Dec 21, 2021

New Covid-19 Restrictions in Denmark

On December 19 new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 went into effect in Denmark.  Complete information on COVID-19 restrictions can be found on the Danish government COVID-19 webpage (in English).

Also, on November 22, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Denmark due to COVID-19.

Current Danish Measures in Place:

  • Cultural venues including museums and galleries, movie cinemas, arcades, amusement parks (including Tivoli), zoos, aquariums, sporting events with paying spectators, discos, and nightclubs are closed.  Libraries and archives remain open.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes are open but must close between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • No alcohol can be sold between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • Capacity limits are in place for restaurants, bars, stores, and churches.
  • For intercity trains, you must have a seat reservation and valid corona passport or proof of vaccination.
  • Schools are closed for in-person learning through January 4.
  • Private and public workplaces are encouraged to shift to maximum telework where possible.
  • People are encouraged to limit social contacts during the holidays and avoid large gatherings.

Masks are required (age 12 years and above) to enter:

  • Public transportation (Metro, buses, trains, S-trains, taxis, domestic flights, ferries.)
  • Shops and businesses, including all retail and grocery stores.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes until seated.
  • Hospitals and health centers.

Everyone age 15 years and above must present a valid corona passport (“coronapas”), proof of vaccination (such as a CDC vaccine card), a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours, or a negative COVID-19 rapid test taken within 24 hours to enter:

  • Indoor restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  • Churches and religious communities.
  • Hair salons, beauty and massage clinics, tattoo/piercing shops, massage clinics, and other professions that involve close physical contact.
  • Universities, adult training/education centers, and language schools.
  • Nursing homes and social centers.
  • NOTE: Corona passport (“coronapas”) validity will be reduced from 12 to 7 months following vaccination or a booster starting mid-January.  All vaccinated persons are strongly encouraged to get a booster shot after 4.5 months and before 7 months has passed since last vaccination.