Christianshavns Kanal

Denmark welcomes back British visitors

7/3/2020
Photo: Astrid Maria Rasmussen

The Danish borders are open to visitors from the UK, and travellers from England will very soon be able to experience all the wonders of Denmark without having to quarantine.

The British government has announced a travel corridor to Denmark from 10 July. This means that the 14 days of quarantine when returning to England are no longer required.

Commenting on the news Dennis Englund, Market Director at VisitDenmark’s UK office, said: “The global pandemic has changed how we look at travelling and what we will expect from destinations in the future. With this in mind, Denmark is an ideal destination for those who are seeking quality experiences, and an exciting break, either as a couple or a family. We are delighted to welcome back British tourists this summer, and for them to sample the unique Scandinavian cuisine, to explore our fascinating history and relax on our beautiful sandy beaches”.

The Danish borders closed due to COVID-19 on 14 March. Since then, the country has gradually reopened with hotels, restaurants, museums, public transport and theme parks now up and running with additional safety and cleaning measures in place.

Six nights required

Since 27 June, visitors from The UK and most European countries have been able to explore the scenic Danish coastal areas again as well as the bigger cities with its the many choices of restaurants, street food markets and cultural experiences.

The Danish government has announced that upon entry, tourists must document with a booking confirmation that they intend to spend a minimum of six nights in Denmark.

There is plenty of choice as the hotel scene in Denmark continues to inspire and grow. New accommodation options include the five-star luxury and sustainable-focussed hotel Villa Copenhagen, the architecturally designed tree top huts Løvtag in North Jutland as well as Jørgensens Hotel, a renovated mansion from 1744 in the coastal town of Horsens.

Hotel and museum openings in Denmark

Photo: Søren Larsen

New nature experiences in Denmark

Photo: Daniel Overbeck - VisitNordsjælland

The list of low-infection countries that can visit Denmark will be reviewed each week based on how a country is performing on testing and the number of infections within the country. Currently all EU and Schengen countries except parts of Sweden and Portugal are able to visit. See the list of the so-called ‘Open Countries’, which is updated every Thursday at 3pm, on the Danish Police website.

2019 was a record year for Denmark in terms of inbound tourism from the UK with 906,000 British overnight stays. As a way of boosting tourism again, the Danish government recently introduced a Summer savings package. This includes free island hopping, discounted public transport and a 50 percent discount on tickets for cultural experiences during the school holiday. You can read more about the offers here.