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Information in English about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel advice in relation to coronavirus/ COVID-19 can be found below.

Information in English about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice in relation to coronavirus/COVID-19 can be found below.  

To limit the introduction and spread of more contagious virus variants, persons entering Denmark may have to be subject to mandatory testing and 10-day isolation. Read more on coronasmitte.dk.

Questions regarding entry to Denmark must be directed to the Danish Police. 

Questions regarding health-related issues and coronavirus/COVID-19 should be directed to the Danish Health Authority.

The list of questions and answers below was updated on 25 June 2021 16.40 h.
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Travelling abroad

Can I travel abroad?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice offers non-binding guidance on travel rules and restrictions. It is ultimately your own decision whether you choose to travel. We advise you to be alert and stay updated on the travel advice for the country that you plan to visit, as this can change depending on both new local travel restrictions and changes in the number of weekly infections. You should always follow the local authorities’ instructions.

Persons entering Denmark may be subject to mandatory testing and  isolation. Read more on coronasmitte.dk.

Read the travel advice for your country of interest here (Danish).

What precautions should I take if I travel abroad?

You should always be alert and stay updated on the travel advice for the country or region in question, as this can change depending on both new local travel restrictions and changes in the number of weekly infections.

If you travel to a ‘green’ country or region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises you to use your common sense and pay attention in the same way as you would in Denmark. You should be aware of coronavirus, but there are low infection rates and therefore limited risk of infection.
 

If you travel to a ‘yellow’ country or region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises you to be extra careful due to the risk of infection.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all but necessary travels to a ‘shaded orange’ country or region due to significant travel restrictions for tourists travelling from Denmark. 

Should you choose to travel to areas not recommended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs e.g. orange or red regions and countries, you must be aware of the risks involved. Your destination may be hard to reach, and local authorities may impose restrictions at very short notice. These restrictions may include border closures, forced quarantines, cancellation of flights, etc. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot guarantee against sudden changes in the approach taken by individual countries, including the cancellation of flights.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises you to contact your insurance provider before potential departure. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also recommends that you consider your personal safety and that you stay up to date on developments via local authorities, news media, and your travel agency.

You can find up-to-date information on travel destinations at the websites of the Danish embassies (Danish only)

For guidance on precautions upon return to Denmark, please read more on coronasmitte.dk.

During your travel

What do I do if I am quarantined abroad?

If the local authority where you are located proposes or imposes quarantine, you should follow their advice. If there are suspected cases of coronavirus where you are, you may need to remain in your hotel room or accommodation for a period, move to quarantine facilities, take tests for coronavirus and, if positive in some cases, be hospitalised abroad.

In this case, you should contact your travel agency, airline, or insurance company as soon as you can.

Returning home to Denmark

What should I do when returning home to Denmark

Persons entering Denmark may be subject to mandatory testing and isolation. Read more on coronasmitte.dk.

What does the temporary flight ban mean for air travellers/requirement of a negative test within 48 hours of entering into Denmark by flight?

Can I get a rapid test in my connecting airport?

In some locations, it can be difficult to obtain a rapid test before boarding a connecting flight on your route to Denmark.

In most of the airports, the test centres are located outside of the transit areas and tests must be booked in advance. Most airports offer PCR testing, but it can take up to 48 hours to get the result. The testing fees may vary at the different test centres.

You can find information here where, according to information provided, it is currently possible to obtain a rapid test in major transit airports (Danish only).

This information is subject to change.

Exceptions from the flight ban for former infected passengers

Can a foreign national travel through Denmark in transit to a final destination?

For rules on the entry of foreign nationals into Denmark, refer to the Danish Police hotline on +45 70206044. 

Can Danish Embassies document that I reside in Denmark?

Non-Danish citizens with a permanent residence in Denmark need to be able to document their residency when entering Denmark, for instance by means of a social security card, a residency card, a lease, other forms of identification with an address, or through other credible documentation.

If necessary, the Danish Embassies can issue documentation of Danish residency if you are registered in the Danish Civil Registration System (CPR) and if you have no other form of documentation.

Visa and work or residence permits

Can I still apply for a visa to Denmark?

Yes, you can apply for a visa.

Please visit this website for information regarding where to hand in your visa application.

I have a valid visa, but I must postpone my trip to a future date. Can the visa be modified?

It is not possible to modify the issued visa. You must apply for a new visa for the time when you wish to travel. (See question “Can I still apply for a visa to Denmark?”)

If you hand in a new visa application, please note that you will have to pay a new visa fee and submit the same documentation as a normal visa application. 

If you have already been granted a visa, but are unable to enter Denmark due to the entry restrictions, it is not possible to get a refund of the visa application fee. 

Can I enter Denmark, if I already have a valid Schengen visa?

Please visit this website to get an on overview of country categorization and on whether you need a worthy purpose for entry into Denmark.

You are advised to call the Police’s dedicated hotline regarding entry to Denmark. The hotline can be reached on +45 7020 6044.

I have been issued a working holiday visa. Can I enter Denmark?

Foreigners, who have a valid residence permit under the Working Holiday scheme, will only be able to enter Denmark if they also have a worthy purpose, e.g. a job.

On the
website of the Danish Police, you will find a reduced list of worthy purposes for entering Denmark, which applies to all travellers (arriving from both banned and open countries).

The Minister for Immigration and Integration has decided to temporarily suspend all working holiday agreements. This means that the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) will stop issuing new residence permits for working holiday until further notice.

Read more about the suspension here.

If you have already submitted an application for a Working Holiday visa and the application has been sent to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), please note that it is not possible to get a refund of the fee of DKK 1,455 paid to the embassy.

I am in Denmark and my short short-stay visa is about to expire. Can I get an extension of visa in Denmark?

If you have been prevented leaving Denmark due to COVID-19 you must leave as soon as it is possible. In order to do so you must also consider alternative travel routes.

If your deadline for departure has been postponed, but you have not had the possibility to leave Denmark before this date, it is also possible to apply for extension.

If you wish to apply for extension of your visa stay or visa free stay you can submit an application for extension of a short term visa.

Read more about applications for extension of short term visas including in which situations a short term visa can be extended in practice.

Read more about where and how you can submit your application for extension of a short term visa.

It is still possible to contact the Danish Immigration Service as well as the Agency of International Recruitment and Integration.

With regard to extensions of residence permits handled by the Danish Immigration Service (cases of family reunification, residence permit as religious worker, and residence permit based on previous Danish citizenship, Danish heritage or affiliation with Danish minority), please visit New to Denmark’s website.

Concerning extensions of residence permits handled by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (cases of work permits, working holiday and residence under the EU regulations etc.), please visit New to Denmark’s website.

Other

Is there travel advice for the Faroe Islands?

The Faroe Islands are a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does therefore not provide travel advice for the Faroe Islands. For the same reason, the entry restrictions for Denmark also apply to the Faroe Islands. For questions regarding potential travel to the Faroe Islands, please contact the Police.

For further information regarding coronavirus in the Faroe Islands, please refer to the Faroese health authorities

Persons entering Denmark may be subject to mandatory testing and isolation. Read more on coronasmitte.dk.

When you travel from the Faroe Islands to Denmark, you are not required to show a negative COVID-19 test upon boarding the chosen vehicle to Denmark.

Is there travel advice for Greenland?

Greenland is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does therefore not provide travel advice for Greenland. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can provide the following information:

Naalakkersuisut (the government of Greenland) urges companies, authorities and citizens not to travel.

At the request of the Naalakkersuisut, the government has introduced a general ban on civil aviation with passengers from abroad to Greenland.

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, only a limited number of passengers are allowed to travel via air traffic from Denmark to Greenland. Please note that a number of entry-precautions apply to these trips.

For specific information about the rules regarding travel to Greenland, please refer to the Greenlandic health authorities, which is the official channel for information and knowledge about coronavirus in Greenland.

Persons entering Denmark may be subject to mandatory testing and isolation. Read more on coronasmitte.dk.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the impact of coronavirus on my company?

The Danish Business Authority hotline can answer questions about the precautions which your company can take in connection with coronavirus. Tel: (+45) 72 20 00 34. Daily opening hours are from 8.30am to 4.00pm. CET (Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm CET).

You can find guidance for business travellers travelling to Denmark in the information material here.
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