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On this page, you will find information about covid-19 recommendations in Denmark and health measures during your travel.

12 January 2023

When entering Denmark, you will be offered a free test for covid-19 at the airport. Testing is voluntary.

Please be aware that the airline may require you to present a negative test before boarding.

If you are entering Denmark or are in transit in Denmark on your way to another country, you must be aware of covid-19 guidelines and entry regulations at your final destination.

Health measures during your travel

When travelling, you can prevent infection by:

  • Washing your hands frequently or using hand sanitiser
  • Coughing or sneezing into your sleeve
  • During your flight, the use of face mask might reduce your risk of being contaminated or transmitting the virus.

The Danish Health Authorities recommend that you use a face mask or visor if:

  • You have symptoms of covid-19, e.g. if you cough or have a sore throat
  • It makes you feel more comfortable

Help prevent infection

In Denmark, there are no covid-19 restrictions, but you are adviced to follow these recommendations:

You are advised to stay at home if you are sick with symptoms of an infectious disease until you are well. This way you can avoid infecting others.

Staying at home means that you avoid close and long-term contact with others and do not attend work, school, day care and social events. This means in particular that you are not with the elderly and the chronically ill, who are more susceptible to infectious diseases. You don't have to isolate yourself completely in your home.

Ventilation prevents droplet infection indoors. You can ventilate effectively if you:

  • Open windows and doors across the home so that there is a draft
  • Create drafts for 5 minutes at least 2 times a day
  • If there are several people indoors, ventilate more often, e.g. before and after visits
  • If several people are gathered in a room for a long time, create drafts once every hour.

Good hand hygiene is an effective method to prevent contact infection between objects, hands and face.

  • Always wash hands when they are visibly dirty/moist, after using the toilet, after touching other people's secretions (e.g. changing nappies) and before and after handling food
  • Hand washing is carried out with soap and water for a total time of approx. 1 minute
  • Only touch the face with clean hands and wash or disinfect the hands, e.g. with hand sanitiser, after touching the face
  • If you cough or sneeze into your hands, wash or disinfect your hands immediately afterwards.

The greatest risk of contact infection is from surfaces that many people touch, e.g. handles, handrails, switches, push buttons, keyboards, armrests, table edges, toys, utensils, taps, toilets, etc.

Clean such contact points frequently and thoroughly with common cleaning agents.

New coronavirus is mainly transmitted through droplet infection, which can be spread in the air through, for example, coughing and sneezing. Coughing and sneezing into your sleeve prevents infection through droplets in the air. At the same time, you avoid transferring viruses to your hands, which can then be transferred to other people either directly or via surfaces and contact points.

You can get a free PCR test in Denmark

PCR tests are free in Denmark. You will typically get an answer the next day (travellers without a Danish CPR number must create a profile on to get the answer). Visit here:

The covid-19 PCR test is accredited by the national accreditation body in Denmark. By taking the voluntary PCR test, you help authorities monitor the spread of virus variants in society. The authorities do not monitor private individuals.

Find test centre to get a free test

When are you recommended to take a test for covid-19?

You are recommended to take a covid-19 test if you develop symptoms of a respiratory infection and at the same time are at increased risk of a serious course of covid-19. If you test positive, you may be in the target group for early tablet treatment against covid-19.

In Denmark, there are no requirements to self-isolate if you test positive for covid-19. Regardless of your test result, you are advised to stay at home if you are sick until you are well again. If your test is positive and you feel sick, you are recommended to contact a doctor to find out if you are in the target group for early treatment for covid-19.

Here you will find the nearest test centre

If you get sick

If you develop symptoms of a respiratory infection, e.g. fever, cough or sore throat and feel ill, you are recommended to stay at home until you are well again.

If you have mild symptoms, e.g. runny nose, tickle in the throat, a few coughs, etc. but do not feel ill, you do not need to stay at home or get tested.

If you are so ill that you need to speak to a doctor, or your symptoms are worrying you, you should contact a doctor.

When is a face mask recommended?

There is no requirement to use a face mask in Denmark, but The National Board of Health recommends using a face mask in the following situations:

  • If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, e.g. if you cough or have a sore throat and you go outside your home, e.g. when a test or treatment is needed
  • If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, e.g. if you cough or have a sore throat, and stay in waiting rooms in the healthcare system
  • You may consider wearing a face mask or face visor if it makes you feel more safe or comfortable.

More about recommendations and regulations in Denmark

You can find out about current guidelines in Denmark on the website of the Danish health authorities:

The Danish health authorities The Danish health authorities (in Danish)