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Denmark Travel Information

The Basics

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2, Apr - Oct)

Electricity

Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Round European-style, two-pin plugs are standard.

Language

Danish is the official language, but English is understood and widely used.

Travel Health

There are no specific health risks in Denmark, and medical facilities are first class. No vaccinations are required. There is a small risk of tick-borne encephalitis in forested or rural areas during summer, and insect protection is advised. Free emergency treatment is available to all foreign visitors at public hospitals, and due to a reciprocal health agreement UK passport holders receive free medical and hospital treatment. To make use of this service, UK national should carry a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Tipping

Restaurant and hotel bills are inclusive of service charges, as are taxi fares. Porters usually expect a tip of about kr5 per item of baggage. Tipping bathroom attendants is customary, usually around kr1 or 2.

Safety Information

Most visits to Denmark are trouble-free, and crime levels are low. During the tourist season, however, muggers, pickpockets and bag-snatchers become active, especially in crowded areas and on the train station in Copenhagen. Visitors should take precautions to keep personal belongings safe.

Local Customs

Denmark is an egalitarian society. Women and men are treated equally.

Business

Business in Denmark tends to be conducted in a straightforward manner, though somewhat less formally than in other parts of Europe. Greetings are with a handshake (greet women first) and introductions are usually made using one's first name. Business cards are exchanged before or after the meeting. Punctuality is vital and if running even five minutes late be sure to call and apologise. Danes tend to be open-minded and friendly and one can expect some small talk at the start of a meeting on a range of topics. Dress should be smart and neat, without being ostentatious, and can be more casual than in most countries. English is widely spoken and understood. Business hours are usually 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. In the summer months (mid June to mid August) many Danes are on vacation, so check before arranging a business trip.

Communications

The international country code for Denmark is +45. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). There are no city codes and all local phone numbers are eight digits. There are several GSM mobile telephone networks, which have roaming agreements with most international mobile phone companies. Public phones are widely available for both local and international calls and accept coins and prepaid cards. Internet cafes are available in most urban areas.

Duty Free

Travellers arriving from an EU country with duty-paid goods purchased in an EU country are allowed 300 cigarettes, 150 cigarillos, 75 cigars or 400 grams of tobacco, and 1.5 litres of spirits or 20 litres of sparkling wine. Residents of non-EU countries entering from outside the EU with goods purchased in non-EU countries, duty-free in EU countries or on the airplane, ferry or in the airport are allowed 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, as well as 1 litre of spirits or 2 litres of sparkling wine.

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