Denmark Travel Information
Danish 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.
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
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
Some parts of Denmark may be hit by floods in extreme
weather, but this rarely presents a danger to life and
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.
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.
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.
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
See also UD's answers to frequently asked questions
about travel and coronavirus.
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
No special vaccines are needed to travel from Norway
to Denmark, Greenland or the Faroe Islands.
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
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