Updated June 7, 2021.
As things change fast, we encourage you to see the Danish authorities' latest information on entering Denmark on www.en.coronasmitte.dk .
About borders and entry into Denmark as a tourist
All persons entering Denmark are required to be tested before and upon entry. All persons entering Denmark from an orange or red country must subsequently isolate for 10 days. You can see the colour of your country here. The colours are updated once a week based on objective criteria.
Unless you are a resident in a yellow country, you can only enter Denmark if you have a worthy purpose and proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry. If you travel by plane, the test must have been taken less than 24 hours before boarding the plane. You will also have to test in the airport before arrival in Denmark and upon arrival in Denmark. Please read more here.
Travelers must expect to be denied entry at the Danish borders, including airports unless they have a worthy purpose for entering. See what is considered a worthy purpose by the Danish authorities in here.
Special rules apply for foreigners who are vaccinated
Fully vaccinated foreigners who are habitually resident in a yellow or orange EU or Schengen country are exempt from the requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry into Denmark and the requirement to have a worthy purpose. They are also exempt from the requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a plane and the requirement to take a test and to self-isolate upon entry into Denmark, unless they arrive from a red country.
Read more about the special rules for vaccinated foreigners here.
If you are in Copenhagen, we urge you to follow instructions from the authorities which include these measures
- Wash your hands and use sanitizer, limit physical contact, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, be diligent with cleaning, keep a 2 meter distance to others. Source: Danish Health Authorities.
- Face masks or shields are mandatory for people over 12 years in all public transport and in educational institutions - except when seated.
- There is a ban on gatherings and events of more than 50 people in public indoor places and 100 people outside.
- Restaurants, cafés, bars, etc. must be closed between 11 pm and 5 am. Alcohol will not be served after 22.00. For indoor service, a corona passport must be presented.
- Museums, art venues, libraries, etc. are open. Corona passport must be presented.
- Public transport: Avoid public transport where other means of transport are available – especially during rush hours.
- Joint Danish Authorities Hotline: +45 7020 0233
For the full list of restrictions applying in Denmark please visit en.coronasmitte.dk. Here you can also read more about the corona passport.
Obtain a Corona Passport
To gain a Corona passport you need to be tested. Tests are free and a negative test results in a Corona Passport that is valid for 72 hours. To prolong the Corona Passport a new test is required.
Read more about how to gain access to free testing as a foreigner here.
Get an overview of where to get tested.
New guidelines at Copenhagen Airport
Besides including compulsory medical face masks at the terminals of Copenhagen Airport, the guidelines issued by The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) apply to all European airports and include a set of things you need to consider before flying.
See this practical guide on safe travel through Copenhagen Airport - including the option of free covid-19 test at the parking area P5 outside of Terminal 3.