The health authorities generally recommend 10 days of self-isolation when entering from high-risk countries. The self-isolation can be interrupted by a negative response to a COVID-19 test performed at the earliest on the fourth day after entry into Denmark. There is no requirement for either self-isolation or testing when entering from quarantine countries.
International students are generally allowed to travel into Denmark if they are students at an educational institution that is open and provided that they must receive tuition or go to the exam by physical attendance.
However, international students have the opportunity to travel into Denmark regardless of whether the educational institution is open, if they either reside in Denmark, ie. have a registered address in Denmark, or has a student residence permit.
For students without residence (ie without a registered address) in Denmark who enter from a high-risk country/region, it is also a requirement that they must show a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, which must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before entry.
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If you are outside Denmark at the moment
Students at the school may be allowed to enter Denmark because they have a Letter of Enrollment from the school confirming that physical presence on campus is required from 1 February 2021 when the semester begins.
However, you can enter at the earliest 14 days before the start of studies. Also even though the school is closed right now.
If you are travelling from a high-risk country, you must also bring a negative corona test that is not more than 72 hours old.
Due to the special COVID-19 variant found in the UK, special conditions apply to Danish citizens and persons residing in Denmark when you land by plane from the UK – either directly or via transit through another airport.
To reduce the spread of the new COVID-19 variant in Denmark, you are strongly encouraged to follow the authorities’ recommendations:
- Go in self-isolation for 10 days.
- Take a quick test already on arrival at the airport.
- Do not use public transport from the airport.
- Take a PCR test during your isolation period.
All UK entrants are offered quick tests on arrival at the airport.
In concrete terms, this means the following:
- It is the individual Border Officer who makes a concrete assessment upon entry
- All Danish citizens can enter Denmark
- Please note recommendations if entering from the UK: EU/Nordic/EEA/Visa-requiring students can enter if they have a registered address in Denmark, a health card or a residence permit.
- It would be a good idea to have your student card ready to be presented as well.