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Is my country/region an open, banned or high-risk country/region?

These rules apply until 9 January 2021.

Maps and lists are made based on objective criteria and the health situation in the relevant countries/regions. Maps and lists are updated on Fridays at 4.00 pm with effect from midnight between Friday and Saturday.

 

Factsheet on Danish travel restrictions during COVID-19 (the factsheet is currently only available in Danish)

Persons resident in the United Kingdom or South Africa

As from midnight between 24 and 25 December 2020, stricter entry requirements apply to persons permanently resident in the United Kingdom.

Persons permanently resident in the United Kingdom who do not have one of the following special worthy purposes of entry will not be allowed to enter Denmark.

 

As from 9 January 2021 5.00 pm, it is required that in addition to proof of a special worthy purpose, travellers must present proof at the border to Denmark of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.

 

Persons who travel to Denmark by plane

In addition to proof of a special worthy purpose, travellers arriving by plane must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before they board the plane in the United Kingdom. Airlines are responsible for making sure that no passengers board a plane if they do not have a negative COVID-19 test.

Special worthy purposes

Persons who are the primary caregiver of minors living in Denmark, such as a foster family that is not part of the nuclear family.

 

Persons who are to visit a seriously ill or dying family member/sweetheart in Denmark.

Persons transporting freight to maintain the security of supplies in Denmark or other EU member states.

Persons who have one of the above worthy purposes, Danish nationals permanently resident in the United Kingdom and other persons arriving from the United Kingdom are strongly encouraged to take a test upon arrival in Danmark.
As from midnight between 5 and 6 January 2021, stricter entry requirements apply to persons permanently resident in South Africa.

Persons permanently resident in South Africa who do not have one of the following special worthy purposes of entry will not be allowed to enter Denmark.

As from 9 January 2021 5.00 pm, it is required that in addition to proof of a special worthy purpose, travellers must present proof at the border to Denmark of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.

 

Special worthy purposes

Persons who are the primary caregiver of minors living in Denmark, such as a foster family that is not part of the nuclear family.

Persons who are to visit a seriously ill or dying family member/sweetheart in Denmark.

Persons transporting freight to maintain the security of supplies in Denmark or other EU member states.

Persons who have one of the above worthy purposes, Danish nationals permanently resident in South Africa and other persons arriving from South Africa are strongly encouraged to take a test upon arrival in Danmark.

 

Proof of negative COVID-19 test required – for persons resident abroad.


Persons entering Denmark fall into one of the following three categories

Persons resident in southern Sweden (Scania and Blekinge), in West Sweden (Halland and West Gothia) or the German border region of Schleswig-Holstein can enter Denmark regardless of the purpose of their entry if their region meets the criteria for being classified as open.

 

It should be noted that as from midnight between 11 and 12 December 2020, Norway is no longer considered a border region.

If your region is not classified as open, you must either have a worthy purpose or present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before your entry.

Persons resident in countries/regions classified as open can enter Denmark no matter the purpose.

Banned countries/regions within the EU and the Schengen area

In the EU and the Schengen area, countries or regions of Nordic countries that do not meet the criteria being classified as open are classified as a banned country/region.

Persons resident in countries/regions classified as banned can enter Denmark, if they have a worthy purpose.

High-risk countries/regions within the EU and the Schengen area

Countries and regions of Nordic countries with a particularly high number of infected people will be classified as high-risk countries.


Persons resident in high-risk countries/regions can enter Denmark if they have a worthy purpose, but they must also present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry.

 

Countries in the rest of the world

Countries outside the EU and the Schengen area are by definition high-risk countries (with a few exceptions).

Persons resident in one of these high-risk countries can enter Denmark if they have a worthy purpose, but they must also present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry.

It should be noted that as from midnight between 31 December 2020 and 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer comprised by the rules applying to the EU and the Schengen area, but will be treated as countries in the rest of the world.

Risk status of your country/region of residence

If your country of residence is marked in yellow, it meets the criteria for being open. If it is marked in orange, it is a banned country. If your country of residence is marked in red, it is classified as a high-risk country.

 

The United Kingdom left the EU on 1 January 2021

As from 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer comprised by the rules applying to the EU and the Schengen area, but will be treated as countries in the rest of the world.

 

List of countries applicable from midnight between 8 and 9 January 2021

 

Persons resident in a Nordic country or in the region of Schleswig-Holstein, go to section 2

If you are resident in a region in Sweden, Norway or Finland or in the border region of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, your region may have a different status than shown in this map. See a map of these regions under section 2.

 

Applicable until midnight between 8 and 9 January 2021: 

Kort over EU og Schengen gældende fra 2. januar 2021

 

Smaller countries/regions that do not appear on the map

Andorra, Monaco, Malta, Liechtenstein, San Marino and Vatican City do not comply with the criteria of being open. See the current status of these countries in the above list of countries.

 

List of countries applicable from midnight between 8 and 9 January 2021 until 9 January 2021 5 pm

 

Persons resident in a Nordic country or in the region of Schleswig-Holstein, go to section 2

If you are resident in a region in Sweden, Norway or Finland or in the border region of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, your region may have a different status than shown in this map. See a map of these regions under section 2.

 

Applicable from midnight between 8 and 9 January 2021 until 9 January 2021 5 pm: 

Kort over EU og Schengen fra 9. januar2021

 

 

Smaller countries/regions that do not appear on the map

Andorra, Monaco, Malta, Liechtenstein, San Marino and Vatican City do not comply with the criteria of being open. See the current status of these countries in the above list of countries.

This map shows whether your region of residence in Finland, Norway, Sweden or in Schleswig-Holstein is an open, banned or high-risk region. If your region of residence is marked in yellow, it meets the criteria for being open. If it is marked in orange, it is a banned region. If your region of residence is marked in red, it meets the criteria for being a high-risk region.

 

If your section is marked in grey, go back to section 1 above

In order to make a regional breakdown of the infection data, regional testing data must be made available through the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). If the data is not available, the entire country will be classified as an open, banned or high-risk country. This means that you must go back to section 1 above if your country/region is marked in grey.

 

See the list of regions (applicable until midnight between 8 and 9 January 2021)

 

Applicable until midnight between 8 and 9 January 2021: 

Regionskort gældende fra 2. januar 2021

 

 

See the list of regions (applicable from midnight between 8 and 9 January 2021 until 9 January 2021 5 pm)

 

Applicable from midnight between 8 and 9 January 2021 until 9 January 2021 5 pm: 

Nordisk kort fra 9. januar 2021

 
Countries outside the EU and the Schengen area are generally classified as high-risk countries with a few exceptions:

 

Open countries in the rest of the world

  • Australia
  • Japan 
  • New Zealand 
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand

Hotlines to the authorities

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

If you are infected with COVID-19 or if you are a close contact

Call +45 3232 0511
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 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: bbb@um.dk

 

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, nor about worthy purposes. Such questions can be addressed on the arrivals hotline of the Danish police.

The Joint Danish Authorities Hotline answers questions regarding coronavirus and restrictions in general caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. However, please call the Arrivals' hotline if your question is regarding entry to Denmark.

 

Telephone: (+45) 7020 0233

 

Hotline opening hours

Every day from 06.00 (6 am) to 24.00 (midnight)

We are receiving a lot of calls at the moment. We apologize for the wait. It is not possible to email the hotline.

Foreigners arriving in Denmark will be refused entry into Denmark at all internal and external borders unless they meet the entry requirements.

If you cannot find an answer to your question on the website, you can call the dedicated hotline of the Danish police to get an answer to your question about worthy purposes of entering or transiting through Denmark.

 

Telephone: +45 7020 6044

 

Hotline opening hours

Monday-Wednesday 08.00-16.00 (8 am - 4 pm)

Thursday 08.00-15.00 (8 am - 3 pm)

Friday 08.00-14.00 (8 am - 2 pm)