Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution in the Kingdom of Denmark due to terrorism. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 2 blank pages in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in the country more than 89 days.

US Embassy/Consulate

+(45) 3341-7100; EMER: +(45) 3341-7400; US Embassy Copenhagen, Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark;;

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



See WHO recommendations


Temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers

Currency (Code)

Danish kroner (DKK)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E, F, K

Plug Type CPlug Type EPlug Type FPlug Type K

Major Languages

Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, German; note: English is the predominant second language

Major Religions

Evangelical Lutheran 74.7%, Muslim 5.5%

Time Difference

UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Copenhagen (includes Nyhavn; National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet); National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst); Christiansborg Palace; Amalienborg Palace; Tivoli Gardens); Viking Ship Museum (Roskilde); Oresund Bridge

Major Sports

Soccer, handball

Cultural Practices

While eating in Denmark, it is customary to keep one's hands visible even when resting. So, wrists are often laid on the table.

Tipping Guidelines

Hotel and restaurant personnel are typically not tipped because service charges are included in the bill by law, but a tip of 10% for good service is appreciated. Taxi drivers are not tipped, but you may always round up the fare.


Porcelain/ceramics, handmade woolen items, cheese, chocolate, Lego toys

Traditional Cuisine

Frikadeller — flat meat patties made of minced beef, chopped onions, milk, and eggs and served with potatoes, creamed cabbage, gravy, and/or pickled beetroot

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2022