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Denmark Reopens to Vaccinated American Tourists

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One by one, the countries of Europe are opening their doors to vaccinated travelers ahead of what looks like a long-overdue summer of travel. With countries like Greece and France opening their doors to vaccinated travelers, the domino effect is well and truly underway, following the news that Denmark is now set to join them.

Announced just yesterday and set to come into effect from the 5th of June, here’s everything you need to know about the news coming out of Denmark, and a reminder of other changes that are affecting the continent.

Denmark To Allow Vaccinated British and American Travelers To Enter

Denmark’s Update – What Travelers Should Know

Among the first European nations to impose a nationwide lockdown on March 13th, 2020, Denmark has managed the pandemic well, handling it with caution before embarking on a slow and steady easing of restrictions since April of the year. Peaking with a daily case record of 4,508, Denmark now finds itself with rolling 7-day averages safely below the 1,000 mark.

copenhagen cityscape

As a result of the improvement of the situation, the country has decided to begin allowing vaccinated tourists to enter the country once more. It was revealed on June 4th that Denmark will reopen to vaccinated travelers from both Britain and the U.S., with the policy starting immediately on June 5, 2021, with no tests and no quarantines.

bridge canal denmark

The new policy is only applicable to travelers who have been fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine, and it has to have been at least 14-days since the final course of the vaccine. At present, the EMA has only approved four types of vaccines:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer)
  • Moderna
  • Vaxzevria (previously COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

There are currently some other vaccines under rolling review. These are:

  • CVnCoV
  • NVX-CoV2373
  • Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell) Inactivated
bicycle denmark canal river

Fully vaccinated travelers entering Denmark will now be exempt from any tests upon arrival, nor will they have to go through and periods of isolation or quarantine. They are permitted to enter for vacation, with no more restrictions placed on entering for essential or worthy purposes. However, unvaccinated children who are traveling with their parents are still permitted to enter but will be subjected to tests. The same rules also apply to pregnant and breastfeeding women. A 48-hour PCR or antigen test will be required.

nyhavn denmark copenhagen houses

EU Travel Changes Travelers Should Know

This is not the first time that Denmark has been on the forefront of the fight for the resumption of travel. Back in February, the country was among the first in Europe to announce its own plans for a vaccine passport, alongside neighbors Sweden. Now, months later, the EU has its own form of vaccine passport that has already begun its European rollout.

Denmark And Sweden Announce Plans For Vaccine Passports

Despite being penciled in for a July 1st launch date, seven EU member states have already begun distributing the EU’s Digital Covid-19 Certificate (EUDCC) as Europe looks to get back to normal as quick as possible. More member states are expected to start using the travel certificates in the coming days and week.

Traveling in the EU isn’t only for Europeans this summer either. Two weeks ago, the EU announced its intention to allow travelers from “third countries” to be able to visit the continent this summer. A realignment of the framework that determines whether a country is safe – moving the goalposts from having fewer than 25 cases per 100,000 to lower than 75 cases per 100,000 people – would mean that more countries could make the EU’s “white list” in the near future.

American tourists are now welcome in 7 EU nations, with 3 more potentially added to the list over the next few days.

Read More:

Covid-19 Travel Insurance – Everything You Need To Know

Countries Open For Vaccinated Travelers: The Complete List

Tourists Fume Over Changes Made To UK’s Green List

France Opens For Vaccinated Travelers Worldwide, Including Americans, June 9th

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Bo Poulsen

Saturday 5th of June 2021

Still not finding anywhere that Americans can sign up online for the Danish Coronapassport.... 🤷‍♂️


Saturday 5th of June 2021

So this info of allowing American tourists in is not in the Danish government website and I have only seen one other website saying the same thing while several other sites have said this info is not true. Just trying to confirm!

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 6th of June 2021

yes, it's on the VisitDenmark official government site


Saturday 5th of June 2021

So just to clarify, a 48-hour PCR or Antigen is still required to board a plane to Denmark even if we are vaccinated US citizens, right?

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 6th of June 2021

No, there are no restrictions anymore. The Denmark gov site states "Fully vaccinated meaning that they’ve had an EMA approved vaccine and that it has been at least 14 days since the final dose. There are no longer any restrictions in terms of ‘worthy purpose’, testing and isolation for these travelers."


Saturday 5th of June 2021

I wonder how this applies to Faroe Islands?


Saturday 5th of June 2021

What about those millions vaccinated with Sinovac around the world

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 5th of June 2021

Denmark is not allowing Sinovac at this time, but some other nations are. Like Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, etc