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.
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.
Which countries can travel to Denmark?
Below you will find 2 lists. One with the EU countries that can visit Denmark, and one of third-party countries outside the EU.
Denmark did not originally reopen its borders as fast as some other EU nations. While many had already started to reopen in late May/early June, Denmark kept mostly shut until June 27, 2020.
On June 27th, Denmark reopened to most EU countries, with the exception of Portugal and Sweden.
August 4 update: Portugal has now been added to Denmarks permitted list.
EU/Schengen nations that can currently visit Denmark:
accurate as of August 4
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
Third-Party Countries Allowed into Denmark
A list of ‘approved safe’ countries was suggested by the EU to all EU members on June 30, 2020. The suggestion outlined that each EU member should consider allowing residents of those nations permission to enter for tourism starting on July 1.
Denmark first responded to the suggestion by allowing 6 of the 15 countries permission to enter, but only under the assumption of immediate reciprocity. For countries like Canada and Australia who currently have borders closed, that would have resulted in Canadians and Australians further being denied entry.
However, on July 4 Denmark retracted their original response and have now said that the 6 nations can enter Denmark without the reciprocity clause. Those nations are:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
The list of third-party countries is not final and can change. It is to be regularly updated, at least every two weeks.
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.
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.
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
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
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.