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TRAVEL INFO FOR DENMARK

 

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Country Overview

Denmark's EU membership was dated on January 1, 1973, but it did not join the Schengen Area until 28 years later in 2001. Following the Syrian migrants crisis in 2015, Denmark reintroduced border controls with other Schengen Area Countries. The Danish government has been one of the biggest supporters of a new European immigration common policy able to make the identification of people entering the EU more efficient and streamline.

Entry-Exit system and ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) are the two legislative tools that will change the way to travel in Europe in the next years. Although their aim is similar, ETIAS will be focused mostly on short-term journeys.

Starting from 2020 all travelers above 18 years old will be able to apply online for the permission to travel to Denmark. The online application cost is €5 and once the authorization is approved it will last for five years. The authorization will also allow travelers from visa-exempted countries to travel in other Countries part of the Schengen Area without requiring any other travel documents. Although the online authorization is valid for five years, the maximum duration of stay in the EU is 90 days in a consecutive period of 180 days. If the traveler plans to have a longer stay in the Schengen area, a visa is required.

Tourism

The image of District of Nyhavn in Copenhagen might be imprinted in many tourists’ memory because it is like the symbol of Denmark on many travel magazines. However, Denmark has more to offer than those canal-front row townhouses. Starting from the Zealand Island on the eastern part of the country, you can find the famous statute of Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. You can also enjoy a glass of Carlsberg beer which calls the capital as its birthplace. On the same island, west of Copenhagen, in the city of Roskilde, tourists can visit a brick cathedral with Gothic style the Vikingeskibshallen museum with many 11th-century Viking ships. Moving to the middle part – The Funen Island, you will have an opportunity to visit the hometown of famous fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen in the city of Odense. On the largest island – peninsula Jutland in the western part, you can visit Legoland in Billund to satisfy your desire to immerse yourself in the world of plastic brick toys. Some interesting trivia about the Danes can be that they are enthusiastic bikers like the Dutch and they consume the most amount of pork more than anyone in the world. The most popular dishes in Denmark are smørrebrød (butter bread), Pølsevogn (Danish hotdog), Stegt Flæsk (fried bacon), Frikadeller (meat ball) and millionbøf (quasi stewed cut-beef).
In terms of climate, the influence of Atlantic climate diminishes from the western part to the eastern part. The most lively and pleasant period of the year is spring-summertime last from May to August. The wettest month is September. The humidity reaches its peak from October to March. The coldest month is January. Daylight is notably short in winter but during summer months, daylight lasts significantly longer.
Dress to the weather: Always have your rain gear with you during summer months. For winter, waterproof and heavy winter clothes are highly recommended. An umbrella should be with you anytime of the year

ETIAS Requirements

Based on citizenship of the visitor

About Denmark

Capital: Copenhagen
Languages:
  • 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