Denmark in detail

Entry & Exit Formalities

  • Denmark is part of the Schengen agreement, which eliminated border passport control between Schengen countries in Europe. (Note, however, that Sweden reintroduced passport checks in 2016 in the wake of the refugee crisis.) You must still have your passport with you, however, when travelling in Schengen countries, as a form of identification.
  • There is passport control when entering Denmark from a country outside the Schengen area, and some nationalities need a visa to enter Denmark.
  • If you’re arriving by ferry, particularly from a neighbouring country, passports are not usually checked.

Customs Regulations

Details are outlined on the website

  • Coming from outside the EU, you can bring into Denmark 200 cigarettes and 1L of spirits or 4L of wine or 16L of beer.
  • Coming from an EU country, you are allowed to bring in 800 cigarettes and 10L of spirits or 90L of wine or 110L of beer.


For entry into the Schengen area, you must have a passport valid for at least three months beyond your proposed departure date.


Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days. Not required for members of EU or Schengen countries.

Further Information

  • No entry visa is needed by citizens of EU and Nordic countries.
  • Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand need a valid passport to enter Denmark, but they don’t need a visa for tourist stays of less than 90 days.
  • Citizens of many African, South American, Asian and former Soviet bloc countries do require a visa. The Danish Immigration Service publishes a list of countries whose citizens require a visa at its website at
  • If you’re in the country and have questions on visa extensions or visas in general, contact the Danish Immigration Service (see details on