Many non-EU citizens do not need a visa to visit Europe for up to 90 days. From 2022, non-EU citizens who wish to travel to Denmark will, however, need an ETIAS visa waiver. This new entry requirement applies to all EU countries in the Schengen Area, not just Denmark.
ETIAS is a visa waiver programme that will strengthen external Schengen borders. This will be done by screening and tracking non-EU visitors who enter and travel throughout Denmark and the rest of the Schengen zone.
ETIAS for Denmark is not a visa but an electronic travel authorisation for Europe. ETIAS screens visa-exempt travellers before they enter Denmark. Foreigners with an approved ETIAS permit will be able to move freely throughout the Schengen zone for up to 90 days. This means that eligible third-country citizens can continue to visit Europe without a visa provided they register with the new system.
Denmark, the EU, and the Schengen Area
Denmark is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe. The country is made up of the Jutland Peninsula and various islands. A bridge connects Denmark from its capital city Copenhagen to neighbouring Sweden. The official language is Danish and the currency used is the Danish Krone.
Denmark joined the European Union in 1973 and joined the Schengen Area in 2001. The Schengen Area is made up of 26 countries and its purpose is to function as one jurisdiction for international travel.
Once the area is entered, a visitor can travel around without facing hard borders or additional passport controls. As a part of the Schengen block, tourists who visit Denmark can travel to any of the other Schengen countries with a Danish ETIAS.
Who needs ETIAS to travel to Denmark?
Once the system is in place, citizens of visa-exempt non-EU countries will have to apply for ETIAS before they travel to Denmark or any of the other Schengen countries. More than 60 nations are eligible for visa-free access to Denmark and the rest of the travel zone.
The ETIAS Denmark verifies all applicants who wish to enter Denmark itself, plus any other Schengen country within the EU. Once applicants are approved they will be able to travel within the Schengen zone for up to 90 days per 180-day period.
ETIAS allows people to visit Schengen countries for tourist, business, medical, and transit reasons.
Passport and document requirements for Denmark ETIAS
The requirements to apply for a Danish ETIAS are as follows:
- Valid passport
- Issue and expiry dates
- Brief medical history
- Previous visits to war zones (if any)
- Criminal record (if applicable)
- Any deportations or rejections of citizenships
It is important to note that legal guardians must complete an application for minors. Also, those with family members who are EU citizens will have to submit proof of relationship, residence card, and/or other background details.
How can I apply for Danish ETIAS?
The ETIAS application is quick, easy and affordable. The application is accessible from anywhere with internet access, meaning no time is wasted making appointments or waiting in queues at a local embassy or consulate.
Once the ETIAS requirements for Denmark are met, the applications process can begin. This takes about 10 minutes and is done completely online. The following information is required to complete the request:
- Biometric information
- First and last names
- Last name at birth
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Current address
- Email address and phone number
- The name of the first EU country that will be visited
- A credit or debit card for the application fee
Travel information about Denmark
The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is a popular destination for tourists. The coastal town made up of brightly coloured homes and boats is picturesque. The historic centre is home to the Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, and Rosenborg Castle.
Family-friendly attractions include the popular amusement park, Tivoli, that dates back to 1843. Also, The Little Mermaid sculpture will please any Hans Christian Andersen fans. For more castles, museums, and cathedrals, visitors will enjoy venturing into the other towns like Aarhus, Odense, and Helsinør.