Safe travel in Denmark

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

(updated 11/09/2020)

The COVID-19 situation is changing regularly. Visit the Danish Health Authority website and the Danish Police website for the most up to date information. Different restrictions and behaviour may be in place across the regions of Denmark - for up to date information, check with your local authorities and your travel provider before arrival. 

Who can enter Denmark?

Find out if the Danish border is open to your country of residence here.

Border information

Tourists entering Denmark are no longer subject to a minimum stay requirement and will no longer have to show documentation of a 6-night booking. 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.

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

To help limit the spread of the coronavirus in Denmark, there are a few changes to everyday life.

As with most other countries, people are expected to keep their distance from each other, and masks are required in some circumstances. Fines are not charged for violating regulations but you might be given a warning if you do not comply.

For full information on this and more, visit the Danish Health Authority pages.

Accommodation

The Danish Government has implemented health measures to keep visitors safe while staying in Denmark.

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).

The country’s various holiday home providers follow strict cleaning and hygiene measures, and while campsites are open as usual, they may have adapted or closed their extra leisure facilities in response to hygiene and safety requirements.

Wherever you stay, if you want to find out more about the safety measures in place, you should contact the hotel, campsite or holiday home provider directly.

Eating out

From 17 September until at least 1 October 2020, restaurants, bars, cafes and similar establishments in Copenhagen and Odense will be required to close at 10pm. All guests will be required to wear a face mask except when seated.

Attractions

Denmark’s museums, art galleries, tour providers and more have to comply with the Government’s regulations on hygiene and safety to limit the spread of coronavirus and to make it possible to visit with confidence.

Typically, that means buying an entry ticket in advance online, and scanning it via your mobile phone on entry, reducing capacity so social distancing is possible, offering hand sanitizer to visitors and conducting extra cleaning.

For detailed information, you should contact the attraction directly.  

Transportation

Face masks are required on public transport and in taxis across Denmark and the public is asked to avoid travel at peak times. You should also wear a mask in all Danish airports and on all flights. All public transport in Denmark is undergoing a more stringent cleaning protocol.

On top of that, ferry companies have reduced capacity so passengers can better keep their distance, and train travellers need to buy a seat ticket for travel on intercity trains for capacity reasons.

Useful links about safe travel in Denmark

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