Important COVID-19 travel guidance
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.
This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.
This travel advice also covers the Faroe Islands and Greenland
From 4 July, Denmark is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
Travel is subject to entry restrictions
- Entry to Denmark depends on whether you are arriving from an ‘open’ country or a ‘restricted’ country or if you have a ‘worthy purpose’ to enter. The UK is an ‘open’ country.
- There are rules and documents required to enter dependent on reason for travel. You can enter Denmark without a two-week quarantine if you are arriving into Denmark from the UK. If you enter as a tourist, you need to document a holiday stay for at least 6 nights
See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.
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 FCO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
If you are not a Danish national and/or resident in Denmark, the rules on entry into Denmark depend on whether you are a arriving from an ‘open’ country or a ‘restricted’ country, or if you have a ‘worthy purpose’ to enter. See Entry requirements
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.
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