Border control at the Øresundsbron

Danish border control

The speed in the Øresund Bridge tunnel will, for safety reasons, be reduced from 90 km/h to 50 km/h in the direction of Denmark during periods when the Danish Police are performing temporary border control at the mouth of the tunnel closest to Kastrup. Additionally, one of two lanes will be closed while border control is being conducted.

In mid-October 2019, Denmark’s Minister of Justice announced that the Danish Government had decided to reinforce the protection of the border to Sweden by introducing border control into Denmark starting on 12 November. The control will be carried out by the Danish National Police in the form of random checks and periodic inspections. This means that not everybody using the bridge and tunnels will be stopped for border control. 

Swedish border control

The Swedish Police will conduct border control on the Øresund Bridge in the direction of Sweden. 

If in doubt about what rules apply for ID inspection, you can read more about it on the Swedish Police’s website

Worth considering

To avoid queues and unnecessary delays for you and other motorists on the road, you can do the following: 

  • Have your ID ready at the toll plaza.

  • The Swedish Police have announced that accompanying children may be allowed into Sweden upon, e.g. presentation of parents’ ID, questions, and background checks.

  • The Danish Police require that all travellers must be able to present valid ID.