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    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Denmark
    INSIGNIFICANT TRAVEL RISK for Denmark
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Copenhagen


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? Yes
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry restrictions
A) Persons resident in Denmark or of Danish nationality
All Danish nationals, persons resident in Denmark or persons holding a valid residence permit to Denmark can enter Denmark no matter the purpose.

B) EU/Schengen nationals travelling
At the moment most countries in the EU/Schengen area are on the orange list. While no worthy purpose is needed in order to travel to Denmark, they will need to adhere to the following regulations:
• A negative PCR or antigen test no older than 48 hours (if travelling from border regions, it may not be older than 72 hours).
• Adhere to a ten-day quarantine at your own accommodation.

If coming from a yellow country, travellers can enter no matter the purpose. EU/Schengen residents who are fully vaccinated citizens can enter without restrictions or without testing or quarantine.

Here is the list of all countries and their status (yellow, orange, red): https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/categorization-of-countries

C) Non-European/Schengen nationals travelling from an 'orange' country
If coming from a red country, travellers can enter Denmark only with a 'worthy' purpose:
• Traveller has a job or a job interview in Denmark
• Traveller is a student or has a traineeship in Denmark
• Traveller needs to attend a critical business meeting
• Traveller needs to perform services or transport goods in or out of Denmark
• Traveller is a seaman, air crew member, diplomat, etc.
Other categories of 'worthy' purposes include childcare and legal matters. A full list is available here: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/persons-resident-in-countries-outside-of-denmark


D) Non-European/Schengen nationals travelling from an 'red' country
A flight ban will be in place and travellers can enter Denmark only with a 'worthy' purpose:
• Traveller is the primary caregiver of a minor
• Traveller is related to or in a relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark
• Traveller is an air crew or ship crew member, offshore worker or maritime technician travelling though Denmark in transit
• Traveller is a diplomat, diplomatic courier or person entering Denmark to pay a service visit to a local diplomatic mission, or under a host country agreement
Relevant documents needed to prove reason of entry can be found under each reason: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/persons-resident-in-countries-outside-of-denmark

E) Border closures
Denmark’s borders remain open.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
A) Who needs to test?
- All arrivals coming from a 'red' or 'orange' country must be tested. Travellers coming from a 'yellow' country are now exempt.
- All foreign nationals arriving by sea or land from 'red' or 'orange' countries.

B) Type of test and timeframe
- PCR or antigen test taken 48 hours prior to entry (N.B. - antibody tests are not accepted).
- Arrivals from the UK may not use antigen tests.

C) What information is required in the test result?
- The certificate must be in a Scandinavian language, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
- The name of the person tested and name of the issuer, current address, country of residence, date and time of the test, date of the report, test result, signature and deal of certifying medical doctor.
- An example of a test certificate is available at: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/Media/F/E/01%20Erklaering%20til%20brug%20for%20negativ%20COVID%2019%20test.pdf

D) Exemptions
- Vaccinated EU/Schengen citizens arriving from 'orange' countries and children under 15 years old are exempt from the testing requirement.
- Danish citizens and foreign nationals resident in or holding a residence permit for Denmark may enter via a sea or land border without presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They will have to obtain a rapid test (antigen) or PCR test no later than 24 hours after entry. Test stations are available in the vicinity of border crossings.
- Travellers coming from 'yellow' countries.
- EU/Schengen permanent residents who are fully vaccinated not before 14 days and no later than 180 days after vaccination was completed (if vaccination was done in EU/Schengen) and coming from orange country.
- Foreign nationals who can present a positive COVID-19 test taken at least two weeks but no more than 12 weeks before entry.
- Foreign nationals who enter in connection with the transportation of freight unless they are habitually resident in South Africa. In that case, they must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.
- Children up to and including the age of 15.
- Air crew members (whether on or off duty) after having performed their job or having undertaken such function abroad and are in transit.
- Crew members on trains, buses, ships, taxis or any other commercial passenger transportation vehicle operating under permission of the Danish Taxi Act (taxiloven) and are in transit.
- In emergency vehicles on duty.
- Those transiting via land or sea and staying in Denmark for less than 24 hours.
- Flying from Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
(Ends 26 June 2021)
Quarantine requirements
A) Who must quarantine and for how long?
All travellers entering Denmark from a red or orange country must isolate for ten days. Travellers coming from a yellow country are exempt.
The mandatory isolation may be prematurely ended after obtaining a negative PCR test taken no earlier than the fourth day after entry into Denmark.
More information can be found at: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/legal-requirements-upon-entry/faq-new-mandatory-testing-and-isolation-requirements

Business travellers may temporarily break isolation to participate in a critical business meeting. At the end of the meeting, isolation must be resumed without undue delay. Documentation of participation in business meeting is needed.

B) Where can this be done?
An isolation site may be a private home and adjacent private garden or a similar suitable facility that allows for accommodation and access to all basic necessities, including food and drink. There are no specific requirements regarding the isolation site, including its physical characteristics.
(Until further notice)
Declarations
Travellers to Denmark do not need to register their travel in advance.

Please find relevant documents needed to prove reason of entry under each reason here: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/foreigners-resident-abroad
(until further notice)
Exemptions
All of the exemptions for testing have been listed in the section on testing.

Quarantine exemptions
Some exemptions apply for all persons, while others only apply for Danish citizens and foreign nationals resident in Denmark or holding a Danish residence permit or for persons resident abroad. There are also special rules for the border regions and for special groups of persons. Exemptions from the mandatory isolation requirement are outlined below.
EU/Schengen residents who are fully vaccinated and their children under 18 years old are exempt from quarantining if coming from yellow or orange countries, and if they completed a full vaccination more than 14 days but less than 180 ago.

Business travellers
Isolation may only be interrupted as necessary in order to participate in a business meeting. After the end of the business meeting, the isolation must be resumed without undue delay unless the person leaves Denmark after the meeting without undue delay. Documentation of participation in a business meeting can be provided in the form of a meeting invitation.

Non-resident foreign nationals can avoid quarantine for the following reasons:
• To perform work as an employee, employer or self-employed person.
• To perform in an unpaid internship in Denmark as part of a course of study at an institution of higher education under the supervision of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
• To drop off or pick up one’s child at an institution or school.
• To visit a close acquaintance in Denmark.
• To accompany a child with a physical or mental disability in Denmark.
• To perform commercial freight transport in or through Denmark.
• To deliver services in Denmark.
• To perform work as a crew member of an aircraft, train, bus, ship, taxi or other form of commercial passenger transport requiring a permit under the Danish Taxi Act; offshore worker, wind turbine or maritime technician or technical specialist who performs service or production of medical equipment, medicines or foods; or to perform tasks as a cross-border commuter, emergency responder, police office, firefighter or border guard.
• To perform tasks as head of state or similar, including delegations, or as a diplomat.
• To participate in a critical business meeting.
• To exercise agreed or stipulated visitation with minor children, young people or parents resident in Denmark.
• To serve as a primary caregiver for minor children or young people resident in Denmark.
• To participate in a current course of treatment provided by the Danish health authorities or a private hospital in Denmark.

Vaccinated Persons
Fully vaccinated persons who are permanent residents of 'orange' EU and Schengen countries, and who can document that they have completed a course of vaccination in an EU/Schengen country, are no longer required to present a negative test or have a worthy purpose for travelling to Denmark, and they are exempt from the testing and isolation requirements on entering Denmark.

Other details on exemptions are available online at: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/legal-requirements-upon-entry/faq-new-mandatory-testing-and-isolation-requirements
(until further notice)
Transit
There are no restrictions on transit passengers, other than the need to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of boarding the first leg of their flight.

Travellers with permanent residency in South Africa or the UK could be denied boarding and may therefore be unable to transit Denmark.

Travellers coming from a red country without the following 'special worthy' purposes will be denied entry, even for transit:
• Traveller is the primary caregiver of a minor
• Traveller is related to or in a relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark
• Traveller is an air crew or ship crew member, offshore worker or maritime technician travelling though Denmark in transit
• Traveller is a diplomat, diplomatic courier or person entering Denmark to pay a service visit to a local diplomatic mission, or under a host country agreement

Travellers entering Denmark via sea or land are not subject to obtain a test within 48 hours if they leave Denmark within 24 hours.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Partial border closures continue.
For EU/Schengen countries and the UK, the Danish travel advice is based on data from Statens Serum Institut, which, based on infection rates, prepares a weekly list that categorises these as either ‘open’ or ‘quarantine’ countries.

A country is categorised as ‘open’ if the infection rate drops below 20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week measured as an average of 14 days. A country is categorised as a ‘quarantine-country’ if the infection rate is above or equal to 30 per 100,000 inhabitants per week measured as an average of 14 days. Further information on Danish travel advice for each country can be found below: https://um.dk/da/om-os/kontakt/find-os-i-verden/

The countries’ test regimes are also considered, and the percentage of positive tests of all conducted tests must be below 5%. If that is not the case in a certain country, the infection rate is multiplied by 1.5, as the country does not meet the test criteria.
Flights remain limited.
Only three land ports between Denmark and Germany will remain operational: Froslev, Krusa and Saed.
(Until further notice)
Danish travellers can apply for a free COVID-19 passport digitally on the Danish Ministry of Health website, after carrying out a test that prove to be negative. This is a measure to support Danish travellers going abroad where a test is required upon entry. The test must be conducted at least seven days before printing and is available only for adults of 18+.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Internal Restrictions
Gatherings are limited to 100 people outdoors and 50 people indoors.
Restaurants, cafes, museums, theatres and cinemas are open for serving both indoors and outdoors with requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
All restrictions can be found at: https://coronasmitte.dk/nyt-fra-myndighederne/pressemoeder/aftale-om-yderligere-genaabning

Indoor cultural and sports activities have resumed. All stores, shopping centres, shopping arcades and bazaars are now open.
Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in supermarkets.
There are no restrictions on movement between municipalities.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsEasing travel restrictions

Phase 4
From 21 June, travellers with an EU COVID-19 pass will be allowed to travel to and from Denmark for tourism. Travel restrictions and infection prevention measures will continue to apply to 'orange' and 'red' countries, and for those without a travel pass.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Summary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? Yes
• Testing requirements? Yes
• Quarantine requirements? Yes
• Vaccination requirements? Yes
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Denmark

COVID-19 information for Denmark

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The security environment is benign. Petty crime can be a problem in crowded areas of the capital Copenhagen, but is rare elsewhere. The country faces a credible risk from terrorism, because of its active participation in the US-led military campaign in Afghanistan and a Danish newspaper's controversial publication, in 2005-06, of a series of cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammad. Terrorist plots are often discovered and disrupted by the authorities. Protests occur periodically and can sometimes result in localised clashes with the police. The country benefits from one of the most developed transport infrastructures in the world, though the country's geography (with many islands) can complicate travel.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Denmark
Hepatitis AMany travel health professionals recommend
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Hepatitis BRecommended for health care workers and anyone
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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