Travel to Denmark

As of 31 June 2021 following rules are applicable for all international travelers originating from Pakistan and flying to Denmark.

1.  Testing prior to boarding an aircraft

A negative test that is no more than 48 hours old must be presented upon boarding the aircraft for flying to Denmark.

2. Worthy purposes for entry into Denmark

As of now only people with Worthy Purpose can enter Denmark from Pakistan. The police will conduct checks in relation to the worthy purpose and a negative test result before allowing entry into Denmark.

Please note, that under the restrictions imposed by the Danish government due to the spread of Corona Virus infection, entry into Denmark is also restricted, even from Schengen countries.

Denmark has color coded the countries for across the board restrictions. Pakistan is currently placed in Orange category along with most of the rest of the world (more details here link for color coding)

List of worthy purposes for entry from orange countries

  • You have a job in Denmark
  • You are to attend a business meeting
  • You are to perform services or transport goods into or out of Denmark
  • You are a seaman, an aircraft crew member, a diplomat etc.
  • You have a job interview in Denmark
  • You are a pupil or student in Denmark
  • You have a traineeship in Denmark
  • You are to attend a folk high school programme
  • You have an au pair placement
  • You are a close relative* of a person resident in Denmark
  • You are a close relative* of a Danish national resident abroad and you enter Denmark together
  • You are the spouse, live-in partner, child, or stepchild of a person sent by a state and you hold a diplomatic passport or a similar document
  • You are to have parenting time with minors
  • You are the primary caregiver of minors
  • You are related to or in a relationship with a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark
  • You are to participate in the birth of your child
  • You are to continue treatment at a healthcare institution
  • You are to attend a funeral or burial of a close relative* or foster child, mother-in-law, father-in-law
  • You are to participate in legal proceedings or you have been summoned to an interview with a public authority
  • You have urgent business at an embassy or consular mission in Denmark
  • You have your own summerhouse or boat or you are a permanent resident at a campsite in Denmark

WARNING! The Danish police have the right to ask for documentary evidence of each of the above reasons, for example, in the case of a business meeting the traveler will need an official mail or e-mail from a Danish company confirming business relationship with it and clearly stating the time and place of the meeting. In addition, in most cases the traveler must provide the contact details of the relevant contact person in Denmark, who can confirm the information provided.

Any purposes other than those mentioned above are not considered as worthy!

To ascertain if the purpose of travel does fall in the ‘Worthy Purposes’ the traveler can also get in touch with the Danish National Police. A special police hotline has been operationalized at +45 7020 6044. It is open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 to 16:00, on Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00 on Friday from 8:00 to 14:00.

Further information is available in English on a joint website of Danish authorities https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/foreigners-resident-abroad

2. Test before entry at Airports of Denmark

A negative test that is no more than 48 hours old at the time of entry must be presented at the airports of Denmark.

3. Upon arrival and before exiting the Airports of Denmark

A quick test (antigen test) must be obtained at the airport. After obtaining a negative result (usually with 30-60 minutes) the traveler can walk out of the airport.

4. Isolation

People arriving in Denmark from Pakistan must isolate for 10 days.

5. Breaking isolation/quarantine

This isolation/quarantine may be broken after obtaining a negative PCR test taken no earlier than on the fourth day after entry for the purposes and for reporting to work only. Isolation/quarantine can be broken fully on the tenth day.

If you are travelling and are fully vaccinated

The travel restrictions for tourists travelling on the basis that they are fully vaccinated depend on whether the traveler fulfils the Danish conditions for being classified as fully vaccinated. It is a requirement for tourists that their vaccination was carried out in an EU or Schengen country, or in Greenland or the Faroe Islands.

The vaccine should also be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The conditions mean that the travelers who have been vaccinated in third countries (i.e. countries outside the EU and Schengen) do not fulfill these conditions. 

If the traveler is a Danish citizen fully vaccinated against COVID-19, no matter in which country in the world the origin of the flight, the traveler will be exempt from the requirement of test and isolation after entry upon arrival.

The traveler does not need to have residence in Greenland, the Faroe Islands or an EU or Schengen country. However, the individual still have to be considered as a fully vaccinated person.

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