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

D. 10/22/2020
Denmark has categorized the Swedish border regions Skåne, Blekinge and Halland as 'banned'. To travel to Denmark, you are required to bring certain documents. Read more below.
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New rules from Saturday the 10th October 2020

From the 10th October 2020, Sweden has changed from being categorized as open to being categorized as a banned. This means that each region in Sweden will be individually evaluated and categorized as either open or in banned. Special rules apply for the border regions Skåne, Blekinge and Halland.

More information about the border controls at coronasmitte.dk

More information about what type of ID that is required at politi.dk



The border regions Skåne, Blekinge and Halland

From the 27th June 2020, Denmark is using a new travel model for travels from the EU and the Schengen area (including the United Kingdom) – which includes travel to and from Sweden. Countries are either categorized as “open” or “banned”, which restricts travel from countries with high new numbers of covid-19. Even if Sweden is currently categorized as a “banned” country (karantænelande) as a whole, each region in the country are also evaluated individually.

For people residing in the border regions Skåne, Halland and Blekinge, special rules apply. People from these three regions can travel to Denmark without a worthy cause, but has to show certain documents at the border crossing to be allowed entry. Which documents that are required differs depending on if your region is categorized as “banned” or not. The map over banned countries and regions is updated every week. If a region is updated to “open”, less documentation is required for entry.

SSI (States Serum Institut) uploads an updated list on what regions that are open every Thursday at 16:00. More information about what documentation that is required, depending on the categorization of your region, can be found below.

 

Read more about what countries are currently open on coronasmitte.dk

Read more about Denmark’s new travel model on um.dk

If your region is open

If you want to travel (without a worthy purpose) from a border region that is categorized as open, you are required to show the following documentation at the border crossing:

  1. A valid travel document, such as a passport or other valid travel documentation
  2. Proof of what region that you are habitually registered in – 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.

The Danish police can always deny entry to an individual who are not a Danish citizen, or who are not resident in Denmark, who shows clear symptoms such as dry cough or a fever.

More information about the documentation required can be found on coronasmitte.dk

More information for open countries and travel with a worthy purpose on coronasmitte.dk

If your region is banned (Skåne, Blekinge and Halland)

If you want to travel (without a worthy purpose) from a border region that it categorized as banned, you are required to show the following documentation at the border crossing:

  1. A valid travel document, such as a passport or other valid travel documentation
  2. Proof of what region that you are habitually registered in – 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 72 hours. 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-

The Danish police can always deny entry to an individual who are not a Danish citizen, or who are not resident in Denmark, who shows clear symptoms such as dry cough or a fever.

More information about the documentation required can be found on coronasmitte.dk

More information for banned countries and travel with a worthy purpose on coronasmitte.dk

Travel from the rest of Sweden

From the 10th October 2020, an individual assessment of each Swedish region will be made. Each region will be categorized as either open or banned. If you do not live in a border region, and your region is listed as banned, then you are only allowed to travel to Denmark if you have a worthy purpose.

More information about which regions are open on coronasmitte.dk

More information about travelling to Denmark with a worthy purpose

 

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.

 

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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