Løkken, North Jutland

Safe travel in Denmark

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Stay up to date with the latest information and recommendations for visitors travelling to Denmark.

The COVID-19 situation is changing regularly. Following updated information on measures and recommendations is crucial to stay healthy and protect vulnerable people. Visit the Danish Health Authority page for the most up to date information.

Border information

The borders in Denmark are currently closed. When borders reopen, there will still be border controls into Denmark and it will be necessary to carry a passport or ID.

There may be re-entry requirements on your return and further travel restrictions. Please consult your local authorities for up to date information.

Life in Denmark

Denmark started a reopening of Danish society on 6 April. You can read more about the phases of the reopening on the joint website for the Danish authorities.

It is not mandatory to wear a mask in Denmark. People are asked to keep their distance and to stand at least 1m apart. Many shops have a maximum number of customers that are permitted in them at any one time. Fines are not levied by the police for breaking of regulations but warnings might be given.

Many individual hotels and summer house rental agencies have implemented enhanced hygiene and cleaning protocols. Please consult them directly for full details.

Restaurants and cafes have reopened; social distancing rules still apply.

A number of festivals have been cancelled in 2020 – check with the organizer if you are unsure if it is going ahead.

All of these directives are under review and it is anticipated that they will change as Denmark continues to reopen.

Permitted behaviour

In order to open, organisations and institutions must comply with guidelines regarding distance and hygiene. The following behaviour is allowed:

  • Beaches, public forests, lakes and national parks are all open to visitors
  • Public transport is in operation (including trains, buses and boats) although timetables may have altered
  • Public venues such as galleries, attractions, museums and zoos, cinemas and concert venues may reopen
  • Popular outdoors sports and professional sport without spectators are also allowed
  • Theme parks may reopen
  • People can socialise in groups of up to 10 people
  • Shopping centres are open
  • Cafes, bars and restaurants can reopen
  • Libraries and churches can reopen
  • Safari parks, where guests drive around in cars, can reopen
  • Banks and post offices are open

Not permitted

X Socialising in groups of over 10 people

X Nightclubs and hookah cafes are closed

X Swimming pools, water parks and indoor play parks are currently closed

X Many festivals and events for 2020 have been canceled or postponed