Denmark Entry Requirements

Denmark Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Switzerland Yes, 1 no no
Other EU countries Yes, 1 no no
Turkey Yes 2 Yes
Austria Yes, 1 no no
Germany Yes, 1 no no

ID cards/identity cards

[1] et al. Nationals of the following countries listed in the table above can enter for a tourist stay of up to 3 months with an identity card that must be valid on entry and exit: EU countries and Switzerland. Note: In some cases, however, it is advisable to carry a passport with you, for example when traveling to Greenland or the Faroe Islands, which are not members of the Schengen Agreement.

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa if the traveler is not an EU citizen. In addition, the passports of non-EU citizens must not be more than ten years old. Passports of EU citizens must be valid during the stay.

Note on the passport

Denmark is a signatory and user of EU legal acts (Schengen Agreement).

Note on the endorsement in the passport

Important: Persons requiring a visa must carry a passport or another recognized travel document and the Schengen visa with them during their stay in the Schengen area.

Visa information

A visa is generally required, except for nationals of the following countries for stays of up to 3 months: (a) EU countries and Switzerland. (b) [2] Turkish nationals with a long-term Schengen visa or with a valid residence permit for an EU country that is also a Schengen country, or for Switzerland, Liechtenstein or Norway.

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Inquiries to the Consular Section of the Embassy. Schengen visa: Airport transit visa: €80.00 Short stay visa, less than 90 days: €80.00 Children over six (6) and under twelve (12) years: €40.00 Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia: 35 €.00

Visa types and costs

Entry, transit visa.


Varies depending on visa type and nationality.


Transit passengers traveling from one non-Schengen country to another non-Schengen country on the same day, who have valid onward travel documents and do not leave the transit area, do not need an airport transit visa. Exceptions are citizens of some countries, who definitely need a transit visa. Further information can be obtained from the responsible consular representations. In person at the relevant consular post in the applicant’s country of residence.

Application required

Varies depending on nationality, reason and length of stay. The responsible consular representations provide further information. (see contact addresses). Schengen visa: (a) Travel document (e.g. passport) valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa expiry date and copies of the first four pages of the passport. The passport must not be older than 10 years. (b) If applicable, all documents (in the original) showing the purpose (e.g. invitation from private individuals or companies, medical certificate and making an appointment with the treating doctor or in a hospital) and the conditions of the planned stay (e.g. hotel reservation ) justify. (c) documents proving that the (invited) foreigner has sufficient funds to cover the costs of the stay and return journey as well as any costs for his medical care, if necessary in the form of an obligation to assume the costs. (d) Document proving that the alien is the holder, on an individual or collective basis, of valid international travel health insurance covering the cost of repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical treatment and/or hospital care. In principle, the applicant must take out insurance in the country of residence. If the host takes out insurance for the applicant, they must do so in their own country of residence. The insurance taken out must be valid for the entire territory of the Schengen countries and for the entire duration of the stay. The insurance must have a minimum coverage of €30,000. (e) Fee. (f) 2 recent biometric passport photos. (g) 1 completed application form.

Schengen visas

Before entering the Schengen area, nationals of visa-required countries must apply for a Schengen visa for the country they enter first when transiting through the Schengen area. This is only issued by the competent consular representation of the country in which the person has their permanent residence. For this reason, visas are only issued in individual cases at the Danish representations in Germany and Austria.

Temporary Residence

Visa Required Travelers: Required for stays over 3 months. To be applied for before the trip at the embassy or consulate of the country of origin. EU citizens and Swiss citizens who want to stay in Denmark for more than 3 months must register with the responsible administrative authority in order to obtain the necessary certification of their right of residence. A passport may be required for this. EU citizens and Swiss who work in Denmark for up to 6 months do not need to obtain a residence permit for this period.

Processing time

Short-term stay: about 5-12 working days. Maximum 15 days. Long-term stay: Several months.

Entry with children

Germans: Children’s passport (up to the age of 12) From the age of 13, identity card or your own passport. Austrians: identity card or own passport. Swiss: identity card or passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible. Attention: Minors should be able to present the declaration of consent of their parents / guardians who are not traveling with them.

Entry with pets

Dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries and non-rabies-free third countries require an EU pet passport (pet pass), which can only be issued by authorized veterinarians, and must have an implanted microchip on their neck as an identifier. The pet passport must show that the animal has had a valid rabies vaccination and, if necessary, a valid booster vaccination against rabies. The import is limited to 5 animals. Pets under 4 months of age are exempt from the compulsory vaccination against rabies. The following additional regulation applies to dogs, cats and ferrets as well as to birds and small animals from non-rabies-free third countries: A health certificate is required for each animal. For entry into the EU area, a test for the presence of vaccinal antibodies must be carried out on pets 3 months before entry. Exception: The 3-month period does not apply to pets whose EU pet passport shows that the blood was taken before this animal left the territory of the Community and that the blood analysis showed sufficient antibodies to rabies. For dogs, cats and ferrets from rabies-free third countries (e.g. Switzerland, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Vatican City) the pet passport, which confirms a valid rabies vaccination, can also be used for import. The short or medium-term import of dogs, cats and ferrets to the Faroe Islands is prohibited. only people permanent residents of the Faroe Islands may, under certain circumstances, bring pets into the country. Import permits for Greenland are treated very restrictively. Note: Birds from countries affected by avian flu may not be imported. Note: Pit Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino (Argentinian Mastiff), American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, Central Asian Ovcharka, Caucasian Ovcharka, South Russian Ovcharka, Tornjak, Sarplaninac and crossbreed dogs These breeds and some newer dog breeds from Eastern Europe may not be brought into Denmark if they were acquired after March 17, 2010 (Exceptions: Pit Bull Terriers and Tosa Inu may not be brought into Denmark under any circumstances). Furthermore, all dogs must be kept on a leash in forests all year round and on beaches from April to September. Note: Dogs (except guide dogs) are not allowed in Danish restaurants.

Denmark Entry Requirements