Issuance of Visa
Visa applicants are encouraged to apply for their visas well in advance of their intended date of travel. No assurance regarding the issuance of visas can be given in advance. Final travel plans or the purchase of non-refundable tickets should not be made until your application has been approved and you have received your visa.
Who needs a visa?
Due to the closing of Denmark’s borders, the processing of short stay visa applications will be based on whether the visa applicant’s country of residence is classified as open or banned.
Banned countries: If you are a citizen of a country with a short stay visa requirement, and you are resident in a banned country, you must have a worthy purpose in Denmark in order to get a short stay visa. More information can be found here.
Covid-19 Update (as of 5th July 2021).
It is a requirement for tourists that their vaccination was carried out in an EU or Schengen country as well as in Andorra, San Marino, Monaco or the Vatican City, an OECD country (also includes Greenland or the Faroe Islands) or in a yellow third country. The vaccine should also be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). In addition, certain travel restrictions require that your permanent residence is in an EU or Schengen country as well as in Andorra, San Marino, Monaco or the Vatican City, an OECD country (also includes Greenland or the Faroe Islands) or in a yellow third country.
You need to be fully vaccinated (last vaccination at least two weeks before travel). The vaccination should also be approved by EMA.
Concerning PCR test, foreigners without a Danish CPR number and NemID can be tested at all PCR test stations in the Capital Region of Denmark (this includes Helsingør). Foreigners can show up without an appointment at both the PCR test stations and the rapid test stations. To obtain documentation of a PCR test result, foreigners must register at COVID-19results.dk before the test. For rapid tests (antigen), the result can be provided by text message.