Denmark (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Denmark residing in a country other than South Africa or United Kingdom;
– residents of Denmark;
– residents of Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) and Sweden (Blekinge, Halland, Scania and West Gothia);
– spouses, partners, parents, children, fiances, sisters, brothers or grandparents of a person residing in Denmark. They must present proof confirming their relationship. They must be residing in a country other than South Africa or United Kingdom;
– boyfriends or girlfriends of a person residing in Denmark. They must present a printed ’Solemn declaration on relationship for use in connection with entry’. They must be residing in a country other than South Africa or United Kingdom;
– passengers returning directly via Denmark to their country of residence. They must be residing in a country other than South Africa or United Kingdom;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– spouses, partners, children or stepchildren of a person with a diplomatic passport. They must be residing in a country other than South Africa or United Kingdom;
– merchant seamen. They must be residing in a country other than South Africa or United Kingdom;
– more exemptions can be found at https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark .
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Denmark must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or Antigen test result. The test must have been taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point or before departure of the last direct flight to Denmark. The certificate must be in Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish. Details can be found at https://um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/coronavirus-covid-19/ .
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 13 years;
– passengers traveling to Greenland;
– passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or antigen test result issued at least 14 days and at most 84 days before arrival.
3. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 13 years;
– passengers traveling to Greenland;
– passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or antigen test result issued at least 14 days and at most 84 days before arrival.
4. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days.
5. Passengers traveling to Greenland must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 5 days before departure. Details can be found at https://visitgreenland.com/corona-faq/ .
6. Passengers traveling to Greenland must have a Personal Location Form (SUMUT) obtained before departure at https://sumut2020.gl/Instructions/EditInstructions .
7. Passengers traveling to Greenland could be subject to medical screening and quarantine. Details can be found at https://visitgreenland.com/corona-faq/ .
8. Flights from Iceland to Greenland are suspended until 28 February 2021.
9. For more information, please refer to the website https://coronasmitte.dk/en/entry-into-denmark .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry from Third Countries is allowed only in case of a worthy purpose, (not for tourism).

As of 9 January 2021 a general ban has been introduced on flights carrying passengers, including Danish nationals, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before departure. Cargo, aircrew and other special flights are not affected by the ban and children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement, but they are urged to be tested. Danish nationals, people resident in Denmark, or people holding a valid residence permit in Denmark can enter, no matter the purpose and are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test during the border control in Denmark. However, they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding the plane abroad.

Worthy purposes have been tightened and can be represented by the following conditions:

-you are the primary caregiver of minors;
-you are related to or in a relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark;
-you need to continue treatment at a healthcare institution;
-you need to participate in the birth of your child;
-you have to attend a funeral;
-you need to participate in legal proceedings (such as criminal
proceedings in Denmark)
-you are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat etc.
-you enter Denmark in connection with the transport of goods.

Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.

As of 7 February 2021, a mandatory 10-day isolation applies to all travellers. The isolation can be ended by the presentation of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than day 4 after entry.

 

Lockdown Details

Due to the high infection numbers in Denmark, a nationwide lockdown is in force and stricter national measures will be applied to the whole country until the end of 28 February 2021.

The recommended minimum distance has been increased from 1 metre to at least 2 metres.

No matter their size and location, all durable goods shops must stay closed to the public. The same applies in case of shopping centres, department stores, shopping arcades and bazaars.

Supermarkets and certain shops and stores are allowed to stay open.

However, grocery shops/supermarkets, pharmacies and specialist shops selling medical equipment can stay open, also if they are located in a shopping centre.

Shops and stores allowed to stay open must observe specific restrictions.

Shops are still allowed to hand out goods that have been pre-ordered and paid for online.

Catering establishments must remain closed, but takeaway can be still in function.

 

Sources

https://www.visitdenmark.com/denmark/travel-essentials/safe-travel-denmark
Data Source: covidcontrols.co