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Fully vaccinated persons can now travel to and from Denmark

Phase 2 of the gradual resumption of travel activities to and from Denmark begins on Saturday 1 May 2021.

This means that from midnight on Saturday 1 May, the following new rules apply:

  • Fully vaccinated people resident in Denmark travelling with children under 18 years of age will be able to travel to orange countries around the world without requiring a test or needing to self-isolate on their return. However, children aged 15 to 17 years must continue to be tested after entering Denmark.
  • People who are resident in Denmark who have previously been infected will be able to travel to orange countries around the world without requiring a test or needing to self-isolate on returning home.
  • Fully vaccinated or previously infected people will no longer have to present a negative test prior to boarding flights to Denmark from yellow and orange countries.
  • The requirement for pre-entry testing when travelling to Denmark has been relaxed, so the test can take place max. 48 hours before travelling (currently 24 hours) by air or any other mode of transport.
  • Foreigners who are permanent residents of orange EU and Schengen countries and who have been vaccinated in EU or Schengen countries are no longer required to present a negative test or have a worthy purpose for travelling to Denmark, and they are exempt from the testing and isolation requirements on entering Denmark.

The stricter entry requirements when travelling from red countries and regions continue to apply.

Travel advice

The travel advice from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs therefore do not discourage fully vaccinated people (and any accompanying children under 18 years of age) or previously infected people resident in Denmark from travelling to orange countries and regions. However, these travellers, as well as business travellers, should continue to be aware that there may be significant entry restrictions at the destination.

As always, you can read about entry restrictions and quarantine and testing requirements on the websites of the relevant Danish embassies before you travel, as there may be requirements regarding, for example, COVID-19 tests, vaccine documentation, filling out of forms etc.

Fully vaccinated and previously infected people

To be covered by the rules for fully vaccinated people, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Please note that if you have received a COVID-19 vaccination in Denmark, the vaccine is approved by the EMA.
  • You must have received your final dose of vaccination at least 14 days, but no more than 180 days, before travelling.
  • You must be a permanent resident of an EU/Schengen country, and have completed a course of vaccination in an EU/Schengen country. 

People who have previously been infected with COVID-19 must be able to provide evidence of a positive antigen or positive PCR test for COVID-19 which has been carried out between 14 and max. 180 days before entering Denmark to be exempt from post-entry testing and isolation requirements.

Foreigners who have previously been infected and who are travelling from an orange country still need to have a worthy purpose for travelling to Denmark. Foreigners who can present a positive COVID-19 test that has been carried out at least 14 days and at most 12 weeks (84 days) before entry are exempt from the requirement to present a negative test.

Pre-boarding test

In order to be exempt from a pre-boarding test on a flight to Denmark, proof of being fully vaccinated in an EU or Schengen country is required.

Exceptions

The exemption in the travel advice for fully vaccinated and previously infected people does not apply when travelling to red countries and regions. This is because the countries and regions are categorised as red due to concerns regarding virus variants. 

If you have not been fully vaccinated, you will continue to be subject to post-entry testing and isolation requirements, as well as the requirement for pre-boarding testing on flights to Denmark. 

Changes to travel advice this week

On Wednesday 28 April 2021, the travel advice for India changed to red due to the presence of a particular virus variant. No other changes to travel restrictions for EU and Schengen countries or for third countries have been made since the last press release on 24 April 2021.

For press enquiries about travel advice, contact the Press Office of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: pressevagten@um.dk. 

For press enquiries about travelling to Denmark, contact the Press Office of the Danish Ministry of Justice: jac@jm.dk.

Further questions?

  • Citizens who require further information about outbound travel and travel advice are encouraged to contact the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Consular Duty Office on bbb@um.dk or +45 33 92 11 12.
  • Questions about worthy purposes for entry into or transit in Denmark should be directed to the arrivals hotline of the Danish police on +45 70 20 60 44. You can find the hotline opening hours on coronasmitte.dk
  • The authorities’ joint coronavirus hotline answers general questions about the coronavirus. Call (+45) 70 20 02 33. You can find the hotline opening hours on coronasmitte.dk
  • The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has established an online help form for businesses.