Can my private customers continue to cross the Danish border in order to buy goods or receive services in Denmark?

Private persons’ purchases of services for private use such as haircuts or dental treatments are not considered a worthy purpose and will not give permission to enter Denmark, as long as there are restrictions on entry as a consequence of coronavirus/covid-19.

Private persons’ purchases of goods in shops, grocery stores or similar are, as a main rule not considered a worthy purpose. Therefore, this will not give permission to enter Denmark, as long as there are restrictions on entry as a consequence of coronavirus/covid-19, unless the entry in order to collect goods is necessary for the company’s business operations and shipment is not possible.

Special rules apply to persons residing in the border regions. You can read more about the special rules and for which border regions these apply on the Danish Police website

Tourists from open countries can enter Denmark if they can document a minimum of 6 planned nights in Denmark.

Danish citizens or persons with legal residence in Denmark are still allowed to enter Denmark.

Required documentation

If a private person wishes to enter Denmark with the purpose of collecting goods which are already bought, the person must be able to provide the following:

  • Contact information to a relevant person in the Danish company who can confirm that the goods are to be collected as a necessity for the company's business operations and that shipment is not possible.

See more information about rules for residents in the border region on the Danish Police website: https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark/travelling-in-or-out-of-denmark/persons-resident-in-the-border-regions.