Coronavirus / COVID-19: Information for travellers to and from Bornholm

Advice and information for travellers to and on Bornholm

Last update November 23, 2020 (10:20 AM CET)

Travels to Denmark and Bornholm – is my country/region “open” or “closed”?

Denmark has closed its borders for all foreign holiday travellers. That means, that you only can travel to Denmark, if you have a worthy purpose (check your home state’s own travel advice and quarantine rules).

In all cases, we advise you to check on the Danish health authorities’ website, whether your home country is “open” or “banned” – as well as you home country’s travel advice.

Please note: Is your home country/region and Denmark “open”, but you are ill upon arrival at the border, the Danish police can deny you entry into Denmark. Find more information here. Upon your entry, you must present a valid ID (passport or national ID). The question of entry is at the discretion of the Danish police.

Do you have questions concerning your travel to Denmark?

You can also contact the Arrivals Hotline of the Danish Police at +45 7020 6044 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 4 pm and weekends and holidays 9 am – 2 pm).

You may travel to Bornholm via Sweden – but check your own national restrictions

As a Danish citizen, you are allowed to travel via Sweden to Bornholm. Whether you may travel through Sweden or not as a foreign citizen travelling to Bornholm depends on your own country’s travel advice, directions and guidelines before you go. Remember to bring your passport.

The direct ferry service from Sassnitz/Germany to Bornholm will be discontinued temporarily from November 1 to December 17, 2020. Alternatively, you can travel with the night ferry service to Bornholm from Køge (south of Copenhagen), if you do not want to travel via Sweden. See all options here.

You could be put into quarantine upon your home-coming

Several countries have opened their borders to Denmark and vice versa, but the Corona-situation can change very quickly. Therefore you may be asked to stay at home in quarantine after your home-coming. We advise you to check your home country’s current directions and guidelines before and under your travel to Bornholm.


Keep your distance – also on Bornholm
The Danish guidelines and advice also apply to Bornholm. Please keep your distance to others, wash your hands and cough or sneeze into your sleeve – not your hands. Please follow the local authorities guidelines and restrictions. Read more → in this brochure.


Wear a protective face mask in Denmark

In Denmark it is mandatory to wear a protective facemask. You need to wear a mask:

  • in public transportation and on all train stations, bus stations, ferry terminals and airports
  • inside all buildings with public access (museums, supermarkets, shopping centres, fitness centers, libraries, cinemas, etc) – valid from October 29, 2020
  • in restaurants, cafées, pubs and bars – upon entering and leaving
  • in hospitals, clinics and at the doctor’s

Please note, that a public transportation company can deny you public transportation, if you don’t wear a mask. Ferries, planes and trains have introduced further security precautions to prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus.

Please note that Denmark has currently implemented an assembly ban for more than 10 people at a time. However, there are exemptions, also concerning private events and working places.

When you want to go shopping on Bornholm, please limit the number of persons going shopping together. This helps to keep a distance between the other traders.

Call a doctor, if you are on Bornholm and suspect that you are infected

If you are on Bornholm and need to get in contact with a doctor for advice, if you have been in contact with an infected person, or if you suspect that you are infected, you can contact the local doctors by phone. You can see the list of local doctors here. After 4 PM the doctors can be contacted on tel. 1813 (if you don’t have a Danish CPR number, just wait for an operator to answer).

If you are showing mild symptoms on COVID-19, you do not need to contact a doctor, but you can book an appointment to get tested on the website

Please take note of the Corona-Warn-App Smitte|Stop. All Danes and people living in Denmark are requested to download and use this app on their smartphone as a digital tool to detect and eliminate chains of infection.

It is essential that you do not contact the local doctor or the emergency room in person when suspecting infection. Contact the doctor by phone first.

You can get tested for COVID-19 on Bornholm

While being on Bornholm you can get tested for COVID-19 (virus or antibodies). The test centre is located at Ullasvej 39C, 3700 Rønne – opposite to Bornholms Hospital (see map here). Please make an appointment in advance, drop-in appearance is also possible, the test centre is open daily between 9.45 am and 4.45 pm (but only if you do NOT show any or only show mild symptoms of COVID-19). Foreign visitors to the island without nemID can just show up at the test centre and get tested. The test itself is free of charge. Read more under

There is also a mobile test center on Bornholm, which you can find here (calendar week 48):

  • November 23, 2020: 12.30-19.00 – Søndergården, Lodsstræde 2, 3700 Rønne
  • November 24, 2020: 12.30-19.00 – Valhalla, Midgårdsvej 36, 3700 Rønne
  • November 25, 2020: 12.30-19.00 – Fælleshûsed, Torneværksvej 53, 3700 Rønne
  • November 27, 2020: 10.00-13.00 – FREM, Brænderigænget 10, 3740 Svaneke

Please note: Danish citizens will get their results within 48 hours via the platform, while foreign citizens will only be contacted by the health authorities if their test is positive.

The situation changes quickly – please keep your self updated

The situation regarding new infections in Denmark or other countries can change very quickly, which is why we provide the information on this page tentatively. Please also check your local authorities for further information.


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