Official Travel Advice for Denmark
Summary – addition of information and advice about Christmas markets and events over the festive period
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 14 Dec 2019.
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The UK is leaving the European Union. The rules for passports, entry requirements, driving, EHIC cards and more may change after Brexit.
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There were over 850,000 overnight stays in Denmark by British tourists in 2017. Most visits are trouble-free. However petty crime such as pickpocketing exists, particularly in larger cities. See Safety and security
There is a general threat from terrorism. There may be increased security in place over the festive period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities.
As of 1 August 2018, it’s illegal in Denmark to wear in a public place any clothing that conceals the face. See Local laws and customs
The Danish authorities increased border controls at the land border with Germany and at all crossing points to Sweden in January 2016. See Border controls
Terrorist attacks in Denmark can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate including in places frequented by foreigners. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism
If you’re living in or moving to Denmark, visit our Living in Denmark guide in addition to this travel advice.
If you’re travelling to Denmark to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Denmark after Brexit.
If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
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Visitors/Tourists: 7,363,000 in 2011
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Population: 559,440 (in 2013)