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

D. 8/6/2020
From the 27th June 2020, Denmark has opened up for travel from the Swedish border regions Skåne, Blekinge and Halland. To travel to Denmark, you are required to bring certain documents. Read more below.
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NB! The new rules only apply to people who are travelling to Denmark without a “worthy purpose” and who are not Danish citizens. Border commuters will therefore not be affected by the new rules, as a job in Denmark is still counted as a worthy purpose for entry.

 

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 politi.dk

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

If your region is open (Skåne, Blekinge, Halland)

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 politi.dk

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

If your region is banned

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 politi.dk

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

Travel from the rest of Sweden

Denmark is opening up for travel to Denmark from all other regions in Sweden from the 1st August 2020. In order to enter Denmark, each traveller will have to be able to document a six night's stay in the country.

More information on politi.dk

 

It is still possible to travel to Denmark with a worthy purpose. More information on what is regarded as a worthy purpose and what documentation that is required can be found on politi.dk

More information about travelling to Denmark with a worhty 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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