Denmark visa requirements and travel medical insurance
January 03, 2019
Denmark is a remarkable country with its eco-friendly society, Viking heritage and modern design fused with quaint architecture. Denmark is also known for being one of the happiest countries in the world and this is due to the Danes prioritizing enjoying life in the every-day. As such it is no wonder that Denmark houses much-revered arts, design and dining hubs. There’s a lot to get excited about when organizing your visit. To fully enjoy your trip, make sure you give yourself peace of mind and organize your travel insurance policy, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that you have got all your bases covered.
Aside from finding the right cover for you, here are some other important travel tips to be aware of before you set off on your adventure:
Visa Information for Denmark
Do I Need to Get a Visa to Visit Denmark?
If you are an American Citizen with a valid U.S. passport, visiting the Denmark for up to 90 days, then you don’t need a visa.
Travel Documents You Will Need:
A valid U.S. passport.
All passports must have a minimum of 6 months before expiration. That is 6 months from the date of your travel departure, and your passport should also have at least two consecutive blank pages for stamping.
Health and Medical Advice
Before jetting off on your travels, you should check for any health risks, required vaccinations and any epidemic breakouts occurring in Denmark. It’s also a good idea to find out where the nearest hospital is in case of an emergency.
Do I Need to be Vaccinated When Travelling to Denmark?
Although it’s not required, most travellers get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B and Rabies. You should also make sure your routine vaccinations are updated. The standard vaccines are:
• MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
• Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
Book an appointment at your local practitioner or find your local Passport health clinic. You should book your appointment four to six weeks before your trip, giving enough time for the vaccinations to take effect.
Travel Health Updates in Denmark
Currently, there are no reported epidemics occurring in Denmark.
To keep up to date on any breakouts, visit the CDC website.
Emergency Contact Information in Denmark
No one ever wants to have to call the emergency services while they’re on vacation, but unfortunately accidents happen and it’s important to be prepared for when they do.
• The Pan-European number for all emergency services is: 112
Denmark Local Laws and Customs
- Possession and consumption of illegal drugs is considered a very serious offence in Denmark and can be punishable with a fine or detainment.
- In Denmark, it is now illegal to in a public place clothing that conceals the. If this law is broken, you will be given a fine.
Safety and Security
In Denmark, crime levels are generally low but in popular tourist destinations and cities like Copenhagen, are subject to being hot pickpocketing zones where thieves will use a variety of methods to try and divert your attention. Be alert and keep your belongings with you at all times, especially in crowded areas, public transport and popular tourist areas. It’s always a good idea to keep valuable belongings or extra spending money in a hotel safe, if you have one.
U.S. Embassy in Denmark
U.S. Embassy Copenhagen
Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24
Telephone: (+45) 3341-7100
Email: [email protected]
Useful Tips for Denmark
Official Language: Danish
Danish is the official language in Denmark. English is also widely spoken across the country, so you will have no problem communicating with the locals.
Currency: Danish krone
Before your trip, make sure to exchange enough krone for your spending requirements and to get the best exchange rates.
Danish Plug Sockets: Type E and K
The standard voltage and frequency is 230 V and 50 Hz. You will need a plug adapter for your appliances as well as a voltage converter as the standard Danish voltage is higher than in the U.S (120 V).
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