Entry into Denmark

Various rules apply to travels to Denmark depending on how you arrive in Denmark and your ties with or your purpose of entering Denmark. Many of the rules also apply for those returning home from a trip.

The termination of the national COVID-19 restrictions from 10 September 2021 will not affect the current entry restrictions. The current entry restrictions will continue to apply after 10 September 2021.

Travel restrictions when entering Denmark - travelling by aircraft

Please note that several different requirements apply when entering Denmark. These requirements apply separately and it is therefore important that you inform yourself about all of them on the pages below.

Which rules apply to you, depends among other things on the colour category of the country you are travelling from, the category of your country of residence, and whether you are vaccinated, previously infected or travelling on a negative test. 

Click your way through the rules below to see what applies to you.

Find the colour category of your country of departure and residence 

Testing prior to boarding an aircraft to Denmark from red countries or regions

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authorities' assessment of changing the colour of red countries to orange, the test requirement before boarding has been revoked as of Saturday 14 August 2021 at 04.00 p.m. The test requirement before boarding can be re-introduced at a later date if some countries are categorized as red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

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Test before entry and worthy purpose for entering Denmark 

Foreigners who do not have permanent residence in or a residence permit to Denmark must be able to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the time of entry or an antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the time of entry. The police will conduct checks in relation to the worthy purpose for entering Denmark and documentation of a negative test. These requirements do not apply to Danish citizens and foreigners with permanent residence in or a residence permit to Denmark. Read what applies to:

Foreigners habitually resident abroad
Foreigners habitually resident in a border region 
Foreigners who want to transit through Denmark 
Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or hold a residence permit for Denmark

 

Test upon arrival

COVID-19 test must be obtained at the airport.

Isolation

Persons arriving in Denmark may be required to isolate for 10 days.

Breaking isolation

This isolation may be broken after obtaining a negative PCR test taken no earlier than on the fourth day after entry.

Travel restrictions when entering Denmark - travelling via sea or land borders

Please note that several different requirements apply when entering Denmark. These requirements apply separately and it is therefore important that you inform yourself about all of them on the pages below.

Which rules apply to you, depends among other things on the colour category of the country you are travelling from, the category of your country of residence, and whether you are vaccinated, previously infected or travelling on a negative test. Click your way through the rules below to see what applies to you.

Find the colour category of your country of departure and residence 

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Test before entry and worthy purpose for entering Denmark 

Foreigners who do not have permanent residence in or a residence permit to Denmark must be able to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the time of entry or an antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the time of entry. The police will conduct checks in relation to the worthy purpose for entering Denmark and documentation of a negative test. These requirements do not apply to Danish citizens and foreigners with permanent residence in or a residence permit to Denmark. Read what applies to:

Foreigners habitually resident abroad
Foreigners habitually resident in a border region 
Foreigners who want to transit through Denmark 
Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or hold a residence permit for Denmark

Test after entry

Persons arriving in Denmark may be required to obtain a new quick test or PCR test no later than 24 hours after their entry into Denmark.

Isolation

Persons arriving in Denmark may be required to isolate for 10 days.

Breaking isolation

This isolation may be broken after obtaining a negative PCR test taken no earlier than on the fourth day after entry.