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: 2. December 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

Use this guide to find out which rules apply when you enter Denmark.

Please note, that the guide is indicative and provides a general overview over the current rules for foreigners travelling to Denmark.

Please make sure to keep yourself regularly updated as the rules for travel restrictions on your destination may change as well as the requirements for test or isolation upon return to Denmark.

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Rules for entering Denmark

Important information

Countries with COVID-19 variants of concern as of November 29

Angola, Malawi og Zambia are categorized as countries with COVID-19 variants of concern as of 12:00 PM  November 29.

South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe are categorized as countries with COVID-19 variants of concern as of midnight November 27.

This means that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will advise against all travel to the countries in question, and travellers from these countries will be subject to stricter requirements for testing and isolation.

Foreigners with a permanent residence in countries with COVID-19 variants of concern must have a worthy purpose to travel to Denmark and a test before entry. More information will follow soon.

Read the rules for entering Denmark from a country with COVID-19 variants of concern

New rules for entering Denmark are in effect from 25 October. The requirement for a worthy purpose for entry into Denmark and the requirement to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entry are removed for almost all countries. Learn about the new rules below.

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.

In Denmark there is no requirement to complete a passenger locater form (PLF).

If you have documentation for a positive PCR-test taken more than 14 days but less than 180 days ago, you can enter Denmark without test or self-isolation.

Please note: Currently there are certain countries with a COVID-19 variant of concern. The above does not apply, if within 10 days before entry into Denmark you have been in a country, region or territories (transit excepted) with a COVID-19 variant of concern. If this is the case, you will need to isolate immediately after entry, even if you are fully vaccinated or previously infected. If you are vaccinated, you will also need to take a test within 24 hours.

See current country categories

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, Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, 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 with an EU Digital COVID Certificate or a certificate equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate, you can enter Denmark without test or self-isolation. Certificates from the following countries are recognised:

  • 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, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Vatican.
  • Non-EU/Schengen: Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

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 six days after your arrival.

See current country categories here

  • 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, Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates 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 six days after arrival. Please be aware that certain travellers are exempt from isolation-requirements (e.g. business travellers and children). See the requirements for testing and self-isolation here.

See current country categories.

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). See all EMA-approved vaccinations here.

Previously infected means that you have documentation for a positive PCR-test taken more than 14 days but less than 180 days 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.

FAQ: Testing and isolation requirements after entry into Denmark

COVID-19 TEST

Where to get a COVID-19 test

Test upon arrival in Denmark

You may be required to take 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. You will receive your results within 48 hours. Typically, PCR-test results are ready in less than 24 hours. If you have not received the results within 48 hours, you are encouraged to take another test. You can also take a rapid antigen test. If taking a rapid antigen test the test result will typically be ready after 15-30 minutes.

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 PCR-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 PCR-test and to see your test result.

Corona passport

You need a COVID Certificate or negative test to visit restaurants, nightlife and cultural venues

If you want to enter restaurants, nightlife and larger culture venues you can use your EU Digital COVID Certificate or similar. The certificate may be digital or in printed form. Your COVID Certificate is valid in Denmark if:

  • You have completed or received first dosis (within the last 14-42 days) of an EMA-approved vaccination or
  • You are previously infected (positive PCR-test more than two weeks and less than 180 days ago) or
  • You have a recent negative test (PCR 72 hours, rapid antigen 48 hours).

 

If you are a citizen outside EU/Schengen you may document your vaccination, negative test or previous infection with a certificate equivalent to EU's COVID certificate.

If you do not have an EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent, you need a negative test to enter restaurants, nightlife, cultural venues and more. Tests are free in Denmark. Please register at covidresults.dk to see and document your negative test.

Privacy policy for people travelling with corona passport

During you stay

General rules in Denmark

You must present a COVID Certificate or similar to document either that you have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the EMA, that you have previously been infected or that you have a recent negative test to enter for instance restaurants, nightlife and some culture venues

Please be aware that businesses and private cultural institutions are allowed to make their own requirements regarding masks, shields, COVID Certificate etc. Please comply with such demands.

In Denmark you are required to wear a face mask or shield at the airport, domestic flights, trains, busses, taxis, ferries, shops, shopping centres, hospitals and medical clinics.

In Denmark you are required to wear a face mask or shield at the airport, in domestic flights, trains, busses, taxis and ferries.

At indoor restaurants, cafés and bars you must present a COVID Certificate or similar. Face masks are not required.

Stores and shopping centers are open. Face masks are required. Please keep a safe distance when shopping.

At museums, amusement parks, theatres, cinemas, concert venues, zoos and aquariums, stadiums or other sports venues, swimming pools and play- and water parks with more than 100 visitors indoors or 1.000 visitors outdoors you must present a COVID Certificate or similar. Face masks are not required.

At discos and nightclubs and in party busses you must present COVID Certificate or similar. Face masks are not required.

Entry forms and certificates

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