Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Border Controls Protest at Airport (January 8, 2016)

The Embassy of the United States in Copenhagen informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Denmark that a group named “Civil Disobedience Against Border Control and Transporter Responsibility” has announced plans to board trains at Kastrup Airport (Copenhagen International Airport; Københavns Lufthavn train station) on the afternoon of Saturday, January 9, 2016. According to the group plans, protestors will then resist cooperation with authorities by refusing to show personal identification to security personnel, pushing their way onto the train platforms at the airport if necessary in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Hundreds of individuals are expected to participate in this protest.

U.S. citizens arriving at or departing from Kastrup Airport on Saturday, especially those traveling on trains or the Metro system to Kastrup Airport stations, should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and be prepared for unscheduled delays.

Due to heightened security measures on the borders of Denmark and Sweden (and on Danish borders with Germany), travelers between Denmark and Sweden and between Germany and Denmark could be denied border crossing if they do not have appropriate forms of identification, i.e., passport or CPR card (Danish Social Security Number) on their person.

The Department of State’s website offers information for travelers and residents overseas. United States citizens traveling to or residing in Denmark are strongly advised to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). By enrolling, you will receive updated security and emergency information and it will be easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in case of emergency. U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the Embassy.

The U.S. Embassy is located at Dag Hammarskjölds Allé, 24, 2100 Copenhagen, Tel: (45) 33-41-71-00; Fax: (45) 35-38-96-16; after-hours emergencies: Tel: (45) 33-41-74-00. The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen’s website.

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