Coronavirus information for Denmark

The borders to Denmark remain closed to foreign visitors but a slow re-opening inside the country has begun.

(Updated Friday 22nd May 2020)

Visiting Denmark

Denmark's borders are closed to foreign visitors with some exceptions. The Danish government has closed the Danish borders to control the spread of the coronavirus. Danish citizens are allowed to re-enter the country, but visitors from most other countries are denied entry. According to the government's published statement, people wishing to visit family members in Denmark are also denied entry unless they are visiting a seriously ill relative.

From May 25, people with a permanent residence in one of the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) or Germany will be allowed to re-enter Denmark if they fall into the following categories:

  • People who own a summer house in Denmark
  • Persons who have a relationship with a person living in Denmark or who are engaged to a person living in Denmark
  • People who have grandparents in Denmark
  • Business trips to and from Denmark if they are carried out responsibly in terms of health, may be resumed if the applicable precautionary measures are followed. Business trips must comply with industry-specific security precautions.

Except for the above, general family visits, tourism trips, business trips, study trips or similar are not grounds for entry into Denmark that are worthy of recognition.

By May 29 at the latest, the Danish government will reassess the temporary border controls and the related entry ban as well as the existing travel warnings. We are following the latest news and you can find the most up to date information here: https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark. 

Re-opening Denmark

On May 7, the Danish government announced a relaxation of corona protection measures in shops, restaurants and schools from May 11 and 18, 2020.

It means that:

• Shopping centers are allowed to open from Monday, May 11th.

• Restaurants and cafés may reopen from May 18th.

• Students from the 6th grade should be allowed to go back to school from May 18. After school ("Efterskoler") may also open.

• Libraries, churches and religious communities may reopen from May 18.

• Popular outdoors sports and professional sport without spectators are also allowed.

• Safari parks, where guests drive around in cars, are allowed to open.

• In order to open, organisations and institutions must comply with guidelines regarding distance and hygiene.

To contain the coronavirus, the Danish government had taken steps to close all public facilities and encourage as many people as possible to stay at home. This included restrictions that prohibit the gathering of more than 10 people. Many festivals and events for 2020 have been canceled or postponed.

From June 8, further easing has been agreed.

Where to go next for information

If you have questions about the coronavirus in Denmark and what this could mean for your travel plans, we have two places you can go to get fully updated.

  1. We recommend you consult the travel guidelines related to the coronavirus from your national authority.
  2. You can read the Danish Health Authority's Coronavirus Q&A and updated information from the Danish police in English and Danish.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the virus and thanks to all healthcare professionals around the world who work tirelessly to contain COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming visitors again as soon as possible. Take care of yourself!