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This article was last updated Feb 2021 and will not be updated any further. —–> Please visit “Denmark: Covid-19 Entry Requirements For Travel in 2021” which will be updated frequently.

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Denmark has reopened its borders for international tourism, allowing in both EU nations and a few select countries outside of the EU to now visit.

2021 update: Since publishing this article in summer of 2020, Denmark is currently restricting entry further and only asking for essential visitors at this time.

Below we have compiled a guide with everything you need to know about travelling to Denmark during these uncertain times, plus which countries can visit, entry requirements, and any other rules you need to know about.

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Which countries can travel to Denmark?

  • EU nations
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Third-Party Countries Allowed into Denmark

The list of third-party countries that can visit Denmark is currently suspended. 

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Is entry into Denmark based on physical location for the last 14-days, residency or nationality?

Entry into Denmark is based on residency.

Does Denmark have mandatory tests on arrival or quarantines?

No. For the approved countries listed above, at this time, there is no mandatory testing or quarantines upon arrival into Denmark

However, If a tourist wishing to enter shows clear signs of sickness, for example a cough, fever, or similar, they will not be allowed to cross the border.

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Other entry rules for Denmark:

Proof of 6 day accommodation

Tourists from the above listed countries can enter Denmark only if they have booked a holiday stay for at least six days.

A holiday stay could be at a hotel, inn, bed and breakfast, AirBnB, holiday rental, private house, campsite, marina slip, etc.

Tourists must bring a booking confirmation/rental agreement from hotel, campsite or summerhouse rental agency stating the place of accommodation, the duration of the stay and the names of the persons who have booked the stay.

Proof of a stay in a private home must contain information about the location of the home and contact details of the persons entering Denmark and the person(s) letting or lending the home.

Wearing of masks in airport

While it’s not mandatory to wear masks in Denmark, it is mandatory to wear them at the airport for both arrival and departure.

Having Travel Insurance

All tourists visiting Denmark should have a travel health insurance policy in place that also covers covid-19

Have Flights Resumed to Denmark?

Copenhagen is the largest airport in Denmark. Flights to and from countless cities in the EU have already resumed.

Major airlines that have many routes into/from Copenhagen include: Norwegian, SAS, EasyJet, RyanAir, and more.

Flights from the 6 approved third-party countries are starting to resume:
Toronto to Copenhagen starts October 27 on Air Canada
Bangkok to Copenhagen starts August 1 on Thai Airways
Tokyo to Copenhagen starts August 17 on SAS

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Are Travelers From the USA Allowed To Enter Denmark?

No, not at this time.

Are Couples Separated by the Travel Ban Able to Reunite in Denmark?

Yes. Denmark has led the way for allowing un-married partners to reunite in the EU. They were the first country to make exceptions specifically for fiancés, girlfriends, boyfriends, and ‘sweethearts’ starting in June.

Example: An American with a Danish girlfriend can now reunite in Denmark, despite the current travel ban.

We have all the details like how to apply, what proof is needed, and everything else you need to know on our #LoveIsNotTourism page

Read More: See a list of every country now reopen for tourism, which countries currently accepting American and British tourists, plus which EU nations are now allowing Canadians

Disclaimer: Denmark’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

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Originally Published: July 6, 2020


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Annette Brennan

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Hello I am a dual USA/ Italian citizen and have a daughter and son in law who are residents in Denmark. I have 4 grandchildren there also. I would like to travel to Denmark for the month of July. Will that be allowed. I will be traveling from USA

Irene Christiansen

Sunday 14th of March 2021

I was married in Denmark. I am an American with Danish parents. My husband is Danish & we have a confirmation of my husband's grandaughter in June. We have had covid shots. Are we able to travel to Denmark?

Oluwakemi Alao

Monday 14th of December 2020

Hello I am a Nigerian staying in South Africa. I want to travel to Denmark for holiday. Will I be allowed in January 2021

Kashlee Kucheran

Monday 14th of December 2020

With the rules they have in place now, no - that will not be possible

Jan Robinson

Monday 9th of November 2020

Hello - I have a son working in Denmark and I'd like to visit him before or after Christmas. I live in Canada. As of this time, would I be allowed to book my visit for a 1 week stay?

Kashlee Kucheran

Monday 9th of November 2020

Denmark is very closed off at the moment and is not accepting tourists from Canada. I am not sure at this time if they will make an exception for the family of someone who is not a citizen, but they might. You would have to get permission/advice from the consulate

Jay Mark

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

Hi, im from Philippines. I applied as an AU pair in Denmark. If my application approved, is there a chance i can enter to Denmark this year?

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

Hello- I really do not have any information on what might happen after a work visa is approved at this time. It would be best to ask local authorities