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Page updated 2023-03-15 08:47:13 CET

SAS offers more routes and frequencies for the summer

To meet increasing demand for travel, SAS adds yet another 10 routes and more frequencies for the upcoming summer and autumn. Starting in June, SAS also resumes traffic to Tokyo.

With summer just around the corner, SAS continues to ramp up by offering customers an additional 10 European routes as well as adding frequencies to popular Mediterranean destinations such as Alicante, Malaga, Mallorca, Split and Sicily. These additional destinations come on top of 20 new, previously announced routes.

SAS pressrelease

Current situation in Ukraine

Due to the current situation in the region SAS has decided to pause all flights to Ukraine and Ukraine airspace until further notice.

Due to the closure of Russian airspace, SAS has decided to pause all flights between Denmark and Japan until end of March 2023.

As a consequence of the closure of Russian airspace, we are also making changes to routings for our flights to China resulting in longer flight times of approx. 2 hours.

The safety of passengers and employees always comes first for SAS. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update new information on this page.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and do our best to minimize the effects to you.

Chapter 11

SAS and certain of its subsidiaries have voluntarily filed for chapter 11, a legal process for financial restructuring in the U.S. that will enable us to accelerate the implementation of key elements of our transformation plan, SAS FORWARD.

Our operations will continue as usual during this process and it will have no impact on our customers.

Please visit for more information.

Covid19 related information

It is your responsibility to inform yourself about, and fulfill the latest Entry Requirements due to COVID-19 for your destination, return trip and any possible transit countries.

If you need more detailed information, contact your local authorities or the respective country's embassy.

Due to government mandates and restrictions, entry requirements can change at any time and with very little notice. Keep yourself up to date close to your departure.

Please be aware that if you fail to comply with all the entry requirements for your trip you may be denied boarding or refused entry to your destination. All costs connected to this will be covered by the passenger.

You can also keep yourself updated on the latest entry requirements via IATA Travel Center or Star Alliance.

(Updated 15 March 2023)

Effective from 15 March 2023:

Please note that entry restrictions may be subject to change on short notice. You are
responsible for ensuring that you are allowed entry into the country you are travelling to or
are in transit through. 

General requirement

See IATA Travel Center

COVID-19 Test Requirements

The passengers are required to have a negative Antigen or a (PCR) test. Self-use antigen test is accepted. The test must be taken within 48 hours before boarding. Only those with negative results can travel to China. Those with positive results should go to China after turning negative. This may be checked upon arrival. The Health Declaration form may be
checked upon arrival.

Document Requirement:

1. All passengers must hold a QR code to prove they have completed a customs
Health Declaration form.

  • The form can be completed via WeChat

  • Check that each passenger holds a QR code and check that they have completed
    the form (see illustration below).
    The boarder can be in blue or red color.

(Updated 10 March 2023)
Valid until further notice

Please note that entry restrictions may be subject to change on short notice. You are responsible for ensuring that you are allowed entry into the country you are travelling to or are in transit through. 

General requirement

See: IATA Travel Center

COVID-19 Vaccine and Test Requirements

All passengers from the age of 18 must present the following: 

  • A Vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The vaccine shall be
    approved vaccines or authorized and World Health organization (WHO) emergency use listed EUL vaccines: (Astra Zeneca (SK Bioscinece) (Vaxzevria),
    Pfizer-BioNtech (Commirnaty), Moderna, Covishield, Covaxin, Covavax, Jansen/ J&J (single dose), Nuvaxovid, (Novavax), Sinopharm (BIBP) and Sinovac.  

A combination of these vaccines is accepted if administrated at least 17 days apart.

More information can be found at CDC – International travel during Covid19

  • Passenger Details (e.g. name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport or other travel document. 

  • Documentation must be verifiable (digital or paper) OR non-verifiable digital or paper). 
    -  Verifiable record, typically includes a QR code
    - Non-verifiable record is an official record not linked to an official database.  

  • Fully vaccinated mean one of the following: 
    - 2 weeks (14 days) since a person’s second dose in a 2-dose series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine.
    - 2 weeks (14 days) since the person received 2 doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines listed in table above.
    - 2 weeks (14 days) since a person received one dose of an accepted single-dose-series COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Janssen/J&J)

This does not apply to: 

  • Nationals of the USA  

  • Residents of the USA

  • Passengers under 18 years

  • passengers with a letter issued by a doctor providing that the passenger is medically unable to receive the vaccine.

  • passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3 (as a foreign government official or immediate family member of an official), E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 (or seeking to enter as a nonimmigrant in one of those NATO classifications).

  • Members of the U.S Armed Forces, their spouses and children under 18 years.

  • Marchant seamen with one of the following visas: C, D, C1/D, B1, H or L.

  • This does not apply to passengers with a letter of invitation or other official document, issued by the USA, by other government or by the United Nations, traveling on duty.

Note: The Medical Certificate confirming Vaccine and negative test results must be presented before boarding, and failure to do so shall result in denied boarding.

For more information see: IATA Travel Center

Passengers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/ territory of their final destination. For more information visit CDC’s webpage

Document Requirement:

Passenger Attestation Form: 

  • All passengers 2 years of age or older must provide a separate attestation. Unless otherwise permitted by law, a parent or other authorized individual should attest on behalf of a passenger aged 2 to 17 years.

  • Passenger Attestation Form, mandatory for All non-US-citizens from 2 years of age

  • US citizens no longer need to complete the Attestation Form

  • Attestation Form valid Until further notice

  • Print the Form, fill it in, and bring it with you to the airport at departure. 

  • The personal identifiers (e.g., name and date of birth) must match the personal identifiers on the passenger's passport or other travel documents.

  • The Passenger Attestation Form will be collected before boarding of your flight to the US

For more information on entry restrictions see:
IATA Travel Center TIMATIC
CDC - Find out if you can board a flight to the United States

Quarantine Requirements

Passengers could be subject to self-isolation or self-quarantine.
This does not apply to:
- passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate proving recovery in the past 90 days;
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. Passenger details (e.g., name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport/travel document.
- Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP) and Sinovac. A combination of these vaccines is accepted if administered at least 17 days apart

More details can be found at

Any costs in connection with denied boarding or refused entrance will be imposed on the passenger.

(Updated 23NOV22)


The requirement for mandatory face masks is removed from all SAS flights, except for flights to/from China.

SAS is continuously following the recommendations from EASA regarding mandatory use of face masks on all other SAS flights.

When Face Mask required:

  • All passengers from 6 years of age must wear facemask from boarding, during the entire flight until disembarking.

  • Passengers without a face mask will be denied boarding.

  • SAS recommends that passengers bring masks in order to change the mask after four hours of use, as well as bringing along extra masks.

  • It is important to be aware that you may be required to wear a mask at your destination.

You must bring your own face mask that covers nose and mouth. SAS accepts single-use medical face masks. Homemade face masks or fabric masks / cloth face coverings are not accepted.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory for the entire journey, from onboarding until you leave the aircraft. Face masks that are allowed on board include single-use masks of FFP2, KN95, N95 standards or surgical masks such as IIR or similar. Protection made out of cloth, visors or covers with ventilation valves are not permitted on board.

For passengers that states they are exempted to wear a face mask onboard the following applies:

  • A document from a medical doctor must be shown that states the reason for not wearing a face mask and must be written in a Scandinavian language or in English and shall not be older than three months.

  • Also, a proof of a negative SARS Cov-2 test (PCR or Antigen test) not older then 48 hours must be presented (Effective from 15 February 2021.)

Read more about SAS Safe Travel

Face Mask at Airports

SAS strongly recommend all customers to check the requirements of wearing face mask at airports when traveling.


Information about African Swine Fever when travelling to, from or via Germany, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania and other high risk areas.

 Due to the current development of African Swine Fever, please note the following:

  • Do not transport pigs or products of pig origin. If you do, you must report it to the transport authorities.

  • Be sure to dispose of your leftover meals in suitable and closed bins.

There is currently no vaccine for African Swine Fever in Europe, so prevention measures are the only way to stop the spread of this, for pigs, deadly disease.

For more information about ASF: