Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark

Location:  Denmark

Event: Effective 12:00 p.m. local time on March 14 the government of Denmark will close its borders to all but Danish citizens, individuals with Danish work or residency permits, and those the Danish government determines have a critical purpose of travel (eg, someone commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark).  The measures will be in effect until April 13.  There are no travel restrictions for U.S. citizens who want to depart Denmark.  The border closures will impact a significant number of train, air, and ferry routes.  It will also include a complete stop of all cruise ship traffic to Denmark until April 13.  The Danish government will continue to allow the transport of goods into Denmark, including food and medicine.

The Danish government is implementing these measures to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Expect significant delays at all Danish ports of entry in the coming days.

Please visit the website of the Danish National Police (in English) for detailed information on these new measures.

Actions to Take:

  • Be prepared for new travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Check with your airline, train operator, or ferry operator regarding updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19
  • Visit the Department of State COVID-19 information page for the latest information.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Denmark.