Country Statistics

Total Population: 5,792,202


Estimated migrant population: 572,520


Estimated refugee population (2019): 37,533


Estimated number of undocumented migrants (2019): 10,000 to 15,000


Main migrant populations (2020): Poland, Syria, Turkey


Healthcare rights of migrants and HIV testing and treatment in Denmark 


Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: Can receive basic primary services and emergency hospital services, but are required to apply for specialised treatment in the case of life threatening and painful chronic diseases, which are financed by the Danish Immigration Service


Refugees: Are entitled to free access to healthcare if they have been registered as residents for more than 6 weeks. Children under the age of 16 are covered by the same form of coverage as their parents.


Undocumented migrants: Can access emergency care free of charge, which is covered by the Danish Immigration Service. They may in some circumstances access primary and secondary care in return for payment of the full cost. 

They may inquire at one of the asylum centres or at the Danish Immigration Service when in need of treatment


HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Free and confidential for all. Testing is available in clinics, hospitals or with general practitioners. Use the aidsmap European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV. 

Treatment: Free treatment for some. Undocumented migrants are excluded.

Support Organisations

LGBT+  Denmark: 

Works against the discrimination and provides legal advice to LGBT+ people in areas such as marriage, adoption, the artificial insemination of lesbians, and rights for transpersons.

+45 33 13 19 48

Service(s): Legal help and representation, Advocacy, Advice and information

LGBT Asylum: 

Legal advice and political group working for LGBT people.

+ 45 71 52 33 97

Service(s): Legal help and representation


Danish Refugee Council:

Provides assistance and protection to refugees and displaced persons, along with information about their legal rights.

+ 45 33 73 50 00

Borgergade 10, 1300 Copenhagen, Denmark

Service(s): Legal help and representation, Advice and information