Medical examinations abroad

​​​​​​​​​Medical examinations abroad must be performed by medical practitioners who have been authorised or recognised as a maritime medical practitioner in the country concerned - however, it is the master of a Danish ship who must issue and endorse the health certificate and report the result of the examination to the Danish Maritime Authority. 

The medical practitioner must use the Danish medical examination for seafarers and fishermen according to the Danish regulations. The medical practitioner must use the form "Medical certificate for examination of seafarers".

Retrieve the form and guidelines regarding "Medical certificate for examination of seafarers​".

The seafarer or the fisherman is recommended to make an appointment with the medical practitioner and bring the following for the medical examination:

  • Identification (discharge book, passport, driver's licence or any other photo ID)
  • Health certificate if you already have one

The master is required to report the result of the medical examination by sending an email to



Seafarers, Certification and Social Affairs
Søfarende og certifikater
+45 72 19 60 00