Traveling to Denmark – COVID-19 Updates
A Scandinavian country comprised of the Jutland Peninsula and many smaller islands, Denmark is a place that many of us wish to visit at some point or another in our lives. The most commonly visited Danish cities tend to include Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg, each of which can provide all sorts of scenes, sights and attractions for tourists interested in city breaks and nature alike. There are renowned restaurants, historical castles, beautiful forests and much more to take up your time and leave you with brilliant memories.
Of course, with the global events that have occurred over the past year and a half, travel to Denmark, much like everywhere else, has been relatively limited. In a bid to slow the spread of the virus and minimise cases, different restrictions have been put in place over time and many of us have been unable to cross the border since the outbreak of coronavirus and Covid-19. The good news is that with vaccines being rolled out around the world, international travel is on the right track to getting back to normal. But what are the restrictions in Denmark right now?
On March 14, 2020, Denmark closed its borders to many world nations and this closure still remains in place for much tourism-related travel. Until recently, only Danish citizens, Danish permanent residents and those traveling to Denmark for a essential and worthy purposes have been allowed to travel from the US. This means casual travel has been off the cards.
However, things are looking up. Since May 1, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers have been allowed to visit from “yellow” or “orange” EU and Schengen countries without having to isolate on arrival, test on arrival or present a negative test upon arrival. They also haven’t had to have a “worthy purpose” for their visit. Instead, casual tourism is recommencing.
If you are unvaccinated and travelling from a “yellow” E.U. countries, you can also visit Denmark without having a “worthy purpose”. All you have to do is present a negative COVID-19 test that has been taken within 48 hours of both boarding your flight and arriving in Denmark. Then, you can take a rapid Antigen test upon entry and will be allowed access to the country upon a negative result.
If you are unvaccinated and travelling from an “orange” or “red” E.U. country, casual tourism is still off the cards. You can only visit Denmark for a “worthy purpose,” and must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of both boarding your flight and arriving in Denmark. Again, you will need to take a rapid Antigen test upon entry, but you must also isolate for 10 days. While this isolation can end on day 4 if you have a negative PCR test at this point, you will need to consider these four days in your budget, as you will require accommodation to isolate within.
Regardless of the reason for your travel, please bear in mind that the U.S. State Department’s advisory for Denmark is Level 4: Do Not Travel and the CDC’s advisory is Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19.