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Denmark: COVID-19 Entry Requirements Travelers Need To Know

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Over 12 million tourists flocked to Denmark annually before the pandemic. Known for its stunning architecture and beautiful palaces, the country has slowly opened its borders and started to rebuild its tourism sector. 

Here are the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for Denmark in 2022 and everything you need to know before booking your trip. 

Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark

Countries Permitted To Visit Denmark

Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers from all nations may enter Denmark without testing or isolation. 

Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers from risk countries and EU/Schengen nations need to take a PCR test within 24 hours after arrival.

COVID-19 Risk Countries, Regions, and Areas

  • Bahrain
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Kuwait
  • Macau
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay

COVID-19 High Risk Countries, Regions, and Areas

All other nations that were not mentioned are considered high-risk countries.

Unvaccinated visitors from these areas must take a test within 24 hours and self-isolate immediately after entry. The quarantine period could be ended earlier, with a negative PCR-test taken at least six days after arrival.

Entry rules are strict for red countries and change often, please see the rules at the Denmark government site

Borsen Building (The Old Stock Exchange) & Christiansborg Palace at sunrise, Copenhagen, Denmark
Borsen Building (The Old Stock Exchange) & Christiansborg Palace at sunrise, Copenhagen, Denmark

Faroe Islands and Greenland

The Faroe Islands and Greenland have enacted additional entry requirements that travelers need to know. 

See Greenland Entry Requirements

See Faroe Islands Entry Requirements

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements 

As of February 1, 2022, only unvaccinated travelers are required to take a COVID test.

Vaccinated or recovered travelers from all nations are exempt from testing, with the exception of those coming from nations with variants of concern. There are currently no countries under this category.

For recovered travelers: Denmark will recognize a positive test dated 11-180 days prior to the date of entry. 

For vaccinated travelers: Denmark will accept valid vaccination cards/certificates, as long as at least 14 days and no more than 280 days have passed since the final dose. 

Frederiksborg Castle and Gardens, Hillerød Denmark
Frederiksborg Castle and Gardens, Hillerød Denmark

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

Visitors from countries with COVID-19 variants of concern and unvaccinated visitors from high-risk areas must undergo a 10-day quarantine period, with the possibility of early release after day 6.

Marble Bridge on the Frederiksholms canal
Marble Bridge on the Frederiksholms canal, Copenhagen, Denmark

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

All incoming travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Denmark.

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Denmark

As of February 1, 2022, ALL internal restrictions have been lifted.

This means that mask-wearing, presentation of health passes for entry into venues, curfews, and social distancing are no longer required.

Copenhagen Folketing Parliament Christiansborg Palace
Copenhagen Folketing Parliament Christiansborg Palace

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

Travelers entering the EU and Schengen without valid proof of vaccination must have a negative 48-hour antigen test or 72-hour PCR test. 

Accepted vaccines include:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca
  • Janssen
  • Novavax
  • Covishield
  • Covaxin
  • Sinovac
  • Sinopharm

Visa Entry Requirements For Denmark During COVID-19

All travelers arriving in Denmark will need to follow regular visa requirements.

Refer to this government page to find out if you need a visa before traveling to Denmark.

Travelers that require a visa must apply at the Danish embassy/consulate in their home country.  

Face masks are required on all public transport in Denmark

Denmark Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Check if your country is on the approved list for entering Denmark
  2. Check if you need a visa to enter Denmark
  3. Take a covid test upon arrival (not if recovered or vaccinated)
  4. Follow all COVID-19 health protocols while in Denmark

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Sources: Danish Police

Disclaimer: Current Denmark travel rules can change without notice 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.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories


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Originally Published September 5, 2020 with updates


Saturday 26th of September 2020


Is this information still accurate as of September 26? Any opinions on Denmark shutting down again due to the resurgence of COVID?

Thanks !

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 27th of September 2020

Hi Eric, At the very top of each article we have the 'last updated date' so people can see when the info was refreshed. This article was last updated 3 weeks ago. We will be updating it again within the next 24 hours, as some things have changed

Rana sultan

Saturday 5th of September 2020

Which countries allow international travelers based on nationality but not residency?

Thank you

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 5th of September 2020

Hello We have never seen any done by 'passport'. All are either: 1. Residency 2. Residency + Location (past 14 days) 3. Location (past 14 days)