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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark
Extension of Cancellation of Air Greenland Flights; Embassy Closed April 9-13
April 8, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark (April 8, 2020)

Location:  Denmark

(NEW) Event*:  Extension of Cancellation of Air Greenland Flights:  On April 7, Air Greenland canceled all domestic and international passenger flights through April 30.  In addition, the Greenlandic government extended the ban of all travel in and out of the capital city of Nuuk and nearby settlements through April 30.

(NEW) Embassy Closed April 9-13:  U.S. Embassy Copenhagen is closed over the Danish national holidays around Easter.  We will monitor our American Citizens Services Unit email inbox during this time for emergencies involving U.S. citizens in the Kingdom of Denmark.  For emergency assistance please write to us at:  CopenhagenACS@state.gov.

Global Level 4 Health Advisory:  The Department of State released a Global Level 4 Health Advisory on March 19 advising all U.S. citizens who live in the United States to arrange for immediate return, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  If the Kingdom of Denmark is your normal place of residence and you plan to remain here, avoid travel to other, third locations until the crisis is over.  Countries continue to close borders with little to no advance notice to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and you risk becoming stuck in a third country if you travel.  If you wish to depart Denmark for the United States, you should contact your airline immediately to arrange commercial air travel home.  If your travel has been disrupted due to flight cancellations, please contact your airline immediately to rearrange your booking.

Commercial Flights to U.S. Still Available:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Denmark.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights from Denmark at this time.

The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen is tracking flight availability closely in an effort to provide U.S. citizens in the Kingdom of Denmark accurate, timely information.  As of April 8, there are approximately three daily commercial flight options from Copenhagen to European hubs with onward connections to the United States:  Amsterdam and Frankfurt.  There are seats available on daily flights departing from Denmark.

After April 8 the British Airways flight between Copenhagen and London is temporarily suspended.  If you have scheduled a flight on British Airways for a later date, please contact the carrier directly to rebook your travel.

U.S. citizens transiting through Frankfurt or Amsterdam will not be allowed to leave the airport while transiting.  They must stay at the airport between flights.

U.S. Embassy Operations:  Effective March 17, U.S. Embassy Copenhagen has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.  Due to reduced staffing at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, you should call or e-mail us for emergency assistance.

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Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • Call the Danish COVID-19 hotline if you are in Denmark and experiencing flu-like symptoms:  +45 70 20 02 33.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Expect additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Denmark.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.


*During this COVID-19 crisis U.S. Embassy Copenhagen will send a daily alert each weekday to keep U.S. citizens informed.