Denmark (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 10 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 18.07.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals or residents of Denmark;
– residents of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA;
– spouses, partners, parents, children, fiances, sisters, brothers or grandparents of a person residing in Denmark. They must present proof confirming their relationship;
– boyfriends or girlfriends of a person residing in Denmark. They must present a printed ’Solemn declaration on relationship for use in connection with entry’;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– spouses, partners, children or stepchildren of a person with a diplomatic passport;
– merchant seamen;
– residents of Andorra, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Monaco, San Marino, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vatican City (Holy See) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in their country of residence. The certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks and at most 12 months before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. They must not arrive from Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Iran, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Russian Fed., South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/9xbu483d ;
– more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/rwd9tb .
2. Passengers entering Denmark from a country other than Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Iran, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Russian Fed., South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
The test result must be in Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish. Details can be found at https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark .
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Denmark;
– passengers younger than 16 years;
– passengers traveling to Faroe Islands (FAE) or Greenland;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 12 months before arrival. The test result must be in Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish;
– passengers with an EU Digital COVID Certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks and at most 12 months before departure;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate residing in Albania, Andorra, Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Macao (SAR China), Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State. The certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks and at most 12 months before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/9xbu483d .
3. Passengers entering or transiting through Denmark from Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Iran, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Russian Fed., South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Denmark. The test result must be in Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4uu3pjwh .
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 16 years;
– passengers traveling to Faroe Islands (FAE) or Greenland;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 12 months before arrival. The test result must be in Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish.
4. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 16 years;
– passengers traveling to Greenland;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 12 months before arrival. The test result must be in Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Albania, Andorra, Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinse Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Macao (SAR China), Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State. The certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks and at most 8 months before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. They must not arrive from Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Iran, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Russian Fed., South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/9xbu483d ;
– effective 1 August 2021, passengers traveling to Faroe Islands (FAE).
5. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/9xbu483d .
– This does not apply to residents of Albania, Andorra, Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Macao (SAR China), Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in their country of residence. The certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks and at most 8 months before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. They must not arrive from Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Iran, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Russian Fed., South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/9xbu483d .
6. Passengers traveling to Greenland:
– must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be in English or German. Details can be found at https://visitgreenland.com/corona-faq/ ; and
– must have a Personal Location Form (SUMUT) obtained before departure at https://sumut2020.gl/Instructions/EditInstructions ; and
– could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine. Details can be found at https://visitgreenland.com/corona-faq/ .
7. For more information, please refer to the website https://coronasmitte.dk/en/entry-into-denmark and https://en.coronasmitte.dk/covidtravelrules/ .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

If you are not a Danish national or a resident of Denmark, different rules apply for entering Denmark depending on your country of residence.

The Danish travel restrictions classify all countries and regions around the world into four categories: green, yellow, orange and red. These colour categories determine which rules apply to you on your arrival in Denmark. The rules also depend on whether you are travelling on a negative test, whether you have been vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19, on your country of residence, where you are travelling from and where you have spent the past 10 days. The rules also apply if you are returning to Denmark following a trip abroad.

All countries and regions in the world are categorised into four categories: green, yellow, orange and red. Countries and regions are classified weekly on the basis of the prevailing health situation in each individual country and region. See the list of countries here: https://bit.ly/3wfMETp

The Danish corona passport app is the Danish version of the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate which can be used in different countries. However, you should continue to observe other travel rules in place. https://bit.ly/3hwOJoJ

Entry conditions vary according to whether the country of origin is classified as yellow, orange or red (https://bit.ly/2Uq1KIU)

Danish nationals and foreigners who are resident or hold a valid residence permit in Denmark can always enter, regardless of their purpose.

The requirement to test before entry via sea or land borders applies to foreigners who are not resident in Denmark or not holding a Danish residence permit. The requirement to test before boarding an aircraft is applicable to everyone, including Danish citizens and foreigners residing in Denmark or holding a Danish residence permit.

Travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to departure.

There are currently no specific requirements as to the type of COVID-19 test (rapid antigen and PCR are accepted).

Additionally, all entrants must take a second test (antigen or PCR) no later than 24 hours after entering Denmark.

Children under 13 years old, as well as cargo, aircrew and other transport categories, are exempted from the testing requirement.

Travel from countries classified as “yellow”

Travellers from “yellow” countries do not need to demonstrate a “worthy purpose” and are not subject to the quarantine requirement.

Travel from countries classified as “orange” or “red”

Foreigners resident abroad and travelling from “orange” or “red” countries must demonstrate a “worthy purpose” to enter Denmark.

Worthy purposes are, for example:

-primary caregiver of minors;
-relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark;
-treatment at a healthcare institution;
-participation to the birth of your child;
-attendance of a funeral;
-participation in legal proceedings;
-you are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat, etc.;
-you enter Denmark in connection with the transport of goods.

Travellers from “orange” or “red” countries must also complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine, even in case of a negative test result before entry, upon arrival and after entry.

This applies regardless of whether the test is a rapid test (antigen test) or a PCR test, and regardless of whether you are a Danish or foreign citizen.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 4 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

 

Lockdown Details

National measures currently in place in Denmark are available at coronasmitte.dk (https://bit.ly/3fVXtnv)

Masks are mandatory for people from the age of 12 in the following situations:

-in stores, cultural venues and schools;
-in retail shops, including durable goods shops, grocery shops, shopping centres, department stores, hypermarkets, bazaars and shopping arcades;
-on public transport, in train station areas and at bus stops;
-for people at risk of infection and their relatives and in hospitals and clinics;
-in a professional context, where frequent or prolonged face-to-face contact can not be avoided;
-in establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco for consumption on-site, for example when visiting restaurants, cafés, patisseries, bakeries, fast food restaurants and more -in general where there is indoor seating;
-in premises for cultural, sports and recreational activities, including museums, sports centres, fitness centres, art exhibitions, music venues, libraries, cultural centres, zoos, -cinemas, theatres and club premises;
-during religious celebrations;
-in education establishments;
-during practical driving tests.

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

It is not allowed to host and attend indoor events, activities etc. with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location.

It is not allowed to host and attend outdoor events, activities etc. with more than 50 people gathered simultaneously at the same location.

Citizens are also recommended to gather no more than 10 people in private homes and to limit their social bubbles to no more than 10 people.

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

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.

Shopping centres, shopping arcades and bazaars are allowed to re-open.

As of 6 April 2021, liberal professions are allowed to re-open.

 

Sources

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