Guide: How to travel to Denmark and back (Updated October 6)

Updated: Oct 5

Disclaimer: The information on this page is meant for a guide for the members of the DCCJ. However, as rules and regulations related to COVID19 constantly changing, the DCCJ assumes no responsibility or liability for the information available on this page. Please refer to the relevant authorities in Denmark and Japan, as well as your airline company or travel agency, to confirm that you fulfil the requirements for travel and entry.


Travelling to Denmark


Discounts on tests in Tokyo and Copenhagen


The DCCJ is happy to announce the following discounts for our members:


Hirata Clinic in Shibuya:

Offers members of DCCJ 1000 JPY off on antigen tests and a free English certificate. To get the discount, please use our discount coupon when booking. The coupon can now be found on our DCCJ members forum.


Waterfront Doctors in Hellerup (just 15 minute car ride from central Copenhagen):

Offers members of DCCJ 15% off on tests, and are able to provide the results in

the official format approved in Japan. Use the discount code danskehandelskammer1977 when booking online.


Who needs a COVID-19 test before departure to Denmark? Source: COVID Testing and Foreigners residing abroad.


As of September 11 Japan is categorised as an Orange country, which means travellers form Japan need to fulfil the bellow requirements when entering Denmark.


Danish citizens can travel to Denmark without presenting a negative COVID-19 test. However, you might still need a negative COVID-19 test just transfer through a specific airport. Therefore, make sure to check the rules in the airport you are transferring through.


Non-danish citizens residing in Japan can only enter Denmark if they:

1. can present proof of a negative COVID-19 test, AND

2. can present proof of a worthy purpose to enter Denmark. Please read more about worthy purpose here: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/foreigners-resident-abroad


The following tests are accepted:

  • PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the time of entry

  • antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the time of entry

Test certificates must be in English and clearly state the name of the tested person, time of testing, and facility issuing the certificate. Certificates must be issued by a health services provider or healthcare professional. You can also ask the facility to use the official Danish certificate format.


Foreigners are exempt from testing prior to entering Denmark if they:

  • are children up to and including the age of 15, OR

  • are fully vaccinated with an EMA approved vaccine (see required proof below), OR

  • can present a positive PCR test taken at least two weeks but no more than 12 months before the time of entry (a positive COVID-19 test certificate must meet the same conditions as a negative COVID-19 test certificate. Read more above).


Remember to double-check the requirements from your airline


Please be aware that the airlines might have additional or different requirements, especially if you are transferring on your way to Denmark. Always make sure you comply with the requirements of your airline, or you might risk being rejected at the gate. See the following websites for more:


Testing and Quarantine rules in Denmark when you are arriving from Japan

Source: FAQ entry to DK and Who should self-Isolate and be tested after entering Denmark


When arriving from Japan, travellers of all nationalities are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate for 10 days.


You are exempt from testing and self-isolation upon arrival if you:

  • are fully vaccinated with an EMA approved vaccine (see required proof below), OR

  • can present a positive PCR test taken at least two weeks but no more than 12 months before the time of entry (a positive COVID-19 test certificate must meet the same conditions as a negative COVID-19 test certificate. See required proof above).

If you are required to self-isolate, you may stop self-isolating after obtaining a negative PCR test taken no earlier than on the fourth day after entry.


Foreign business travellers from orange countries, such as Japan, attending a business meeting in Denmark are also exempt from the self-isolation requirement after entry. The people concerned are still required to be tested in accordance with the rules otherwise in force.


Children up to the age of 17 years old accompanying people who have been previously infected with COVID-19 or who are fully vaccinated are not subject to the requirements to take a test and isolate following their arrival in Denmark.


If you are fully vaccinated in Japan

Source: Coronasmitte.dk


In Denmark, you are considered to be fully vaccinated once you have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and at least two weeks and no more than twelve months have elapsed since you completed your course of vaccination.


You have to either document the completed vaccination course through a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, or, in the case of foreign travellers, by documenting:

  1. that your permanent residence is in an EU or Schengen country, or in Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, the Vatican City, an OECD member state (including Japan, Greenland and the Faroe Islands) or in a yellow third country, AND

  2. proof of vaccination including the following information in English:

  • Name

  • Date of birth

  • Vaccine name

  • Effective date - time for 1st and 2nd vaccination (for a vaccination courses where 2nd dose is required)

Danish citizens, including all Danish expats, who are able to document that they have completed a course of vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine – regardless of in which country the vaccination was administered – will be considered fully vaccinated.


To get an official Japanese certificate of vaccination in English, please contact the city hall in your city of residence.


Please find information on which vaccines are approved by the EMA here.


Can I get a Danish Corona passport (Coronapas) or a EU Corona Passport (Digital COVID Certificate)?

Source: Coronasmitte.dk and Sundhed.dk


Danish citizens, including Danish expats with a CPR number and NemID, who are considered to be fully vaccinated (see requirements above), can get the vaccine registered in Denmark by a Danish doctor. If your vaccination is registered you will be able to download a Danish Corona passport showing the vaccination.


Danes Worldwide has a guide on how to get your vaccine registered here: https://www.danes.dk/coronapas/


If you do not already have a doctor in Denmark, Danes Worldwide has made an agreement with hejdoktor.dk to register vaccines for Danish expats. See more here: https://www.hejdoktor.dk/coronapas/


The Danish coronapas app can be used as a European corona passport (EU’s Digital COVID certificate) on trips to EU and Schengen countries. Please note that the use of the European corona passport may differ from country to country.


Find more information about the Danish Corona passport and the coronapas app here: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/corona-passport


How to get tested in Denmark

Source: Test for COVID-19 and COVID test for foreigners.


You can find an overview of all test centres in Denmark on this website. People without a Danish civil registration number (CPR number) and NemID must register as a user at covidresults.dk before testing at a public test centre in Denmark.