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## Can I Travel to Denmark from South Africa?

Yes, you can travel to Denmark from South Africa. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are some restrictions in place.

Visa Requirements

South African citizens need a visa to enter Denmark. You can apply for a visa at the Danish embassy or consulate in South Africa. The following types of visas are available:

Schengen Visa: This visa allows you to travel to Denmark and other Schengen countries for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
National Visa: This visa is required if you plan to stay in Denmark for more than 90 days.

COVID-19 Restrictions

As of August 2021, South Africa is on Denmark’s “red” list. This means that all travelers from South Africa must have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate to enter the country. The vaccine must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

If you are not vaccinated, you will need to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of your arrival in Denmark. You will also need to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

Other Requirements

In addition to a visa and COVID-19 vaccination certificate, you will also need the following to enter Denmark:

A valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining
Proof of travel insurance
Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Denmark

How to Apply for a Visa

To apply for a Schengen Visa, you will need to submit the following documents:

A completed visa application form
A valid passport
Two passport-sized photographs
Proof of travel insurance
Proof of accommodation
Proof of financial means
A cover letter explaining the purpose of your visit

To apply for a National Visa, you will need to submit the following documents:

A completed visa application form
A valid passport
Two passport-sized photographs
Proof of travel insurance
Proof of accommodation
Proof of financial means
A cover letter explaining the purpose of your visit
An invitation from a Danish citizen or resident

Processing Time

The processing time for a Schengen Visa is typically 15 days. The processing time for a National Visa can take up to 60 days.

Where to Apply

You can apply for a visa at the Danish embassy or consulate in South Africa. The addresses of the Danish embassies and consulates in South Africa are as follows:

Danish Embassy in Pretoria: 85 Marais Street, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Danish Consulate in Cape Town: 14th Floor, Protea Place, 11 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

Contact Information

If you have any questions about traveling to Denmark from South Africa, you can contact the Danish embassy or consulate in South Africa. The contact information for the Danish embassies and consulates in South Africa is as follows:

Danish Embassy in Pretoria:
Telephone: +27 (0)12 452 2100
Email: pre@um.dk
Danish Consulate in Cape Town:
Telephone: +27 (0)21 421 6600
Email: capetown@um.dk

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