Data Last Updated: January 11, 2021
Tourists visiting Denmark are no longer subject to a minimum stay requirement and will no longer have to show documentation of a 6-night booking. However, any visitor showing clear signs of sickness, for example a cough or fever they will not be allowed to cross the border.
Foreign visitors entering Denmark fall into one of the three following categories:
Border regions - persons residing in Scania, Halland, Blekinge, Schleswig-Holstein or Norway can enter Denmark regardless of the purpose of their visit if their region/province meets the criteria for being classified as 'open'. If your region/province is not classified as 'open', you can only enter for essential purpose or present a negative COVID-19 test at entry.
Open countries - countries/provinces classified as 'open' (yellow) can enter Denmark regardless of the purpose. These are categorized as "Open" in our system.
Banned countries/provinces - if countries within the EU, Schengen area, and the UK and provinces in Sweden do not meet the criteria for being open due an overly high number of infected people, the countries/provinces will be considered as banned. These countries are categorized as "Not Allowing Tourists" in our system.
Denmark updates its travel guidelines every week, as it monitors COVID-19 cases in the rest of the world.
Refer to the following links for the latest updates:
From January 9 until January 18, visitors from all countries are temporarily banned from entering Denmark. This is part of the country's efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19, especially the new virus strain. In addition, Danish authorities advised its citizens to avoid traveling to other countries at this moment.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor areas as well as public transport.
Denmark will further tighten certain restrictions put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a number of municipalities following an increase in infection rates.
From Sept. 17 - Oct. 1 protective face coverings will be required at bars and restaurants in Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Tarnby, Dragor, Hvidovre, Brondby, Vallensaek, Ishoj, Rodovre, Glostrup, Albertslund, Hoje-Taastrup, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Ballerup, Herlev, and Lyngby-Taarbaekas. Patrons may remove thier masks when seated. These establishments must close by 2200. All private gatherings must also end at 2200. Gatherings are still limited 50 persons in these areas.
Most nonessential business and facilities in Denmark have reopened, subject to strict hygiene and social-distancing measures. Facemasks are mandatory on public transport nationwide, and public gatherings of more than 200 people remain prohibited until at least Oct. 31 unless otherwise specified.
Airlines & Transport
Copenhagen, the largest airport in Denmark, has resumed flights to and from countless cities in the EU since June.
Major airlines that have many routes into/from Copenhagen include: Norwegian, SAS, EasyJet, RyanAir, and more.
Borers to Spain, Luxembourg, Romania and Bulgaria remain closed.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Last Updated: October 27, 2020
Denmark has reopened its borders for international tourism. But only allowing selected countries in both the European Union nations and a few countries outside of the EU are welcome at this time.
Which Countries Can Travel To Denmark?
The most up to date information about country and regional restrictions is on Denmark's official police website
Denmark announced a list of approved safe countries. Consequently, this was suggested by the EU to all EU members as of June 30th. Therefore Denmark's borders are open to a select number of both third and EU countries:
Special conditions apply to the countries listed below, more information is available on Denmark's official police website
September 14 update: The Czech Republic has been added in Denmark’s list of Coronavirus high-risk countries. This means that travelers from the Czech Republic are prohibited from entering Denmark except for certain essential reasons.
Is There A Mandatory Tests And/Or Quarantine On Arrival?
To clarify, there are no mandatory tests and quarantine upon arrival to Denmark for the countries listed above. 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 enter into Denmark.
September 18 update: Authorities in Denmark will tighten COVID-19 related entry restrictions for travelers from several countries beginning Sept. 19. Travelers from Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, and Portugal will no longer be allowed to enter the country, except for essential purposes, such as work, study, or family reasons.
Other Entry Rules For Denmark
Above all, to enter Denmark, tourists from the approved countries must show documentation of a valid booking for a minimum of 6 nights on entry. On the other hand, excluding those with a permanent residence in the border region.
That is to say, all travelers must bring a booking confirmation/rental agreement from the hotel, campsite, or summerhouse rental agency stating the place of accommodation. Especially the duration of the stay and the names of the persons who have booked the stay. In addition, a 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.
Here are the other entry rules for Denmark:
- Wearing face masks is not required in Denmark but is mandatory at the airport.
- In addition, all travelers should have travel health insurance in place that covers COVID-19
What's Open in Denmark?
- Hotels and other accommodations
- Restaurants and cafes in Denmark are open under health guidelines and restrictions.
- Libraries, popular outdoor sports, professional sport without spectators and safari parks are open under restrictions.
- Museums, theaters, art exhibitions, cinemas, and public aquariums
- Outdoor amusement parks, zoos, and botanical gardens
- Summer activities for children and young people
Please note that the ban on gatherings will be changed to 30-50 people and an announcement will be made concerning wedding celebrations, confirmation celebrations etc.
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Information for Non-Tourists
For travelers coming from restricted countries, arrivals will only be allowed for essential purposes, including for urgent family and business reasons; authorities will require proof of the reason for travel.
Citizens and residents returning to Denmark from travel to a country or region, where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all non-essential travel due to COVID-19, you are strongly advised to stay home for 14 days after returning from your travel.
You are also advised to use a face mask when you arrive in Denmark, for example on your way home from the airport.
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