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Persons resident in open countries/regions

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

Entry into Denmark in general

Valid travel ID

Read about valid travel ID that you must bring for border controls upon entering Denmark:


Travel ID


Other relevant documents

An official document that provides proof of your address, including country and possibly region, such as a document showing your registered address or the like, and a passport.

Foreigners with clear symptoms, such as fever and a dry cough, cannot enter Denmark.
Entry and disembarkation for passengers and crew members on board cruise ships and other passenger ships which have room for more than 100 passengers and which do not operate a regular service with regular arrivals and departures to/from Danish ports must obtain special permission from the Epidemic Commission or anyone else authorised by the Commission, see Executive Order No. 1207 of 13 August 2020 on the prohibition of disembarkation from cruise ships etc. in connection with the handling of COVID-19.
Restriction on entry into certain municipalities in North Jutland for persons resident abroad
As of 19 November 2020, persons who are not permanently resident in Denmark are again allowed to enter Denmark and the municipalities of Hjørring, Frederikshavn, Brønderslev, Jammerbugt, Vesthimmerland, Thisted and Læsø if they have a worthy purpose.


Request from the Danish authorities


  • Migrant workers are encouraged to take a test before going back to their country of origin.
  • Persons resident outside Denmark are strongly encouraged not to enter the affected municipalities.
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

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)


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

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.