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Denmark Travel InformationDanish authorities closed their borders from Saturday 14 March at. 1200 as part of new measures to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. Non-Danish citizens wishing to enter Denmark must therefore expect to be rejected at the border, including at Danish airports, unless they have a recognized purpose for entry, e.g. if the resident lives or works in Denmark, or is to deliver goods to Denmark. Danish authorities have stated that transit through Denmark is permitted. For more information on entry and coronavirus see the sections Entry and Health.

Safety

Denmark is a safe country to travel in as a tourist and can in many ways be compared to Norway. As in all major cities, precautions should also be taken in Copenhagen to avoid pickpockets and to exercise normal caution in the evenings and nights. Like other European metropolitan cities, it may be useful to follow the media coverage of local events. Beyond this, there are no special precautions to take when traveling in Denmark.

Gang-related conflicts have lately led to several shooting episodes in public space. The police have reinforced the presence with a mobile police station and intensified surveillance through several measures.

Danish security authorities have close contact with their partners to counteract and possibly prevent terrorist acts. The public is asked to follow the authorities' instructions to stay informed in such situations. The Norwegian Embassy has ongoing contact with the Danish authorities regarding the general threat and security of Norwegian citizens. Read more about the Danish police intelligence service's threat assessment on their website.

  • Countryaah: Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. Check to find information of population, geography, history, and economy about the capital city.

Traveling by public means of communication (train, subway, plane, bus and ferry) is considered safe in Denmark.

Some parts of Denmark may be hit by floods in extreme weather, but this rarely presents a danger to life and health.

Please note that motorists do not comply with the right fold duty as in Norway. In Denmark, there is a right of way for those who drive on the main road, otherwise it is signposted.

When traveling to Greenland, be aware that there are large distances, and neither high readiness nor good GSM or broadband coverage anywhere. Show common sense and be prepared for a change of weather on trips.

Everyone traveling is encouraged to have travel insurance in order.

Entry

Non-Danish citizens wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected at the border, including at Danish airports, unless they have a recognized purpose for entry, e.g. if the resident lives or works in Denmark, or is to deliver goods to Denmark. Danish authorities have stated that transit through Denmark is permitted. More information can be found on the Danish police's website. Police have also created a hotline for entry questions: +45 7020 6044.

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Please note that entry regulations may change. The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.

As stated on this website, the Norwegian police is advised to bring a valid passport on all foreign trips.

When traveling to Denmark you can take the necessary medicines for up to one year of use. If the medicine is listed on the doping or drug list, you should bring a "Schengen certificate" issued by the pharmacy.

Health

Coronavirus (covid-19): You can find more information and guidance from Norwegian health authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and at the Danish National Board of Health.

See also UD's answers to frequently asked questions about travel and coronavirus.

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The health and hygiene conditions in Denmark are very good. The water can be drunk straight from the tap.

In Denmark, there is public health insurance and claims for free treatment in hospitals and with the doctor. Norwegian citizens are entitled to the same treatment as Danish citizens in the event of acute illness and injury. However, it is recommended to bring a European health insurance card.

Salmonella in eggs is completely extinct. Staphylococcus MRSA is found in Denmark, but the risk of infection is low as long as you do not stay on pig farms.

No special vaccines are needed to travel from Norway to Denmark, Greenland or the Faroe Islands.

Practical information

Electrical equipment that can be used in Norway can also be used in Denmark (220 V AC - 50 Hz), but the plugs may be different. Telephone contacts are different than in Norway. Like Norway, Denmark has full GSM coverage and good broadband coverage. This is not the case in Greenland.

Currency: Danish kroner

Alarm phone. 112 (all over the country) - direct number for urgent need of police, fire department, ambulance or environmental emergency. 114 (across the country) - police service number for non-emergency incident or assistance. If you need an emergency room, call 1813 if you are in the Copenhagen area. Other regions: see http://www.laegevagten.dk/

Public Holidays: 1st New Year's Day, Crescent Thursday, Good Friday, 1st Easter Day, 2nd Easter Day, Great Prayer Day, Constitution Day, June 5, Ascension Day, 1st Pentecost, 2nd Pentecost, 1st Christmas Day, 2nd Christmas Day.
The Faroe Islands have Flag Day on April 25 and National Day on July 29.
Greenland has National Day 21 June.

Opening Hours - Banks: It varies between branches, but most commonly from 9am to 10pm (Thursday 5.30pm). Public office: 08.30-16.30 - Expedition time is shorter.

The Danish Closing Act has been repealed and replaced by public holiday legislation. This means that all stores can stay open as long as they want every day, including Sundays, but not on other holidays. In the larger cities, shopping centers and supermarkets, the shops are often open until 11am. 18-20 on all weekdays. Saturdays and Sundays can be special opening hours.

Time zone: The Faroe Islands are one hour after Norway/Denmark, Greenland is divided into three time zones.

There are good cycling conditions in Denmark, but be careful in the big cities as there is a lot of traffic both on the road and the bike path. There are good connections by train, metro and bus. Tickets must be purchased at a kiosk/vending machine or online.

Smoking is prohibited in public places, in public transport (including the platform) and in workplaces in Denmark. The law is not practiced as strictly as in Norway.

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