Information on flight ban to Denmark for passengers without a negative Covid-19 test
The Minister for Transport has issued a ban on the access to air operations (flight ban) for passenger flights to Denmark for passengers without a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours from boarding. This does not apply to passengers aged 14 years or less.
The requirement for negative COVID-19 test does not apply to passengers who have boarded a country or region that is yellow in Annex 1 to the order.
The COVID-19 test for passengers entering from the UK, must be a PCR test in order to be used as documentation that the requirement pursuant to section 2, subsection 1, is met.
The ban applies to all passenger flights to Denmark, except flights from Greenland and the Faroe Islands to Denmark. The ban does not apply to flights from other countries to Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
The ban does not apply to other types of flights, including cargo flights and special flights, nor does it apply to crew (both active crew and dead heading crew).
The ban does not apply to transport of passengers who can document a:
- A positive COVID-19 test that is at least 14 days and maximum eight months old. The test must be a PCR test. It is the assessment of the health authorities that the passenger in this situation is no longer contagious, and that a positive test result is due to inactive virus RNA.
- Proof of completed vaccination issued in an EU or Schengen, OECD country, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City State, or a country which at the time of departure appears in Annex 1 (yellow countries and regions) when the passenger enters from a country not listed in Annex 2 at the time of departure (red countries and regions).
The vaccine used must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the date of last vaccination must be at least weeks and at most eight months before the time of departure.
- Passengers who are Danish citizens and who can present proof of completed vaccination and who enter from a country which at the time of departure does not appear in Appendix 2 (red countries and regions).
There may be weekly changes to the country lists in the appendices to the executive order. For updates on countries on the yellow and red lists, please refer to the legal gazette Retsinformation and coronasmitte.dk.
For a continuous journey (connecting flights), the following rules apply:
If the passenger travels to Denmark on a continuous journey via stopovers at one or more airports, the test can be taken up to 48 hours. Before boarding at the first airport. The test must be presented in connection with the last flight that has a destination in Denmark.
The airline flying the last flight must ask the passenger to provide proof that the test was taken within 48 hours of boarding the first leg/part of the journey.
This documentation may be in the form of a boarding pass or other proof showing the time of start of the continuous journey. As an alternative to this, passenger can take a test during the continuous journey, but prior to the flight with destination in Denmark.
The ban is force from 9 January 2021 at 17:00 until and including 25 June 2021.
Regulation no. 1220 of 09/06/2021
Order prohibiting landing of passengers without a negative COVID-19 test
Draft to new order prohibiting landing of passengers without a negative COVID-19 test