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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Denmark starting from 2021.


The Danish government, like all the countries joining the Schengen area, eliminated all border passport control. All the visitors entering Denmark from Germany, Sweden or other (Schengen Countries) are exempted from showing their passport to Danish authorities; in this case, a national identity card is the only document needed. Traveling with a passport is still mandatory in case of direct landing in one of Denmark's overseas territory (Greenland and Far Oer). All the travel documents must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Danish custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Danish territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800)
  • Alcohol: Spirits (10L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), spirits (1L), wine (4L), beer (16L).

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Denmark with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Australia and Denmark
Australia’s most visible example of Australian and Danish collaboration must be the Sydney Opera which was designed by the Danish Architect Jørn Utzon. Australian-born Mary Donaldson married Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik in 2004, further cementing relations between the two countries. The countries’ bilateral relationship has a foundation of close cooperation on international issues, commitment to global security, and two centuries of links following migration. More than 59,000 Australians claim Danish ancestry.
Danish migrants to Australia took many forms over the centuries. Many Danish men fled after the 1851 and 1864 Schleswig-Holstein wars; sailors abandoned ship while sailing past Australia, the prospect of gold in the 1850 and 1860 gold rush allured many and beneficiaries took advantage of the special government’s programmes for assisted passage. The end of World War II alone saw approximately 8,000 Danes leave home for Australia.
Bilateral agreements between Australia and Denmark cover trade, defence, extradition, taxation and social security. These include the Working Holiday Maker Arrangement and a Social Security Agreement as well as an Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation. An estimated 700 Danes study in Australia annually. Bilateral education links between the countries’ tertiary institutions include partnership agreements between the University of Copenhagen and Sydney, and the Technological University of Denmark and the University of Queensland.
Estimated two-way merchandise trade between Australia and Denmark is a little over a billion dollars, largely in Denmark’s favour. Australia’s merchandise exports to Denmark include manufactured articles, alcohol, beef, and fruit and nuts. Imports from Denmark include meats other than beef, rotating electric plant and parts, medicaments and pharmaceutical products.
Danish investment in Australia is primarily green technology, shipping services, MedTech/pharmaceuticals and agribusiness valued at two-and-a-half billion dollars. Australia boasts more than 100 Danish companies and significant Australian companies are located in Denmark. Australian investment in Denmark is worth over three-and-a-half billion dollars.
Once ETIAS is in place, Australians wanting to visit Denmark will need this electronic pre-authorisation which is valid for 3 years. Danish citizens have long required the ETA pre-authorisation to visit Australia. Both systems are electronic and are for short-stay tourism, or business visits up to 90 days.

List of Australian diplomatic offices in Denmark

Embassy of Australia in Copenhagen, Denmark

Address: Dampfaergevej 26, 2nd floor, Copenhagen DK-2100, DenmarkCheck on map

Phone: (+45) 70 26 36 76

Fax: (+45) 70 26 36 86



Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 08:30-16:30 Friday 08:30-16:00

Details: Damien Miller - Ambassador

List of Danish diplomatic offices in Australia

Royal Danish Consulate General in Sydney, Australia

Address: Level 21, Gold Fields House, 1 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, NSW 2000

Phone: + 61 2 9247 2224

Fax: + 61 2 9251 7504



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 10.00 -12.00

Details: Authorised to issue passports, authorised to issue visas and residence permits, shipping enquiries.

Royal Danish Consulate General in Melbourne, Australia

Address: P.O. Box 1256, Hawksburn, VIC 3142, Australia, c/o - DENMARK HOUSE Level 3, 428 Little Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC 300

Phone: +61 3 9521 1172

Fax: +61 3 9923 6452



Office Hours: Telephone hours: Wednesday to Friday 10am to 12 noon Office hours: By appointment only

Royal Danish Embassy in Canberra, Australia

Address: 15, Hunter Street, Yarralumla, 2600 ACT - Canberra, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: +61 2 6270 5333

Fax: +61 2 6270 5324



Office Hours: Opening hours: Monday Friday 9-12.30 & 13.00-16.00 Passports 10-12 and by appointment

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

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  • Hepatitis A
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About Denmark

Capital: Copenhagen
  • Danish;
  • Faroese;
  • Greenlandic;
  • German

Area: 43,094 KM2
Population: 5,484,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Krone (DKK)
Calling Code: +45

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type K Danish 3-pin  K Danish 3-pin

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Travel info for Denmark