Security and health

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Denmark. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.

It is also recommended that Australian travellers register your travel and contact details, before travelling, on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.


Doctors are available on call in Copenhagen on weekdays from 8.00am–4.00pm by calling 33 93 63 00. Outside normal hours you should phone 38 88 60 41. If you cannot get a doctor in an emergency situation dial 112 (alarm). Emergency calls from public phone booths are free.

All foreigners staying temporarily in Denmark are entitled to free treatment in hospitals and casualty wards in the event of sudden illness or aggravation of chronic disease. This care is only provided if the patient has not come to Denmark with the intention of obtaining treatment and is not strong enough to return home.