Danish travel restrictions due to coronavirus/covid-19

Last updated 11/19/2020
The Danish police is conducting random border controls at the Danish border. For motor traffic, this happens on Pepparholm and for train traffic at Copenhagen airport station. Read more about what documentation you need to cross the border here.

From the 10th October 2020, the categorization of Sweden changed from "open" to "banned". This means that Sweden is considered a banned country, and that each region will be evaluated individually. Every Thursday, Statens Serum Institut updates the map over open and banned regions.

More information about travel restrictions and the map can be found here


More information about what identification that is required can be found here

More information about the border control can be found here (Danish)


Traffic between Sweden and Denmark

Face masks or visor in public transport

All passengers are required to wear a face mask or a visor when taking public transport in Denmark. This rule is also applicable for train and ferry traffic between Sweden and Denmark.

More information on sst.dk


Skånetrafiken has made some adjustments due to the restrictions. 

More information can be found at skanetrafiken.se (Swedish)


If you are traveling further within Denmark, you might be required to hold a seat reservation. Seat reservations can be obtained in the DSB app or the DSB ticket machines.

More information on dsb.dk (Danish)


SJ have made some adjustments due to the restrictions.

More information at sj.se

Copenhagen airport

Information about air traffic to and from Copenhagen airport can be found at cph.dk. Please be aware that surgical masks are required to be worn by all travelers at all Danish airports.

More information at cph.dk

Ferry connections

Stay updated on the ferry traffic over Øresund at forsea.dk

More information on forsea.dk

Stay updated regarding the ferry traffic between Bornholm and Sweden at bornholmslinjen.dk

Read more on bornholmslinjen.dk

Old Guidelines and Travel Restrictions

When and how is Sweden considered “open”?

The map detailing which countries that are considered open or quarantined is updated each Thursday. More information about the current travel restrictions and what countries that are considered open can be found on the website of the Danish police.

Map over open countries at coronasmitte.dk

The Statens Serum Institute website contains more information and statistics on coronovirus cases in Denmark and the rest of the EU that forms the basis for the restrictions.

More information and statistics at ssi.dk (Danish)

Previous travel restrictions to Denmark

Before Sweden was considered “open”, travelers were required to document a six night’s stay in Denmark when traveling from most of the Swedish regions (except Skåne, Blekinge and Halland). That requirement has been removed.

Even when Sweden was considered “in quarantine”, you could still travel into Denmark if you lived in Skåne, Blekinge and Halland. These three regions are considered border regions and therefore subject to special rules. You can find those rules in our article here – however, since Sweden is considered fully open they are not currently in force.

More information here

You previously had to provide proof that you had a “worthy purpose” for traveling to Denmark, such as a s job or similar. This requirement does not apply as long as Sweden is considered open.

Coronavirus/covid-19 in Denmark

Please be aware that it is the police that makes the final decisions at the border control. The police reserve the right to stop anyone who shows signs of illness such as a cough or a fever from travelling to Denmark.

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

Information is updated continuously.

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