Country categories

The country you arrive from – and whether you are fully vaccinated or previously infected - defines if you are required to get tested and potentially self-isolate upon your arrival in Denmark.

Updated: 25 October 2021

Entry from EU/Schengen countries

As fully vaccinated or previously infected resident in EU/Schengen or an OECD-country*, you can enter Denmark from a EU/Schengen country without testing or self-isolating.

If you are not fully vaccinated or previously infected you must take a negative test before entering Denmark from an EU/Schengen country or within 24 hours after arrival. This also applies to Danish citizens and permanent residents, which are not fully vaccinated or previously infected.

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City.

Entry from countries considered by Denmark as COVID-19 risk countries

As fully vaccinated or previously infected resident in a COVID-19 risk country, you can enter Denmark with testing and without self-isolating.

If you are not vaccinated or previously infected you must take a negative test within 24 hours after arrival. This also applies to Danish citizens and permanent residents.

COVID-19 risk countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine and Uruguay.

COVID-19 risk regions and areas: Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

All other countries are considered by Denmark as COVID-19 high-risk countries. Please see section about high risk countries for rules for entry into Denmark from COVID-19 high risk countries.

Entry from all other countries - which are considered by Denmark as COVID-19 high-risk countries

If you enter Denmark from a COVID-19 high-risk country you will need to get testes and isolate immediately after entry.

You are exempted from test and isolation if you are previously infected or fully vaccinated and have permanent residence or a residence permit in an EU-, Schengen- or OECD-country* or one of the COVID-19 risk countries/regions mentioned above. You are also exempted if you can document your vaccination either through the EU corona passport or with a vaccination certificate, which is equal to the EU’s digital COVID-19 certificate.

Test and isolation rules also applies to Danish citizens and people with permanent residence or a residence permit in Denmark.

You may end the isolation with a negative PCR-test taken at least four days after arrival.

*OECD countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.

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