COVID-19 Information

Last updated: November 29, 2021

***  Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to travel but are not fully vaccinated will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight. U.S citizens and LPRs who are fully vaccinated will need to present airlines with proof of vaccination and of a negative COVID-19 test three (3) days before their flight.

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis.  Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption.  Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Country-Specific Information:

  • Visit the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States may travel to Denmark for any reason, including for tourism, with proof you have been fully vaccinated with a European Medicines Agency (EMA)-approved vaccine and it has been 14 days or longer since your last vaccine shot.  Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States are also exempt from testing and quarantine requirements upon arrival in Denmark. You must present documentation that you are fully vaccinated which includes:  your name, your date of birth, what disease you were vaccinated against, the vaccine name, your vaccination status, and the date of vaccination (both first and second dose if your vaccine had more than one dose). Visit the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark by fully vaccinated travelers from the United States.  We recommend you print out and carry with you a copy of the Danish government guidelines to demonstrate to airline personnel that you are exempt from COVID-related travel restrictions in place.
  • Unvaccinated travelers from the United States may travel to Denmark. Unvaccinated travelers from the United States must have a negative COVID test to be admitted to Denmark.  If you are flying into Kastrup International Airport (CPH) in Copenhagen, unvaccinated travelers from the United States must have a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport.  If your first point of arrival in Denmark is an airport other than Kastrup International Airport, please contact the airport that will be your first arrival point in Denmark to see if they have COVID testing facilities onsite at the airport.  If they do not, you must present a negative PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old or a negative rapid/antigen test that is no more than 48 hours old in order to be admitted.  Visit the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark by unvaccinated travelers from the United States. We strongly recommend you print out and carry with you a copy of the Danish government guidelines to demonstrate that you may travel to Denmark.
  • Children under the age of 18 who enter Denmark with a parent who is a resident of the United States and fully vaccinated are exempt from the requirement to have a worthy purpose.  Children under the age of 16 traveling with a fully vaccinated parent are exempt from COVID-19 testing for entry.  Young people age 16 and 17 traveling with a fully vaccinated parent from the United States are exempt from the requirement to have a worthy purpose but must present a negative COVID-19 test before entry.
  • Measures to mitigate COVID-19 in Denmark may change.  Bookmark the Danish government COVID-19 website(available in English) to have the most up-to-date information about travel restrictions and other measures in place in the country.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Denmark? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes

How to Get a COVID Test in Denmark:
Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. The order in which names appear has no significance.

For U.S. Citizen Residents in Denmark

If you have NemID, the easiest way to book an appointment for a COVID-19 test is online via www.coronaprover.dk. Your test results will be posted – usually within 24 hours – to www.sundhed.dk. Show your negative test result from the www.sundhed.dk website to the airline agent to board a flight bound for the United States. You may also call the emergency line 1813 or Corona Hotline +45 7020 0233 if you are unable to book a testing time online or if you have questions about getting tested for COVID-19.

A full list of COVID-19 testing centers in Denmark can be found on the Danish medical authority website.

For US Citizen Tourists/Non-Residents in Denmark

Tourists and others without NemID can be tested at many test sites in Denmark at no charge.  Most testing centers will send you a text with your test results.  However, some Danish health authorities will call you if your test is positive and they will not provide you with a written documentation of your test result.

A full list of testing centers in Denmark can be found on the Danish government COVID-19 website (available in English).

A complete list of all test sites, including private test facilities, in the Capital Region can be found at the Capital Region Health Authorities 

COVID-19 Testing At Kastrup Airport:

  • Falck Test Centers at Copenhagen Airport
  • Airport Medical Clinic: Terminal 2 across check-in 102 on the 1stFloor
    airportdoctor.dk (Booking online. PCR – Result after 45 min., price DKK 3.500. Result after 2 hours DKK 2.400. Fees must be paid online.)
  • Business & Private Test Center: Amager Landevej 171, 2770 Kastrup
    airportdoctor.dk(Booking online. RT-PCR including certificate, Result after 2 hours, price DKK 1.800. Fees must be paid online)

Other private clinics in Copenhagen: 

  • Hospital Aleris-Hamlet – PCR and Antigen test aleris-hamlet.dk(Test results are submitted via their app. They issue an electronic certificate. When testing persons without a Danish CPR number and NemID, the test costs DKK 1,380 per sample. For online booking and result via the app, the cost is DKK 905 per sample. When booking through customer service: DKK 1,380 per sample.
  • PrivatTest PCR and antigen test dk(test centers at Forum and Nordhavn metro stops) (The price of the test is DKK 595. The result is sent electronically).
  • Lægernes Vaccineklinik PCR and antigen test Lægernes Hurtigtest & Vaccineklinik(open on Saturdays and Sundays). The answer is sent electronically and can be obtained as an encrypted COVID-19 certificate. Price: Monday – Friday (before 11.00): 950, DKK- Friday (after 11.00) – Sunday: 1,450 DKK
  • Waterfront Doctors perform PCR and antigen tests. Testing does not require CPRnr and NEMid. If the person requires a medical certificate, the clinic uses the passport no. Results sent via e-mail. The PCR test is 850 DKK, if test result is needed before 15:00. If test result is needed before 23:00, the  PCR test is 1150 DKK. The price of teh antigen test is 480 DKK

In Funen and Jutland (Odense, Esbjerg, Aarhus, Aalborg):

  • Pentabase Private laboratory – PCR and antigen test com(also open on Saturdays and Sundays). Their PCR tests range from Super Express (receive result and certificate in two hours, 1500 DKK); Express (receive result and certificate in four hours, 850 DKK); Same Day (receive result and certificate same day by 20:00, 550 DKK) and Next Day (receive result and certificate the second day by 20:00, 390 DKK).

On the Faroe Islands (Torshavn, Vagar Airport):

  • Thetis coronatest – PCR test, book an appointment on coronatest.fo. Result sent by email or sms after 24 hours. Opening hours- flexible for appointments (call +298 791 804). Price of test: 390 DKK.

United States COVID-19 Test Requirements:

All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to COVID-19 testing requirements for travel to the United States, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html.  Contact the Embassy at CopenhagenACS@state.gov for additional questions about humanitarian exemptions.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information:

  • Has the government of Denmark approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are Vaccines available in Denmark for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Denmark? Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNtech) ; COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna (Moderna) ; Vaxzevria (Oxford/AstaZeneca) – Vaxzevria has been temporarily suspended in Denmark
  • Danish Health Authority Information about COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes 
  • Visit the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark.  Check the site frequently as requirements may change.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States may travel to Denmark for any reason, including for tourism, with proof you have been fully vaccinated with a European Medicines Agency (EMA)-approved vaccine and it has been 14 days or longer since your last vaccine shot.  Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States are also exempt from testing and quarantine requirements upon arrival in Denmark. You must present documentation that you are fully vaccinated which includes:  your name, your date of birth, what disease you were vaccinated against, the vaccine name, your vaccination status, and the date of vaccination (both first and second dose if your vaccine had more than one dose). Visit the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark by fully vaccinated travelers from the United States.  We recommend you print out and carry with you a copy of the Danish government guidelines to demonstrate to airline personnel that you are exempt from COVID-related travel restrictions in place.
  • Unvaccinated travelers from the United States may travel to Denmark. Unvaccinated travelers from the United States must have a negative COVID test to be admitted to Denmark.  If you are flying into Kastrup International Airport (CPH) in Copenhagen, unvaccinated travelers from the United States must have a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport.  If your first point of arrival in Denmark is an airport other than Kastrup International Airport, please contact the airport that will be your first arrival point in Denmark to see if they have COVID testing facilities onsite at the airport.  If they do not, you must present a negative PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old or a negative rapid/antigen test that is no more than 48 hours old in order to be admitted.  Visit the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark by unvaccinated travelers from the United States. We strongly recommend you print out and carry with you a copy of the Danish government guidelines to demonstrate that you may travel to Denmark.
  • Children under the age of 18 who enter Denmark with a parent who is a resident of the United States and fully vaccinated are exempt from the requirement to have a worthy purpose.  Children under the age of 16 traveling with a fully vaccinated parent are exempt from COVID-19 testing for entry.  Young people age 16 and 17 traveling with a fully vaccinated parent from the United States are exempt from the requirement to have a worthy purpose but must present a negative COVID-19 test before entry.
  • Greenland:  Tourism travel to Greenland is permitted, but not advisable at this time due to COVID-19.  The Government of Greenland maintains a COVID-19 information page with up-to-date entry requirements (available only in Greenlandic and Danish).  There are strict entry requirements for Greenland, and these requirements may change rapidly depending on current health conditions.  It is no longer necessary for travelers to complete a “Sumut” form prior to entry.  Greenland health authorities require all inbound travelers to Greenland to have a negative PCR test taken in a Nordic country, and EU country, or the UK, Switzerland or Liechtenstein within 72 hours of boarding a fight to Greenland.  (Nordic countries include: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.)  Starting August 10, with the exception of Greenlandic residents, only fully-vaccinated individuals will be allowed to enter Greenland.  Fully vaccinated travelers (final vaccination received two weeks or more prior to travel) do not need to quarantine or take a COVID test upon arrival in Greenland.  All travelers must wear face masks on aircraft and in airports in Greenland.
  • The Greenlandic National Medical Office has additional information about COVID-19 in Greenland (available in Greenlandic and Danish).  You can also call the Greenlandic COVID-19 Travel and Visitation Group for specific questions about travel to or within Greenland at +299 80 11 00.
  • Faroe Islands: The Faroe Islands follows the same general entry requirement rules as the Danish government. However, the Faroe Islands has stricter testing and mandatory isolation requirements compared to Denmark. Travelers from the United States may travel to the Faroe Islands for any reason, including tourism. Travelers from the United States aged 12 and older are strongly urged to have a COVID-19 test taken no more than three days before travel to the Faroe Islands and MUST be tested upon arrival in the Faroe Islands, regardless of vaccination status. The test must be paid for by the traveler and costs 350DKK (approximately 56 USD). The results are generally available the same day. Fully vaccinated travelers must self-quarantine in their lodging until you receive a negative test result from your test upon arrival in country. After that, you no longer need to isolate but should still adhere to all recommendations in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Unvaccinated travelers from the United States must self-quarantine in lodging for four days, at which point you must take another COVID-19 test. If the test taken on the fourth day after arrival is negative you no longer need to quarantine but should still adhere to all recommendations in place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. See the Faroe Islands government COVID-19 information page (in English) for more information.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen cannot give U.S. citizens permission to enter Denmark or request a waiver of Danish COVID-19 entry requirements.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  Denmark: Yes if not fully vaccinated, no if fully vaccinated; Greenland:  Yes; Faroe Islands:  Yes
    • DenmarkFully vaccinated travelers to Denmark do not require a COVID-19 test for entry to Denmark, nor upon arrival. Non vaccinated travelers must have a COVID-19 test taken upon arrival in Denmark. Check the Danish government COVID-19 information page for the most up-to-date testing requirements
    • Greenland: Travelers to Greenland must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken in a Nordic country no more than 48 hours prior to travel.  Detailed information can be found on the Greenlandic government COVID-19 information page.  (Nordic countries include: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.)
    • Faroe Islands: All travelers age 12 and older must have a COVID-19 test taken upon arrival. See the Faroe Islands government COVID-19 information page (in English) for more information.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Denmark: Yes if not fully vaccinated, no if fully vaccinated; Greenland: Yes; Faroe Islands: Yes
  • No quarantine is required for fully vaccinated travelers from the United States, which is currently classified “orange” by the Danish government.
  • Unvaccinated travelers from the United States who enter with a qualified purpose and negative COVID-19 test are required to quarantine for 10 days.  You may end the quarantine after obtaining a negative PCR test taken no earlier than on the fourth day after entry.  Detailed information about isolation and testing requirements are available on the Danish government COVID-19 information page.
  • Greenland: Travelers from the United States to Greenland must quarantine upon arrival regardless of vaccination status.  Detailed information about isolation and testing requirements are available on the Greenlandic government COVID-19 information page
  • Faroe IslandsFully vaccinated travelers must self-quarantine in their lodging until you receive a negative test result from your test upon arrival in country. After that, you no longer need to isolate but should still adhere to all recommendations in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Unvaccinated travelers from the United States must self-quarantine in lodging for four days, at which point you must take another COVID-19 test. If the test taken on the fourth day after arrival is negative you no longer need to quarantine but should still adhere to all recommendations in place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. See the Faroe Islands government COVID-19 information page (in English) for more information.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Denmark: Yes; Greenland: Yes; Faroe Islands: Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Commercial flights to/from Greenland needs special paperwork before booking see Greenlandic goverment website for information (in English).
    • Airline passengers must wear surgical face masks from the moment they enter a terminal and while on board a flight until they leave the terminal after their arrival.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Danish National Police may fine individuals for violating COVID-19 regulations. The fine for violations of mandatory testing and isolation rules for persons entering Denmark is considered a criminal offense and generally results in a fine of 3500 Danish Kroner (approximately $570) for first time offenders and can be increased for repeat offenders.  Refer to the list of fines (in Danish) for more detail.

Consular Operations:

  • American Citizen Services: U.S. Embassy Copenhagen is open for U.S. citizen services, including passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and notary services.  Visit our American Citizen Services information page for the most up-to-date information and to make an appointment.
  • Visa Services: U.S. Embassy Copenhagen is open for limited visa appointments, and cases involving life-or-death emergencies.  Visit our visa services information page for the most up-to-date information on visa operations.

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