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Is my country/region open or banned?

See whether your country/region currently meets the COVID-19 infection criteria and is classified as 'open' or 'banned'. The maps and lists are based on the current number of infected people and are updated weekly by the SSI (Statens Serum Institut).

Persons entering Denmark fall into the following three following categories
Persons resident in Scania, Halland, Blekinge, Schleswig-Holstein or Norway can enter Denmark regardless of the purpose of their entry if their region meets the criteria for being classified as 'open'

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' (yellow) can enter Denmark no matter the purpose.

Countries within the EU and the Schengen area as well as the United Kingdom and regions in Sweden that do not meet the criteria of the SSI for being classified as open due to an overly high number of infected people, will be categorised as banned countries/regions.

 

Countries outside the EU and the Schengen area and not in the United Kingdom are currently by definition 'banned' countries/regions. See the exceptions, that is, third countries that are categorised as 'open', below.

 

Persons resident in a country/region classified as banned can enter Denmark if they have a worthy purpose.

 

See below if you must also present proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

 

Testing requirements

Countries within the EU and the Schengen area as well as the United Kingdom with a particularly high number of infected people will be classified as 'high-risk countries'. Persons resident in high-risk countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry. See the list of 'high-risk countries' applicable as from 26 October 2020 at midnight here.


Persons resident in countries outside the EU and the Schengen area and outside the United Kingdom must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry.

Medical certificate form for COVID-19 testing result required for persons from high-risk countries

As a new requirement, persons resident in high-risk countries who have a worthy purpose of entering Denmark, including employees, can enter Denmark if they present proof of a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test carried out no more than 72 hours before entry.

 

  • For countries within the EU and the Schengen area as well as the United Kingdom, a high-risk country is defined in line with the Council recommendation 2020/1475 of 13 October 2020 on a coordinated approach to travel measures (that is, red and grey countries). For the list of grey and red countries to which this requirement applies, reference is made to this list. The list of high-risk countries in the EU, the Schengen area as well as the United Kingdom is updated weekly by the SSI and for third countries whenever relevant, including on the basis of the list updated by the EU.

    Further, the requirement will apply to banned countries outside the EU and the Schengen area and outside the United Kingdom.

    List of current high-risk countries within the EU and the Schengen area as well as the United Kingdom (in Danish)

  • The requirement does not apply to persons resident in the border regions (Norway, Schleswig-Holstein, Scania, Halland or Blekinge). Nor does the requirement apply to persons who enter Denmark in connection with the transportation of freight.
  • If a person who wants to enter Denmark cannot present proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out no more than 72 hours before entry, the relevant person must normally expect to be refused entry as from Monday, 26 October 2020.
  • However, in the first couple of days, the authorities will give people the opportunity to adapt to the rules.
Applicable as from 24 October 2020 at midnight

 

If your Swedish region is marked in yellow on the map, it meets the criteria for being open:

Kort over Sverige SSI gaeldende fra 241020

 

If your country is marked in yellow on the map, it meets the criteria for being open:

Kort over EU Schengen og UK gldende fra den 24 oktober 2020

Note: The classification of small (or geographically small) countries that do not appear from the map: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Malta, San Marino and The Vatican state are classified as banned countries.

 

NB: See whether your 'banned country' is classified as a 'high-risk country' here 

 

Countries added to the list of ‘banned countries’ - applicable from 24 October 2020

Germany (Note: Schleswig-Holstein is considered as an open region. See the guidelines for persons resident in the border regions. The rest of Germany is considered as a banned country)

Latvia

Cyprus

 

These changes are relevant to persons resident in banned countries, who enters Denmark after 24 October 2020 00.00.

 

See a full list of open countries and banned countries within the EU and the Schengen area as well as the United Kingdom on the website of the SSI (in Danish)

 

Open countries outside the EU and the Schengen area as well as the United Kingdom

Australia
Japan
New Zealand
Singapore
South Korea
Thailand
Uruguay

Changes in relation to week 43 (19-25 October)

New banned countries: Canada, Georgia and Tunisia
New open third world countries: Singapore
Note: People, who embarked on a journey towards Denmark prior to the commencement date can still enter the country even if they arrive in Denmark after the commencement date.

Hotlines to the authorities

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

Weekdays from 08.00 (8 am) to 16.00 (4 pm).

 

We are receiving a lot of calls at the moment. We apologize for the wait. You cannot send emails to the police about worthy purposes of entry.

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

Weekdays 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.