Coronavirus / Covid-19 in Denmark

The Danish Government has introduced new and tighter measures to moderate the impact of Corona virus/Covid-19 on the Danish healthcare system.

We encourage all consultants to keep updated and to observe the precautionary regulations and guidelines set down by your place of work.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your regular contact person at GTS Nordic, and we will be happy to assist you.

We continue to monitor the situation as it develops, but wish to assure you that payroll services continue uninterrupted, and we are available to answer emails and phone calls as usual.

FAQ - Denmark

Entry into Denmark has been restricted, which means that you can only enter Denmark if you have a valid visa AND essential worthy purpose (‘anerkendelsesværdigt  formål’) for the visit. Worthy purposes includes travellers who are either parents or primary caretakers of minors residing in Denmark (e.g. foster parents), visits to critically ill family members, persons who are in the process of a medical treatment in Denmark, persons who are attending a funeral in Denmark, and persons who will be part of a court case in Denmark.

Once the processing of your visa application has started, you can withdraw your visa application, but the visa application fee will not be refunded.

You can still apply for a visa to Denmark. However only foreign travellers with a valid visa AND essential worthy purpose (anerkendelsesværdigt formål) for the visit will be allowed to enter Denmark.

Note: As the office of SIRI (Immigration Authorities) will be closed it is not possible to have your biometric features recorded.

Yes, and if you already hold a valid work or residence permit you can enter Denmark despite the entry restrictions.

If you have a pending visa application, your application will be submitted  to the Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingestyrelsen) for consideration. This means that the case processing times will be prolonged.

Persons without a "worthy purpose" (ie if you work or live in Denmark) cannot expect to be allowed entry.

We recommend that you keep yourself updated.

The Danish borders were closed 14th March – but if you work and live in Denmark, you should be able to travel back to Denmark.

However, as the situation changes frequently, we recommend that you follow the guidelines as per the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish National Board of Health.

https://um.dk/en

https://www.sst.dk/en/english

The Danish Government has implemented border control at all of Denmark’s borders as part of the effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. Persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected at the Danish borders, including in Danish airports, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering, e.g. if the person is Danish, lives or works in Denmark, or has been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark. This change does not mean that the Danish borders are being closed for entry by Danes or others who live in Denmark that are returning home from holiday or other stays abroad.

Persons crossing the Danish border to return home, e.g. Swedes who have been on holiday abroad, will be deemed to have a worthy purposes for entry. The same applies for travellers in transit in airports and for airline personnel.

Specific travel restrictions have also been implemented for air traffic serving “red” areas or countries where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark advises against all travel. You can find an overview of red areas on the homepage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark’s website.

The Danish authorities are continuously assessing the potential need for further measures regarding entry into Denmark. For updates on current measures, see the website coronasmitte.dk. You can also find more information about entry restrictions at this website.

Danish citizens are always permitted entry into Denmark. Other persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected at the Danish borders unless they have a worthy purpose (anerkendelsesværdigt formål) for entering.

Worthy purposes include, but are not limited to:

  • Persons residing or working in Denmark, including self-employed entrepreneurs performing work in Denmark.
  • Persons commissioned to deliver goods to Denmark or transport goods out of Denmark.
  • Persons entering Denmark to exercise visitation rights with minors.
  • Persons who serve as the primary caregiver for minors residing in Denmark (e.g. foster parents).
  • Persons who are entering to visit seriously ill or dying family members in Denmark.
  • Persons entering Denmark to participate in an ongoing course of treatment administered by the Danish health authorities.
  • Persons who are attending a funeral in Denmark.
  • Persons who are participating in court proceedings in Denmark.
  • Students, to the extent that educational institutions are not closed (and no remote learning options are offered).

This change does not mean that the Danish borders are being closed for entry by Danes or others who live in Denmark that are returning home from holiday or other stays abroad.

If you have plans to travel abroad between now and 13 April, you must be aware of the risks of such travel. The local restrictions may change with very short notice. There is a risk that countries will be quarantining travellers upon arrival, or a risk that you might contribute to spreading contagion.

It is recommended that you regularly check the travel advice issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The travel advice covers nearly 80 different countries and regions. The technical process of updating the travel advice on um.dk and the embassy websites will be carried out in the coming days.

You can also find information at the websites of the Danish embassies and remember to read the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority.

No. All non-essential government employees have been told to work from home. CPR registration must be done in person. As the offices of SIRI (Immigration Authorities) and International Citizen Services will be closed, no CPR numbers will be issued during this period. This also means that as a foreign consultant, you will not be able to access the Danish health care system, and the Danish Health Authority recommend that you make sure that you have a solid health insurance policy in place prior to your arrival in Denmark.

As per your contract, you are paid for actual hours/days worked.

We suggest that you consult your agency / end client, as all the terms and conditions are agreed upon directly with them.