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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark
December 20, 2021

Location: Denmark

Event: On December 19 new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 went into effect in Denmark.  Complete information on COVID-19 restrictions can be found on the Danish government COVID-19 webpage (in English) at en.coronasmitte.dk.

Current Measures in Place:

  • Cultural venues including museums and galleries, movie cinemas, arcades, amusement parks (including Tivoli), zoos, aquariums, sporting events with paying spectators, discos, and nightclubs are closed. Libraries and archives remain open.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes are open but must close between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • No alcohol can be sold between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • Capacity limits are in place for restaurants, bars, stores, and churches.
  • For intercity trains, you must have a seat reservation and valid corona passport or proof of vaccination.
  • Schools are closed for in-person learning through January 4.
  • Private and public workplaces are encouraged to shift to maximum telework where possible.
  • People are encouraged to limit social contacts during the holidays and avoid large gatherings.

Masks are required (age 12 years and above) to enter:

  • Public transportation (Metro, buses, trains, S-trains, taxis, domestic flights, ferries.)
  • Shops and businesses, including all retail and grocery stores.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes until seated.
  • Hospitals and health centers.

Everyone age 15 years and above must present a valid corona passport (“coronapas”), proof of vaccination (such as a CDC vaccine card), a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours, or a negative COVID-19 rapid test taken within 24 hours to enter:

  • Indoor restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  • Churches and religious communities.
  • Hair salons, beauty and massage clinics, tattoo/piercing shops, massage clinics, and other professions that involve close physical contact.
  • Universities, adult training/education centers, and language schools.
  • Nursing homes and social centers.
  • NOTE: Corona passport (“coronapas”) validity will be reduced from 12 to 7 months following vaccination or a booster starting mid-January. All vaccinated persons are strongly encouraged to get a booster shot after 4.5 months and before 7 months has passed since last vaccination.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Denmark due to COVID-19.

The U.S. Embassy remains open for full consular services.  Visitors age 12 years and above who come to the U.S. Embassy for consular services, including passports or visas, are required to wear a mask while on Embassy premises.

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