Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2016, 16:18 NZST
  • Still current at: 30 April 2017

Some Risk

There is some risk to personal safety and security in Denmark due to the threat of terrorism and we advise caution.

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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.

Danish authorities have confirmed that the threat of terrorism remains “significant”. In February 2015, a gunman killed two people and injured a number of others in Copenhagen, before being shot by police.

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.

Civil unrest
Demonstrations and protests occur from time to time in Denmark.  New Zealanders are advised to avoid all protests 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

New Zealand Consulate-General Copenhagen, Denmark

Street Address Store Strandstraede 21,, DK-1255 Copenhagen K, Denmark Telephone +45 3 337 77 02 Fax +45 3 337 76 99 Email Hours Mon-Thur 1000-1400 hrs

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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