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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 2021 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

Denmark has countries categorized as Green, Yellow, Orange and Red, all with different rules.

Accurate as of July 10, 2021

Green EU Countries

  • Austria
  • Belgium 
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
    • However, the following region is red: Guyana
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Green nation entry rules:

Unvaccinated passengers will need a 48-hour  test to enter. Fully vaccinated passengers or recently recovered passengers will be exempt from all testing.

YELLOW

Travellers from “yellow” countries do not need to demonstrate a worthy/essential reason for entering Denmark.

(List accurate as of July 10, 2021)

“Yellow” nations:

  • Albania 
  • Armenia
  • Aserbajdsjan
  • Australia
  • Bosnia-​Hercegovina
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • Japan 
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon 
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia 
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia 
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Qatar

Yellow entry rules:

Unvaccinated passengers will need a 48-hour test to enter and may need to test after arrival. Fully vaccinated passengers or recently recovered passengers will be exempt from all testing.

RED List

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Eswatini
  • India
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal 
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Rusland
  • Surinam
  • South Africa
  • Uruguay
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • and certain regions of the UK

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 

Starting January 9 2021, a negative PCR or antigen test is required to enter Denmark, taken no longer than 48 hours of boarding the plane.

For recovered travelers: Denmark will recognize a positive test dated 14-180 days prior to the date of entry. 

For vaccinated travelers: Denmark will accept vaccination cards/certificates issued by EU/EEA member states, as long as 14-days have passed since the final dose. 

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

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

Approved ‘Green’ and ‘Yellow’ travelers arriving in Denmark are NOT required to quarantine. 

‘Orange’ and ‘Red’ travelers must complete a 10-day quarantine. 

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

All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Denmark:

  • Wearing a mask is required on all public transport and in indoor or crowded settings. Children under 12 are exempt from mask wearing
  • Follow all social distancing guidelines
Copenhagen Folketing Parliament Christiansborg Palace
Copenhagen Folketing Parliament Christiansborg Palace

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

Denmark has not announced any mandates on a proof of vaccine record for entry.  

They are making exceptions for approved travelers to skip testing if they can show proof of being fully vaccinated. 

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 48 hours before entry (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


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Eric

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Hello,

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)