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Persons resident in the border regions

On this site, you can find the applicable guidelines for persons resident in the regions of Schleswig-Holstein, Scania, Halland, West Gothia or Blekinge.

 
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.
Proof of negative COVID-19 test required

Persons residing in the border regions Schleswig-Holstein, southern Sweden (Blekinge and Scania) and West Sweden (Halland og West Gothia) who have a worthy purpose with traveling to Denmark, must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than seven days before entry.

 

Persons residing in the border regions, who do not have a worthy purpose with traveling to Denmark, must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.

 

Proof of negative COVID-19 test required

The police will check the test certificate (proof of a negative COVID-19 test) of the person who wants to enter Denmark at the border.

The police only accepts test certificates in the Scandinavian languages, German, English, French, Spanish or Italian.

The name of the tested person, the time of the test and the name of the issuer of the certificate must clearly appear from the certificate.

The test must not be inconclusive (inconclusive means that the test did not provide a clear result or that the analysis was void).

At this point in time, no specific type of COVID-19 test is required. The test must show whether a person is infected with COVID-19. This means that both PCR tests and antigen tests are accepted in connection with entry into Denmark whereas antibody tests do not meet the requirement.

The police will refuse entry if there is any doubt about the validity of test certificate.

 

Download declaration of negative COVID-19 test

Requirement for testing time

If you are traveling to Denmark with a worthy purpose, you must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than seven days before entry.

 

For instance, if you were tested on Tuesday at 4.00 pm, you must have received your test result and your test certificate and have entered Denmark by the next Tuesday at 4.00 pm. After this next Tuesday at 4.00 pm, you can no longer use your test result to enter Denmark.

 

If you do not have a worthy purpose, you must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry. 

 

For instance, if you were tested on Tuesday at 4.00 pm, you must have received your test result and your test certificate and have entered Denmark by Wednesday at 4.00 pm. After Wednesday at 4.00 pm, you can no longer use your test result to enter Denmark.

 

Exemptions to the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for persons who have previously tested positive for COVID-19

 

  • Persons who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 can test positive up to eight weeks after the first positive test result even though the person is no longer at risk of infecting other persons. This is due to the inactive RNA virus in the body. 
  • For that reason, it can be difficult for persons who have previously tested positive for COVID-19, to present documentation for a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry. 
  • Based on a recommendation from the Danish health authorities, persons who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 can be exempted from the requirement of documentation for a negative COVID-test taken no more than 24 hours before entry if they instead can present documentation for a positive COVID-19 test that is at least 14 days old at the time of entry and taken no more than eight weeks before the time of entry. This is based on a precautionary principle to ensure – to the extent it is possible – that the person is no longer at risk of infecting.
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)