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Visa-free travel

Citizens of certain countries do not require a visa to enter Denmark.

Conditions

If you are travelling visa-free, you will normally be permitted to enter Denmark if you fulfil the following general conditions: 

  • You have a valid passport or other form of valid travel document. The passport  or travel document must be valid for three months past the intended date of departure from the Schengen area. Moreover, the passport or travel document must have been issued within the past 10 years.
  • You have the necessary means to pay for your stay and return trip. What will be considered as necessary funds depends on the length of your stay and whether you will stay at a hotel or in a privately owned home with family or friends. As a general rule, you must have at your disposal approx. DKK 350 per day. A smaller amount may be accepted if you are staying in a privately owned home and your host will cover all the costs. If you are staying at a hotel, you must have a greater amount at your disposal, approx. DKK 500 per day.
  • You can substantiate, and, to the required extent, document the purpose of your stay in Denmark. 
  • You are not registered as an undesirable in the Schengen Information System (SIS). 
  • You have not been expelled by court from Denmark and been banned from re-entering. 
  • You are not listed on UN or EU sanction lists.

These conditions apply at the time you enter and stay in Denmark or another Schengen country. It is important that you are able to document at all times that you have the necessary funds to pay for your stay and return trip. If you do not meet these conditions, you can be refused entry at the border or required to leave the Schengen region immediately.

Please note: The amount of funds considered adequate varies from one Schengen country to another. On entering other Schengen countries, you should find out what requirements apply. The countries’ requirements are listed in Appendix 18 of the Visa Code Handbook.

Maximum stay periods

If you are travelling visa-free, you may stay in the Schengen region for a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period. The 90 days can be used either for one long stay or several shorter stays.

The Immigration Service recommends that you use a calendar to count days from the date of entry up to and including the date you leave the country. Note: Both the entry day and the exit day count towards the 90 days in any 180-day period – regardless of the time of day you enter or exit the country. It is always your own responsibility to be aware of how long you are allowed to stay in Denmark.

Read more about maximum stay periods

Citizens of certain countries are entitled to stay in Denmark for 90 days, regardless of stays in other Schengen countries

Citizens of Australia, Canada, Chile, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the US can freely enter and stay in Denmark for up to 90 days in any 180-day period, regardless of whether they have stayed in another Schengen country prior to entry into Denmark. The 90 days are counted from the entry date into Denmark or another Nordic country. If you have previously spent time in Denmark or another Nordic country within the previous 180 days, that time will be deducted from the 90-day maximum.



Last update: 7/4/2014
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