Travel To Denmark From The US: Denmark Covid Restrictions

Oct 18, 2022

6 min read

The Coronavirus pandemic has finally calmed down, and countries are beginning to ease their travel restrictions. However, the reality is that COVID-19 is still present, and some countries still have strict COVID-19 requirements.

In this post, we'll cover all the important information when you are traveling to Denmark from the US. You'll find information such as if you need a visa to travel to Denmark, what are the required documents, and the COVID-19 requirements when traveling to Denmark.

Let's get to it:

Do You Need A Visa To Travel To Denmark From The US?

Before planning your trip to Denmark, it is important to know if you need a Denmark Schengen Visa. Although the Danes are known as the friendliest nation globally, they won't be that friendly if you need a visa and you arrive without one. Therefore, in this section, I will explain if US citizens and US Green Card Holders need a Visa to go to Denmark from the US.

Do US Citizens Need A Visa To Go To Denmark From The US?

If you are a US Citizen, you enjoy visa-free travel to any country in the Schengen Area. And yes, this means that Denmark is part of the Schengen Area, and therefore, you can enjoy Denmark travel for 90 days within 180 days. I know it might seem confusing, but please check our 90/180-day Schengen rule guide for additional information.

Do US Green Card Holders Need A Visa To Go To Denmark From The US?

If you are a US Green Card holder, you may be puzzled about traveling to a Schengen Area. If you are one of those persons, this will be really beneficial.

Assume you have a Green Card from the United States, but your country of origin is Greenland, Ukraine, or the United Kingdom. In that situation, you must apply for a Schengen Visa to Denmark. As a result, the two countries mentioned above must apply for a Denmark Schengen Visa. Fortunately, you can apply for a Denmark Schengen Visa at any Danish Embassy or Consulate in the United States.

I advise you check if you need a Denmark Schengen Visa before traveling to Denmark. Please feel free to use the external link provided above for detailed information on your visa requirement.

What Are The Required Documents To Travel To Denmark From The US?

Although US citizens do not have to apply for the Denmark Schengen Visa, traveling to Denmark from the US is still considered international travel. Here is a list of all the travel documents that you must have before traveling to Denmark from the US:

  • Valid passport (your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after your planned departure date and must have at least 2 blank visa pages)
  • Hotel itinerary
  • Flight itinerary
  • Professional documents (only applicable if you are traveling to Germany for business)
  • Travel insurance

What Are The COVID-19 Requirements When Traveling To Denmark From The US?

As I mentioned earlier, the Coronavirus pandemic has calmed down, but some restrictions are still in place in certain countries. For example, some countries still require people to wear face masks and follow protective measures. In this section, I will explain what you need to know about the COVID-19 requirements when traveling to Denmark from the US and more.

What Are The COVID-19 Denmark Entry Requirements?

If you are a vaccinated traveler, there are no entry requirements when going to Denmark from the US. On the 1st of February, 2022, Denmark removed their COVID-19 restrictions. Although, if you are not vaccinated or have not been infected with Coronavirus, you may be required to provide a negative covid 19 test and quarantine requirements.

What Are The COVID-19 Entry Requirements When Returning To The US?

Suppose you are a US citizen and returning to the US. In that case, you do not have to show proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or proof of recovery. This is because the CDC lifted the entry requirements for US citizens returning to the US on the 12th of June, 2022. However, if you are a non-US citizen or non-US immigrant, you must provide the following:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Proof of recovery

Please ensure to keep updated with the latest COVID-19 information before traveling. The COVID-19 restrictions can change without notice, so please use the following recourses for the most recent travel restrictions and exceptions.

Are There Any Quarantine Requirements In Denmark?

Currently, there are no quarantine requirements in Denmark. However, suppose you are unvaccinated and have not contracted the Coronavirus before. In that case, you might be subject to self-isolate for 5 days.

Which Vaccines Are Approved By The European Union?

If you are a vaccinated traveler, ensure that you have one of the following vaccines that are approved by the EU:

  • Comirnaty (also known as the US Pfizer vaccine)
  • Spikevax (Covid-19 vaccine Moderna)
  • Jcvovden (Covid-19 vaccine Janssen and also known as Johnson & Johnson)
  • Vaxzevria (Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca)
  • Nuvaxovid

Important note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise persons do not travel without getting vaccinated. Please check out the Denmark travel advisory on the US Department of State website for more information. Also, ensure that you are up to date with Denmark's latest COVID-19 requirements.

What Can I Expect When Arriving At The Denmark Border?

When you arrive at the Danish border, you must have your required entry documents.

After presenting your documentation, the Denmark Border Patrol officer might ask you to submit additional information. I advise that you travel with proof of financial means to support yourself during your stay. If the border patrol requests this, you can provide them with a bank statement or a traveler's check. If you visit a friend, they might want to speak with them. Alternatively, you can request them to send you a certified invitational letter before arriving at the border.

Do I Need To Apply For The ETIAS?

Maybe you haven't heard, but the European Union will implement the ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) in November 2023. Therefore, if you are traveling to Denmark before 2023, you don't need to apply for the ETIAS. However, remember that this will change at the end of 2023.

Please feel free to check out our ETIAS guide for more information on how you will need to apply for it in the future.

You Are Ready To Travel To Denmark From The US

After reading this post you are ready for Denmark. As a disclaimer, always check the Denmark COVID-19 requirements before traveling . This can cause accessibility issues or cause you to cancel your trip.

Written By: Armando Du Preez
Fact Checked By: Richard Nathan

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Use Public Participation In Denmark?

Denmark has an extensive and efficient public transportation system. Trains, buses, and ferries connect Copenhagen with other major Denmark cities and Norway, Sweden, Poland, and Germany. You must wear face masks when traveling by public transportation and at the various transportation hubs.

Which Countries Fall Under The Realm Of Denmark?

Denmark's final dependencies are the Faroe Islands and Greenland. In addition, Norway, Sweden, Poland, and the United Kingdom have sea boundaries with Denmark.

Where In Denmark Can I Get A COVID-19 Test?

If you need a COVID-19 test, please check out the Danish Government COVID-19 information page for your nearest COVID-19 test center.

Where Is The US Embassy In Denmark?

The US Embassy in Denmark is located at the following address.

US Embassy Copenhagen Dag Hammarskjölds allé 24 2100 København Ø

What other Schengen Countries Can I Visit Without A Visa?

As mentioned earlier in this post, you can visit any country in the Schengen Area without a visa. Countries in the Schengen Area include:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

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