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Can I Travel To Denmark? What Are Restrictions On Travel From The Uk?

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While travel to Denmark is allowed at the moment, what are the rules? This is everything you need to know in order to be up-to-speed.

What Does The New Rule Mean For Travelling Back From Denmark After You Have Returned?

There are no Covid travel regulations in the UK as of Friday, March 18, 2022. This means that returning travellers do not have to test, quarantine, or fill out a passenger locator form regardless of vaccination status. From March 31, the UK government will cease managing quarantine hotels.

Previously, fully jabbed travellers did not have to undergo any tests in order to return to the UK. However, they had to complete a passenger locator and pay for a PCR test on Day 2. Unvaccinated travellers from Denmark would need to fill out a passenger locator. Even if they received positive results, they were not required to self-isolate.

Is It Allowed For Brits To Visit Denmark?

Yes. However, rules regarding entry depend on your current vaccination status. If you have been fully jabbed no less than two weeks prior and your last jab was not more than 270 days ago, you can enter Denmark without quarantining as long as proof of your vaccination status is available.

Anyone who can show that they have recovered from a positive PCR test more than 11 days ago but less than 180 days before will be allowed to enter the country.

If you are not fully jabbed, you must pass the Covid-19 test within 24 hours of arriving in Denmark.

Travel to the Faroe Islands  

Before you depart, make sure to review the most recent guidelines regarding entry requirements to travel to the Faroe Islands.

Travel to Greenland  

Greenland can only be entered if you have been fully vaccinated using an EMA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Residents and children aged 11 and under are exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated.

Be aware that restrictions may be reinstituted at any moment depending on the global and national spread of COVID-19.

Keep up-to-date at Visit Greenland for the latest travel advice.

Contact Greenland’s Corona Secretariat for more information about travel from Denmark to Greenland.

Before You Travel, Make Sure To Check Your Passport And Other Travel Documents.

Check with your travel agent if you plan to visit Denmark.

You must have the following documents to travel to Denmark if you are a Danish resident: a valid passport, a valid health insurance card or a residence permit.

Passport validity

You must comply with the Schengen Area passport requirements if you plan to travel to any EU country (except Ireland), Switzerland, Norway or Iceland, Liechtenstein or Andorra, Monaco or San Marino.

Your passport must contain:

  • Issued less than 10 years prior to the date you enter the country. (Check the “date of issue”).
  • Valid for at least three months from the day you intend to leave (check the “expiry date”)

Before you travel, ensure that your passport meets all requirements. Extra months could have been added to your passport’s expiry date if it was issued prior to October 2018.

If you feel your passport doesn’t meet these requirements, contact the Embassy of the country where you are visiting if you are required to renew your passport.

Visas

Travel to the Schengen region can be made for as little as 90 days within a 180-day period. You don’t need a visa. You can travel to the Schengen Area as a tourist or to visit your family and friends.

You can travel to Denmark or other Schengen countries with no visa if you do not have a visa. Your 90-day limit does not apply to visits made within the last 180 days.

You will need to meet Danish government requirements to stay longer, work, study, or travel for business purposes. You can check with the Danish Authorities which type of visa you will require.

You are travelling to Denmark for work. Please refer to the guidance on visas & permits.

You can stay in Denmark without a visa or residence permit, but this will not count towards your 90-day visa-free limit.

Visas for Greenland & Faroe Islands

Greenland, Faroe Islands and Iceland are not EU members. To enter the country for tourism, you don’t require a visa. However, you will need to obtain a work permit and residency permit prior to entry if your intention is to stay and work there.

Border controls  

Border controls are in place by the Danish authorities at the border with Germany. Grenz controls are in place for all travellers coming from Ronne, Frederikshavn and Grenaa, as well as those who use the Oresund Bridge. This includes all train traffic from Sweden.

Your passport is required to enter Denmark by land border, rail, road or ferry. You should allow extra time to cross the border and follow local authorities’ instructions.

For more information, contact local media, your ferry operator, or Danish State Railways (DSB) for additional information.

Travel documents from Denmark to Sweden with ID

You can use different forms of ID to travel from Denmark to Sweden. They must contain a photo, the holder’s name, date of birth, social security number, or date of birth, as well as the holder’s signature. The issued authority information and a stated validity must also be included. A parent or guardian with the proper ID must accompany children under 18 years old to ensure they have ID.

Passport stamping

If you are visiting Denmark, check that your passport has been stamped. To verify that you are complying with the 90-day visa-free limit for short stays in Schengen, border guards will stamp your passport. Border guards will assume that you have exceeded your visa-free period if the relevant entry and exit stamps are missing from your passport.

If you have evidence that shows when and where you entered the Schengen region, ask border guards for this information to be added to your passport. Tickets and boarding passes are examples of acceptable evidence.

It may be necessary to:

  • Show a return ticket or onward ticket
  • Show that you have enough money to pay for your stay

For passport stamping information, if you’re a resident of Denmark, please refer to the Living In Denmark guide.

The Best Places to Visit In Denmark

Denmark is where Scandinavia starts. Over the centuries, it has changed significantly. It was once known for its Viking warriors. Today, it is a peaceful country with modern architecture sharing space with mediaeval buildings. There are picturesque fishing villages that can be traced back to the Vikings. You will want to try their most popular fish, the herring. Denmark is Hans Christian Andersen’s homeland, so there are many castles and palaces that may have been the setting for fairy tales. Here’s a list of the top places to see in Denmark.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark. Most tourists will start their trip to Denmark from Copenhagen. Copenhagen is vibrant and has a lot to offer. This former Viking fishing village has become the country’s cultural and financial centre. Visitors to Copenhagen come to visit Tivoli Gardens, Scandinavia’s most popular theme park, and the Little Mermaid bronze statue, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. Copenhagen is known for its Dutch Renaissance architecture, especially in Christianshavn. It also has some beautiful mediaeval churches and castles.

Odense

Odense is translated as “Odin’s sanctuary”, but the town is more well-known for being a refuge for worshippers of this Norse god. You will find many sculptures and statues of Hans Christian Andersen’s characters throughout the city. It is Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood home and birthplace. The third-largest city in Denmark is also known for its sweet treat marzipan. Many of the attractions offer a lot of entertainment for tourists. There is an old Viking castle, Funen Village Museum that recreates Andersen’s time there, Funen’s Abbey which is one of Denmark’s oldest museums of art, and Saint Canute’s Cathedral from the 11th century.

Aarhus

Aarhus, home to 330,000 people, is Denmark’s second-largest city. It was founded as a fortified Viking settlement in the eighth century. Aarhus is a trading centre that has been around for hundreds of years and is well-known for its vibrant music scene. A jazz festival is held every year in the city. Aarhus was named the European Capital of Culture in 2017. Architecturally, it’s a fascinating city with many styles from the Vikings to today. In the city’s inner-city, you will find the oldest and best-preserved homes. The 13th-century Aarhus Cathedral is the tallest and longest church in the city.

Bornholm

Bornholm is an island in the Baltic Sea that lies closer to Sweden and Poland than Denmark. It is well-known for its art and crafts, particularly pottery and glass. There are several picturesque towns on the island, including four round-shaped mediaeval churches and several windmills. It was occupied by the Germans during World War II and later by the Soviets. The island is known for its stunning scenery, which includes craggy sea cliffs, forests, and lush valleys. You can reach it by ferry from Sweden and Denmark. You’ll find Neolithic-age sun temples and mediaeval fortresses here. Ken Follett’s thriller Hornet Flight was also set in Bornholm.

 

Skagen

Skagen, Denmark’s northernmost capital, is the country’s largest fishing port. It also attracts two million tourists annually. The charming village was loved by 19th-century impressionist painters for its picturesque seascapes, long sandy beaches, and fishermen. Skagen was home to Danish royalty in the early 1900s. Today, Skagen is a popular destination for the wealthy, as well as sailboaters from all over Scandinavia. Skagen is where the North and Baltic seas meet. It is well-known for herring fishing. One of the oldest lighthouses in Denmark is located in Skagen.

Ribe

Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city, is an example of this phrase. Ribe, located in Jutland, was established in 700 as a Viking market; the town hall is the oldest in the country. Although it was built in 1496, it wasn’t used as a town hall until 1709. Ribe has many attractions, including its charming half-timbered mediaeval houses and Ribe Cathedral, which is the first Christian church in Denmark. In summer, you can tour the Viking heritage of Ribe or join the night watchman. Wadden Sea National Park is nearby.

Returning To The Uk

It is not necessary to fill out a UK passenger locator before you travel. You also do not need to take COVID-19 tests or quarantine upon arrival in England.

 

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