Travel restrictions on travel to Denmark

Last updated 1/7/2022
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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Travel restrictions to Denmark from the 27'th of December 2021

From the 27'th of December 2021, the Danish Government will introduce a COVID-19 test requirement for all persons without residence in Denmark prior to entry. A PCR-test must be taken no later than 72 hours before entry, and a quick antigen-test must be taken no later than 48 hours before entry.

The test requirement also applies for persons who has previously been vaccinated, while previously infected is excepted from the requirement. People residing in Denmark can either take a test before entering Denmark, or take a test within 24 hours after entry.

There is also exemptions for the test requirement for people from border regions (Skåne, Halland, Blekinge, Västra Götaland), children under the age of 15 years, travellers transiting through Sweden from or to Bornholm, while travellers leaving Denmark within 24 hours also are excempt from testing on entry to Denmark. 

 

Read more about the danish restrictions on coronasmitte.dk

This information is updated continuosly.

 

Stay updated on restrictions in Denmark on coronasmitte.dk

Travelling to Denmark - for danish citizens and/or living in Denmark

Danish citizens and residents in Denmark needs to take a test either before or after entering Denmark. The test requirement also applies to fully vaccinated, but not if you have been previously infected. 

The test must have been taken within 24 hours before entry if its an antigen test, or 72 hours within entry if its an PCR-test. 

If you choose to take a test after entry into Denmark, the test shall be taken within 24 hours.

 

Read more about entry into Denmark

 

Exemptions from test after travelling to Denmark:

Following group of persons travelling to Denmark without a valid corona passport are exempt from testing and/or isolating after entering Denmark

  • Children aged 15 or below
  • Persons living in border regions (Skåne, Halland, Blekinge, Västra Götaland)
  • Travellers entering Denmark from Sweden in transit from Bornholm (without stay in Sweden)
  • Travellers that will leave Denmark within 24 hours (fx. Swedish travellers flying from Kastrup Airport)

 

Find all exemptions on coronasmitte.dk

Travelling to Denmark - for non-danish citizens and non-danish residents

Non-danish citizens must present a negative test result before entry to Denmark. The test requirement also applies to fully vaccinated, but not if you have been previously infected.  

The test must have been taken within 24 hours before entry if its an antigen test, or 72 hours within entry if its an PCR-test. 

 

Read more about entry into Denmark

 

Exemptions from test after travelling to Denmark:

Following group of persons travelling to Denmark without a valid corona passport are exempt from testing and/or isolating after entering Denmark

  • Children aged 15 or below
  • Persons living in border regions (Skåne, Halland, Blekinge, Västra Götaland)
  • Travellers entering Denmark from Sweden in transit from Bornholm (without stay in Sweden)
  • Travellers that will leave Denmark within 24 hours (fx. Swedish travellers flying from Kastrup Airport)

 

Find all exemptions on coronasmitte.dk

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 required to wear a face mask on all public transport in Denmark.

This applies to busses, trains, taxis, ferrys, and also 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.

If you travel trough Denmark as part of an transit journey, you are excempt from the test requirement at entry, as long as you leave Denmark within 24 hours.

 

More information about transit through Denmark on coronasmitte.dk

Train traffic over Öresund

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 Öresund

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

Traffic information on Öresundsbroen
If you need to travel across the Øresund bridge, it could be advised to check the current traffic information and potential waiting time on the bridge. Øresundsbroen keeps an updated page on their homepage with the latest changes and news.

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

 

Danish border control

there will still be temporary border control by the Danish border.

 

Read more about the Danish border control

 

Are you travelling from Denmark to Sweden?

Read our article about the Swedish travel restrictions here

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