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Persons in transit

You can travel through Denmark (transit) if you have a worthy purpose outside Denmark or you are going on holiday. This applies regardless of your habitual residence, and regardless of your vehicle.

You can enter Denmark if

You can transit through Denmark for the purpose of going on holiday outside Denmark, but the transit should be made without undue delay.

Relevant documents

Proof of your holiday stay in the country to which you are going, such as the booking confirmation for a summerhouse or a hotel.

You can transit through Denmark if you have a worthy purpose outside Denmark, including if you are on your way home.  


Examples of worthy purposes are given on the following web pages:


Persons resident in open countries

Persons resident in banned countries


NB. Foreigners with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark.  


Hotlines to the authorities

Foreigners arriving in Denmark will be refused entry into Denmark at all internal and external borders unless they comply with the entry requirements.

If you cannot find an answer to your question on the website, you can call the dedicated hotline of the Danish police to get an answer to your question about worthy purposes of entry into to or transit through Denmark.

Call at tel. +45 7020 6044


Hotline hours:

Weekdays from 08.00-16.00.

You cannot send emails to the police about worthy purposes of entry.

The Global Help Desk of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be contacted 24/7 for questions about travelling abroad:


Call at tel. +45 3392 1112
Email: bbb@um.dk

Please note that the Citizens Service Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot answer any questions about entry into or transit through Denmark, nor about worthy purposes. Such questions can be addressed on the arrivals hotline of the Danish police.
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