Foreign travel advice

Denmark

Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.

Summary

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the whole country.

Coronavirus: stay up to date

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise that British nationals who wish to leave Denmark contact their travel operator to make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. Airlines have suspended or significantly reduced services between Denmark and the UK. There are no direct flights currently scheduled from Denmark to the UK after 8 April until further notice, although some indirect options remain. See Return to the UK.

The UK has left the European Union. The rules on travel to EU countries will stay the same until 31 December 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to Denmark as things change. Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

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. Currently, there is no requirement to wear face masks in public in response to COVID-19.

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.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. For information on the European Health Insurance Card see Health.

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.