Traveling to Denmark This Spring: What COVID-19 Rules to Expect?

Denmark is the first European Member State to announce the abolishment of COVID-19 restrictions, and the country remains a destination with no hassles regarding the virus. However, there are still entry rules in place that should be followed in order to be able to travel to the Scandinavian country.

Entry Requirements For Travelers From EU/EEA Countries

The Danish government has exempted travelers from the European Union from all travel restrictions. According to the Danish government official website for Coronavirus information, EU nationals can travel to Denmark regardless of vaccination or recovery certificate, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Entry Requirements For Travelers From Third Countries

On the other hand, third-country nationals are permitted to enter Denmark if they can present a valid vaccination or recovery certificate. A PCR test must be performed within 24 hours of arrival for those unvaccinated, as Danish authorities do not accept self-tests.

“You need to register at covidresults.dk to get a test and see your test result. You will receive your results within 48 hours. Typically, PCR-test results are ready in less than 24 hours. If you have not received the results within 48 hours, you are encouraging to take another test. Please note that the rapid test sites are closed from March 6. There may be a possibility for rapid tests with private providers for a fee,” the authority regarding testing requirements in the country.

Danish authorities recognize as valid for entry all vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), which include the following:

  1. AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine
  2. Johnson and Johnson
  3. Moderna
  4. Pfizer/BioNTech
  5. Sinopharm
  6. Sinovac
  7. COVAXIN
  8. Covovax
  9. Nuvaxovid

Domestic COVID-19 Restrictions

While the majority of domestic restrictions in Denmark have been lifted, the requirement of wearing a face mask during flights remains effective. Otherwise, there are no COVID-19 restrictions imposed on travelers while on public transport.

“It is also nursing with a continued focus on the effort in relation to employees in the elderly care and on social services as well as to homes and social services,” the website points out.

A general recommendation also remains effective for those attending cultural and sporting events as organizers of such activities may encourage attendees to get tested or practice social distancing at the event.

While no restriction applies to cafés, restaurants, and bars, it is still possible for private businesses and cultural institutions to require a Coronavirus passport for the use of a face mask while in shared spaces.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, the number of positive cases in Denmark has reached 2,803,857 since the pandemic started, and 4,687 deaths were recorded at the same time. In addition, about 112,194 infection cases and 226 deaths have been reported in the country during the last seven days.

However, the country has one of the highest vaccination rates in the EU as 81.7 per cent of the population has received the primary course of vaccines while 62.4 per cent were vaccinated with their booster shots.

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