Last updated: January 14, 2022
*** All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States 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.
- Visit the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark. Entry and exit requirements are below.
- Measures to mitigate COVID-19 in Denmark are in effect.
- Restaurants and bars have limited capacity and hours. No alcohol can be served after 10:00 p.m.
- You must present proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter restaurants, churches, salons, and more.
- Masks are required in stores, restaurants, and on public transportation.
- Review and bookmark the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) to have the most up-to-date information about rules and measures in place in the country.
- Are PCR and antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Denmark? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- Rapid antigen tests in Denmark meet U.S. CDC requirements for travel. Results are generally available within one hour
- Testing locations in Denmark are provided on the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English.) You may also call the emergency line 1813 or Corona Hotline +45 7020 0233 if you have questions about getting tested for COVID-19.
- A complete list of all test sites, including private test facilities, in the Capital Region can be found at the Capital Region Health Authorities
- Official testing locations are free for both rapid and PCR tests. Private clinics are also available, including for same day results of PCR tests for adults and children under the age of 6 years old.
Private COVID-19 Testing Sites At Kastrup Airport:
- Airport Medical Clinic: Terminal 2 across check-in 102 on the 1st Floor
airportdoctor.dk (Booking online. PCR – Result after 45 min. Fees must be paid online. Same day results available for younger children)
- Business & Private Test Center: Amager Landevej 171, 2770 Kastrup
Pentabase.com (Booking online. RT-PCR including certificate, Result after 2 hours. Same day results available for younger children)
- Falck Test Centers at Copenhagen Airport
Other private clinics in Copenhagen:
- 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 number. Results sent via e-mail. The PCR test is 850 DKK or 1150 DKK depending on speed of results. The price of the antigen test is 480 DKK. Testing available for younger children.
- 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
In Funen and Jutland (Odense, Esbjerg, Aarhus, Aalborg):
- Pentabase Private laboratory – PCR and antigen test pentabase.com (open 7 days per week. Testing available for younger children.) 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.
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
- The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary and free of charge for all persons age 5 and above. Visit the Danish Health Authority Information about COVID-19 Vaccination
- COVID-19 vaccine boosters are available to all who have been vaccinated 6 months or longer ago.
- 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
- Effective December 27, 2021 all travelers who are not residents of Denmark must present a negative COVID-19 test to enter Denmark, regardless of vaccination status. A PCR test must be taken no more than 72 hours before entry or a rapid antigen test must be taken no more than 48 hours before entry. Residents of Denmark can either take the test before entering Denmark or take a test within 24 hours after entry.
- There are exceptions to the testing requirement, including for children under 15 years of age. Visit the official page on Testing and Isolation Requirements After Entry (in English) for details.
- Visit the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark. Rules vary depending on residence status, vaccination status, and where a traveler is arriving from. Check the site frequently as rules 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 exempt from quarantine requirements upon arrival in Denmark. 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. In addition to the required pre-departure COVID-19 test, unvaccinated travelers must be prepared to test upon arrival and quarantine.
- 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 48 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 quarantine requirements. 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 must 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; Greenland: Yes; Faroe Islands: Yes
- Denmark: Effective December 27 ALL travelers age 15 and above to Denmark must take a COVID-19 test prior to travel and present the negative test result to enter. A PCR test performed within 72 hours of entry or a rapid antigen test performed 48 hours of entry are acceptable. Residents of Denmark may take the test before arrival or within 24 hours of arrival to 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
- Check the Danish government COVID-19 information page for the most up-to-date testing requirements.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Denmark: Yes if not fully vaccinated, no if fully vaccinated; Greenland: Yes; Faroe Islands: Yes
- Quarantine may be required for U.S. citizens coming from other countries, consult 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 Islands: 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.
- Are commercial flights operating? Denmark: Yes; Greenland: Yes; Faroe Islands: Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Commercial flights to/from Greenland require additional paperwork before booking see Greenlandic government website for information (in English).
- Masks are required on all public transportation. 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.
- Seat reservations are required for inter-city trains and buses.
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.
- 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 visa services. Visit our visa services information page.
- coronasmitte.dk (In English) https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark
- coronasmitte. dk (In Danish) https://politi.dk/coronavirus-i-danmark
- Danish Health Authority https://www.sst.dk/en/English/Corona-eng/FAQ
- COVID-19 Information and Resources in the Faroe Islands (in English) https://corona.fo/?_l=en
- Metrics regarding COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Denmark from Statens Serum https://en.ssi.dk/
- Danish Patient Safety Authority (In English) https://en.stps.dk/en/
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19