Entry into Denmark for permanent residents in Denmark

New rules for entry into Denmark are effective from 25 October 2021. These are the rules that apply when you return home from holiday travel.

Updated: 25 October 2021

You can use his guide to find the rules for your specific travel:

Please notice

Information on this page applies, if you have permanent residence in or a residence permit for Denmark.

Entry rules for residents of other countries can be found here


Which rules apply when you travel?

This guide is for citizens with permanent residence in or a residence permit for Denmark.

The guide provides information about travelling from and returning to Denmark.

Please note, that this guide is indicative and provides a general overview over the current rules. The travel rules may change before and during your travel. Therefore, please keep yourself regularly updated.

Rules for test and self-isolation upon entry

Whether you are fully vaccinated or previously infected, and the country you arrive from, defines, if you are required to test and potentially self-isolate upon your arrival in Denmark.

If you have been fully vaccinated or previously infected and are able to document this, for example with a corona passport, you can enter from any country in the world without test or 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 not vaccinated or previously infected, you must take a test and possibly self-isolate upon entry into Denmark. This also applies if you are a citizen or permanent resident in Denmark.

  • Test before or after entry only: If you are not fully vaccinated or previously infected you must take a test before entry or within 24 hours after entry from
    • EU / Schengen countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary,and Vatican City, Austria.
  • Test after entry: If you are not fully 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, United Arab Emirates and, Uruguay.
    • COVID-19 risk-regions and -areas: Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
  • Test and isolation: If you are not fully vaccinated or previously infected, and the country you are entering from are is not mentioned in the above, you must take at test and self-isolate immediately for 10 days, 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.

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 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 before entry is valid if you can document 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.

Travel to denmark

List of country categories

Find the category of the country you are travelling from.

corona passport

Corona passport when traveling

Use your corona passport to document vaccination, previous infection and test.

Entry forms and certificates

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