Country: Denmark, located in Northern Europe, is part of the Kingdom of Denmark along with Greenland and the Faroe Islands The land of Renaissance castles, Viking ruins, LEGO, and neo-Nordic cuisine, Denmark shares ties with its neighbors Sweden and Norway. Denmark’s capital is Copenhagen, home of the Little Mermaid.
The official language of Denmark’s 5.6 million people is Danish. Regional recognized languages include Faroese, Greenlandic, and German.
To access emergency services: Dial 112
Currency: Danish kroner (DKK)
Recommended immunizations and vaccines for travelers: Before traveling to Denmark, ask your doctor what vaccines are recommended. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are excellent resources as well.
Insurance: Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
It is also worth ensuring your travel insurance will cover ambulances or transport either home or to more advanced medical facilities, if needed. Not all insurance covers emergency medical evacuation home or to a hospital in a major city, which may be the only way to receive medical attention in a serious emergency.
Source: International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers.
What to expect in a Danish hospital: University hospitals in Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Odense are modern and well equipped. Good health care is widely available with emergency medical treatment delivered free of charge. Patients receiving emergency care will be expected to pay for any follow-up care. Most physicians and medical personnel speak English. Should you venture to the other parts of the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland, or the Faroe Islands, medical care is limited. If a serious illness or injury arises, you will be evacuated.
Contact your embassy/consulate: When in doubt, your country’s embassy is a good resource to turn to for medical assistance guidance.
JCI-accredited hospitals/clinics in Denmark: To read about specific facilities which are JCI-accredited, visit the Hospital Section search,
Denmark-specific helpful health resources:
Travel health notices: Visit the CDC or WHO for up-to-date travel notices.