Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 14 January 2019, 12:58 NZDT
  • Still current at: 15 October 2019

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Exercise increased caution

Exercise increased caution in Denmark due to the threat of terrorism.

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Terrorist groups, including those based in Syria and Iraq, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Denmark and across Europe. There is also a threat from domestic-based extremists, including plots that may involve foreign fighters returning to Denmark and other countries in Europe from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

The Danish Security and Intelligence Service maintains a national terrorism threat level for Denmark. The Danish authorities have assessed the threat level as “significant”, the second highest state of alert (Level 4 out of 5). There were two terrorist shooting incidents in Copenhagen in February 2015.

New Zealanders in Denmark are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising a high degree of vigilance in public places, particularly at large public gatherings, tourist sites and transport hubs including airports and railway stations.

Petty crime and professional pickpocketing occur in Denmark.  There is also some gang-related crime in Copenhagen.  Thieves operate around hotel lobbies, cafes restaurants, train stations and airports. We advise New Zealanders to be alert to their surroundings at all times and take steps to safeguard and secure their personal belongings.

Civil unrest
Demonstrations and protests occur from time to time in Denmark. New Zealanders are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations as they may occasionally turn violent.
General travel advice

New Zealanders travelling or living in Denmark should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

New Zealanders in Denmark are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Travel tips

The New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands is accredited to Denmark

Street Address Eisenhowerlaan 77N, 2517 KK The Hague The Netherlands Telephone +31 70 346 9324 Fax +31 70 363 2983 Email Web Site Hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1230 hrs, 1330 - 1700 hrs Note

See our regional advice for Europe

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Accredited New Zealand Embassy The Netherlands

Street Address
Eisenhowerlaan 77N, 2517 KK The Hague The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 70 346 9324

Fax: +31 70 363 2983



Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1230 hrs, 1330 - 1700 hrs

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