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Changing of The Royal Guard at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen,

Entry to Denmark

If you've gotten this far, it must mean this relationship is starting to get serious! We want to tie the knot and make sure you get to know all our everyday wonders - and the quirky bits too. So here's a bit of helpful information about Denmark's visas and immigration rules.

Is Denmark part of the European Union?

Yes, Denmark is a member of the European Union, which means travel to and from Denmark is governed by EU law. Therefore, different entry requirements may apply depending on where you're travelling from, and what your nationality is.

It's easy to get to and from Copenhagen Airport with public transport

The Schengen Agreement

Denmark is part of the European Union's Schengen Agreement, which means that you do not need to show your national ID card or passport when you are travelling to or from Denmark from another Schengen EU country. You are still recommended to bring your passport or ID card with you in case you need to prove your identity. Some airline operators still require you to present a passport even for travels within the Schengen area.

Schengen countries

The following countries are part of the Schengen Agreement: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Cruise around Copenhagen with the harbour buses

Apply for a short term visa to Denmark

What are the visa and entry requirements to Denmark?

EU citizens can travel freely to Denmark; citizens of other countries may require a visa. If you travel to Denmark from outside the Schengen agreement area, you may also require a visa. See here if you are from a country where you will need a visa to enter Denmark

Can I bring my pet to Denmark?

There are certain restrictions to bringing pets and other animals in to Denmark. Consult the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration website to see what rules exist regarding your pet.

Dog at the beach of Løkken

Quick facts about entering Denmark

Entry to Denmark
Schengen countries
Visa Requirements

Useful information about importation and exportation

Duty-free alcohol and tobacco
Food products
Tax-free shopping