Entry restrictions: What does it mean for my business?

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus/covid-19, entry restrictions concerning who can cross the Danish border have been implemented. These restrictions include border crossings on land, airports as well as arrivals by ferry.

A distinction is made between open countries, banned countries and border regions.

Click here to see the list of open countries, banned countries and border regions on the Danish Police website: https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark/travelling-in-or-out-of-denmark/is-my-country-open-or-banned.

The list is updated every Thursday 16.00 and will take effect the forthcoming Saturday 06.00.

 

The following applies for open countries

  • persons residing in open countries can enter Denmark if they have a worthy purpose such as a job interview
  • tourists from open countries can enter Denmark if they can document a minimum of 6 planned nights in Denmark.

 

The following applies for banned countries

  • people residing in banned countries are denied access unless they have a worthy purpose for entering.
  • if you are resident in a banned country, you must have a worthy purpose for entering e.g.:
    • must provide goods or services in Denmark
    • have your own cottage, colony garden house, boat or place of residence in Denmark.

Countries outside the EU, Schengen area and the UK are currently, by definition, banned unless the country specifically is characterized as open.

 

The following applies for border regions

  • persons residing in the border regions Norwey, Schleswig-Holstein, Skåne, Halland or Blekinge can enter Denmark if they can document residence in one of these regions (if the borderland region is considered open by the Danish authorities). If the borderland is not considered open, persons must be able to show a negative COVID-19- test done within the last 72 hours before entering Denmark.