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The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
- The Kingdom of Denmark has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders, including Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
- Flights to the U.S. are available via commercial carrier, but are limited. There are no direct flights between Denmark and the United States. Scandinavian Airlines’ nonstop U.S.-bound flights remain suspended with no definitive date announced when they will resume these routes. From Kastrup Airport there is one daily KLM flight to Amsterdam and two daily Lufthansa flights to Frankfurt. In addition, Air France flies from Copenhagen to Paris twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Anyone transiting through France to reach the United States must have an attestation, available in English here. You do not need an endorsement from the Embassy for this attestation. Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Paris all have daily flights to the United States on United, Delta, KLM, and Air France. Book flights directly with the airline.
- U.S. citizens who wish to depart Denmark should do so immediately or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Denmark at this time.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Denmark: The Danish border closure – imposed on March 14 and scheduled to be in effect until May 10 – was extended to June 1. The ban applies to all foreign tourists coming to Denmark. The ban does not apply to foreigners who have valid Danish work or residency permits, foreign spouses and/or children of Danish citizens, and those the Danish government determines have a “worthy purpose” of travel. A full list of exceptions to the Danish border closure requirements can be found on the Danish government COVID-19 information page.
- There are NO travel restrictions for U.S. citizens who want to depart Denmark.
- Contact the Danish National Police hotline number for advice about whether or not you are subject to the current travel restrictions, including whether or not your purpose of travel is considered a “worthy purpose.” The hotline is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local and weekends and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local at: +45 7020 6044.
- Border closures will impact a significant number of train, air, and ferry routes. It will also include a complete stop of all cruise ship traffic to Denmark until at least June 1.
- Effective March 20, only three land ports of entry between Germany and Denmark are operational: Sæd, Frøslev, and Kruså. Train and ferry service between Denmark and Germany is still operational via certain locations. Visit the Danish National Police website, your train operator, and/or your ferry operator website for the most up-to-date information on border operations between Denmark and Germany via land and sea.
- Schengen Visa Overstays: Danish authorities announced new procedures for foreign citizens who have overstayed their authorized period of stay in Denmark due to COVID-19 related travel disruptions. Effective March 23, when a foreign citizen is departing Denmark the Danish Border Police will assess the reason for the overstay (if applicable). If the Danish authorities determine the overstay was the result of COVID-19 they will issue a letter to the person confirming that the date of departure from Denmark has been postponed by 60 days. This determination will only be made at the time of departure from Denmark. You should not go to a Danish police station seeking an assessment and/or letter in advance of your departure date. Full information can be found on the Danish Immigration Services website.
- Greenland: Effective May 5, commercial air tickets to travel out of Greenland are available for purchase from Air Greenland. A ban on commercial trans-Atlantic flights and ferry service to Greenland – imposed on March 20 – was extended from April 30 to May 31.
- The ban on commercial flight and ferry services within Greenland – imposed on March 20 – was lifted on April 25. The Greenlandic government continues to recommend, however, that all internal travel in Greenland be limited.
- A ban on travel between Nuuk and two outlying settlements – imposed on March 21, and scheduled to be in effect through April 30 – was lifted on April 22. The Greenlandic government continues to recommend, however, that all internal travel in Greenland be limited.
- The Greenlandic National Medical Office has additional information about COVID-19 in Greenland (available in English). 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.
- Danish authorities recommend that anyone coming to Denmark from another country remain home for 14 days after entry into Denmark. If you do not feel ill and have no flu-like symptoms, you should follow the rules in place for all individuals in Denmark to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people, wash your hands frequently, and only go out for necessary reasons such as buying food/groceries and/or medication.
- If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms and believe you have COVID-19 do not go to an emergency room, your doctor’s office, or the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen. Call your doctor or the Danish COVID-19 hotline number at +45 70 20 02 33. A medical professional will provide you instructions on next steps for testing and care.
- Detailed information about COVID-19 in Denmark – including where to go for help and how to determine if you should self-quarantine – can be found on the Danish National Police website.
U.S. Embassy Copenhagen Consular Services:
- Please visit our page about temporary changes in U.S. Citizen Services for information on passport and citizenship appointments.
- Please visit our page about suspension of routine visa appointments for information on visa appointments.
- State Department Global 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel”
- View U.S. Embassy Copenhagen’s Most Recent Alerts
- Coronasmitte.dk (In Danish) (In English)
- Danish National Police website on COVID-19
- Danish Health Authority website on COVID-19
- Statens Serum Institut for metrics regarding COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Denmark
- Danish Patient Safety Authority
- COVID-19 Information and Resources in the Faroe Islands (in English)