Travel Advice for Denmark
Denmark
Capital: Copenhagen

Time Zone GMT + 1
(+2 from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in September).
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 45
IDD: International direct dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Dial 112 anywhere in the EU to reach the emergency services.
Additional local numbers:-Police and Ambulance - 112 (in Copenhagen).
Tourist
Information
Danmarks Turistråd (Tourist Board), Vesterbrogade 6D, DK-1620 Copenhagen V, Denmark. Tel: 33 11 14 15 Fax: 33 93 14 16.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all except : Nationals of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland in Possession of a national identity card. Nationals of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in possession of identification papers if travelling entirely within Scandinavia. Nationals of Bosnia-Herzegovina in possession of a valid identity card valid for at least 6 months beyond length of stay with a valid visa. Requirements may be subject to short term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Required by all except: Nationals of the UK with full British Passports. Nationals of Australia, Canada, the US and Japan. Nationals of EU countries. Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kiribati, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Vatican, City and Venezuela Nationals of Bermuda carrying a British Dependant Territories Passport.
Health
Information
No information available at present.
Food
& Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency Danish Krone (Dkr) = 100 øre.
Exchange: Eurocheques are cashed by hotels and banks and may also be used at most restaurants and shops. Personal cheques can not be used by foreigners in Denmark. Some banks may refuse to exchange large foreign bank notes.
All major credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques can be cashed by banks and hotels, and can be used at most hotels and shops. US dollars and Deutschmarks are the preferred forms of currency.
ATM availability: Over 2500 locations.
Cost of
Living
Slightly cheaper than other Scandinavian countries but still relatively expensive.
Languages Danish. English, German and French may also be spoken.
Weather Summer June - Aug. Winter Oct - Mar which is wet with period of frost. Feb is the coldest month. Spring and Autumn are generally mild.
Electricity 220 volts AC 50 Hz. Continental 2 pin lugs are used.
Post 2 - 3 days to rest of Europe.
Transport PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Extensive service provided.
SEA: There are frequent ferry services between the islands.
RAIL: The main cities on all islands are connected by the rail network. Express trains operate and 'Inter-Rail' and 'Nord-Tourist' pass (which can be used throughout Scandinavia) can provide good value.
ROAD: CAR HIRE: Available to drivers over the age of 20.
DOCUMENTATION: National driving licence is acceptable. Visitors taking their own car are advised to obtain a 'Green Card' as without will limit their insurance coverage.
Special
Information
Usual social courtesies should be observed. Casual dress is suitable for most places. Railway porters and washroom attendants will expect a tip.