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.
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
- Czech Republic
- However, the following region is red: Guyana
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.
Travellers from “yellow” countries do not need to demonstrate a worthy/essential reason for entering Denmark.
(List accurate as of July 10, 2021)
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia
- South Korea
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.
- Costa Rica
- South Africa
- 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
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.
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.
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
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.
Denmark Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Check if your country is on the approved list for entering Denmark
- Check if you need a visa to enter Denmark
- Take a covid test 48 hours before entry (not if recovered or vaccinated)
- Follow all COVID-19 health protocols while in Denmark
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