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titleSource: European Union/Re-open EU

10.09.2021

What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


If you are not a Danish national or a resident of Denmark, different rules apply for entering Denmark depending on your country of residence.

The Danish travel restrictions classify all countries and regions around the world into four categories: green, yellow, orange and red. These colour categories determine which rules apply to you on your arrival in Denmark. The rules also depend on whether you are travelling on a negative test, whether you have been vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19, on your country of residence, where you are travelling from and where you have spent the past 10 days. The rules also apply if you are returning to Denmark following a trip abroad.

Countries and regions are classified weekly on the basis of the prevailing health situation in each individual country and region. See the list of countries here:

Categorization of countries

The Danish government has developed an interactive tool for determining which rules apply in different scenarios. The tool is available here: en.coronasmitte.dk/covidtravelrules . The information is also available in German (https://en.coronasmitte.dk/covidtravelrules/de).

All persons resident in EU or Schengen countries can enter Denmark regardless of their purpose. Persons travelling from EU or Schengen countries are also exempt from the requirement to isolate after entry into Denmark as all EU and Schengen countries are categorized as either green or yellow.

The Danish corona passport app is the Danish version of the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate which can be used in different countries. However, you should continue to observe other travel rules in place.

Rules for entering Denmark


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


If you are resident in an EU or Schengen country you can enter Denmark if you are fully vaccinated, newly tested or recovered from COVID-19 (or previously infected). You can document this through your EU Digital COVID certificate or by other means of documentation.

You can use vaccination as documentation after your first vaccine dose and at least 14 days have passed; furthermore, no more than 42 days must pass before the second dose. When fully vaccinated, your vaccination is valid for 12 months. You are considered to be fully vaccinated once you have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

A negative test can be also used as valid documentation, performed within the last 48 hours (rapid antigen test )or 72 hours (PCR test).

A positive PCR-test performed at least 2 weeks and at most 12 months before the time of entry into Denmark can be also used as documentation and as proof of recovery from previous infection. 

A schematic overview of the travel restrictions in place (whether tests are required before or after entry in Denmark, whether isolation is required) when entering Denmark either with a negative COVID-19 test, as a fully vaccinated person or as a person who has previously been infected with COVID-19, are listed on https://en.coronasmitte.dk.

In those cases where a test is required upon arrival, a test can be taken at the airport if travelling by plane or no later than 24 hours after entering Denmark if entering by crossing a land - or sea border. Tests are free and widely available in Denmark.


Further information


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements


Denmark adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Denmark are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

The same rules apply for holders of an EU Digital COVID certificate and holders of another form of documentation. If you do not comply with these requirements, you will be denied entry.

The latest information on travel restrictions currently in place in Denmark is available at Travel rules (en.coronasmitte.dk)

Children under 16 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Entry conditions vary according to whether the country of origin is classified as green, yellow, orange or red. These colour categories determine which rules apply to you on your arrival in Denmark. 

Countries and regions are classified weekly on the basis of the prevailing health situation in each individual country and region. See the list of countries here: Categorization of countries

Danish nationals and foreigners who are residents or hold a valid residence permit in Denmark can always enter Denmark, regardless of their purpose. More information is available on https://en.coronasmitte.dk

The Danish government has developed an interactive tool for determining which rules apply in different scenarios. The tool is available here: Travelling to Denmark as a tourist (https://en.coronasmitte.dk/covidtravelrules). The information is also available in German (https://en.coronasmitte.dk/covidtravelrules/de).

The Danish corona passport app is the Danish version of the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate which can be used as documentation for test, vaccination, or restitution status in different countries. However, you should continue to observe other travel rules in place: Rules for entering Denmark

If you are not a Danish national or a resident of Denmark, which rules apply to you, depends among other things on the colour category of the country you are travelling from, the category of your country of residence, and whether you are vaccinated, previously infected or travelling on a negative test. 


Travel from countries classified as yellow

All entrants must take a second test (antigen or PCR) upon arrival. The test can be taken at the airport if travelling by plane or no later than 24 hours after entering Denmark if entering by crossing a land or sea border.

Persons previously infected with COVID-19 are exempt from the testing requirements if they can present a positive PCR test performed at least 2 weeks and at most 12 months before the time of entry.

Fully vaccinated persons who have permanent residency in an EU or Schengen country, or in Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, the Vatican City, an OECD member state (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) or in a yellow third country, are also exempt from the testing requirements. These travellers are required to hold an EU Digital COVID certificate or to document vaccination by other valid means.

You are considered to be fully vaccinated once you have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and at least 2 weeks and no more than 12 months have elapsed since you completed your course of vaccination. 

Children under 16 years old, as well as cargo personnel, aircrew and other transport categories, are exempt from the testing requirement.


Travel from countries classified as "orange" or "red"

Foreigners resident abroad and travelling from "orange" or "red" countries must demonstrate a "worthy purpose" to enter Denmark. If not fully vaccinated, they must also present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before entry.

Worthy purposes are, for example:

  • primary caregiver of minors;
  • relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark;
  • treatment at a healthcare institution;
  • participation to the birth of your child;
  • attendance of a funeral;
  • participation in legal proceedings;
  • you are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat, etc.;
  • you enter Denmark in connection with the transport of goods.

The complete list of worthy purposes is available here: Foreigners habitually resident abroad (https://en.coronasmitte.dk)


Find out more:

Travel rules (en.coronasmitte.dk)

May I transit this country?


Please note that several different requirements apply when entering Denmark. These requirements apply separately and it is therefore important that you inform yourself about all of them on these pages .

Which rules apply to you, depends among other things on the colour category of the country you are travelling from, the category of your country of residence, and whether you are vaccinated, previously infected or travelling on a negative test. 

Read more about the rules here

Read about the specific transit rules here

Find the colour category of your country of departure and residence 


Partially


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Denmark, the following rules apply:

You can travel through Denmark (transit) if you have a worthy purpose outside Denmark or you are going on holiday outside Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland or as part of your homebound journey. This applies regardless of your habitual residence and your means of transport into and out of Denmark.

If you want to transit through Denmark, you must present a negative PRC-test taken no more than 72 hours before the time of entry, or an antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before entry.

The test must be presented in connection with the last flight that has a destination in Denmark. The airline flying the last flight must make sure that the test was taken within 48 hours of boarding the first leg/part of the journey. This documentation may be in the form of a boarding pass or other proof showing the time of start of the continuous journey. As an alternative, the passenger can take a test during the continuous journey, but prior to the flight with destination in Denmark.

From 1 May, fully vaccinated persons who are permanent residents of "yellow" EU and Schengen countries, and who can document that they have completed a course of vaccination in an EU/Schengen country, are exempt from the testing and isolation requirements on entering Denmark. Full details on conditions and requirements are available at coronasmitte.dk.

The requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test does not apply to foreigners habitually resident abroad who fall within one or several of the groups below:

  • Foreigners who enter in connection with the transportation of freight;
  • Foreigners who enter Denmark as air crew members (whether on or off duty) after having performed their job or having undertaken such function abroad and are in transit;
  • Foreigners who are crew members on trains, buses, ships, taxis or any other commercial passenger transportation vehicle operating under permission of the Danish Taxi Act (taxiloven) and are in transit;
  • Foreigners who enter Denmark in emergency vehicles on duty;
  • Foreigners who can present a positive COVID-19 test taken at least two weeks but no more than 12 weeks before entry (as the person is no longer assumed to be contagious).

If you transit through Denmark, but you do not enter Denmark, for example, if you are in airport transit and you do not leave the transit area, you are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival to Denmark. However, you are not exempted from the test requirement for people arriving to Denmark by plane.


Find out more: 

Foreigners in transit

General measures


National measures currently in place in Denmark are available at en.coronasmitte.dk


Use of facemasks


In Denmark, a facemask or shield is required at the airport. A face mask or shield is not required when using public transportation or in shops. You are advised to wear a face mask or shield at test centres or when you visit the hospital.

However, some groups are exempt from this requirement, including: children up to the age of 12, people with a decreased level of consciousness, or people with physical or mental impairments that make it impossible for them to remove the face mask or shield themselves.

Face masks may be removed if the wearer experiences a severe discomfort, such as difficulty breathing.


Physical Distancing


It is recommended to keep a safety distance whenever possible.


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


The previous limit as to how many people are allowed to gather at events, including sporting events, has been lifted.


Find out more: 

Cultural life under Covid-19 (in Danish)


Safety measures for public transportation


A face mask or shield is not required when using public transportation in Denmark.

You need to book a seat if you travel by intercity trains across regions. Seat tickets are free of charge and can be booked at train stations or online.


Places of worship


Open


Limits on the number of people allowed to gather have been lifted.

Find out more: 

Places of worship (in Danish)


Quarantine


To self-isolate means:

  • to stay at home and not have contact with anyone else other than the people you live with;
  • to avoid close physical contact with other members of your household;
  • to pay particular attention to hygiene and cleaning.

If you are unable to self-isolate at home, for example if your home is very small or if you live with someone who is at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, your local municipality might offer you an out-of-home stay at a suitable facility. Call your municipality to learn more about your options.

Further information

What to do if you test positive for novel coronavirus

What to do if you are a close contact of a person who has tested positive for novel coronavirus

What to do if you are infected with novel coronavirus and have been offered voluntary out-of-home quarantine

Find a COVID-19 test center


Non-essential (other than medicine and food) shops


Open


All stores and shopping centres are open. Please keep a safe distance when shopping.

You may be required to wear a mask or present a corona passport.


Tourist accommodations


Open


Catering establishments


Open


Restaurants, cafés and bars are open with no specific restrictions in place.

You may be required to wear a mask or present a corona passport.


Find out more:

General rules in Denmark

Help for your business (in Danish)


Cinemas, museums and indoor attractions


Open


Museums, amusement parks, theatres, cinemas, concert venues, zoos, stadiums and other sports venues are open with no specific restrictions In place.

You may be required to wear a mask or present a corona passport.


Personal care services


Open


Outdoors areas and beaches


Open

Information on Tourism at National level


National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


Visit Denmark


Useful Info for tourists


Info Coronavirus

Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements for your destination at: The Schengen visa


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21.07.2021

What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


If you are not a Danish national or a resident of Denmark, different rules apply for entering Denmark depending on your country of residence.

The Danish travel restrictions classify all countries and regions around the world into four categories: green, yellow, orange and red. These colour categories determine which rules apply to you on your arrival in Denmark. The rules also depend on whether you are travelling on a negative test, whether you have been vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19, on your country of residence, where you are travelling from and where you have spent the past 10 days. The rules also apply if you are returning to Denmark following a trip abroad.

Countries and regions are classified weekly on the basis of the prevailing health situation in each individual country and region.  See the list of countries here:

Categorization of countries

The Danish government has developed an interactive tool for determining which rules apply in different scenarios. The tool is available here: Travelling to Denmark as a tourist (coronasmitte.dk). The information is also available in German (https://en.coronasmitte.dk/covidtravelrules/de).

All persons resident in EU or Schengen countries can enter Denmark regardless of their purpose. Persons travelling from EU or Schengen countries are also exempt from the requirement to isolate after entry into Denmark as all EU and Schengen countries are categorized as either green or yellow.

The Danish corona passport app is the Danish version of the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate which can be used in different countries. However, you should continue to observe other travel rules in place.

Rules for entering Denmark


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


If you are resident in an EU or Schengen country you can enter Denmark if you are fully vaccinated, newly tested or recovered from COVID-19 (or previously infected). You can document this through your EU Digital COVID certificate or by other means of documentation.

You are considered to be fully vaccinated once you have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and at least 2 weeks and no more than 12 months have elapsed since you completed your course of vaccination. 

You are covered by the exemptions for persons previously infected with COVID-19 if you can present a positive PCR-test performed at least 2 weeks and at most 12 months before the time of entry into Denmark.

If you are not fully vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19, a pre-departure negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to arrival) or a negative rapid antigen test (taken within 48 hours prior to arrival) are required. For travellers coming from a yellow country or region, a second test upon arrival is also required. The test can be taken at the airport if travelling by plane or no later than 24 hours after entering Denmark if entering by crossing a land- or sea border. Tests are free and widely available in Denmark.

Further information


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements


Denmark adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Denmark are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

The same rules apply for holders of an EU Digital COVID certificate and holders of another form of documentation. If you do not comply with these requirements, you will be denied entry.

The latest information on travel restrictions currently in place in Denmark is available at Travel rules (en.coronasmitte.dk)

Children under 16 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.


Find out more:
Travel rules (en.coronasmitte.dk)

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Entry conditions vary according to whether the country of origin is classified as green, yellow, orange or red. These colour categories determine which rules apply to you on your arrival in Denmark. 

Countries and regions are classified weekly on the basis of the prevailing health situation in each individual country and region. See the list of countries here: Categorization of countries

Danish nationals and foreigners who are residents or hold a valid residence permit in Denmark can always enter Denmark, regardless of their purpose.

The Danish government has developed an interactive tool for determining which rules apply in different scenarios. The tool is available here: Travelling to Denmark as a tourist (coronasmitte.dk). The information is also available in German (https://en.coronasmitte.dk/covidtravelrules/de).

The Danish corona passport app is the Danish version of the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate which can be used as documentation for test, vaccination, or restitution status in different countries. However, you should continue to observe other travel rules in place: Rules for entering Denmark

If you are not a Danish national or a resident of Denmark, the rules for entering Denmark depend on the country of residence and on the following criteria:

  • you are travelling with a pre-departure negative test;
  • you have been vaccinated;
  • you have been previously infected with COVID-19;
  • the country of origin and the country where you have spent the past 10 days. 


Travel from countries classified as yellow

Foreigners resident in yellow countries outside the EU and Schengen area need neither to demonstrate a worthy purpose nor to be subject to the requirement to isolate upon arrival.

Travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to arrival) or a negative rapid antigen test (taken within 48 hours prior to arrival).

Additionally, all entrants must take a second test (antigen or PCR). The test can be taken at the airport if travelling by plane or no later than 24 hours after entering Denmark if entering by crossing a land or sea border.

Persons previously infected with COVID-19 are exempt from the testing requirements if they can present a positive PCR test performed at least 2 weeks and at most 12 months before the time of entry.

Fully vaccinated persons who have permanent residency in an EU or Schengen country, or in Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, the Vatican City, an OECD member state (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) or in a yellow third country, are also exempt from the testing requirements. These travellers are required to hold an EU Digital COVID certificate or to document vaccination by other valid means.

You are considered to be fully vaccinated once you have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and at least 2 weeks and no more than 12 months have elapsed since you completed your course of vaccination. 

Children under 16 years old, as well as cargo personnel, aircrew and other transport categories, are exempt from the testing requirement.


Travel from countries classified as "orange" or "red"

Foreigners resident abroad and travelling from "orange" or "red" countries must demonstrate a "worthy purpose" to enter Denmark.

Worthy purposes are, for example:

  • primary caregiver of minors;
  • relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark;
  • treatment at a healthcare institution;
  • participation to the birth of your child;
  • attendance of a funeral;
  • participation in legal proceedings;
  • you are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat, etc.;
  • you enter Denmark in connection with the transport of goods.

The complete list of worthy purposes is available here: Foreigners habitually resident abroad (en.coronasmitte.dk)

Travellers from "orange" or "red" countries must also complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine, even in case of a negative test result before entry, upon arrival and after entry. This applies regardless of whether the test is a rapid test (antigen test) or a PCR test, and regardless of whether you are a Danish or foreign citizen.
The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 4 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

If you are covered by the exemptions for fully vaccinated and recovered persons, isolation is still required. 

Furthermore, travellers from "red" countries must also present a pre-departure negative PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old when boarding an aircraft with a destination in Denmark.


Find out more:
Travel rules (en.coronasmitte.dk)

May I transit this country?


Please note that several different requirements apply when entering Denmark. These requirements apply separately and it is therefore important that you inform yourself about all of them on these pages .

Which rules apply to you, depends among other things on the colour category of the country you are travelling from, the category of your country of residence, and whether you are vaccinated, previously infected or travelling on a negative test. 

Read more here

Find the colour category of your country of departure and residence 

May I transit this country?


Please note that several different requirements apply when entering Denmark. These requirements apply separately and it is therefore important that you inform yourself about all of them on these pages .

Which rules apply to you, depends among other things on the colour category of the country you are travelling from, the category of your country of residence, and whether you are vaccinated, previously infected or travelling on a negative test. 

Read more here

Find the colour category of your country of departure and residence 


Partially


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Denmark, the following rules apply:

You can travel through Denmark (transit) if you have a worthy purpose outside Denmark or you are going on holiday outside Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland or as part of your homebound journey. This applies regardless of your habitual residence and your means of transport into and out of Denmark.

If you want to transit through Denmark, you must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding. This also applies to foreigners who are habitually resident in a border region and want to transit through Denmark.

The test must be presented in connection with the last flight that has a destination in Denmark. The airline flying the last flight must make sure that the test was taken within 48 hours of boarding the first leg/part of the journey. This documentation may be in the form of a boarding pass or other proof showing the time of start of the continuous journey. As an alternative, the passenger can take a test during the continuous journey, but prior to the flight with destination in Denmark.

Children up to the age of 15 are exempt from the testing requirement.

vaccination-benefits From 1 May, fully vaccinated persons who are permanent residents of "orange" EU and Schengen countries, and who can document that they have completed a course of vaccination in an EU/Schengen country, are exempt from the testing and isolation requirements on entering Denmark. Full details on conditions and requirements are available at en.coronasmitte.dk.

The requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test does not apply to foreigners habitually resident abroad who fall within one or several of the groups below:

  • Foreigners who enter in connection with the transportation of freight;
  • Foreigners who enter Denmark as air crew members (whether on or off duty) after having performed their job or having undertaken such function abroad and are in transit;
  • Foreigners who are crew members on trains, buses, ships, taxis or any other commercial passenger transportation vehicle operating under permission of the Danish Taxi Act (taxiloven) and are in transit;
  • Foreigners who enter Denmark in emergency vehicles on duty;
  • Foreigners who can present a positive COVID-19 test taken at least two weeks but no more than 12 weeks before entry (as the person is no longer assumed to be contagious).

If you transit through Denmark, but you do not enter Denmark, for example, if you are in airport transit and you do not leave the transit area, you are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival to Denmark. However, you are not exempted from the test requirement for people arriving to Denmark by plane.

Persons arriving in Denmark by plane, including Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or have a residence permit for Denmark, must present a negative COVID-19 test when boarding the plane for Denmark.


Find out more: 

Foreigners in transit

General measures


National measures currently in place in Denmark are available at en.coronasmitte.dk


Use of facemasks


Requirements regarding facemask and shield, corona passport, test and distance are still in place.


Physical Distancing


It is required to keep a distance of 2 metres whenever possible and always at least 1 meter.

Find out more: 

General guidance


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


The maximum number of people allowed to gather is 250 people in public indoor places (500 if the seating is fixed). Outdoor gatherings are limited to 500 people, but special provisions exist for sports events.

Find out more: 

Cultural life under Covid-19

Information on Tourism at National level


National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


Visit Denmark


Useful Info for tourists


Info Coronavirus

Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements for your destination at: The Schengen visa

EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is already connected to the Gateway and is issuing and/or verifying at least one EU Digital COVID Certificate (Vaccination, Recovery, Test)


Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Denmark

_________


The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into force on 01 July 2021. EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU. National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. 

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or test result. Despite the European Digital COVID Certificate, each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what is required to enter upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your destination. 


Find out more: 

Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" 

Press Release 

Questions & Answers 

Factsheet 

Further info: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/DNK/7011

_________________________________________________________________________


17.06.2021


What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Information not yet available.

Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements



Denmark adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Denmark are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Countries and regions are classified into 3 categories – "yellow", "orange" and "red", on a weekly basis, and according to their epidemiological situation.

Danish nationals and foreigners who are resident, or hold a valid residence permit in Denmark, can enter regardless of their purpose.

Travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to departure.

There are currently no specific requirements as to the type of COVID-19 test (rapid antigen and PCR are accepted).

The requirement to test before entry via sea or land borders applies to foreigners who are not resident in Denmark or not holding a Danish residence permit. The requirement to test before boarding an aircraft is applicable to everyone, including Danish citizens and foreigners residing in Denmark or holding a Danish residence permit.

Additionally, all entrants must take a second test (antigen or PCR) no later than 24 hours after entering Denmark.

Children under 13 years old, as well as passengers flying to Denmark from Greenland and the Faroe Islands, are exempted from the testing requirement.

Foreigners who are habitually resident in the border regions of Schleswig-Holstein, Southern Sweden (the provinces of Blekinge and Scania) and western Sweden (the provinces of Halland and West Gothia), and who have a worthy purpose of entry, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry. Foreigners who are habitually resident in a border region, but do not have a worthy purpose, can enter Denmark upon presentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.

Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 are no longer perceived to be contagious. These passengers must present proof of a positive COVID-19 test result from a test performed between 14 days and 12 weeks prior to entry.


Travel from countries classified as "yellow"

Travellers from "yellow" countries do not need to demonstrate a "worthy purpose" and are not subject to the quarantine requirement.


Travel from countries classified as "orange" or "red"

Foreigners resident abroad and travelling from "orange" or "red" countries must demonstrate a "worthy purpose" to enter Denmark.

Travellers from "orange" or "red" countries must also complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine, even in case of a negative test result before entry, upon arrival and after entry. This applies regardless of whether the test is a rapid test (antigen test) or a PCR test, and regardless of whether you are a Danish or foreign citizen.
The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 4 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

vaccination-benefits From 1 May, vaccinated persons who are permanent residents of "orange" EU and Schengen countries, and who can document that they have completed a full cycle of vaccination in an EU/Schengen country, are no longer required to present a negative test or to demonstrate a "worthy purpose" for travelling to Denmark, and they are exempt from the testing and isolation requirements on entering Denmark.

Full details on conditions and requirements are available at coronasmitte.dk.


Find out more:
Entry into Denmark
Forms and certificates
Travelling to Denmark by air


Contact Point for Denmark:
Hotline of the Danish police: +45 7020 6044

Opening hours:
Monday-Wednesday 08.00-16.00
Thursday 08.00-15.00
Friday 08.00-14.00


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Entry conditions vary according to whether the country of origin is classified as yellow, orange or red.

Danish nationals and foreigners who are resident or hold a valid residence permit in Denmark can always enter, regardless of their purpose.

The requirement to test before entry via sea or land borders applies to foreigners who are not resident in Denmark or not holding a Danish residence permit. The requirement to test before boarding an aircraft is applicable to everyone, including Danish citizens and foreigners residing in Denmark or holding a Danish residence permit.

Travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to departure.

There are currently no specific requirements as to the type of COVID-19 test (rapid antigen and PCR are accepted).

Additionally, all entrants must take a second test (antigen or PCR) no later than 24 hours after entering Denmark.

Children under 13 years old, as well as cargo, aircrew and other transport categories, are exempted from the testing requirement.


Travel from countries classified as "yellow"

Travellers from "yellow" countries do not need to demonstrate a "worthy purpose" and are not subject to the quarantine requirement.


Travel from countries classified as "orange" or "red"

Foreigners resident abroad and travelling from "orange" or "red" countries must demonstrate a "worthy purpose" to enter Denmark.

Worthy purposes are, for example:

  • primary caregiver of minors;
  • relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark;
  • treatment at a healthcare institution;
  • participation to the birth of your child;
  • attendance of a funeral;
  • participation in legal proceedings;
  • you are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat, etc.;
  • you enter Denmark in connection with the transport of goods.

Travellers from "orange" or "red" countries must also complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine, even in case of a negative test result before entry, upon arrival and after entry. This applies regardless of whether the test is a rapid test (antigen test) or a PCR test, and regardless of whether you are a Danish or foreign citizen.
The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 4 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.


Find out more:
Entry into Denmark
Entry forms and certificates
Travel documents for border controls


May I transit this country?


PARTIALLY


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Denmark, the following rules apply:

You can travel through Denmark (transit) if you have a worthy purpose outside Denmark or you are going on holiday outside Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland or as part of your homebound journey. This applies regardless of your habitual residence and your means of transport into and out of Denmark.

If you want to transit through Denmark, you must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding. This also applies to foreigners who are habitually resident in a border region and want to transit through Denmark.

The test must be presented in connection with the last flight that has a destination in Denmark. The airline flying the last flight must make sure that the test was taken within 48 hours of boarding the first leg/part of the journey. This documentation may be in the form of a boarding pass or other proof showing the time of start of the continuous journey. As an alternative, the passenger can take a test during the continuous journey, but prior to the flight with destination in Denmark.

Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement.

vaccination-benefits From 1 May, fully vaccinated persons who are permanent residents of "orange" EU and Schengen countries, and who can document that they have completed a course of vaccination in an EU/Schengen country, are exempt from the testing and isolation requirements on entering Denmark. Full details on conditions and requirements are available at coronasmitte.dk.

The requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test does not apply to foreigners habitually resident abroad who fall within one or several of the groups below:

  • Foreigners who enter in connection with the transportation of freight;
  • Foreigners who enter Denmark as air crew members (whether on or off duty) after having performed their job or having undertaken such function abroad and are in transit;
  • Foreigners who are crew members on trains, buses, ships, taxis or any other commercial passenger transportation vehicle operating under permission of the Danish Taxi Act (taxiloven) and are in transit;
  • Foreigners who enter Denmark in emergency vehicles on duty;
  • Foreigners who can present a positive COVID-19 test taken at least two weeks but no more than 12 weeks before entry (as the person is no longer assumed to be contagious).

If you transit through Denmark, but you do not enter Denmark, for example if you are in airport transit and you do not leave the transit area, you are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival to Denmark. However, you are not exempted from the test requirement for people arriving to Denmark by plane.

Persons arriving in Denmark by plane, including Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident in or have a residence permit for Denmark, must present a negative COVID-19 test when boarding the plane for Denmark.

Find out more:
Rules for persons in transit


General measures



National measures currently in place in Denmark are available at coronasmitte.dk


Use of facemasks



Masks are mandatory for people from the age of 12 in the following situations:

  • in stores, cultural venues and schools;
  • in retail shops, including durable goods shops, grocery shops, shopping centres, department stores, hypermarkets, bazaars and shopping arcades;
  • on public transport, in train station areas and at bus stops;
  • for people at risk of infection and their relatives and in hospitals and clinics;
  • in a professional context, where frequent or prolonged face-to-face contact can not be avoided;
  • in establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco for consumption on-site, for example when visiting restaurants, cafés, patisseries, bakeries, fast food restaurants and more in general where there is indoor seating;
  • in premises for cultural, sports and recreational activities, including museums, sports centres, fitness centres, art exhibitions, music venues, libraries, cultural centres, zoos, cinemas, theatres and club premises;
  • during religious celebrations; 
  • in education establishments; 
  • during practical driving tests.


Find out more:

Face masks

The requirement to wear a face mask or shield


Physical Distancing



The recommended minimum distance has been increased from 1 metre to at least 2 metres. 

Find out more:

Safe socialising during the epidemic


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events



It is not allowed to host and attend indoor events, activities etc. with more than 10 people gathered simultaneously at the same location.

It is not allowed to host and attend outdoor events, activities etc. with more than 50 people gathered simultaneously at the same location.

Citizens are also recommended to gather no more than 10 people in private homes and to limit their social bubbles to no more than 10 people.

Further details and exceptions are available at coronasmitte.dk


Information on Tourism at National level


National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


Visit Denmark


Useful Info for tourists



Info Coronavirus

Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements for your destination at: The Schengen visa


EU Digital COVID Certificates


THIS COUNTRY IS ALREADY CONNECTED TO THE GATEWAY AND IS ISSUING AND/OR VERIFYING AT LEAST ONE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE (VACCINATION, RECOVERY, TEST)



Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Denmark

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The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available from 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
  • received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
  • recovered from COVID-19.

When travelling, holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from COVID or test result. Each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what you will be eligible for, upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your country of destination.


How does it work:

  1. Member States issue a certificate automatically or upon request, which is issued either digitally or on paper, and has a QR code with an electronic signature;
  2. Citizens store the certificate in their digital app or wallet and can use it when they travel;
  3. When the verifier asks the citizen for the certificate, the QR code is shown and the digital signature is verified.


Find out more:
Information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Press Release
Questions & Answers
Factsheet


                                                                                              

04.05.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?

NO


Denmark adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Denmark are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Danish nationals and foreigners who are resident or hold a valid residence permit in Denmark can enter, regardless of their purpose. Foreigners habitually resident abroad and travelling from orange and red countries must have a worthy purpose. 


Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to departure.

People travelling to Denmark from yellow and orange countries who have completed the vaccination and who are able to provide the vaccination certificate are not required to provide a pre-departure negative PCR test.

Children aged 12 and under are exempted.

Entry by aircraft:
A general ban on flights carrying passengers who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before departure is in place. Furthermore, a rapid test is also required upon arrival.

Entry via sea or land borders:
Foreigners not resident in Denmark or not holding a Danish residence permit must present a negative COVID-19 test, no more than 24 hours old, at the border control checkpoint. Additionally, all entrants must take a new rapid or PCR test no later than 24 hours after entering. Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident or have a valid residence permit are not required to present a pre-departure PCR test, but they must be tested upon arrival. 

Passengers flying to Denmark from Greenland and the Faroe Islands are exempt from the testing requirement.

In the case of people resident in Schleswig-Holstein, southern Sweden (Blekinge and Scania) and West Sweden (Halland og West Gothia) evidence of a negative test result upon entry is required. Both an antigen test and a PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old are accepted. Danish nationals resident in a border region are not required to provide a pre-departure PCR test, but they must be tested upon entry. 

People who leave Denmark within 24 hours are not subject to the test obligation upon entry. 

Danish nationals and foreign nationals who are permanently resident or have a residence permit in Denmark who enter after having worked in a border region are not required to take a test less than 24 hours before entering via land or sea border. Anyway, the person concerned can show a negative rapid or PCR test result at the Danish police, which is no more than 72 hours old.

Passengers who have been previously infected with COVID-19 are no longer perceived to be contagious. These passengers must present proof of a positive COVID-19 test result from a test performed between 14 days and 12 weeks prior to entry.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers from orange and red countries must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.
The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 4 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

Information on required documentation is available on the Danish Police website.


Find out more:
Entry into Denmark
Medical Certificate - SARS-CoV-2 testing result
Entry forms and certificates
Travel documents for border controls


Contact Point for Denmark:
Hotline of the Danish police: +45 7020 6044

Opening hours:
Monday-Wednesday 08.00-16.00
Thursday 08.00-15.00
Friday 08.00-14.00


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Entry conditions vary according to whether the country of origin is classified as yellow, orange or red.

Danish nationals and foreigners who are resident or hold a valid residence permit in Denmark can always enter, regardless of their purpose and are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test during the border control in Denmark. However, they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding the plane abroad.

Foreigners habitually resident abroad and travelling from orange and red countries must also have a worthy purpose.

Worthy purposes have been tightened and can be represented by the following conditions:

  • you are the primary caregiver of minors;
  • you are related to or in a relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark;
  • you need to continue treatment at a healthcare institution;
  • you need to participate in the birth of your child;
  • you have to attend a funeral;
  • you need to participate in legal proceedings (such as criminal
    proceedings in Denmark)
  • you are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat etc.
  • you enter Denmark in connection with the transport of goods.

Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.


Is a coronavirus test required? 

All travellers, including Danish nationals and foreigners habitually resident in Denmark, are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to departure.

Children aged 12 and under are exempted as well as Cargo, aircrew and other special flights.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers from orange and red countries must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine. The isolation can be ended by the presentation of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than day 4 after entry.


May I transit this country?


PARTIALLY


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Denmark, the following rules apply:

You can travel through Denmark (transit) if you have a worthy purpose outside Denmark or if you are going on holiday outside Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. This applies regardless of your habitual residence and your means of transport. Generally, everyone who wants to enter Denmark must take a test after entry and subsequently isolate themselves for ten days. 


Is a coronavirus test required?

As of 7 February, if you are to transit through Denmark, you must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.


Exemptions

Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement.

People having tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 8 weeks are exempt from the requirement to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival in Denmark if they can present proof of a positive COVID-19 test result within the past 12 weeks, which is at least 2 weeks old.

Other exceptions regard the following categories: 

  • Foreigners who enter Denmark as aircrew members (whether on or off duty) after having performed their job;
  • Foreigners who enter in connection with the transportation of freight, unless they are habitually resident in South Africa. In that case, they must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.
  • Foreigners who are crew members on trains, buses, ships, taxis or any other commercial passenger transportation vehicle operating under permission of the Danish Taxi Act;
  • Foreigners who enter Denmark in emergency vehicles on duty. 

If you have a transit flight and do not leave the airport's transit area, you are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test.


Find out more:
Rules for persons in transit



General measures



Due to the high infection numbers in Denmark, a nationwide lockdown is in force and stricter national measures will be applied to the whole country until the end of 5 April 2021.


Find out more:

Overview of National measures


Use of facemasks



Masks are mandatory for people from the age of 12 in the following situations:

  • in stores, cultural venues and schools;
  • in retail shops, including durable goods shops, grocery shops, shopping centres, department stores, hypermarkets, bazaars and shopping arcades;
  • on public transport, in train station areas and at bus stops;
  • for people at risk of infection and their relatives and in hospitals and clinics;
  • in a professional context, where frequent or prolonged face-to-face contact can not be avoided;
  • in establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco for consumption on-site, for example when visiting restaurants, cafés, patisseries, bakeries, fast food restaurants and more in general where there is indoor seating;
  • in premises for cultural, sports and recreational activities, including museums, sports centres, fitness centres, art exhibitions, music venues, libraries, cultural centres, zoos, cinemas, theatres and club premises;
  • during religious celebrations; 
  • in education establishments; 
  • during practical driving tests.


Find out more:

Face masks

The requirement to wear a face mask or shield


Physical Distancing



The recommended minimum distance has been increased from 1 metre to at least 2 metres. 

Find out more:

Safe socialising during the epidemic


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/DNK/7001

                                                                                              

31.03.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?



NO


Denmark adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Denmark are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Danish nationals and foreigners who are habitually resident or hold a valid residence permit in Denmark can always enter, regardless of their purpose.

Foreigners who are not habitually resident or do not hold a valid residence permit must have a worthy purpose.


Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers,including Danish nationals and foreigners habitually resident in Denmark, are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
The test must be taken within 24 hours prior to departure.

Children aged 12 and under are exempted.

Entry by aircraft:
A general ban on flights carrying passengers who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before departure is in place. Furthermore, a rapid test is also required upon arrival.

Entry via sea or land borders:
Foreigners not resident in Denmark or not holding a Danish residence permit must present a negative COVID-19 test, no more than 24 hours old, at the border control checkpoint. Additionally, all entrants must take a new rapid or PCR test no later than 24 hours after entering.

Passengers flying to Denmark from Greenland and the Faroe Islands are exempt from the testing requirement.

In the case of people resident in Schleswig-Holstein, southern Sweden (Blekinge and Scania) and West Sweden (Halland og West Gothia) evidence of a negative test result upon entry is required. Both an antigen test and a PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old at the time of entry are accepted.

People who leave Denmark within 24 hours are not subject to the test obligation upon entry. This means that Danish nationals with permanent residence in the Swedish or German border region who commute between their place of residence and a job in Denmark on a daily basis are exempt from the test.

Danish nationals and foreign nationals who are permanently resident or have a residence permit in Denmark who enter after having worked in a border region are not required to take a test less than 24 hours before entering via land or sea border. Anyway, the person concerned can show a negative rapid or PCR test result at the Danish police, which is no more than 72 hours old.

Passengers who have been previously infected with COVID-19 are no longer perceived to be contagious. These passengers must present proof of a positive COVID-19 test result from a test performed between 14 days and 12 weeks prior to entry.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.
The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 4 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

Information on required documentation is available on the Danish Police website.


Find out more:
Entry into Denmark
Medical Certificate - SARS-CoV-2 testing result
Entry forms and certificates
Travel documents for border controls


Contact Point for Denmark:
Hotline of the Danish police: +45 7020 6044

Opening hours:
Monday-Wednesday 08.00-16.00
Thursday 08.00-15.00
Friday 08.00-14.00

Documents you need to travel in Europe


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


Entry from Third Countries is allowed only in case of a worthy purpose, (not for tourism).


Is a coronavirus test required? 

As of 9 January 2021, a general ban has been introduced on flights carrying passengers, including Danish nationals, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before departure. Cargo, aircrew and other special flights are not affected by the ban and children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement, but they are urged to be tested. Danish nationals, people resident in Denmark, or people holding a valid residence permit in Denmark can enter, no matter the purpose and are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test during the border control in Denmark. However, they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding the plane abroad.

Worthy purposes have been tightened and can be represented by the following conditions:

  • you are the primary caregiver of minors;
  • you are related to or in a relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark;
  • you need to continue treatment at a healthcare institution;
  • you need to participate in the birth of your child;
  • you have to attend a funeral;
  • you need to participate in legal proceedings (such as criminal
    proceedings in Denmark)
  • you are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat etc.
  • you enter Denmark in connection with the transport of goods.

Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.


Is a quarantine required?

As of 7 February 2021, a mandatory 10-day isolation applies to all travellers. The isolation can be ended by the presentation of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than day 4 after entry.


Find out more:

Entry into Denmark

Country specific travel guide for Danish residents

Entry forms and certificates

Travel documents for border controls


May I transit this country?


PARTIALLY


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Denmark, the following rules apply:

You can travel through Denmark (transit) if you have a worthy purpose outside Denmark or if you are going on holiday outside Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. This applies regardless of your habitual residence and your means of transport. Generally, everyone who wants to enter Denmark must take a test after entry and subsequently isolate themselves for ten days. 


Is a coronavirus test required?

As of 7 February, if you are to transit through Denmark, you must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.


Exemptions

Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement.

People having tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 8 weeks are exempt from the requirement to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival in Denmark if they can present proof of a positive COVID-19 test result within the past 12 weeks, which is at least 2 weeks old.

Other exceptions regard the following categories: 

  • Foreigners who enter Denmark as aircrew members (whether on or off duty) after having performed their job;
  • Foreigners who enter in connection with the transportation of freight, unless they are habitually resident in South Africa. In that case, they must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.
  • Foreigners who are crew members on trains, buses, ships, taxis or any other commercial passenger transportation vehicle operating under permission of the Danish Taxi Act;
  • Foreigners who enter Denmark in emergency vehicles on duty. 

If you have a transit flight and do not leave the airport's transit area, you are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test.


Find out more:
Rules for persons in transit


General measures



Due to the high infection numbers in Denmark, a nationwide lockdown is in force and stricter national measures will be applied to the whole country until the end of 5 April 2021.


To know more:

Overview of National measures

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



Masks are mandatory for people from the age of 12 in the following situations:

  • in stores, cultural venues and schools;
  • in retail shops, including durable goods shops, grocery shops, shopping centres, department stores, hypermarkets, bazaars and shopping arcades;
  • on public transport, in train station areas and at bus stops;
  • for people at risk of infection and their relatives and in hospitals and clinics;
  • in a professional context, where frequent or prolonged face-to-face contact can not be avoided;
  • in establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco for consumption on-site, for example when visiting restaurants, cafés, patisseries, bakeries, fast food restaurants and more in general where there is indoor seating;
  • in premises for cultural, sports and recreational activities, including museums, sports centres, fitness centres, art exhibitions, music venues, libraries, cultural centres, zoos, cinemas, theatres and club premises;
  • during religious celebrations; 
  • in education establishments; 
  • during practical driving tests.


To know more:

Face masks

The requirement to wear a face mask or shield


Physical Distancing



The recommended minimum distance has been increased from 1 metre to at least 2 metres. 

Find out more:

Safe socialising during the epidemic


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/DNK/7001

                                                                                              

25.01.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?

No

Note: Denmark adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Denmark are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed only in case of a worthy purpose, (not for tourism). As of 9 January 2021 and at least until 7 February 2021, a general ban has been introduced on flights carrying passengers, including Danish nationals, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before departure. Cargo, aircrew and other special flights are not affected by the ban and children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement, but they are urged to be tested. Passengers flying to Denmark from Greenland and the Faroe Islands are also exempted.

Danish nationals, people resident in Denmark, or people holding a valid residence permit in Denmark can enter, no matter the purpose and are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test during the border control in Denmark. However, they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding the plane abroad.

Some exceptions may be available for border regions. In case of people resident in Schleswig-Holstein, southern Sweden (Blekinge and Scania) and West Sweden (Halland og West Gothia), who have a worthy purpose of entry, proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 7 days before entry is required. In all the other cases, border region residents who do not have a worthy purpose for entering Denmark must be able to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no
more than 24 hours before entry.

Worthy purposes have been tightened and can be represented by some of the following conditions:

  • you are the primary caregiver of minors;
  • you are related to or in a relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark;
  • you need to continue treatment at a healthcare institution;
  • you need to participate in the birth of your child;
  • you have to attend a funeral;
  • you need to participate in legal proceedings (such as criminal
    proceedings in Denmark)
  • you are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat etc.
  • you enter Denmark in connection with the transport of goods.

Entry restrictions and travel advice are determined on the basis of a set of objective criteria, which include country rates of infection and testing regimes.

Passengers who have been previously infected with COVID-19 are no longer perceived to be contagious. These passengers must present proof of a positive COVID-19 test result from a test performed between 14 days and eight weeks prior to the flight. 

Mandatory Travel Documentation

Information on required documentation is available on the Danish Police website.



What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


Specific measures for the new variants of coronavirus

From 25 December those who are resident in the UK will not be able to enter Denmark, with a few exceptions related to the proof of a specific worthy purpose. In addition to proof of a special worthy purpose, travellers arriving by plane must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before they board the plane in the United Kingdom. Danish citizens, UK nationals or persons currently in the UK who are resident in Denmark will be able to enter. However, the Danish health authorities strongly recommend testing on entry and self-isolation for 10 days (with an option of a test to release after 4 days).

As of 6 January 2021, stricter entry requirements apply to people permanently resident in South Africa. Proof of a special worthy purpose and of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry are mandatory.

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Entry from Third Countries is allowed only in case of a worthy purpose, (not for tourism). As of 9 January 2021 and at least until 7 February 2021, a general ban has been introduced on flights carrying passengers, including Danish nationals, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before departure. Cargo, aircrew and other special flights are not affected by the ban and children up to the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement, but they are urged to be tested. Danish nationals, people resident in Denmark, or people holding a valid residence permit in Denmark can enter, no matter the purpose and are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test during the border control in Denmark. However, they are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding the plane abroad.

Worthy purposes have been tightened and can be represented by the following conditions:

  • you are the primary caregiver of minors;
  • you are related to or in a relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark;
  • you need to continue treatment at a healthcare institution;
  • you need to participate in the birth of your child;
  • you have to attend a funeral;
  • you need to participate in legal proceedings (such as criminal
    proceedings in Denmark)
  • you are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat etc.
  • you enter Denmark in connection with the transport of goods.

Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.


Find out more:

Entry into Denmark

Country specific travel guide for Danish residents

Medical Certificate - SARS-CoV-2 testing result

Entry forms and certificates

Tighter travel restrictions

Travel documents for border controls

Documents you need to travel in Europe

May I transit this country?

Partially

Transit through Denmark is allowed in case of a worthy purpose outside Denmark or if you are going on holiday outside Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland as well as if you are in transit in case of your homebound journey.

Passengers on connected flights to Denmark transiting in one or more airports have two different options:
1) they can take a test no more than 24 hours before boarding the first
flight;
2) they can take a test while in transit.

Passengers who have been previously infected with COVID-19 are no longer perceived to be contagious. These passengers must present proof of a positive COVID-19 test result from a test performed between 14 days and eight weeks prior to the flight.

Find out more:

People in transit


General measures



Due to the high infection numbers in Denmark, a nationwide lockdown is in force and stricter measures have been applied to the whole country. A series of national measures will apply until the end of 28 February 2021 and even stricter measures are in place until 7 February 2021. 

To know more:

Extension of COVID-19 measures and lockdown across the country

Extension of stricter measures

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



Masks are are mandatory for people from the age of 12 in the following situations:

  • in stores, cultural venues and schools;
  • in retail shops, including durable goods shops, grocery shops, shopping centres, department stores, hypermarkets, bazars and shopping arcades;
  • on public transport (including trains, buses, taxis and ferries) and in train station areas and at bus stops;
  • for people at risk of infection and their relatives and in hospitals and clinics;
  • in a professional context, where frequent or prolonged face-to-face contact can not be avoided;
  • in establishments selling food, drinks or tobacco for consumption on-site, for example when visiting restaurants, cafés, patisseries, bakeries, fast food restaurants and more in general where there is indoor seating;
  • in premises for cultural, sports and recreational activities, including museums, sports centres, fitness centres, art exhibitions, music venues, libraries, cultural centres, zoos, cinemas, theatres and club premises;
  • during religious celebrations; 
  • in education establishments; 
  • during practical driving tests.

To know more:

Face masks


Physical Distancing



The recommended minimum distance has been increased from 1 metre to at least 2 metres. 

Find out more:

Safe socialising during the epidemic


                                                                                              

14.12.2020

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


No


Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions, unless a country or region is defined as high risk area.

The map of 'banned' countries is based on the current number of infected people and is updated weekly by the SSI (Statens Serum Institut). This map is updated every Thursday, with decisions taking effect on the forthcoming Saturday at 00.00.

Entry from 'banned' countries is possible for 'worthy purpose' only (not for tourism).

Persons resident in high-risk countries who have a worthy purpose of entering Denmark can enter Denmark if they provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry. Without the proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry, the relevant person must expect to be refused entry.

The requirement for people resident in high-risk countries does not apply to people who have a worthy purpose of entry and who are resident in the following border regions:

  • regions of Blekinge, Halland and Scania in Sweden
  • Schleswig-Holstein in Germany
  • regions of Innlandet, Oslo, Vestland and Viken in Norway

If the border country/region is categorised as banned, and the traveller does not have a worthy purpose of entry, the person will be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before entry.

The requirement for persons resident in high-risk countries does not apply to persons who enter Denmark in connection with the transportation of freight or to persons in transit.

Entry restrictions and travel advice are determined on the basis of a set of objective criteria, which include country rates of infection and testing regimes.

Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

Information on required documentation is available on the Danish Police website.

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Borders are open for Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay.

Entry from 'banned' countries is possible for 'worthy purpose' only (not for tourism) and the proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry is required.

If you are a resident in Denmark, you can enter the country. In this case, a personal identification document with proof of address is required.
If you are a third-country national not resident in Denmark, you can enter Denmark in the followig conditions:

  • you have a job purpose or you have to attend a business meeting in Denmark. In this case, you have to bring with you some relevant documents, such as an employment contract, a recent payslip or other proof of the working relationship;
  • you are a student, trainee, "au pair" in Denmark. In this case, you have to bring with you relevant documents, such as a letter of confirmation from the educational institution at which you have enrolled, or the trainee contract, or your residence permit;
  • you are the partner, parent, child, or relative of a Danish national resident in Denmark or a foreign citizen resident in Denmark. You are advised to bring proof of your relationships, such as a marriage certificate or a birth certificate. You are also advised to bring a copy of the health insurance card of the person resident in Denmark. Fiancés, stepparents, siblings, step-siblings, grandparents and step-grandparents have to present a certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) result issued at most 72 hours before entry.

Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.

Find out more:

Entry into Denmark

May I transit this country?


Yes


The entry restrictions for persons resident in high-risk countries do not apply to people resident in the following border regions:

  • regions of Blekinge, Halland and Scania in Sweden
  • Schleswig-Holstein in Germany
  • regions of Innlandet, Oslo, Vestland and Viken in Norway

Entry restrictions do not apply to people who enter Denmark in connection with the transportation of freight or to persons in transit. Transit is allowed in case of a worthy purpose outside Denmark and if you are going on holiday outside Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Find out more:

People in transit


Find out more:

Entry into Denmark

Country specific travel guide for Danish residents 

Medical Certificate - SARS-CoV-2 testing result  

Documents you need to travel in Europe

                                                                                              

02.10.2020

Entry Restrictions

Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, unless a country or region is defined as high risk area.

EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.

The map of 'banned' countries is based on the current number of infected people and is updated weekly by the SSI (Statens Serum Institut). This map is updated every Thursday, with decisions taking effect on the forthcoming Saturday at 00.00.

Entry from 'banned' countries is possible for 'worthy purpose' only (not for tourism).

Entry restrictions and travel advice are determined on the basis of a set of objective criteria, which include country rates of infection and testing regimes.

Persons residing in an 'open' (yellow) country may travel to Denmark without the need to specify a purpose. Travellers coming from a 'banned' (orange) country may travel to Denmark for 'worthy purpose' only (not for tourism).

Travellers from regions where the infection rate is above 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week are advised to get tested upon arrival to Denmark. As of 1 October 2020, the infection rate of the following regions in 'open countries' has exceeded this threshold: Ida-Viru Maakond (Estonia) and Voreio Aigaio (Greece).

Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.


Third-country nationals coming from outside the EU and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein

Borders are open for Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.


If you are a resident in Denmark, you can enter the country. In this case, a personal identification document with proof of address is required.
If you are a third-country national not resident in Denmark, you can enter Denmark in the followig conditions:
- you have a job purpose or you are to attend a business meeting in Denmark. In this case, you have to bring with you relevant documents, such as an employment contract, a recent payslip or other proof of the working relationship;
- you are a student, trainee, "au pair" in Denmark. In this case, you have to bring with you relevant documents, such as a letter of confirmation from the educational institution at which you have enrolled, or the trainee contract, or your residence permit;
- you are the partner, parent, child, or relative of a Danish national resident in Denmark or a foreign citizen resident in Denmark. You are advised to bring proof of your relationships, such as a marriage certificate or a birth certificate. You are also advised to bring a copy of the health insurance card of the person resident in Denmark. Fiancés, stepparents, siblings, step-siblings, grandparents and step-grandparents have to present a certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) result issued at most 72 hours before entry.

Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.

Travelling from Denmark or returning to Denmark

Danish nationals and persons resident in Denmark can enter Denmark regardless of the purpose of their entry.
If you are a Danish national, you need your Danish passport as proof of nationality.
If you are a resident in Denmark, you have to bring with you a personal identification document with proof of address.
Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at the travel guide website (in Danish).

Transit

You can travel through Denmark (transit) if you have a worthy purpose outside Denmark or you are going on holiday outside Denmark. This applies regardless of your habitual residence, and regardless of your vehicle. Foreigners with clear symptoms, such as fever and a dry cough, cannot enter Denmark

Mandatory Travel Documentation

Information on required documentation is available on the Danish Police website.

Find out more:

Rules and documents required if you are resident in an open country and want to enter Denmark
Country specific travel guide for Danish residents.

Air passenger rights.


Updated info on air travel regulations may be found at the IATA website


                                                                                              


28.08.2020

Travelling to Denmark
Entry from EU Member States, as well as from Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is normally allowed without restrictions.


Entry from Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania and Spain is allowed for "worthy purpose" only (not for tourism). As of 22/8 at 00:00, entry is allowed for "worthy purpose" only (not for tourism) also from Monaco.

Residents in Scania, Halland, Blekinge, Schleswig-Holstein or Norway can enter Denmark regardless of the purpose of their entry, if the region meets the criteria for being classified as open.

An updated list of countries classification is available on the Danish Police website.

Travelling from Denmark or returning to Denmark
Danish nationals and persons resident in Denmark can enter Denmark regardless of the purpose of their entry.
If you are a Danish national, you need your Danish passport as proof of nationality.
If you are a resident in Denmark, you have to bring with you a personal identification document with proof of address.
Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found at the travel guide website.

Third-country nationals

Borders are open for Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
If you are a resident in Denmark, you can enter the country. In this case, you have to bring with you a personal identification document with proof of address.
If you are a third-country national not resident in Denmark, you can enter Denmark if:
- you have a job purpose or you are to attend a business meeting in Denmark. In this case, you have to bring with you relevant documents, such as an employment contract, a recent payslip or other proof of the working relationship;
- you are a student, trainee, "au pair" in Denmark. In this case, you have to bring with you relevant documents, such as a letter of confirmation from the educational institution at which you have enrolled, or the trainee contract, or your residence permit;
- you are the partner, parent, child, or relative of a Danish national resident in Denmark or a foreign citizen resident in Denmark. You are advised to bring proof of your relationships, such as a marriage certificate or a birth certificate. You are also advised to bring a copy of the health insurance card of the person resident in Denmark. Fiancés, stepparents, siblings, step-siblings, grandparents and step-grandparents have to present a certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) result issued at most 72 hours before entry.
Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.
For more information, you can also check the Rules and documents required if you are resident in an open country and want to enter Denmark.


Rules and Exceptions
Entry restrictions and travel advice are determined on the basis of a set of objective criteria, which include countries rates of infection and testing regimes.
Travellers in regions where the infection rate is above 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week are advised to get tested upon arrival to Denmark.
Persons residing in an 'open' (yellow) country may travel to Denmark without the need to specify a purpose. Travellers coming from a 'banned' (orange) country may travel to Denmark for "worthy purpose" only.

A weekly updated list of countries classification is available on the Danish Police website. The list is updated every Thursday, with decisions taking effect on the forthcoming Saturday at 00.00.

Non-Danish citizens with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.

Mandatory Travel Documentation
Information on required documentation is available on the Danish Police website.

Find out more:
Rules and documents required if you are resident in an open country and want to enter Denmark
Country specific travel guide for Danish residents.
Documents you need to travel in Europe


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/DNK

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22.07.2020

Entry into Denmark

If you are not a Danish national and/or person resident in Denmark, the rules on entry into Denmark depend on whether you are resident of an open or a banned country. Consult the website for all information, including exemptions.

Further information: 
https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark/if-you-are-trave...

More info:
https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark

Source: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/home_en

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titleWCO/Danish Customs Administration

08.04.2020

The Danish Customs Agency continues its work under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Import and export and transit of goods continue to take place. The Customs Agency is still
present at the borders, where we carry out customs clearance and customs controls.

Customs clearance offices continue to be open, but some have adapted their opening hours
due to changes in ferry routes and less passenger traffic.

Since 14 March 2020, the border has been closed for the entry of foreign nationals into
Denmark without a worthy purpose. The border closure does not apply to the import and
export of goods. Transport of goods are carried out as normal.

Staff are instructed to follow the advice of the health authorities in their working environment.
Information on how to protect themselves and the customs clients and other information is
regularly spread throughout the organization. Specific instructions have been issued for
customs officers in the frontline handling documents, carrying out control of passengers or
goods and checking means of transport. At the clearance offices the number of officers
present at the same time is kept to a minimum to enable staff to keep rules of distance.
Outside, posters in several languages advise persons, before entering, on how to respect
the rules on keeping distance, how many persons are allowed at a time inside,
recommendations on washing hands and using sanitizers etc. Presentation of documents in
an electronic form is encouraged wherever possible. Disposable gloves, hand sanitizers and
soap are used as protective means.

Since 12 March 2020, all Government officials have been asked to work from home, if their
physical presence is not required. This implies that many in the Customs Agency now work
from home via teleworking. Virtual meetings take place on a regular basis.

A crisis team has been established which monitors the situation. So far the Customs Agency
has not experienced any disruptions caused by shortage of personnel or by the changes due
to the different way of working that have not been overcome.

Information in English from the Danish Customs Agency can be found on the following
website
https://www.toldst.dk/corona-virus-information-and-customs-guidelines/

General information in English from the Danish authorities about coronavirus/covid-19 in
Denmark can be found on this website
https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark

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Recommended quarantine for 14 days for everyone coming into the country

The Danish Government strongly advises travellers to stay at home for 14 days regardless of the status of the country of departure, duration of the stay abroad, and whether people are citizens, residents, or entering with a worthy purpose, possible exemptions e.g. for commuters

Start date: 14.03.2020

End date: 13.04.2020

Further information: https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark/if-you-are-travelling-to-and...

Entry restriction to non-Danish citizens (14.03.2020)

Travellers can enter Denmark if they are Danish citizens, residents in Denmark, transiting through Denmark or have a 'worthy purpose'. No restrictions to freight transport. Consult the website for further information (such as exemptions): https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark/if-you-are-travelling-to-and...

Start date: 14.03.2020

End date: 13.04.2020




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titleRemarks from the International Road Transport Union

25.11.2021

COVID-19 Update - Possibility for Danish employers to require Covid Certificate from employees


The Danish Parliament has adopted a new law that gives employers the right to require employees to show Covid Certificate or to be tested for Covid-19 and to disclose the results. The law will enter into force tomorrow, 26 November 2021.

With the adoption of this new law, it is legally allowed for an employer to require an employee to present a Covid Certificate as long as Covid-19 is categorized as a community-critical illness. If an employer wishes to make use of this option, employees must be notified in writing in advance.

From 11 November, and for at least on month, Covid-19 has been categorised by the Danish Epidemic Commission as a community-critical disease.

A company is also legally allowed to require Covid Certificate from visitors. For freight transport drivers, this means they may be asked to prove either immunity, completed vaccination or a negative covid-19 test. A negative test is valid 48 hours for antigen testing and 72 hours for PCR testing.

It is recommended to contact your Danish partners to see if they have chosen to make use of the possibility to require Covid Certificate.

Source: ITD

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10.03.2021

COVID-19 update: Recommendations for road goods transport companies drivers and shippers available in more languages

The leading Danish transport and logistics associations prepared a list of recommendations for the receipt and shipping of freight in 2020 and was available in in EnglishGermanPolish. Meanwhile, a Romanian version has been prepared (see attached). The document contains recommendations for transport companies, professional drivers, consignors and consignees.

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Source: DTL

                                                                                              

04.03.2021

COVID-19 update: Update on the Danish entry restrictions concerning drivers resident in the UK.


Previously, drivers resident in the UK or South Africa had to present a negative COVID-19 test. As from now a negative test is only required for truck drivers resident in South Africa .

Persons resident in the UK who enter Denmark in connection with the transportation of freight are no longer required to show a negative test.

There are no other changes to the entry restrictions and quarantine rules for truck drivers.

A map of test places in Denmark is available here

The authorities webpage in English is available here.

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

03.03.2021

Update on the new posting rules applicable to cabotage and road leg of combined transport in Denmark


Please note some latest updates on the new Danish posting-related rules to road transport operators performing freight cabotage, bus cabotage and the road leg of combined transport in Denmark, as from 1 January 2021.

Information material provided in English, German, Polish and Russian languages are attached here and are available also on the Licence webpage of the Road Platform at:  https://www.itf-oecd.org/country-licences.

Registration of cabotage and combined transport should be made in the Register of Foreign Operations in Denmark

It is to be noted that the minimum wage has also been adjusted as per 1 March 2021. The rate in the leaflets are the new rates .The information covers both freight and passenger transport.

Importantly, it is reminded that   the grace period expires at end March 2021 – referring to announcement of Danish authority back in December 2020: Read here.

Information in English of Danish Road Traffic Authority on this and other issues:

Danish Road Traffic Authority (fstyr.dk)

Cabotage and combined transport (fstyr.dk)

Additional information:

Further information is available on the Danish Road Traffic Authority's website: www.fstyr.dk

If you have any questions please contact info@fstyr.dk.


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Source: ITD/DTL/DPT 

                                                                                              

22.02.2021

COVID-19 update: Restrictions and closure of border crossings in Denmark

Denmark - Germany 

It should be  noted that several border crossings on the land border between Denmark and Germany will be closed completely from midnight, 00.00 hrs  20 February 2021.

Only minor border crossing at the land border will be closed completely. The following border crossing on the land border between Denmark and Germany can be used:

Frøslev/Ellund (E45) – 00.00 hrs -24.00 hrs

Padborg – 00.00  hrs -24.00 hrs

Sæd – 00.00  hrs – 24.00 hrs

Pebersmark - 10.00 hrs -18.00 hrs

Kruså – 00.00 hrs- 24.00  hrs – only for vehicles below 3,5 tonnes

The control at the border will be intensified so this might cause delays. However, at Frøslev there is a lane exclusively for freight transport which should hopefully shorten the waiting time.

A worthy purpose, such as transporting goods, is required for entry into Denmark. Persons who enter Denmark in connection with the transportation of freight are still exempt from the requirement to take a test - except if the person is residing in the United Kingdom or South Africa, in which case, the traveller must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.

Truck drivers who are not residents of Denmark are still required to isolate when they are not performing work. This can be done in the vehicle if allowed according to the regulation on driving and rest time.

Source : ITD

                                                                                              

15.02.2021

COVID -19 update: Exemptions for drivers transporting goods in Denmark

Drivers entering Denmark with the purpose of transporting goods are exempted from test requirement unless they are resident in the UK or South Africa (in which case they must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry)

In order to avoid problems it is however recommended to bring the relevant link to the webpage and documentation that the driver is entering Denmark with the purpose of entering goods.

Link to the webpage.

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

08.02.2021

COVID-19 update: New entry restrictions in Denmark


From 7 February 2021, new restrictions apply in Denmark. From midnight, people entering Denmark will be required to test and go into isolation for 10 days.

There are a few exemptions for this.

Truck drives will not be required to test after entering Denmark at the land/sea border but depending on the circumstances will have to isolate.

Foreign truck drivers are not obliged to isolate while they are working, but will have to isolate when they are not working. They can isolate in the vehicle if this is permitted under the rules on driving and rest time. The isolation may be interrupted in connection with the performance of work, to use toilet and bath facilities in the immediate vicinity of the isolation site, to purchase food and other necessities, and to relocate to a different isolation site. No more than two persons may isolate in one vehicle.

Drivers resident in Denmark are not required to isolate if they have a negative PCR-test that is taken within 7 days before entry into Denmark.

Persons that have been infected with Covid-19 and can demonstrate a positive test certificate (PCR/antigen) taken between 2 and 12 weeks before entry into Denmark are exempted from the requirement to isolate.

The authorities have now published this information in English here.

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

22.01.2021

Issues at Denmark - Sweden Border resolved

Denmark - Sweden 


SÅ, NLF and DTL , IRU associations in the Nordics, after contacting their respective authorities, have now confirmed that carriers of goods shall be allowed to transit Sweden and / or travel back after delivering the goods regardless of the final destination.

This news comes in a context , where some truck drivers were denied entry into Sweden from Denmark in the past few days. 

A link to the relevant legislation, where it is underlined that persons transporting goods from Sweden to Denmark are exempted from the travel ban can be accessed here (in Swedish).

Source: DTL


11.01.2021

Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak : New restrictions on entry into Denmark.

From 9 January 17.00 h, a worthy purpose as well as a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 24 hours before entry, is required for persons that are not resident in Denmark or a Danish citizen.

Persons transporting freight are exempted from the negative COVID-19 test (unless they are resident in the UK).

Drivers permanently residing in the United Kingdom that are transporting goods to Denmark are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry into Denmark. This is regardless of where the transport begins.

All persons travelling by aircraft to Denmark are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding the plane.

Both PCR tests and antigen tests are accepted.

The new restrictions are in force up to and including 17 January, 2021.

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

06.11.2020

In order to prevent the spread of a mutated version of Covid-19 the Danish government has introduced a “lockdown” in 7 municipalities in Northern Jutland. It will still be possible to enter these areas for the transport of goods. However, it is strictly recommended that drivers that enter these areas do not stay in these areas for a longer time than necessary. Drivers resident in these 7 municipalities are strictly advised not to leave the area.

The concerned municipalities are Hjørring, Frederikshavn, Brønderslev, Jammerbugt, Vesthimmerland, Thisted and Læsø (map can be found here).

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

29.10.2020

From 26 October 2020 the Danish border controls are intensified. All relevant border crossings can still be used.

Persons resident in high-risk countries must have a worthy purpose when entering Denmark. Further, they must now also present proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The test must be taken within the last 72 hours before entering Denmark.

Persons, who enter Denmark in connection with the transportation of freight, are exempted from the test requirement. They must instead be able to present documentation of this (CMR or other documentation).

The list of high-risk countries are updated every week. The current list of high-risk countries is available here: https://coronasmitte.dk/en/entry-into-denmark/new-requirements-for-persons-from-high-risk-countries

Note that for EU, Schengen and UK countries the Danish authorities differ between residents in banned countries and high-risk countries. Persons resident in banned EU/Schengen/UK countries are allowed to enter Denmark without a test certificate if they have a worthy purpose. Persons resident in high-risk EU, Schengen UK countries must have both a worthy purpose AND a negative COVID-19-test certificate. The requirement of having a worthy purpose as well as a negative test certificate also apply to persons resident in banned countries outside EU/Schengen/UK.

As mentioned the test requirement is not applicable for drivers entering Denmark in connection with the transportation of freight.

Not all the details of the new restrictions are yet in place, but the final wording will be released within a few days. However, in the first few days, the new restrictions will be enforced at the discretion of the authorities, and people will be given the opportunity to adapt to the rules. Further information is available here in English and German: https://coronasmitte.dk/en/entry-into-denmark

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

14.09.2020

All border crossings are now open. There are still some restrictions on travel to Denmark, but these do not concern the transport of goods.

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

18.08.2020

Passenger transport:

From 22 August the use of face masks will be mandatory on public transport in Demark, including on ferries. A disposable face mask, good cloth face covering or face visor can be used.

The use of face masks is already mandatory in some Danish municipalities owing to higher infection rates.

Additional information:

Non-national employers, posted workers and self-employed service providers will now be offered COVID-19 tests at the Danish border. Individuals are advised to take a test if they have travelled from a high-risk area (not mandatory). More information can be found here.

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

01.07.2020

As from 1 July, new restrictions on the low emission zones on Denmark enter into force.

From 1 July 2020, vehicles above 3.5 tonnes (buses and lorries) which were registered on, or later than, 1 October 2009 in order to be allowed to drive within low emission zones in Denmark. Euro 5 or EEV heavy vehicles can also enter the low emission zones.

In case the foreign lorry or bus has been first registered before 1 October 2009, the vehicle must be registered in the Danish system again with documentation proving a retrofitted particulate filter and/or euronorm. It has been decided to discontinue the low emission permit; this means that a low emission permit will no longer be required and that driving in the zones will no longer be controlled by the low emission permit.

Registrations can be made here.

For vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes (vans) the vehicle must be registered on or later than 1 January 2007, in order to be allowed to drive within low emission zones.

During the first three months (from 1 July to 31 September), no fines will be imposed on vehicle owners based the automatic number plate recognition. Instead, they will be given a warning. The police can still impose fines for infringements.

Low emission zones are located in Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Aalborg, Odense and Aarhus ; further details can be found here.

Please note that further restrictions will apply from 1 January 2022.

More information can be found here.

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

12.06.2020

On 12 June, the Danish authorities have informed of the opening of Padborg border crossing point from 13 June, from 07:00 to 23:00. Together with Frøslev/E45 and Sæd (both open 24 hours a day), the three can be used by trucks over 3.5 tonnes to cross the border. Members are advised that controls will be increased.

The “blue border” (ferry routes) can still be used and controls will be still carried out. The same applies for the Øresundsbridge between Denmark and Sweden.

Members are reminded that goods drivers are allowed to enter the country unless they show symptoms of Covid-19 virus. The full list of categories allowed to enter the country can be seen here.

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

03.06.2020

Existing restrictions at Danish borders have been extended until further notice. However, some relaxations have been added to reflect the evolution of the pandemic. Persons with a “worthy purpose” (such as drivers) will be allowed to enter Denmark. Business travellers who enter Denmark as part of their jobs, with the purpose of attending meetings, etc., are now deemed to have a “worthy purpose” and can enter Denmark if such meetings, etc., cannot be postponed or held without their physical presence.

From 15 June, persons (tourists) permanently residing in Germany, Norway and Iceland will also be allowed entry if they can prove that they will stay a minimum of 6 nights in Denmark (outside Copenhagen). The rule does not apply to drivers. For persons residing in Sweden and Finland – a decision has not yet been reached.

More information can be seen here and here.

Source: ITD

                                                                                              

23.04.2020

Restrictions at the Danish border have been extended until 11 May. Following the Easter weekend, nurseries and schools began to open and a limited number of professions have also resumed activity. The current limits on group gathering will also be progressively relaxed: from 10 May onwards, the current limit of 10 people will be raised to 500 until 1 September 2020.

Concerning ADR certificates for drivers, Denmark has signed the M324 multilateral agreement: driver training certificates expiring between 1 March and 1 November 2020 will remain valid until 30 November 2020.

In addition, despite section 6a (2), 1 of the Freight Forwarding Act, the exchange of drivers between companies with a Danish operating license for international freight transport is allowed, pursuant to section 1 (1) 1 of the Freight Transport Act. This applies until 28 April 2020.

STA-licenses (drivers of pilot cars for exceptional transport) that expire between 1 March and 30 April 2020 will have their validity extended until 31 August 2020. This will only apply to transport within the Danish borders.

Drivers who carry out international road transport and have an expired driver's certificate are advised by the Danish Road Authority to bring the certificate for international transport workers (Annex III from the Green Lane Guidelines). More information on the Danish Road Authority site can be found here.

Members should be aware that the driving and rest times relaxations have expired.

Source: DI, ITD, and DTL

                                                                                              

07.04.2020

On 6 April, the Danish Prime Minister announced that restrictions in place at Danish borders will be extended until 10 May, inclusive; the period could be further extended depending on the circumstances. Goods and freight transport remains exempted.

Restrictions on social life currently in place (e.g. bans on events of more than 10 people) are also extended until the same date. Large gatherings are banned until the end of August.

Source: ITD

                                                                                                      

27.03.2020

Extension of a temporary exemption in the driving and rest time rules regarding weekly rest

From 13 March 2020 until 11 April 2020, all national freight transport in Denmark has been exempted from the rules on weekly rest.  As of 26 March 2020, the temporary exemption covers both international and national freight transport.

 More information here (in English) or here (in Danish).

Sources: DLT and DI Transport

                                                                                                       

25.03.2020

An order has been issued extending the validity of a number of driver licences and certificates in the transport sector.  The ban on exchanging drivers between companies has also been temporarily lifted. These measures have been put it place to prevent driver shortages. 

The validity of the following categories of licences and certificates that expire in the period between 1 March and 30 April 2020 will be extended to 31 August 2020:

·       Licence types:  C1, C1/E, C, C/E, D1, D1/E, D and D/E.

·       Driver training certificates issued pursuant to the Executive Order on Qualification Requirements for Certain Drivers of Vehicles in Road Transport.

·       Driver training certificates for the carriage of dangerous goods by road issued pursuant to the Order on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods.

·       Security Advisor Certificate issued pursuant to Executive Order on Security Advisors for the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

In addition, notwithstanding section 6a (2), 1 of the Freight Forwarding Act, the exchange of drivers between companies with an operating licence for international freight transport is allowed pursuant to section 1 (1). 1 of the Freight Transport Act. This applies until 30 March 2020.

Original article in Danish: http://dtl.eu/presserum/nyheder/2020/marts/sundhedsministeren-saetter-lempelser-i-kraft-for-vejtransport/

Source: DTL

                                                                                                       

22.03.2020

Danish Minister of Transport has announced that the temporary exemption for drivers' weekly rest has been extended by another 20 days and will therefore apply until 11 April (included).

The exemption only concerns national transport.

Measures lifted are the ones mentioned in Art. 8.6 of Reg. (EC) 561/2006; all other provisions apply.

Source: DI Transport

                                                                                                       

20.03.2020

The leading Danish transport and logistics associations have prepared a list of recommendations for the receipt and shipping of freight. The document contains recommendations for transport companies, professional drivers, consignors and consignees and is available in EnglishGerman and Polish.

Source: DTL