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: 2. December 2021

This page is relevant for Danish citizens and everybody with permanent residence in or a residence permit for Denmark.

You can use this 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

Guide

Which rules apply when you travel?

This guide is for citizens with permanent residence in or a residence permit for Denmark. Foreigners with permanent residence in other countries, please use this guide: Travelling to 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

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

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 most countries in the world without test or isolation.

If you are a Danish citizen, resident abroad and fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an EMA-approved vaccine in any country, you may enter Denmark without having to test or self-isolate.

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.

Read more about current country categories

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.
  • Test after entry: If you are not fully vaccinated or previously infected you must take a test within 24 hours after entry from COVID-19 risk countries, -regions and-areas. This also applies even though you have taken a test before entry.
  • Test and isolation: If you are not fully vaccinated or previously infected, and the country you are entering from are is not an EU/Schengen country or a COVID-19 risk country, -region or -area, 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 or a country with a COVID-19 variant of concern. You may end the isolation with a negative PCR-test taken at least six days after arrival. Be aware that certain travelers (e.g. children and business-travellers) are exempt from isolation-requirements. See the requirements for testing and self-isolation here.

See current 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 EMA (European Medicines Agency).

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

FAQ: Testing and isolation requirements after entry into Denmark

The Danish model for entry restrictions and travel advice

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.