Travel to Denmark for people registered in Skåne, Blekinge, Halland and Västra Götaland

D. 2/15/2021
Skåne, Blekinge, Halland and Västra Götaland are classified as border regions. This means that a special set of travel restrictions apply to residents of these regions in order to facilitate cross-border commuting.
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New border region restrictions - regular testing required

Residents in the border regions can continue to travel to Denmark provided they have a valid purpose. If you live in a border region and have a valid purpose to enter Denmark, then you need a negative covid-19 test that is not older than 72 hours.

If you live in a border region and do not have a valid purpose, you can still enter Denmark with a negative covid-19 test that is no older than 24 hours. Other restrictions such as isolation might apply if you do not travel with a valid purpose.

More information on travel and entry requirements at coronasmitte.dk

 

The border regions Skåne, Blekinge, Halland and Västra Götaland

For people residing in the border regions Skåne, Halland, Blekinge and Västra Götaland, special rules apply.

If you want to travel to Denmark from a border region, you can do so with a 'valid purpose':

  1. A valid travel document, such as a passport or other valid travel documentation.
  2. Proof of that you are a resident of a border region – we recommend a “personbevis” called “Hemortsbevis” – this contains up to date information about what “län” (province) that you are registered in.
    • If you have BankID, you can print out the document from skatteverket.se
    • If you do not have BankID, you can order a hemortsbevis and have it sent to your registered address. This takes about 2-3 working days.

  3. A negative covid-19 test which cannot be older than 3 days. The information about who can get tested and how in your region can be found on 1177.se
    There are also private actors who offer a covid-19 test against a surcharge. Anti-body tests are not considered valid at the border.

If you want to travel to Denmark from a border region without a valid purpose, you will need a negative covid-19-test that is no more than 24 hours old.

 

More information can be found at coronasmitte.dk

 

If you are a Danish citizen, you will be able to enter Denmark from Sweden by train, boat or car without having to present a negative covid-19 test. If you are entering Denmark by air, you will still be required to present a negative test, even though you are a Danish citizen. 

Please note: From the 7th of February, all travelers entering Denmark is required by law to test and isolate for 10 days upon arrival. People living and working in the border areas of Skåne, Blekinge, Halland and Västra Götaland are excempt from the rule. 

 

Read more about testing and isolating when entering Denmark

Covid-19 tests in Sweden

Information on the different ways to get tested within your region can be found at 1177.se. Please note that so called at-home-tests are not considered valid. 

Region Skåne is offering one free test for Swedes travelling into Denmark for work if you do not have symptoms of covid-19. More information on 1177 (in Swedish)

How to get tested without symptoms

Places to get tested with symptoms

 

The Danish police have uploaded a certification template for a negative test.

COVID-19 test template on coronasmitte.dk

 

There are also private companies that offer covid-19 tests, but there are not free of charge. 

List of private companies offering covid-19 tests on folkhalsomyndigheten.se

 

Covid-19 tests in Denmark

If you are a border commuter who have done a covid-19 test in Sweden to get to your work in Denmark, please be aware that the test can be no more than 3 days old at the time of travel. It might be easier to get tested in Denmark. If you have an administrative CPR number and a Sundhedskort, you can get tested for covid-19 in Denmark.

Register for a test with NemID at coronaprover.dk

 

Be aware of the following:

  • The so-called "home-tests" (hemmatest) are not valid for travel.
  • Anti-body tests are not valid for travel.
  • The Danish policy can stop a person from entering Denmark if that person displays clear signs of illness; for example a cough or a fever.
  • If you tested positive for covid-19 but have now recovered, you are exempt from having to present a negative covid-19 test as you are likely to test positive even though you have recovered and are no longer contageous. The positive test has to be at least 14 days old.

More information about the exemption can be found here

Travel from the rest of Sweden

If you do not live in a border region, you can only travel to Denmark if you have a worty purpose and a negative covid-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.

More information on coronasmitte.dk

 

Transit through Copenhagen Airport

Do you need to enter Denmark at Copenhagen Airport to transit to another flight to another country? In order to make your transit, you are required to provide proof that you have taken a negative covid-19 test within 24 hour of your entry into Denmark. The tests are checked at the airport before bording a plane to Denmark. 

Passengers flying to Denmark from Greenland and the Faroe Island are exempt from the testing requirement. Children under the age of 12 are also exempt.

More information about transit journeys by air 

 

Travel information from The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Utrikesdepartementet) 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs previously adviced against all non-essential travel to Denmark. This advice was lifted on the 29th July 2020.

More information on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs website

 

Make sure your insurance covers your travel

If you chose to travel despite the travel advice against travel to Denmark, it is especially important that you make sure that your insurance covers your travel. Many travel insurances do not cover trips to countries that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advices against. If you become ill, you can use the blue European Health Insurance Card to access healthcare on the same terms as Danish citizens.

More information about the European Health Insurance card

 

Check if your employer has any internal travel-restrictions

In principle, your Swedish employers cannot demand that you do not travel to Denmark. However, your employer is required to provide a safe working environment for all employees, which includes making sure that there is not a risk for covid-19 transmission in the workplace. In this sense, your employer can decide how your travel should be treated in relation to your work. If you chose to travel against the recommendation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, you might be required to quarantine when you get back to Sweden.

 

A list over what regions and countries that are categorized as banned or open is updated every week. We update this article continuously.

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