Can you get a Danish coronapas with a foreign vaccination certificate?

Can you get a Danish coronapas with a foreign vaccination certificate?
This German AstraZeneca certificate can be used to get a valid coronapas in Denmark. Photo: Ina Fassbender/AFP
Getting a vaccination registered on your Danish coronapas means an end to all the endless testing. But can you use a foreign vaccination certificate to do that?

How is it supposed to work? 

According to the Danish authorities’ Coronasmitte website, it is possible to use a foreign vaccination certificate to get a valid Danish coronapas, so long as: 

  • The vaccine used has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (currently Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. 
  • It has been at least 14 days since your first dose 
  • You then have had your second jab within 42 days of your first dose 

How do you register your foreign vaccination? 

If you have a valid Danish CPR number and a NemID,  you can log onto the or “min læge” app  and upload your vaccination documents, along with the batch number and the dates.

Once these have been approved by a doctor, the information will be registered and visible on your coronapas within a few days. 

What if I don’t have a Danish CPR number and a NemID? 

If you have a doctor in Denmark, you can still visit them with your physical vaccination certificates. Once they have registered them and uploaded them to the system, you should then automatically receive a paper version of the coronapas in your postbox. 

How does it work in practice? 

Pretty well it seems, although there are reports of some doctors refusing to put vaccination carried out in some countries into the system. 

Tom Seabury, from the UK, went to see his doctor in person with a photocopy of his “handwritten, scruffy cardboard” UK vaccine records. 

“He merely entered the details then warned me that it could take (hold your breath) one or even two days! to filter into the coronapas systems. Next morning it was all done. No cost, no hassle.” 

Jim Frater, from the US, got his US vaccination registered on his coronapas a week after visiting his doctor. 

However, one foreigner who got vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson in Hungary complained his doctor flat-out refused to put the vaccination into the system. 

Ana Chikitovic initially struggled to convince her doctor to register the Pfizer vaccinations she had in Serbia, with the doctor saying there were no instructions from the health ministry on how to handle vaccinations from outside the EU.

She got her pass, however, when the travel guidelines were changed last Friday. 

What can you do if your doctor doesn’t refuses to register a foreign vaccination?

You can change doctor. Some people have also managed to get their vaccination registered using the private internet doctor site. 

Member comments

  1. Perhaps you could write about how Americans who frequently visit Denmark could easily participate in Coronapas?

    (I for example do have a California state vaccination digital record of two Pfizer shots by March plus the CDC paper card.)


    1. I am also interested in this.
      For example, how can vaccinated friends and family visiting from the US use the coronapas, if they do not have nemid, cpr or a doctor in DK.

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