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FAQ - travelling to Denmark from Ukraine

1. Can I enter Denmark during COVID-19?

In order to cross the border for non-Danish citizens arriving in Denmark, they will have to have a “worthy purpose” for entering Denmark. Please check the list of worthy purposes every time you are planning a trip and as well closer to your departure.

The Embassy does not reply the questions regarding entry into Denmark and “worthy purposes” for visiting Denmark. Such questions must be addressed to the Danish Police.

Read more about entry restrictions in Denmark on the joint website of the Danish Authorities here or contact the Danish Police Arrival Hotline at +45 70206044

2. Which documents do I need to present in order to travel to Denmark?

The detailed lists of documents for each category of citizens who are entitled to enter Denmark during COVID-19 quarantine rules can be found on the joint website of the Danish Authorities.   

3. Should I take a COVID-19 test before entering Denmark?

From 21 April 2021, Denmark has returned to 3 zones principle in terms of travel scheme and specific entry restrictions, individual for arrivals from each zone. Countries are categorized as either yellow, orange or red based on the current epidemiological situation of the specific country and will be updated on a weekly basis. Ukraine is orange at the moment. Currently, you can only enter Denmark if you have a worthy purpose. Read more about what constitutes a worthy purpose on this website. Please follow the information at the Joint Website of the Danish Authorities to get acquainted with the list of countries and the entry requirements on mandatory testing and isolation applicable to travelers entering Denmark.  

You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before entry/boarding the plane. On this page you will find information about rules and required documents and can follow the information regarding exceptions. 

Children under the age of 15 will be excluded from the test requirement. 

There are no restrictions on cargo flights.

Passengers flying to Denmark from Greenland and the Faroe Islands are also exempted.

It should be noted that the test requirement also applies to Danish nationals and residents of Denmark (if no proof of completed vaccination issued in or outside of EU and Schengen and complying with the necessary requirements)

Please be informed that an exception has been made from the flight ban for persons, who have been previously infected with COVID-19. A positive PCR test, which is at least 14 days and a maximum of 8 months old, is equated with a negative test and gives access to flying.

Furthermore, passengers who fly to Denmark via transit at one or more airports can either 1) take a test no more than 48 hours before boarding the first flight or 2) take a test during the journey at a transit airport. Please find the list here: Testmuligheder i større transitlufthavne ( in Danish only. See as well ph. 5. Persons in transit

4. What kind of certificate for negative COVID-19 test should I present on the border?

The police will check the proof of a negative COVID-19 test of the person who wants to enter Denmark at the border. The police only accepts test certificates in the Scandinavian languages, German, English, French, Spanish or Italian. The name of the tested person, the time of the test and the name of the issuer of the certificate must clearly appear from the certificate. The test must not be inconclusive (inconclusive means that the test did not provide a clear result or that the analysis was void). Both PCR tests and antigen tests are accepted in connection with entry into Denmark whereas antibody tests do not meet the requirement. The police will refuse entry if there is any doubt about the validity of test certificate.

The police recommends that travellers bring the relevant documentation in physical form – in case the digital device is running out of power or the screen is broken just before the border control. 

Please follow the updates on joint website of the Danish Authorities.

5. Persons in transit

The applicable guidelines for the persons can be found here.

6. May I enter Denmark having an invitation letter from my employer in Denmark? Is the invitation letter authentic?

Please find the regulations on entry to Denmark at the joint website of the Danish Authorities.
The Embassy was informed that recently that several Ukrainians were offered jobs in Denmark, which then turned out to be fraud. Please follow the Embassy's instructions here.

Information regarding the application for residence and work permits in Denmark is available in a section How to apply for a residence/work permit   and as well at the web pages New to Denmark ( and Denmark visa information in Ukraine - Home Page (

From  21 April 2021, you can only enter Denmark if you have a worthy purpose. Read more about what constitutes a worthy purpose on this website.

If you have further questions regarding the above processing of the applications please contact SIRI, via New to Denmark (

7. Can the Danish Embassy issue a permit to enter Denmark?

No, the Embassy cannot issue a permit to enter Denmark, as the decision for allowing or denying entry is taken by the Danish Police. Previously, the Embassy was issuing statements confirming worthy purposes of entering Denmark based on the information in the Danish Police webpage. Starting from June 15 the Embassy no longer issues such statements.  

8. What do I need to board the plane?

Please contact the air company you are travelling with for more information. The documentation needed for entering Denmark is described above and here.

9.  Does Ukraine allow Ukrainian citizens to travel?

According to the latest information Ukraine has opened international flight connections and allows Ukrainian citizens to travel abroad. For any questions regarding travel from Ukraine please contact the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry or The Embassy  of Ukraine in Denmark

10. May I get a re-entry permit at the Danish Embassy in Ukraine?

The Danish Embassy in Ukraine does not issue re-entry permits to Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports, since they are exempt from the visa requirements. Please read the information here New to Denmark (