVID-19-test when travelling by air to Denmark applies until 25 June 2021. The test must be taken within 48 hours before departure. Travelers from yellow countries and regions are exempted from the test requirement. Children aged 14 years or less are also exempted from the test requirement. Travelers arriving from an orange country with a completed vaccination from one of the specifically defined countries, are exempted from the test requirement.

Separate requirements on mandatory tests and isolation also apply when entering Denmark, depending on country of departure.

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.  The test can be taken within 48 hours of boarding the plane. 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). The ban also does not apply to passenger flights to Denmark from Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

The following exemptions apply: 

  • Persons travelling from yellow countries and regions are exempted from the test requirement. In case the color categorization changes during the flight, the categorization at the time of embarking determines if the exemption is valid. For continuous journeys with transfer in one or more airports, the colour categorization of the country or region of the last flight to Denmark is determining.
  • Children below the age of 14 years are exempted from the ban.
  • Persons travelling to Denmark from orange countries with a proof of completed vaccination issued in an EU, OECD or Schengen country, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, the Vatican City or a country or region which at the time of departure is yellow are exempt from the test requirement. For Danish citizens proof of completed vaccination issued outside of the listed countries are also accepted. The vaccine used must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the date of final vaccination must be at least two weeks and at most 8 months old before the time of departure
  • Passengers, who previously have been infected with COVID-19 and therefore are unable to present a negative test result, must present a positive PCR test result from a test performed between 14 days and 8 months prior to the fl These passengers are no longer perceived to be contagious. 

The test for COVID-19 must be either an antigen test or a PCR test in order to be used as valid documentation prior to boarding the aircraft. For persons travelling from UK only PCR-tests are accepted. Antibody testing are not accepted as valid documentation.

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 within 48 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 also taken within 48 hours of boarding the first leg/part of the 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 (only in Danish) 

See more information to airlines (Danish Patient Safety Authority)

Regarding increased entry restrictions

Separate requirements on mandatory tests and isolation also apply when entering Denmark, depending on country of departure.

Read more: Who is required to test and isolate when entering Denmark?



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Hotlines to the authorities

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 have questions 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 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Thursday 08.00-15.00 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Friday 08.00-14.00 (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)


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: [email protected]

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.