Foreign travel advice

Denmark

Summary

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.

There’s been considerable disruption to rail, road and ferry transport between Denmark and Germany and Denmark and Sweden. If you’re travelling by rail, road or ferry, allow additional time, be vigilant and follow the instructions of local authorities. Check with local media, your carrier, ferry operator Scanlines and Danish State Railways (DSB) for more information.

On 4 January 2016, the Danish authorities increased border controls at the land border with Germany and at all crossing points to Sweden. If you’re travelling from Germany using the land border, you should make sure you have your passport with you.

When crossing from Denmark to Sweden various forms of ID are accepted, but must include a photograph, the holders full name, social security number or date of birth, holders signature, a stated validity and information on the issuing authority. Children under 18 accompanied by an adult with the appropriate ID are not required to carry ID themselves.

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Denmark. Attacks could be indiscriminate including in places frequented by foreigners. See Terrorism

Around 150,000 British tourists visit Denmark every year. Most visits are trouble-free. However petty crime such as pickpocketing exists, particularly in larger cities. See Safety and security

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.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.