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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Denmark

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This article was published on March 14, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Denmark?

You can enter Denmark. Nevertheless, please note that a number of COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

Colorful building facades with boats and yachts in the Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark — ShutterstockCopenhagen’s Old Town — Shutterstock

Can I enter Denmark if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Denmark if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if at least 14 days after completing your vaccination course.

As of January 2022, the following vaccine drugs are approved in Denmark:

  • Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) 
  • Moderna 
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • Novavax (Nuvaxovid) 
  • Covishield
  • Covaxin
  • Sinovac
  • Sinopharm

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

If you are fully vaccinated, present documents to enter Denmark:

  • The EU Digital COVID Certificate (for travelers from the EU)
  • Another certificate confirming vaccination (for travelers outside from the EU)

Besides the EU Digital COVID Certificate, the Danish Government also recognizes vaccination certificates from the following countries.

OECD countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • The Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • The United Kingdom
  • The United States

Other countries where the certificate can be documented with an EU-approved certificate

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Cape Verde
  • El Salvador
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • The United Kingdom
  • Uruguay

Can I enter Denmark if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Denmark if you are unvaccinated.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, you have to present one of the following documents:

  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 that is less than 180 days old
  • A negative COVID-19 test result

The type and validity period of the COVID-19 test depends on the country of your departure:

  • Travelers from the EU/Schengen area — no test needed upon arrival in Denmark 
  • Travelers from outside EU/Schengen area — a test taken within 24 hours after arriving in Denmark

Can I leave Denmark?

There are no tight COVID-19 restrictions for leaving Denmark. Please ensure that you have checked the requirements of your destination country concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers. Certain countries demand them anyway.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

In addition, unvaccinated Danish residents without recovery from COVID-19 have to get tested before or within 24 hours after returning to Denmark.

COVID-19 situation in Denmark currently

As of February 2022, international travel to Denmark is safe. However, please be aware that several local COVID-19 regulations are still in place.

Woman checking smartphone app with certificate of immunization in restaurant. Status is valid — ShutterstockBe aware of the rules that the Danish government has put in place — Shutterstock

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Denmark right now?

Your visit to Denmark will be safe if you follow the local regulations:

  • Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs close at 23:00
  • Wearing masks indoors is mandatory
  • Private cultural venues have the right to set up their own requirements about masks, the number of visitors, and vaccination certificates

Is Copenhagen open for travel?

Presently, Copenhagen is open for travelers. Please, follow the main nationwide COVID-19 regulations to see all sights safely.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Denmark?

Travelers from “COVID-19 variants of concern” countries must undergo self-isolation (although there are no countries on the list as of February 2022). This requirement applies to all visitors, regardless of their vaccination and recovery status. They have to:

  • Get tested within 24 hours upon entry in Denmark and self-isolate for ten days
  • Take a PCR test no earlier than day six
  • Complete the self-isolation even if your test is negative

How do I get a health pass to travel to Denmark?

If you are traveling from the EU and Schengen Area, it would be of great benefit to install the EU Digital COVID Certificate. In addition, Denmark accepts COVID-19 passes from certain third countries. Please scroll up to the “Travel documents if I am vaccinated” section to see the list of these countries.  Travelers of all other third countries should carry their paper documents.

What are the most popular flights to Denmark?

The most popular flights to Denmark are:

What are the biggest international airports in Denmark?

These are the top four biggest international airports in Denmark:

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