Travelling to Denmark

Are you planning a trip to Denmark or did you just arrive? Read about the current travel restrictions and find out what to expect during your stay.

Updated: 25 October 2021

The Danish travel restrictions may change before you arrive or during your stay. Please keep yourself updated using the travel guide below and by reading the information on this page.

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Rules for travelling to Denmark

This guide is currently being updated

New rules for entry into Denmark are effective from 25 October 2021.

We are currently updating this guide to give a general overview over the current rules when travelling to Denmark.

Please note that the rest of this page has already been updated with the new rules. 

Entry

Rules for entering Denmark

Whether you are required to test and/or self-isolate upon your arrival in Denmark depends on the country you arrive from and whether you are fully vaccinated or previously infected.

If you have documentation for a positive PCR-test taken more than 14 days but less than 12 months ago, you can enter Denmark without test or self-isolation.

Please note: If you have been in a country, region or area (transit exempted) which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark have coloured red, in their travel advice, due to a potentially worrisome new variation of COVID-19, you will have to test and self-isolate after entry. Currently there are no such countries, regions or territories.

If you are fully vaccinated and resident in one of these countries, you can enter Denmark without test or self-isolation:

  • EU/Schengen: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands and the Vatican City.
  • COVID-19 risk-countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, , Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.
  • COVID-19 risk-regions and -areas: Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
  • OECD-countries (non-EU): Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.

If you are fully vaccinated and can prove this by a vaccination certificate recognised by EU’s Digital COVID Certificate, you can enter Denmark without test or self-isolation. The countries are (non-EU/Schengen): Albania, Israel, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, Turkey and Ukraine.

See the full list of countries recognised by the EU digital COVID certificate here.

Not able to find your country in the list above? If you are resident in a country not mentioned above, you must take a test within 24 hours after arrival in Denmark and self-isolate for 10 days, even though you are vaccinated. You may end the isolation with a negative PCR-test taken at least four days after your arrival.

  • Test before or after entry: If you are not either fully vaccinated or previously infected you must take a test before entering Denmark or within 24 hours after arrival from these countries:
    • EU/Schengen: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands and the Vatican City.
  • Test after entry: If you are not vaccinated or previously infected you must take a test within 24 hours after entry from the following countries below. This also applies even though you have taken a test before entry.
    • 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.
  • Test and self-isolate: If you arrive from any other country than listed above, and if you are not fully vaccinated or previously infected you must take a test within 24 hours of arrival and self-isolate for 10 days after arriving in Denmark, as the country you are traveling from is considered a COVID-19 high-risk country. You may end the isolation with a negative PCR-test taken at least four days after arrival.

See all country categories here.

Fully vaccinated means that you have documentation for vaccination completed more than two weeks ago and less than 12 months ago with a vaccine approved by the Danish health authorities or EMA (European Medicines Agency).

Previously infected means that you have documentation for a positive PCR-test taken more than 14 days but less than 12 months ago.

Test taken before entry is valid if you have documentation for a negative PCR-test taken less than 72 hours before arrival in Denmark OR a rapid antigen test taken less than 48 before arrival in Denmark.

COVID-19 TEST

Where to get a COVID-19 test

Test upon arrival in Denmark

You may be required to get a test upon arrival in Denmark. Use the information above to see which rules apply to you.

Tests are free of charge in Denmark. 

You need to register at covidresults.dk to get a test and see your test result. Typically, test results are ready in less than 24 hours.

Test if you experience symptoms

Even if you are fully vaccinated and not required to obtain a test after arrival, you should always get a test if you experience any COVID-19 symptoms.

You should also get a test if you are a close contact of someone infected with COVID-19.

Find COVID-19 test centre

COVID-19 tests are free of charge in Denmark.

Register at covidresults.dk to get a test and see your test result.

Corona passport

Use a corona passport when entering Denmark

When entering Denmark, you can use your corona passport (the EU Digital COVID Certificate) to prove your COVID-19 vaccination, negative test or recovery from previous infection.

The certificate may be on your phone or printed out.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate is a common European solution to facilitate safe and free movement in the EU and Schengen. The certificate is subject to European data protection, so your personal health information will be safe.

Privacy policy for people travelling with corona passport

During you stay

General rules in Denmark

Generally, restrictions have been lifted in Denmark. Even though it rarely happens, businesses and private cultural institutions are allowed to make their own requirements regarding masks, shields, corona passport etc. Please comply with such demands.

In Denmark, you are required to wear a face mask or shield at the airport.

You are advised to wear a face mask or shield at test centers or when you visit the hospital.

You do not need to wear a face mask or shield while using public transportation in Denmark.

Restaurants, cafés and bars are open without restrictions. Face masks are not required.

Stores and shopping centers are open. Face masks are not required. Please keep a safe distance when shopping.

Museums, amusement parks, theatres, cinemas, concert venues, zoos, stadiums and other sports venues are open. Face masks are not required.

All discos and nightclubs are open. Face masks are not required.

Entry forms and certificates

Download forms and certificates for use upon entry into Denmark as well as other information.