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Denmark travel advice

This travel advice also covers the Faroe Islands and Greenland

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:

  • Denmark based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. The FCDO is not advising against travel to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

If you are arriving in the UK from Denmark, you need to self-isolate. If you are arriving in the UK from the Faroe Islands or Greenland on or after 4am on 18 January you will need to self-isolate on your arrival, unless you have a valid exemption. Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Travel to Denmark is subject to entry restrictions

  • You must have a special worthy purpose to enter Denmark if you are resident in the UK. You must also present proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 24 hours before entry. Children under 12 are exempt.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Denmark, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

There were over 850,000 overnight stays in Denmark by British tourists in 2017. Most visits are trouble-free. However petty crime such as pickpocketing exists, particularly in larger cities. See Safety and security

It’s illegal in Denmark to wear in a public place any clothing that conceals the face. See Local laws and customs There are exemptions allowed in Danish law, when concealing your face serves a ‘worthy purpose’, e.g. for health reasons.

There is a requirement to wear face masks on public transport, including taxis and ferries, as well as in all indoor public spaces including railway stations, shops and shopping malls throughout the whole of Denmark in response to COVID-19 until 28 February 2021. See Public spaces and services

The Danish authorities increased border controls at the land border with Germany in January 2016 and between Copenhagen and Malmö in Sweden in November 2019. See Border controls

Terrorist attacks in Denmark can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate including in places frequented by foreigners. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism

If you’re living in or moving to Denmark, visit our Living in Denmark guide in addition to this travel advice.

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.


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