DENMARK TRAVEL GUIDE

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INTRODUCTION

Fairy tales and football matches. Delicious pastry. A bronze mermaid sitting on a rock, looking out over a city. Fierce Vikings and Leg.. there’s not one single slot into which Denmark and its people can conveniently fit. This is the country where the feared Vikings came from, travelling in their longboats to distant shores; and this is, too, the land of Hans Christian Andersen whose fairy tales enthral children even today.

 

Denmark is a country with a long and interesting history, a vibrant culture - it’s also a nation that is fiercely proud of the fact that it’s a modern and developed country, one of the most prosperous of West Europe. With such a combination, it’s hardly surprising that Denmark is a pretty popular stop on tourist itineraries.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Denmark has updated its travel restrictions as of June 27. Danish nationals and residents may still return to Denmark from anywhere. For travelers who are not residents or nationals, entry regulations depend on whether they are arriving from an ‘open’ country or a ‘banned’ country. A country’s status can change dependent on its infection rate for COVID-19. The status is updated weekly on Thursdays and can be found here.As of August 19, all EEA countries and the UK are "open", with the exceptions of Spain, Belgium, Malta, Romania and Bulgaria. All countries outside the EU/Schengen area and the UK are currently 'restricted', except for Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay.Travelers arriving from 'open' countries can enter Denmark without having to go into a quarantine. Travelers with a ‘worthy purpose’ may also travel to Denmark without having to go into a two-week quarantine. Proof will be required to demonstrate a ‘worthy purpose’ to enter. Examples of 'worthy purposes' include work or study in Denmark, transporting goods, and various family-related reasons, for example visiting a family member or partner who is a Danish resident. The full list of 'worthy purposes' is subject to change and can be found here. Travelers from a "banned" country are advised to check with the Danish authorities on their helpline (+45 7020 6044) to confirm whether they will be allowed entry into the country.The Danish government permits “sweethearts”, fiancees, and other close relations of Danish citizens or foreign nationals legally residing in Denmark to enter Denmark, so long as the individual can present proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out no more than 72 hours before entry. This exception is Denmark-specific and does not apply to all countries within the Schengen zone or EU. Travelers going to Denmark under the “sweetheart declaration” from outside the EU are strongly encouraged to take a nonstop flight to Denmark to ensure smooth entry into the country. For more information on this regulation, see here.Travelers returning to their home country may transit through Denmark.All travelers transiting or traveling to/from Denmark must wear masks at all times on flights and inside the airport.

 

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QUICK FACTS

Capital: Copenhagen

Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)

Area: total: 43,094km²

Population: 5,806 million (2019)

Language: Danish

Religion: Evangelical Lutheran 82%, Non-religious 13%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, Muslim 2%

Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European plug)

 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 4th Friday after Easter, General Prayer Day (Store Bededag)
  • 5 June, Constitution Day

Also, Carnival, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, and Whit Monday.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Denmark has a distinctly coastal climate, with mild, damp winters and cool, unsettled summers. However, the weather in Denmark is greatly affected by the proximity of both the sea and the continent. This means that the weather can change, depending on the prevailing wind direction.

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Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW:

Denmark is not known for its ski slopes, however, if you are desperate, there are some artificial options available.

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best time for outdoor activities in Denmark is from May to September.

BEACH:

While Denmark may have some beautiful beaches, even the summer months have very moderate temperature and don't really get very hot.

WIND:

Denmark has more than 20 different kitesurfing spots within an hours drive from Copenhagen. The best winds can be found from May to September.

SURFING:

Surfing is possible in Denmark from September to April with the best swell during the months of September to November especially on the west coast.

 

LGBTQ

The rights of (LGBT) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in Denmark are some of the most extensive in the world. Same-sex sexual activity was already legalised in 1933. Denmark was the first country in the world to grant legal recognition to same-sex unions in 1989. Same-sex marriage in Denmark has been legal since 15 June 2012, making Denmark the eleventh country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.

 

Denmark has become one of the most socially liberal countries in the world and Copenhagen has frequently been referred to as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, famous for its annual Pride parade.

 

HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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