Covid-19 measures at Copenhagen Airpor_Daniel Rasmussen

Info on covid-19 measures and borders

Photo: Daniel Rasmussen

Due to the covid-19 situation, the borders are still closed for travelers from most countries. You can find all necessary info about borders and covid-19 measures in Copenhagen here.

Updated January 13, 2021.

About borders and countries from where you can enter Denmark as a tourist

People resident outside of Denmark can enter Denmark with 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. The rule lasts until and including 17 January 2021.

As the things change fast, we encourage you to see the Danish authorities' latest information on entering Denmark here.

Denmark's borders are only open for travellers from countries (and in some cases regions) that meet certain criteria, including a certain number of covid-19 patients per capita. Each Thursday, the list of countries and regions classified as open or closed is published. See if your country of residence is considered open or banned and find the authorities' updated information on travelling into Denmark here.

Travellers from countries defined as banned on the list 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


If you are in Copenhagen, we urge you to follow instructions from the authorities which include these measures (valid until at least Jan. 2, 2021)

  • Wash your hands and use sanitizer, limit physical contact, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, be diligent with cleaning, keep a 1-2 meter distance to others. Source: Danish Health Authorities
  • Restaurants, bars, cafés, and indoor cultural institutions are currently closed. Take away is allowed
  • 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 10 people
  • The sale of alcohol is prohibited after 10 pm 
  • Public transport: Avoid public transport where other means of transport are available – especially during rush hours
  • Stay updated on important information from the Danish authorities on this website which is being updated continuously
  • Joint Danish Authorities Hotline: +45 7020 0233


New guidelines at Copenhagen Airport

As of June 15, 2020 new guidelines for safe travel became effective in Denmark's airports. Besides including compulsory medical face masks at the terminals, 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.


How to protect yourself and others and what to do if you get ill

Danish Health Authorities' information for tourists: