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🦠 Denmark COVID-19 travel requirements

Last updated: 4 October 2021, 10:58 (GMT +4)

Travel to Denmark

Travel eligibility

Danish travel restrictions classify all countries and regions around the world into four categories: green, yellow, orange and red. These categories determine which rules apply to you on your arrival in Denmark. Please refer to the official site for more information on the country categories green, yellow, orange and red.

The rules also depend on whether you are travelling with a negative test report, whether you have been vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19, your country of residence, where you are travelling from and where you have spent the past 10 days.

Additionally, please refer to the website of the Danish Police for information on travel in and out of Denmark and the entry requirements before you travel.

COVID-19 travel restrictions

For passengers travelling with a negative test report

Travel restrictions for people travelling with a negative test report depend on your country of residence and where you are travelling from. There is no requirement to present a compelling reason for travel to Denmark or isolate on arrival for tourists arriving from green and yellow countries in the EU and Schengen Area, as well as those arriving from yellow third countries.

All other foreign nationals must have a compelling reason for travel to Denmark. Currently the UAE is categorised as an orange country. This category of passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry to Denmark. Either a COVID-19PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival or an antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival will be accepted.

  • The pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required for residents of the EU and Schengen Area travelling from green, yellow and orange countries/regions.
  • All other passengers are required to take either a PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival or an antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival which has to be presented on arrival in Denmark.
  • All passengers irrespective of nationality arriving from a red country/region must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result for a test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, which must be presented before boarding the aircraft.
  • All arriving passengers, except those travelling from a green country/region, are required to undergo COVID-19 antigen testing on arrival in Denmark.
  • All passengers except those arriving from a green or yellow country/region must isolate on arrival in Denmark.
  • Foreign nationals under this category, except those travelling from a green or yellow country/region must have a compelling reason for travel to Denmark.

For fully vaccinated passengers

Travel restrictions apply for passengers who have been fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine and who are Danish citizens or are from an EU or Schengen country, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, the Vatican City, an OECD member state or a yellow third country.

Proof of completed vaccination must be presented at the time of check in. Only the following vaccines will be accepted: BioNTech Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Oxford AstraZeneca

Testing before departure is not required except for passengers who are residents of or travelling from a red country/region. Passengers in this category must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival to be accepted for travel.

All arriving vaccinated passengers are exempted for the COVID-19 antigen test on arrival in Denmark, except those travelling from a red country/region and foreign nationals of non-OECD countries arriving from an orange country/region (including UAE).

All arriving vaccinated passengers are exempted from isolation on arrival in Denmark, except those travelling from a red country/region and foreign nationals of non-OECD countries arriving from an orange country/region (including UAE).

Vaccinated foreign nationals of non-OECD countries arriving from orange and red countries/regions (including UAE) must have a compelling reason for travel to Denmark.

For passengers who have previously been infected with COVID-19

Passengers who were previously infected with COVID-19 and are unable to present a negative test result must present a positive COVID 19 test result from a PCR test performed between 14 days and up to a maximum of 12 months prior to the flight.

These passengers are no longer perceived to be contagious. Note that effective 10 May, only results of a COVID-19 PCR test will be accepted for passengers who have previously been infected with COVID-19.

Foreign nationals arriving from orange and red countries/regions must have a compelling reason for travel to Denmark.

  • Testing before departure is not required.
  • COVID-19 antigen testing on arrival in Denmark is not required.
  • Isolation on arrival in Denmark is not required except for passengers arriving from a red country/region.

General exemptions to COVID-19 testing requirements

Danish nationals can enter Denmark regardless of the intended purpose of their entry and without presenting a negative COVID-19 test. This applies regardless of their countries of habitual residence or the countries from which they arrive.  

Foreign nationals who are habitually resident in or have a valid residence permit for Denmark can also enter Denmark regardless of the intended purpose of their entry and without presenting a negative COVID-19 test.

Pre departure COVID-19 test:

  • Children aged 15 years or younger
  • Air crew members
  • Persons who enter Denmark in connection with transportation of freight
  • International ship crew members who are signing on or off in Danish ports
  • International workers entering Denmark to sign on or off at offshore installations

Rapid test exemptions on arrival:

  • Children aged 15 years or younger
  • Air crew members
  • Transfer from Non Schengen country to Non Schengen country

More information on testing requirements can be found on the official website.

Quarantine

Effective 26 June 2021, passengers arriving in Denmark from red listed countries are required to complete a 10 day quarantine. This also applies to passengers arriving from orange countries who have not been vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19.

The quarantine can be lifted with a negative result for a COVID 19 PCR test taken no earlier than on the fourth day of quarantine.

Transiting through Copenhagen Airport

COVID-19 testing requirements

Travellers are allowed to transit through Denmark to a destination outside the country, including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, without being tested upon arrival in Denmark. Passengers from from countries categorised as red are not allowed to transit Denmark.

Travellers must have an onward ticket for travel within 24 hours and not leave the transit area.

Passengers in transit to Sweden, for example, by train or car, must have proof of onward transportation (e.g. train ticket, parking ticket at Copenhagen Airport, etc.), and follow the rules according to categorised countries and rules for entry.

For more detailed information, please refer to the official website.

More information about compelling reasons for entry into Denmark

Non resident passengers may be allowed entry to Denmark for valid reasons.

Other information

For further travel advice, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.