Latest restrictions to follow (updated January 13th)
All national restrictions are extended until February 7th and/or 28th 2021 - find dates and details below.
As of January 9th, due to the new, stricter entry restrictions, foreigners resident abroad are basically denied entry into Denmark. This means that people must have a worthy purpose of entering Denmark and be able to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Read more in the section Entering Denmark from January 9th-February 7th and via the links to national sites below.
As of January 6th and until (and including) February 7th it is not allowed to assemble more than 5 people in public spaces!
The distance requirement is adjusted from one to two meters - this means you are asked to keep a distance to others of two meters at all times - incl. outside and when shopping.
When shopping, consider to go only one person at the time.
The Government asks us to consider all apointments and social events - cancel if possible.
All are strongly encuraged to stay at home as much as possible - incl. working from home.
As of December 17th the Danish Government has introduced a number of new restrictions that will last over Christmas and New Years – until (and including) February 7th.
All sorts of shopping malls, arcades and bazaars are closed from December 17th until (and included) February 7th.
All “specialty goods stores”, such as home improvement, which are 5000m2 (or more) will also be closed from December 17th – February 7th.
From December 21st liberal businesses will close until (and including) February 7th. E.g. hairdressers, driving schools, tattoo artists etc.
Shops that hand out already ordered and paid packages (e-commerce) will still do so.
From December 25th (included) all shops will close until February 7th. This does not include supermarkets, pharmacies and shops selling medical aid.
Furthermore will school children from grade 0-4, including SFO and after-school-clubs, be send home from December 21st until (and included) February 7th. The same goes for students living at their schools.
Emergency caring for your child will be a possibility – talk to your local school if you need this.
From December 11th at 16.00/4pm Vejle Municipality is partially closed.
Remember the below still goes for all of Denmark and is extended until February 28th:
It is not allowed to assemble more than 5 people!
This includes privates parties etc. held at restaurants, bars, cafes and similar establishments.
Furthermore citizens are adviced to limited their social circle and are advised to meet with the same 10 people.
It is forbidden to sell alcohol after 22.00 (10pm).
It is required to wear a mask in all establishments that have public access; e.g. supermarkeds, shopping centres (malls), libraries, cinemas, sport arenas, hospitals, the Municipality etc.
It is required to wear a mask when in restaurants, bars, cafes and similar establishments, as long as you are standing up (entering/leaving, going to the bathroom and buffet etc.). This also includes staff. It is also a requirement that these establisments close at 22.00/10pm.
Rememeber; it is still a requirement to wear a mask when using public transport in Denmark. This is for all public transport, all over Denmark and all hours of the day.
Many supermarkets etc. sell the masks for 3kr a piece (it might be in a larger box, where the price will equal to 3kr a piece).
If possible you are encouraged to work from home - check with your manager.
If possible you are encouraged to avoid public transportation during rush hour.
Entering Denmark from January 9th-February 7th
As of January 9th, due to the new, stricter entry restrictions, foreigners resident abroad are basically denied entry into Denmark.
This means that people must have a worthy purpose of entering Denmark and be able to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
A general ban has been introduced on flights carrying passengers, including Danish nationals, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before departure. The ban applies to flights from all destinations worldwide to any Danish airport.
Foreigners resident abroad can still enter Denmark if they have a worthy purpose. The list of worthy purposes has been tightened as from 9 January 2021 at 5.00 pm and applies until the end February 7th.
Read more via the links below and here.
how to get tested if you are tourist or otherwise do not have a CPR
If you are in Denmark on a stay that does not require for you to have a CPR, you can still get tested for coronavirus / Covid-19.
It is the Region that handles all tests and your can at their website find information about how to get tested without a CPR.
Please note the site is in Danish.
Going to Vejle Municipality?
From December 11th at 16.00/4pm Vejle Municipality is partially closed - this continues into 2021!
This means that all future bookings in Citizen Service (Borgerservice) are cancelled. If you need to contact please to so at phone (0045) 76 81 00 00 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Get Corona tested in Vejle - at Tysklandsvej
It is now possible to get corona tested in a permanent test facility at Tysklandsvej 4, 7100 Vejle.
Find more info, including the expected watiting time to book a test, at the site Test for corona (site in Danish - choose language at top of page).
If you are tested postitive for the Corona/COVID virus - or are a close contact to someone who is
The Danish Health Autorities have translated their advice on what to do if you are tested postitive.
If you are a close contact to a person who are tested postitive you are also adviced to act a certain way.
Does your child have symptoms of COVID-19?
Children usually get no symptoms or only mild symptoms of
Which COVID-19 symptoms should I pay attention to?
Typically, children will become weak and tired and will
not play or participate in activities as they normally would.
Other symptoms may include:
• Dry cough
• Feeling unwell
There may also be respiratory symptoms such as a sore throat, a cold, etc., or other symptoms such as diarrhoea. All these symptoms are not necessarily present at the same time.
What should I do if my child has symptoms of COVID-19?
If your child has symptoms of COVID-19, he or she should stay
Other family members should keep their distance from
the child whenever possible. Please remember that children still need loving care and physical contact like hugs and comforting, and that this is far more important than keeping your distance.
Call your doctor to get an assessment and a referral for testing if you are concerned about your child’s condition or if your child is under 2 years of age. If you do not find it necessary to call your own doctor, you can book a test for your child on coronaproever.dk.
When can my child return to his or her childcare institution
If your child has tested positive for novel coronavirus, the child must remain at home until the child has been free of symptoms for 48 hours.
If your child has tested negative for novel coronavirus, your child can return to his or her childcare institution or school when the child has recovered and can participate in activities as usual.
For some time after a respiratory infection, it is normal for children to have a slight cough. If the child seems healthy and well, he or she can return to childcare or school even if he or she still has a slight cough as the only remaining symptom.
(info from the Danish Health Authority)
Should my child be tested for COVID-19?
It can be difficult to tell whether your child has a cold, COVID-19 or another respiratory infection.
A test will show whether or not it is COVID-19.
If you do not suspect that your child has COVID-19, you may choose not to have your child tested. In that case, the most important thing is to keep the child isolated at home until he or she has fully recovered.
If several members of the family are ill or become ill, the adults can get tested instead, as members of the same family will often have the same disease.
If you are in doubt about whether your child’s symptoms could be
COVID-19 or whether he or she should be tested, you can call your doctor.
(info from the Danish Health Authority)
Being offered the vaccine when living in Denmark
When living in Denmark you will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine for free. This will be offered "by turn" and you will get a letter from the Danish Health Autority in your e-box.
At the site you can also find two videos; Information on COVID-19 vaccines and Can you trust what you read about COVID-19 vaccines?
Where to find official Government information?
Danish Authorities have gather all information about the coronavirus/covid-19 at the sites linked to below. If you do not find the answer you are looking for you can call the Authorities’ corona hotline at 70 20 02 33.
Please note that the Danish Refugee Council has also set up hotlines in several languages - find the various phonenumbers here (each language has its own number). The hotlines are open between 17-19 (5-7pm).
Below you find two official letters from Jens Ejner Christensen (Mayor of Vejle) sent out during the early coronavirus / covid-19 period.