I have a Canadian refugee travel document; do I need a visa to travel to Denmark?

  • What is your citizenship? Search engines such as Timatic and IATA typically require citizenship data and travel document type to be entered in order to get an answer.
    – Traveller
    Nov 28, 2019 at 10:00

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A quick look at Timatic (the database which airlines use to verify passenger travel documents) tells me that Denmark accepts travelers holding refugee travel documents without a visa, only if the refugee travel document was issued by an EEA or Schengen state, or if the traveler has a residence permit from Denmark. Canada is not included in this list of countries. You will therefore need to obtain a visa.

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    Surely Denmark accepts travelers with residence permits from other Schengen countries, too.
    – phoog
    Nov 28, 2019 at 1:13
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    @phoog One would think so, but I didn't see that in Timatic. Nov 28, 2019 at 1:14
  • While, under Schengen rules, a residence permit is different from a visa, you can argue that if you have a residence permit you are de facto not travelling “without a visa”. However, with that logic, the mentioning of a residence permit from Denmark does not make sense, as a residence permit from any other Schengen State can also be used in lieu of a visa.
    – Arne
    Nov 28, 2019 at 9:29
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    Anyway, with a residence permit issued by a Schengen State, there is no need for a Schengen visa, irrespective of nationality.
    – Arne
    Nov 28, 2019 at 9:30
  • @Arne Sure, but the point is that Timatic explicitly made note of having a residence permit from Denmark, but not from other member states. Nov 28, 2019 at 18:43

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