Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark

Location:  Denmark

(NEW) Danish border remains closed for most tourism: The Danish border closure – imposed on March 14 – remains in place for most tourism-related travel.  The ban applies to all foreign tourists coming to Denmark, except for those permanently living in Germany, Norway, and Iceland who – effective June 15 – will be permitted to enter Denmark if they have a lodging reservation outside of the Copenhagen region for six nights or more.  The ban does not apply to foreigners who have valid Danish work or residency permits; foreign spouses, children, or parents of Danish citizens or foreign legal residents in Denmark; and those the Danish government determines have a “worthy purpose” of travel. There is no definitive date as to when the border will reopen to additional tourism-related travel.  There are no travel restrictions for U.S. citizens who want to depart Denmark.

Exceptions to the Danish border closures are added frequently, often with little to no notice.  A full list of exceptions to the Danish border closure requirements can be found on the Danish government COVID-19 information page.  Contact the Danish National Police hotline number for advice about whether or not your purpose of travel is permissible.  The hotline has English speaking operators and is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local and weekends and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local at:  +45 7020 6044.

(NEW) Commercial Flights to the U.S.:  SAS Airlines has announced the company will resume nonstop flights from Copenhagen to Chicago and New York beginning June 10. However, if you have an SAS airline ticket for summer travel to other U.S. destinations, do not assume the flight is guaranteed.  SAS has previously cancelled flights with short notice; check with SAS to see if your flight is confirmed.

Commercial flight options from Denmark to the United States, with connections in European hubs, are resuming.  Non-direct U.S.-bound flights from Denmark to the United States include options which transit through Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, or Paris.  Flight availability is changing rapidly.  We encourage you to check with your airline to see if your scheduled flight will depart as planned.

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.  Anyone transiting through France to reach the United States must have an attestation, available in English here.  You do not need an endorsement from the Embassy for this attestation.

U.S. Embassy Copenhagen Continues Mission Critical Citizenship Services:  The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen continues to offer mission critical appointments for citizenship services:  U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  If you are eligible to renew your passport by mail, use this option to avoid wait times for an in-person appointment. Expect delays to receive your new passport or CRBA.  The printing facilities in the U.S., which print the physical passport books and CRBAs for U.S. citizens worldwide, recently reopened with reduced staffing and are working through a backlog.

Notaries and Social Security Services Remain Suspended:  Routine notarial and social security services remain suspended due to COVID-19.  If you need a certified copy of a document for Social Security, consider mailing your documents to us for this service while routine operations remain closed.  Email us at CopenhagenACS@state.gov for more information.

U.S. Citizens in Sweden: Visiting the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen for routine consular services has not been deemed a “worthy purpose” of travel by the Danish government; non-Danish nationals risk being barred entry into Denmark. A full list of exceptions to the Danish border closure requirements can be found on the Danish government COVID-19 information page.  U.S. citizens in Sweden who require consular services should contact the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm

Emergency services remain available: In an emergency, our embassy can assist with a limited-validity, emergency passport for an adult or a minor.  If you have not received your Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), an emergency passport may still be issued by your nearest embassy/consulate. In an emergency, our embassy can assist with a limited-validity, emergency passport for an adult or a minor.  If you have not received your Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), an emergency passport may still be issued by your nearest embassy/consulate.

Danish residency permit renewals:  We are aware that the temporary suspension of passport services is impacting the ability of U.S citizens to renew their residence permits in Denmark.  The Danish Immigration (SIRI) authorities are also aware that U.S. passport processing has been temporarily suspended across the globe.  The situation is evolving so please monitor our website and the SIRI website often for updates.

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.  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.

Unsubscribe from STEP:  A temporary change to email messaging was made for the health and safety of all Americans unexpectedly kept abroad during the COVID-19 crisis.  As a result, it is not possible for STEP registrants to opt out of receiving messages at this time.  Once the COVID-19 crisis is over you may unsubscribe from these emails following our regular procedures by going to this website and following the simple instructions to unsubscribe:  https://step.state.gov/STEP/Pages/Common/Subscribe.aspx.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC websitefor 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 theCDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Expect additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.
  • Visit theCOVID-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 ourEmbassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Denmark.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark

Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24

2100 København Ø

During business hours:  +[45] 3341-7100

After business hours:  +[45] 3341-7400

CopenhagenACS@state.gov

https://dk.usembassy.gov

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444