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 2021 all travelers above 18 years old will be able to apply online for the permission to travel to Denmark. The online application cost is €7 and once the authorisation is approved it will last for five years. The authorisation 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 authorisation 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.
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
Currency: Krone (DKK)
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Calling Code: +45
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