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Coronavirus/covid-19

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

Answers to the most common questions 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 be subject to mandatory testing and isolation. Read more on coronasmitte.dk.

Questions regarding health-related issues, including coronavirus/COVID-19, should be directed to the Danish Health Authority and to the Joint Danish Authorities Corona hotline: (+45) 70 20 02 33.

The list of questions and answers below was updated on 10 February 2021.

Travelling abroad

Can I travel abroad?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice offers only 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 relating to the country to which you plan on visiting or transiting through, as this can change with short notice depending on risks to security and safety such as terrorism, war/conflict, social unrest, and natural disasters. 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 about COVID-19 restrictions relating to your country of interest (in Danish). 

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 may change depending on security and safety situations.

The colour categories are based on the general security situation in the country. They are not based on the COVID-19 situation. However, if COVID-19 variants of concern emerge in a given country og region, this may cause the travel advice for these areas to be categorised as red. Currently, there are no such areas. 

If you travel to a ‘green’ country or region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises you to use common sense and pay attention in the same way as you would in Denmark. 

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

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all but necessary travels to an ‘orange’ country or region. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travels to a ‘red’ country or region. 

When travelling during a time with COVID-19, you should be aware of the risks involved. Your destination may be difficult  to reach, and local authorities may impose restrictions at very short notice. 

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 updated on developments via local authorities, news media, and your travel agency.

You can find up-to-date information on COVID-19 restrictions for your travel destination on 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.

Exceptions from the flight ban for former infected passengers

Read more here.

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 Joint Danish Authorities Corona hotline: (+45) 70 20 02 33 or read more on coronasmitte.dk.
 

Can Danish embassies document that I reside in Denmark?

Non-Danish citizens with a permanent residence in Denmark are required 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.

Other

Is travel advice issued for the Faroe Islands?

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

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. 

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 to avoid unnecessary travel to Greenland.

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, please note that a number of entry-precautions apply to these trips.

From 10 August 2021, only fully vaccinated persons may travel to Greenland. Persons with residence in Greenland are exempt.

For specific information about the rules regarding travel to Greenland, please refer to the Greenlandic health authorities, which is the official source of information 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 that 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 on the Trade Council's website

Fact sheet: Entry restrictions

The Danish model for entry restrictions - 1 February 2022

Hotlines to the authorities

Joint Danish Authorities corona hotline: +45 7020 0233

The Joint Danish Authorities hotline answers questions regarding coronavirus and restrictions in general caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, including COVID-19 related restrictions which apply after your entry into Denmark - for example requirements for testing and isolation after entry.

Telephone: +45 7020 0233

Hotline opening hours

All days from 07.00 (7 AM) to 22.00 (10 PM)

Dedicated hotline if you are infected or a close contact: +45 3232 0511

NB! The hotline currently receives many calls concerning the tracking and tracing of close contacts. To avoid extensive waiting, we recommend that you call later.

Telephone: +45 3232 0511

Hotline opening hours

All days 08.00 am to 10.00 pm.

If you see that we have called or if you have received a message from us, please return our call.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding travelling out of Denmark: +45 3392 1112

The Citizens Service Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs only answers questions in relation to travelling out of Denmark and the ministry's travel advice.

Telephone: +45 3392 1112 

Email: [email protected]

Hotline opening hours

The line is always open.

Please note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot answer any questions related to entering or transiting through Denmark. Such questions can be addressed on the arrivals hotline of the Joint Danish Authorities hotline. See contact information and opening hours above.