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Travel restrictions on travel to Denmark

Last updated 10/14/2021
To limit the spread of covid-19, the Danish government has introduced travel restrictions and border controls by the Danish borders. This also affects the border between Denmark and Sweden. Read more what this means for travellers and cross-border-workers in the Oresund region.
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You can now once again travel to Denmark from Sweden without any restrictions. Photo: News Oresund

Free entering to Denmark when travelling from an EU or Schengen country

From the 25'th of oktober 2021, all travellers arriving from EU og Schengen countries, including Sweden, are free to enter Denmark if they can present a valid corona passport (proof of vaccination, former infection or a negative test against covid-19).

 

Stay updated on restrictions in Denmark on coronasmitte.dk

 

There is still some restrictions for persons, that can't document vaccination, former infection or a negative test, and travellers from countries outside the EU or Schengen. Read more in the text below.

Former travel restrictions to Denmark because of corona/covid-19 are lifted

From the 25'th of october, several former travelling restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus/covid-19 in Denmark are no longer valid.

This includes: 

  • The weekly regional colour categorisation of countries and regions
  • The requirement of a worthy cause for travelling to Denmark
  • The requirement of a negative test before entering Denmark
  • The extended border control by the Danish police due to the coronavirus/covid-19*

*Note, that there will still be temporary border control by the Danish border.

 

Read more about the Danish border control

Travelling to Denmark without a valid corona passport

If you are travelling to Denmark without a valid corona passport (proof of vaccination, former infection or a negative test against covid-19), you are required to take an negative test against coronavirus/covid-19 after entering Denmark. This also applies to danish citizens or persons with residency in Denmark travelling without a valid corona passport. 

The test shall be taken within 24 hours after the time of arrival. 

 

Read more about test requirements at coronasmitte.dk

 

Note: Children are exempted from having to show a valid corona passport when travelling to Denmark.

Travelling to Denmark from countries outside of EU or Schengen

If you are travelling to Denmark from countries outside of the EU or Schengen, some restrictions are still valid:

  • If you are travelling to Denmark from "countries of risk" (based on the EU list of countries), you are required to take a test after entering Denmark. 
  • If you are travelling to Denmark from "countries of high risk" (rest of the world), you are required to take a test and self-isolate after entering Denmark.

 

Travellers, that can show proof of vaccination from EU og Schengen countries, OECD-countries, or countries associated with the digital covid-certificate from EU, are exempt from the requirement of testing and isolating after entering Denmark.

More information about travelling to Denmark from a border region on coronasmitte.dk 

 

Traffic information: Transport between Sweden and Denmark

The travel restrictions in force between Sweden and Denmark might affect public transport between the two countries. 

Face mask requirement on public transport in Denmark

It is no longer required to wear a face mask on public transport

The face mask requirement on public transport in Denmark has been removed per 14'th of August 2021. 

It is still required in airports and on aircrafts in Denmark.

 

More information about the face mask requirement at coronasmitte.dk/en

Transit through Denmark

You are allowed to travel through Denmark if you have a worthy purpose outside of Denmark and your travel through Denmark is a part of the natural route. This also applies if you are returning to your home country or country of residency.

When you transit through Denmark, you should have documentation ready that proves that Denmark is a part of your journey to your home.

 

Please note that a valid coronapassport is required, if you are driving or flying to Denmark from another country. This may also apply if you are just transitting through Denmark. There are some exemptions to the rule, which can be found on coronasmitte.dk.

 

More information about transit through Denmark on coronasmitte.dk

Train traffic over Øresund

When you travel to Denmark by train from Sweden, you might experience border controls at Copenhagen airport. At a border control, you are required to present valid travel documents, such as a passport if requested by the police. It is possible that not all travelers will be checked.

 

Reservation and seat booking requirement

The former requirement of reservation and seat booking on danish trains, such as Øresundståget, have been removed from the 1'st of August 2021.

 

Keep updated on the travel restrictions on board DSB trains at dsb.dk

Ferry connections over Øresund

The Danish police also perform border checks on the ferries between Helsingborg and Helsingør, or Ystad and Rønne. At a border control, you are required to present valid travel documents, such as a passport if requested by the police. The controls take place on the Danish side of the border.

 

Keep updated on the ferry connections between Helsingborg and Helsingør

Keep updated on the ferry connections between Ystad and Rønne

Information about covid-19 in Denmark

The Danish public authorities have collected all information about covid-19 and related border controls at coronasmitte.dk

 

More information about travel restrictions and general rules at coronasmitte.dk

 

If you have any questions regarding the travel restrictions, please phone the dedicated hotline (+45) 7020 0233.

 

Read our article about covid-19 related to border commuters

 

Are you travelling from Denmark to Sweden?

 

Read our article about the Swedish travel restrictions here

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