Coronavirus: Denmark’s borders to re-open from June 27th

Scenic summer sunset view of Nyhavn pier with colorful buildings in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Denmark’s borders were closed for three months but since June 15, 2020, tourists from Germany, Norway, and Iceland are allowed to enter the country if they can provide documentation of a valid booking upon arrival.

Borders are currently closed for non-Danish citizens who do not reside in Denmark or do not have a valid reason to enter Denmark. Entry for the purpose of a stay in the foreigner’s own summerhouse in Denmark is deemed a “worthy purpose.” On the contrary, a holiday stay in a rented summerhouse or at a hotel is not considered a valid reason. If you are a resident in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, or Iceland, you can enter Denmark in case you are going to stay in your own summerhouse in Denmark. As the owner of the summerhouse, you can bring your spouse, live-in partner, fiancé, parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren, as well as members of your household. In such cases, you have to bring with you the following documents: evidence of your ownership of the summerhouse such as the deed of conveyance, contract of sale, or tax information. If you bring the above family members, you must bring evidence of your family relationship such as your marriage certificate, certificates of birth, proof of shared residence, etc.

Now the government wants to allow entry from European countries with low infection rates. Two countries, however, do not meet the criteria. The Danish government announced that the current entry restrictions for most citizens from EU and Schengen countries are to be replaced on June 27. These restrictions, however, do not apply to travelers from Sweden and Portugal.

The new model should be based on the coronavirus situation in individual countries. These countries are required to have fewer than 20 new infections per week per 100,000 inhabitants.

Read the Official Coronavirus travel information for Denmark here.