These international flights are currently available from Denmark

Denmark's international flight departures have begun to operate again as the country partially re-opens its borders, closed earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

These international flights are currently available from Denmark
Photo: Niels Christian Vilmann/Ritzau Scanpix

Travel from Denmark directly to international destinations is therefore becoming more possible.

We list the international departures available this month below. Each destination has at least one direct departure from a Danish airport before the end of July 2020.

The Local has verified each departure by checking at least one flight is scheduled between now and the end of July using search engines, and cross checking with the websites for Copenhagen, Billund, Aarhus and Aalborg airports.

Since July 4th, Denmark's borders have been open to tourists from six non-European countries given the same “yellow” or “open” classification as most of Europe. These are Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand. 

Most countries in Europe are currently classified as “open”, with the exceptions at the time of writing being Portugal and parts of Sweden. The status of European countries is reviewed weekly.

The remainder of the world is still classified as “red” or “banned” in the terminology used by Danish or authorities, which means that tourists from these countries cannot enter Denmark.

Danish residents travelling back to Denmark from these countries are strongly advised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to self-quarantine for 14 days unless they take a Covid-19 test on arrival, in which case they can leave quarantine if the test result is negative.

Face masks must be work at all times in Danish airports.


Copenhagen Airport

  • Austria: Vienna
  • Belgium: Brussels
  • Bulgaria: Sofia, Bourgas
  • China: Beijing, Shijiazhuang
  • Croatia: Split, Zagreb, Pula
  • Cyprus: Larnaca
  • Czech Republic: Prague
  • Egypt: Cairo, Hurghada
  • Estonia: Tallinn
  • Finland: Helsinki, Tampere
  • France: Nice, Paris
  • Hungary: Budapest
  • Germany: Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin
  • Greece: Athens, Chania, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Preveza, Samos
  • Iceland: Reykjavik
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Italy: Rome, Milan, Bologna, Venice, Pisa, Naples
  • Latvia: Riga
  • Lebanon: Beirut
  • Lithuania: Vilnius, Palanga
  • Luxembourg: Luxembourg
  • Malta: Malta
  • Montenegro: Podgorica
  • Netherlands: Amsterdam
  • North Macedonia: Skopje
  • Norway: Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim, Kristiansand
  • Poland: Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk
  • Portugal: Lisbon, Porto, Faro
  • Qatar: Doha
  • Serbia: Belgrade
  • Singapore: Singapore
  • Spain: Barcelona, Alicante, Palma Mallorca, Malaga, Valencia, Madrid
  • Sweden: Stockholm, Örebro, Gothenburg
  • Switzerland: Zurich, Basel, Geneva
  • Thailand: Bangkok
  • Turkey: Istanbul, Antalya, Konya, Izmir
  • Ukraine: Kyiv, Lviv
  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai, Abu Dhabi
  • United Kingdom: London, Manchester, Edinburgh
  • United States: Chicago, Newark, San Francisco


Billund Airport

  • Austria: Vienna
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Tuzla
  • Bulgaria: Sofia
  • Cyprus: Larnaca
  • Germany: Frankfurt
  • Greece: Chania, Rhodes
  • Hungary: Budapest
  • Iceland: Reykjavik
  • Italy: Milan, Pisa, Rome
  • Latvia: Riga
  • Lithuania: Vilnius
  • Malta: Malta
  • Netherlands: Amsterdam
  • Norway: Oslo, Stavanger
  • Poland: Gdansk, Krakow
  • Romania: Bucharest, Iasi
  • Spain: Palma Mallorca, Malaga, Alicante
  • Sweden: Stockholm
  • Turkey: Antalya
  • Ukraine: Kyiv
  • United Kingdom: Edinburgh, London, Manchester


Aarhus Airport

  • Norway: Oslo
  • United Kingdom: London


Aalborg Airport

  • Netherlands: Amsterdam
  • Norway: Oslo
  • Spain: Malaga


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Could Oslo-Copenhagen overnight train be set for return?

A direct overnight rail service between the Norwegian and Danish capitals has not operated since 2001, but authorities in Oslo are considering its return.

Norway’s transport minister Knut Arild Hareide has asked the country’s railway authority Jernbanedirektoratet to investigate the options for opening a night rail connection between Oslo and Copenhagen.

An answer is expected by November 1st, after which the Norwegian government will decide whether to go forward with the proposal to directly link the two Nordic capitals by rail.

Jernbanedirektoratet is expected to assess a timeline for introducing the service along with costs, market and potential conflicts with other commercial services covering the route.

“I hope we’ll secure a deal. Cross-border trains are exciting, including taking a train to Malmö, Copenhagen and onwards to Europe,” Hareide told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

The minister said he envisaged either a state-funded project or a competition awarding a contract for the route’s operation to the best bidder.

A future Oslo-Copenhagen night train rests on the forthcoming Jernbanedirektoratet report and its chances of becoming a reality are therefore unclear. But the Norwegian rail authority earlier this year published a separate report on ways in which passenger train service options from Norway to Denmark via Sweden can be improved.

“We see an increasing interest in travelling out of Norway by train,” Jernbanedirektoratet project manager  Hanne Juul said in a statement when the report was published in January.

“A customer study confirmed this impression and we therefore wish to make it simpler to take the train to destinations abroad,” Juul added.

Participants in the study said that lower prices, fewer connections and better information were among the factors that would encourage them to choose the train for a journey abroad.

Norway’s rail authority also concluded that better international cooperation would optimise cross-border rail journeys, for example by making journey and departure times fit together more efficiently.

The Femahrn connection between Denmark and Germany, currently under construction, was cited as a factor which could also boost the potential for an overland rail connection from Norway to mainland Europe.

Night trains connected Oslo to Europe via Copenhagen with several departures daily as recently as the late 1990s, but the last such night train between the two cities ran in 2001 amid dwindling demand.

That trend has begun to reverse in recent years due in part to an increasing desire among travellers to select a greener option for their journey than flying.

Earlier this summer, a new overnight train from Stockholm to Berlin began operating. That service can be boarded by Danish passengers at Høje Taastrup near Copenhagen.

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