Questions and answers for travellers regarding covid-19

Information and guidelines from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark regarding travel out of Denmark. There are no longer covid-19 restrictions for entry into Denmark.

Updated 15 Juni 2022

Answers to the most common questions about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice in relation to travel during coronavirus/covid-19 can be found below.

Questions regarding health related issues, including coronavirus/covid-19, should be directed to the Danish Health Authority.

The list of questions and answers below was updated on 15 June 2022.

Travelling out of Denmark

The Danish Embassies around the world closely follow the covid-19 situation in the country where they are based.

Read about covid-19 restrictions relating to your country of interest - in Danish (um.dk)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice informs about all other major security risks such as terrorism, war/conflict, social unrest and natural disasters. It also advices you on how to have a safe journey.

Read the travel advice for your country of interest here - in Danish (um.dk)

We advise you to be alert and stay updated on the travel advice relating to the country you plan on visiting or transiting through. The advice can change with short notice depending on risks to security and safety.

You should always follow the local authorities’ instructions.

Ultimately, it is your own decision and responsibility whether you choose to travel.

Here is a checklist of what to pay attention to before travelling:

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice: Check the security situation in your country of destination and in transiting countries. Find the travel advice for your country of interest here - in Danish only (um.dk).
  • Local covid-19 entry restrictions: Is there e.g. an entry ban or test and vaccination requirements in your country of destination or any of the countries you plan on travelling through? Updated information can be found on the Danish embassies websites - in Danish only (um.dk).
  • Travel insurance: Does your travel insurance cover covid-19 related illness during your travel? Does it cover e.g. delays if you become ill or have any other inconveniences related to covid-19? Check the insurance companies guide - in Danish only (forsikringsguiden.dk).
  • Flying – test and facemasks: Check if the airline requires you to present a test before boarding. It is no longer compulsory to wear a facemask in Danish airports but be aware that some European airports still require facemasks. Check also with your airline if you need you to wear a facemask during your flight.
  • Corona passport: This documents that you are vaccinated, previously have been infected or have recently been tested negative for covid-19. Corona passport is no longer required by authorities in Denmark, but you need a corona passport when travelling abroad.

You can present a corona passport in the form of a printed document from Sundhed.dk or in the form of the Coronapas app.

If you use the Coronapas app: Avoid letting a flat battery, missing signal, a lost phone or similar complicate your journey and bring a printed copy of your corona passport from sundhed.dk as well as your physical NemID key card or key pointer, if you do not have MitID yet. Then you can always log in and prove that you are fx fully vaccinated, even if you can not access the Coronapas app.

Read more about the corona passport here.

Many countries outside the EU and Schengen countries still have considerable entry restrictions even if you are fully vaccinated or previously infected and have corona passport.

Always check the entry rules and restrictions for your country of destination and countries you plan on travelling through. Updated information can be found on the Danish embassies websites - in Danish only (um.dk).

Contact the local authorities of the country of interest in case of doubt.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot answer any questions regarding the corona passports or tests. We refer to coronasmitte.dk.

If you have questions regarding how to find and download your corona passport, contact sundhed.dk, tel.: (+45) 44 22 20 80.

Before you travel, you should look into the current rules concerning the validity of the corona passport. Read more here:

Corona passport – where and how?

Many countries outside the EU and Schengen countries still have considerable entry restrictions even if you are fully vaccinated or previously infected and have corona passport.

Always check the entry rules and restrictions for your country of destination and countries you plan on travelling through. Updated information can be found on the Danish embassies websites - in Danish only (um.dk).

Contact the local authorities of the country of interest in case of doubt.

The European corona passport is a common solution for the EU- and Schengen countries. It makes it easier to travel in the EU- and Schengen countries and also in other countries, who continuously are associated in the EU’s Corona passport scheme.

The corona passport can be used as documentation for a negative covid-19 test, vaccination and former infection with covid-19.

All EU- and Schengen countries can issue and control other countries European corona passport. Every country has the right to establish their own requirements regarding e.g. isolation upon entry.

Before you travel, you should look into what rules apply concerning the validity of the corona passport. Read more here:

Corona passport – where and how?

Always check the entry rules and restrictions for your country of destination and countries you plan on travelling through. Updated information can be found on the Danish embassies websites - in Danish only (um.dk).

You can print out your corona passport from sundhed.dk or get it via the Coronapas app. Choose the showing ”EU/Internationalt pas” in your app. This is your European corona passport.

We recommend that you, when you travel, always have a print of your corona passport with you in case your phone runs out of battery. You can read more about the European corona passport here:

Corona passport – where and how?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot answer any questions regarding the corona passport or tests. We refer to coronasmitte.dk.

If you have questions regarding how to find and download your corona passport, you can contact sundhed.dk, tel.: (+45) 44 22 20 80.

 

During your travel

If the local authority where you are located proposes or imposes quarantine, you should follow their advice. If there are suspected cases of coronavirus where you are, you may need to remain in your hotel room or accommodation for a period, move to quarantine facilities, take tests for coronavirus and, if positive in some cases, be hospitalised abroad.

In this case, you should contact your travel agency, airline or insurance company as soon as you can.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice

You should always be alert and stay updated on the travel advice for the country or region in question, as this may change depending on security and safety situations.

The colour categories are based on the general security situation in the country. They are not based on the covid-19 situation.

However, if covid-19 variants of concern emerge in a given country and region, this may cause the travel advice for these areas to be categorised as red.

If you travel to a ‘green’ country or region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises you to use common sense and pay attention in the same way as you would in Denmark.

If you travel to a ‘yellow’ country or region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises you to be extra careful.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all but necessary travels to an ‘orange’ country or region.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travels to a ‘red’ country or region.

When travelling during a time with covid-19, you should be aware of the risks involved. Your destination may be difficult to reach, and local authorities may impose restrictions at very short notice.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot guarantee against sudden changes in the approach taken by individual countries, including the cancellation of flights.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises you to contact your insurance provider before potential departure.

We also recommend that you consider your personal safety and that you stay updated on developments via local authorities, news media, and your travel agency.

You may find up-to-date information on covid-19 restrictions for your travel destination and transiting countries on the websites of the Danish embassies - in Danish only (um.dk)

The Faroe Islands are a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and therefore the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not provide travel advice for the Faroe Islands. For the same reason, the entry restrictions for Denmark also apply to the Faroe Islands.

There are no longer any requirements for documentation of vaccination or PCR-test before entry into the Faroe Islands. All entry restrictions are lifted.

For further information, please refer to www.korona.fo.

Greenland is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does therefore not provide travel advice for Greenland. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can provide the following information:

There are no longer any requirements for documentation of vaccination or PCR-test before entry into the Faroe Islands. All entry restrictions are lifted.

For further information, please refer to www.corona.nun.gl.

The MFA travel advice is primarily aimed at Danish tourist travellers.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a web-based hotline for companies that have specific questions regarding e.g. entry restrictions, quarantine, test requirements etc. in countries or regions they need to visit.

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Your travel, your responsibility

Wherever you travel, it is your own decision and your own responsibility. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot be held accountable for the information on this webpage.

It is you responsibility to comply with the entry and exit rules and regulations in the countries you travel to. The local authorities in every country determine whether you respect the rules and regulations.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot be held accountable for problems concerning entry and exit that you may encounter, regardless of the information on the webpage.