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Message from Ambassador Sands
March 16, 2020

Dear Friends of the U.S. Embassy and Residents of the Kingdom of Denmark,

Our countries have a long and storied friendship, and we will get through this difficult time together. My team and I encourage everyone to follow the travel guidelines announced by the Danish government (14 March Security announcement) and follow the practices recommended by the authorities throughout the Kingdom, including Greenland and the Faroe Islands, to minimize the risk of contracting and spreading the virus (Danish government website on COVID-19 – https://politi.dk/coronavirus-i-danmark/in-english; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html).

Both the United States and the Kingdom of Denmark are taking the threat presented by this pandemic seriously, as reflected in the extraordinary measures our countries have taken to protect our borders, keep our residents safe, and enable access to life-saving medical treatment. We thank Denmark and our other European friends and allies for the necessary steps they are taking to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

To the large community of American citizens in the Kingdom of Denmark, the Embassy remains open for emergency services, and you are still able to travel back to the United States. For specific information on how COVID-19 is affecting international travel into the United States and Denmark, please visit our Embassy website (dk.usembassy.gov) and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, as we are continuously updating these accounts.

The deep, personal connections that lie at the heart of our relationship will help us persevere through difficult times like these with empathy and understanding. Stay safe, take care of your loved ones, friends, and neighbors, and show kindness to each other.  We will make it through together.


Carla Sands