UPDATE: Due to ongoing uncertainties regarding the travel regulations related to COVID-19, IFR will assess the local conditions closer to the travel date (5-6 weeks prior to the program beginning) and will make Go/No Go decisions then. We urge you to participate in the mandatory orientation meeting when we will discuss the latest travel information and regulations. We also suggest you consider postponing the purchase of your airline ticket until after the program orientation.
The island of Bornholm is located to the east of mainland Denmark. Students coming from the United States or other countries (except Sweden) should book airfare to Copenhagen, Denmark. From Copenhagen, travelers can take one of two routes to reach Bornholm (see below): 1) take a train from Copenhagen to Ystad, Sweden, and then catch a ferry from Ystad to the city of Rønne (on Bornholm); or 2) fly from Copenhagen to Bornholm Airport.
Students are expected to arrive by ferry at the port in Rønne or by plane at the Bornholm Airport on or before June 4, 2021. Students will be met at the airport or the ferry dock by the project directors or staff and taken to the guest house in Åkirkeby.
If you missed your connection or your flight (or ferry) is delayed, please call, text or email the project directors or staff immediately. A local emergency cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
1. Traveling from Copenhagen to Bornholm via Ystad in Sweden
Take the Øresund train from Copenhagen to Sweden. At Malmö C, Hyllie or Triangeln you will need to switch to Skånetrafikens Pågatåg (commuter rail), which runs the rest of the road to Ystad, where the ferry is. A ticket is always required for the ferry. The trip by train and ferry and both trains can be booked together via DSB, link further down this page. Tickets are available from DKK 149, one-way.
Total travel time from Copenhagen: Approx. 3 hours and 45 minutes.
2. Traveling from Copenhagen Airport to Bornholm Airport
There are frequent flights between Bornholm Airport and Copenhagen Airport (25 minutes flight). Be sure to check the low-cost flight options. (https://dat.dk)
IMPORTANT: Denmark is currently enforcing COVID-related travel protocols. The official websites for the Ministry of Health and Police (see below) are updated daily to reflect current status of quarantine and COVID testing requirements for travelers. Currently, non-residents can enter Denmark for business and education and only with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry.
Please see this site for up-to-date information: https://coronasmitte.dk/en
On arrival, travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 10 days after arriving in Denmark, regardless of whether the travel is classified as essential or non-essential. However, this period of quarantine can be shortened to five days if travelers produce a negative result for a COVID-19 test taken (at the earliest) on the fourth day after arriving in Denmark. The Danish Health Authority recommends a PCR test for all people traveling from a country or region to which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against non-essential travel (e.g., the United States).
Regulations and requirement are changing regularly as the battle against COVID continues. Updated information about quarantine and testing requirements for visitors to Denmark and Bornholm can be found at the following websites:
For quarantine questions, please contact https://coronasmitte.dk/en
All students are required to have a valid passport when traveling to Denmark. US citizens should ensure that their passport is valid for 6 months after their planned trip before traveling to Denmark. Citizens of EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand and some countries in Latin America do not need a visa to Denmark for this field school. Citizens of other countries may need a visa, so we recommend consulting the nearest Danish embassy website for specific visa requirements. Where necessary, the BARC can send an official invitation letter that should be used at the relevant embassy to secure a visa to the program.