Denmark opens up for all tourists from the US

Denmark has ranked the US as "yellow" in its latest travel guidelines, meaning US residents can now travel to Denmark for tourism even if they have not been vaccinated.

Denmark opens up for all tourists from the US
US tourists can once again come to Nyhavn from Saturday. Photo: Kim Wyon/Visit Denmark
From Saturday, following a recent EU review of third countries, the US, as well as Albania, Lebanon, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, and Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, have all been ranked “yellow”, for the purposes of entry to Denmark. 
This means that travellers from these countries and regions no longer need a so-called “worthy purpose” to travel to Denmark, opening the way for trips for tourism and other leisure purposes. Travellers from these countries and regions also no longer need to show a negative coronavirus test before boarding their plane or isolate on arrival (see requirements in the chart from the Danish police below).  
The new travel guidelines also open the way for Danes to take holidays to a range of new destinations, without having to isolate on their return. 
These include:
Greece: Crete, the Ionian islands, Epirus, Western Greece and Central Greece, without having to isolate on their return, 
France: Brittany, Aquitaine, Occitania, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (which includes Nice, Cannes and Marseille)
Switzerland: Jura
Spain: Melilla

The government also on Thursday night agreed the fourth and final phase of the political agreement on a gradual reopening of travel activities, which will come into force on June 26th. 

From that point, Denmark will allow free travel into Denmark for anyone with an EU Digital Covid Certificate, so long as it shows that they have had a recent negative test, been vaccinated or previously infected.

At that point, all EU and Schengen countries and regions that are today marked “yellow” will become “green”, while those that are “orange” will be marked “yellow”. 

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Everything you need to know about travel to, from and around Denmark this Easter

Whether you're driving to the in-laws in northern Jutland, taking the train, or flying to your family elsewhere in the world, here's everything we know about travel to, from, or around Denmark this Easter.

Everything you need to know about travel to, from and around Denmark this Easter

Track work between Copenhagen and Odense 

From 11pm on Maundy Thursday (April 6th) till midnight on Easter Sunday (April 9th) there are replacement buses on the line between Copenhagen and Odense, as Denmark’s track operator Banedanmark carries out renovation work on the tracks. 

Express InterCity trains between Copenhagen and Aalborg and Esbjerg will also no longer stop in Valby, Ny Ellebjerg or Køge Nord from March 31st until April 10th.

From Easter Monday until April 29th, the InterCity InterCityLyn+ to Aarhus is suspended, with travellers instead advised to take the PendlerLyn during rush hour. 

You can find the details of the disruptions between Copenhagen and Slagelse here, and between Slagelse and Odense here

Check your journey on DSB’s Rejseplaner web app for the latest information. 


The Danish Road Directorate warned in its Easter traffic forecast of heavy traffic on Friday March 31st, particularly during the evening rush hour, when normal commuting traffic in and out of Copenhagen will be made even worse by people travelling to visit relatives over Easter.

Traffic is also expected to be heavier than usual on Saturday April 1st, Wednesday April 5th, and Thursday, April 6th.

The directorate expects return trips to Copenhagen after Easter Sunday on April 10th to be spread over several days, reducing the risk of traffic problems.  

It expects particularly heavy traffic on the E20 between Copenhagen, Odense and Esbjerg on the Jutland coast, and also on the E45 between Kolding and the German border at Padborg.

The coastal roads where many Danes have summer houses are also likely to be affected, with the directorate warning of traffic on national road 11 on the west coast of Jutland between Ribe and Ringkøbing, national road 16 between Hillerød on the outskirts of Copenhagen and northern Zealand, and national road 21 between Copenhagen and the Sjællands Odde peninsular in northwest Zealand. 

Here are the roads where heavy traffic is expected. 

Source: Danish Roads Directorate


While there are no strikes planned at Danish airports or among staff at the airlines servicing them, anyone flying to Spain, Germany, Italy, or the UK’s Heathrow airport should check to make sure that their flight is not going to be disrupted. 

Between now and April 13th, ground services and cargo handling unions in Spain working for Swissport are mounting 24-hour walkouts every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 

This will impact most Spanish airports, including Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat, Reus, Alicante, Valencia, Murcia, Málaga, Almería, Salamanca, Valladolid, Burgos, Logroño, Zaragoza, Huesca, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife Sur airports. It is not yet clear which flights will be affected. 

The German transport unions Ver.di and EVG mounted a 24-hour mega strike on March 27th and have threatened further strikes around Easter if they do not get a better pay offer from transport operators. 

Those flying to Italy should keep in mind that air traffic controllers working for the company Enav are planning to strike from 1pm to 5pm on April 2nd. 

READ ALSO: Calendar of the transport strikes expected in Italy this spring

Finally, 1,400 security guards at Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport plan to hold rolling strikes for 10 days from March 31st until April 9th, threatening “huge disruption and delays… throughout Easter.”

Heathrow’s management have said that they aim to keep the airport “open and operational despite unnecessary threats of strike action by Unite”.