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Messages to U.S. Citizens

This page contains the most recent messages sent via e-mail from the U.S. Embassy's Consular Section directly to American citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen. If you are an American citizen and wish to receive these periodic messages directly, you must subscribe to our mailing list by registering online with the U.S. Embassy through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) or by visiting the Embassy in person. Enrollment in STEP is for American citizens only.

There are currently no Travel Warnings or Alerts for U.S. citizens in Denmark.  However, please review the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution message.

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, A Safe Trip Abroad. 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 is:

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Message to U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Copenhagen
Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Continued Security Awareness
November 14, 2015

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen reminds U.S. citizens in Denmark to review the Worldwide Caution, which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe.

Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.

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U.S. Citizen Traveling To Denmark?

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  • U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website, and the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found.

    The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review to "A Safe Trip Abroad", which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad. In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

    We encourage U.S. citizens living or traveling in Denmark to register with the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen through the Smart Traveller Enrollment Program (STEP) , so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within Denmark. By registering, U.S. citizens make it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.

    The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen is located at Dag Hammarskjolds Alle 24 in Copenhagen. Our phone number is (+45) 3341-7100; Fax: (45) 3538-9616; after-hours emergencies: Tel: (45) 3341-7400. Email: U.S. Embassy Copenhagen home page: