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.

Who can enter Denmark?

Denmark’s borders were opened to most European countries from 27 June 2020, based on a set of health measures and analysis. However, borders to Luxembourg, Romania and Bulgaria remain closed. The borders are open to Sweden from 1 August. 

Denmark's borders are open to a select number of third countries (Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay), based on the same set of health measures and analysis.

Here, you can stay updated on whether the Danish borders are open to your country of residence.

Border information

To enter Denmark, tourists from the approved countries must show documentation of a valid booking for a minimum of 6 nights on entry (excluding those with a permanent residence in the border region). If a tourist wishing to enter shows clear signs of sickness, for example a cough, fever, or similar, they will not be allowed to cross the border.

Danish citizens are allowed to re-enter the country and visitors from other countries can now enter Denmark again under certain conditions.

Business travellers with a clear business reason to visit should refer to regulations on the Danish Police website as they are allowed entry on some conditions.

We are following the latest news and you can find the most up to date information here:

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

(Information updated 30/07/2020)

Life in Denmark

It is not mandatory to wear a mask in Denmark but masks are recommended on public transport and must be worn in airports and on flights. 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.

The Danish hotel and restaurant association HORESTA has launched a 'Safe to Visit' programme. All companies within it must adhere to five points: the safety distance recommended by the authorities, clear information on the handling and behavior of the corona virus, thorough cleaning and disinfection, safety for a high level of hygiene and control of the work processes. Further information on the program can be found here at HORESTA  (in Danish). Please contact the hotels directly for more information on the individual measures.

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.

Useful links about safe travel in Denmark

We've gathered a few extra links where you can read more about safe travel in Denmark.