Travel Information


Travel Information

Passport & Visa

Thanks to the Schengen Convention signed by its 15 member nations, a visa is unnecessary if visiting Denmark for sightseeing purposes for 90 days or less within a period of six months. A passport is required to enter the country and total duration of stay or a succession of several stays may not exceed 90 days per six months. Although no procedures are necessary when crossing borders within Scandinavia, ensure to carry your passport wherever you go.


Denmark's unit of currency is the Danish krone. Although it is internationally labelled as DKK, it is displayed as kr on price tags and other price indications within the country. Denmark also has an auxiliary unit, Øre, in which 1kr = 100 Øre. There are five types of banknotes in Denmark - 50kr, 100kr, 200kr, 500kr, and 1000kr - and seven types of coins - 25 Øre, 50 Øre, 1kr, 2kr, 5kr, 10kr, and 20kr.

Foreign ExchangeTraveller’s checks and cash can easily be exchanged at banks and airport exchange counters. Certain exchange counters in towns are open every day.

General banking hour are Monday to Friday 9.30 to 4-5pm (6pm on Thursdays)

Postal Service

General business hours of post offices are Monday to Friday: 9-10am to 5.30pm, Saturdays 9am to 12noon (some offices are closed) and Sundays are closed


In many cases you will be charged service charges in addition to call charges if you make phone calls from hotel rooms, therefore it is advised to use public telephones located in lobbies and other areas. Telephones that accept payment by credit card are also available. Telephone cards are also popular and can be purchased at booths and kiosks.

The country code is + 45

The minimum amount of money necessary to make a local call within the country is 1kr, and the phones are designed to accept 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20kr coins.

Emergency Numbers

Dial 112 and state whether you are in need of the police, fire department, or an ambulance. Emergency calls can be made from pay phones free of charge.

Copenhagen tourist medical services

P: + 45 33-93-63-00

Duty-Free Allowances

Cameras, video cameras, and sporting equipment that are considered necessary for travelling can be taken in tax-free. In principle, small quantities of food that will be consumed during the trip are accepted without restraint, however meat and meat products are prohibited.

There are no restrictions on medical products as long as they are for use during the trip.

Those under the age of 17 are prohibited from taking in alcoholic beverages or cigarettes. Up to 1 litre of spirits and 2 litres of wine can be taken in tax-free. Either 200 paper-wrapped cigarettes, 100 panatellas, 50 cigars, or 250 grams of cut tobacco is accepted.

An amount equivalent to 112, 500 Danish krone is allowed.

Duty-Free Shopping

In cases where a tourist shops in a member store of the Global Refund, he or she will be exempt from the added-value tax imposed on the product. The procedure is simple and consists of presenting your passport when purchasing the product and having a global refund check issued with the receipt attached. The purchased product cannot be opened. Present the product at customs of the final EU member nation of departure and after receiving a customs stamp on the check, convert it into money at the cash refund counter of the departing airport.


Products & Souvenirs

Denmark's simple and functional universally designed products are popular. Royal Copenhagen is the world-famous ceramic ware with a long history and purveyor to the royal family of Denmark.George Jensen: Ironware that pursued gold in silver and purveyor to the royal family of Denmark.