New COVID-19 requirements when entering Denmark - Test and self-isolation

New rules for people who return to Denmark after having been abroad, or who enter Denmark for the first time.

People who return to Denmark after having been abroad, or who enter Denmark for the first time, have to observe below mentioned mandatory requirements. 

The mandatory requirements are in force from 7th February 2021 and until (so far) 28th February 2021.

It is a mandatory requirement to:

  • get tested for COVID-19 immediately upon entry. If you travel by plane, you can get a test at Copenhagen Airport, Billund Airport or Aalborg Airport. If you enter via land borders, test stations are available near the border. It is still a mandatory requirements to bring a negative test not older than 24 hours when you board the plane or crossed the land border. 
  • isolate yourself for 10 days upon your entry to Denmark. You can isolate in your private home or the accommodation where you were supposed to stay upon your arrival. 
  • self-isolate even if the test taken before and upon your arrival were both negative. 
  • You can shorten the self-isolation if you get a negative PCR test taken no sooner than day 4 after your entry into Denmark. 
  • If you have not already been registered as resident in Denmark, you still need to have a worthy purpose to enter Denmark.

With respect to test possibilities in Denmark, please check the following websites related to the region in which you take up residence in Denmark:

If you have not yet your digital NemID and thus not able to book an appoint online to get PCR-tested, you can call this number: 78 42 42 42 all work days between 8 am and 4 pm as well during weekends between 9 am and 1 pm.

For further details about the new mandatory requirements please refer to

AU corona information: