Denmark

Denmark

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The Kingdom of Denmark is a Scandinavian country located in northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea and sharing a 68 kilometre border with Germany. The population is about 5.5 million people.

Denmark has a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. The chief of state is a queen and the head of government is a prime minister.

Denmark is a highly developed country with one of the highest standards of living in the world, free health care and free education. Taxes are among the highest in the world.

Copenhagen and other major cities offer modern shopping and dining, and well-known sites such as Tivoli Gardens and the Little Mermaid. Throughout the country, visitors can see Viking ruins, medieval churches and castles. Denmark is also the home of the famous author, Hans Christian Anderson.

Currency DKK: Danish krone
Language Danish. English is a second language.
Capital Copenhagen
Recent Alerts 1
Latest Alert June 02, 2017 - Possible shooting incident at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

Diseases To Be Aware Of

The diseases listed below are those which occur most often in Denmark. Other, less frequently encountered diseases might be displayed within the Travel Alerts section if they have occurred recently.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis occurs in early and late summer in Denmark, particularly on Bornholm Island.

Hepatitis A

There is a low risk of hepatitis A in this country.

Hepatitis B

There is a low risk of hepatitis B in this country.

Rabies

Rabies may be present in bats in this country.

Vaccinations to Consider

The following is a list of recommended vaccinations for travelling to Denmark.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine

Travellers who plan to visit Bornholm Island in Denmark during the summer months should consider this vaccine if they plan on hiking or camping as they may be exposed to infected ticks. This vaccine is only available in Europe.

Hepatitis A Vaccine

Although the risk of hepatitis A is low, the vaccination is recommended.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Although the risk of hepatitis B is low, the vaccination is recommended.

Rabies Vaccine

The rabies vaccination is recommended for those travellers whose activities may bring them into contact with bats (i.e., veterinarians, wildlife professionals, researchers).

Medications to Consider

The following is a list of recommended medications for travelling to Denmark.

None required.

Safety and Security in Denmark

Emergency Numbers

112

Personal Safety

Travellers rarely experience safety and security problems in Denmark, however, petty crime, such as pickpocketing, can occur in tourist areas and transportation hubs. Travellers should ensure their personal belongings, valuables, and travel documents are kept secure at all times.

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