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: 16. January 2022

This page explains the Danish travel restrictions for tourists and visitors (all travellers who are non-Danish citizens or non-Danish residents). In Denmark we do not require a passenger locater form, rules for entry can be found on this page.

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

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Entry

Rules for entering Denmark

You must take a test before you travel to Denmark

The test must be a maximum of 48 hours with a rapid antigen test or 72 hours with a PCR test at the time of entry.

You must take a test even if you are vaccinated – but not if you are previously infected.

Exemptions from the general requirement to take a test before entering Denmark are for instance:

  • Children under 15 years of age
  • Persons residing in border regions entering Sweden from transit from Bornholm without residence in Sweden
  • Persons entering for the purpose of freight transport
  • Persons in transit through Denmark departing within 24 hours of entry (e.g. Swedish air travellers who use Denmark as a hub).

See all the exceptions here

Requirements for self-isolation

There is no requirement for self-isolation after entry if you enter Denmark from an EU and/or Schengen country or COVID-19 risk country.

If you are entering from a COVID-19 high-risk country, you must self-isolate after entry, unless you are fully vaccinated or previously infected. You must isolate yourself for 10 days. You may break the isolation after a negative PCR test taken at the earliest on the sixth day after the time of entry.

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FAQ: Testing and isolation requirements after entry into Denmark

Definitions

Fully vaccinated means that you have documentation for vaccination completed more than two weeks ago and maximum 270 days (approximately 9 months) ago with a vaccine approved by EMA (European Medicines Agency). Vaccination from the following countries/regions are valid when entering Denmark: EU/Schengen-countries, COVID-19 risk countries, OECD-countries and countries, regions and areas where vaccination can be documented with an EU-approved certificate.

See which vaccines are recognised in Denmark

Previously infected means that you have documentation for a positive PCR test taken more than 11 days and 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.

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 result within 48 hours, you are encouraged to take another test. You can also take a rapid antigen test. The rapid antigen test result will typically be ready after 15-30 minutes.

Test if you experience symptoms

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

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 an EU Digital COVID Certificate to visit restaurants, cultural events and similar

You need an EU Digital COVID Certificate or similar if you want to visit restaurants and cafés, use public transport etc. The certificate may be digital or in printed form. Your COVID Certificate is valid in Denmark if:

  • You have completed your vaccination (at least 14 days and maximum 5 month ago) or received first vaccine dose (within the last 14-42 days) of an EMA-approved vaccination or
  • You are previously infected (positive PCR test more than 11 days 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 the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

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

Privacy policy for people travelling with corona passport

During you stay

General rules in Denmark

Face mask or shield must be worn in public transport. Face mask or shield must also be worn in shops, restaurants, cafés and cultural venues when not seated. Nightlife is currently closed. You must present an EU Digital COVID Certificate or similar to document that you have been vaccinated, that you have previously been infected or that you have a recent negative test.

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

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

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

You must also present an EU Digital COVID Certificate or similar in InterCity trains and busses. Here you also need a seat ticket.

You must present an EU Digital COVID Certificate or similar at restaurants, cafés and bars. You are also required to wear a face mask or shield when not seated.

All restaurants, cafés and bars must be closed from 23.00 to 05.00. No alcohol is served or sold from 22.00 to 05.00.

Stores and shopping centres are open. You must wear a face mask or shield.

Please keep a safe distance when shopping. No sale of alcoholic beverages from 22.00 to 05.00.

You must present an EU Digital COVID Certificate to visit museums, theatres, libraries, zoos, amusement parks, cultural events and sports venues. You also need to wear a face mask or shield indoors.

You must also present a COVID Certificate or similar at gyms or indoor swimming pools. You do not have to wear a face mask or shield while being physically active.

Discos and nightclubs are closed.

Fact sheet, entry forms and certificates

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