Denmark Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


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All foreigners staying temporarily in Denmark are entitled to free emergency hospital and ambulance treatment. The only time you do not have to pay for the treatment in a doctor’s office is if it is a contract doctor and you present your proof of insurance before the start of treatment. In Denmark there are some private medical centers that do not have a contract with the Danish health insurance system. The costs that cannot be settled via the European health insurance card must be borne by the traveler privately. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. Helping provider is the Danish Health Service. In emergencies, contract doctors from the social and health administration treat you. Information on the addresses of panel doctors is available from the responsible district office (local authority). The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. The emergency number in Denmark is 112. Only medicines prescribed by Danish or other Scandinavian doctors are available in pharmacies. Some medicines that are not available without a prescription in other European countries are only available on prescription in Denmark. The patient bears part of the cost. Check indexdotcom for more information.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Nationwide, from April to October, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. The risk of infection for tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) caused by ticks is classified as low. Isolated cases have been reported from Bornholm and Northern Zealand. Vaccination against this disease is possible. Rabies is uncommon across the country. Carriers include stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Health certificate

In Denmark and all other EU countries, proof of the COVID vaccination status with the paper vaccination card is valid in addition to the digital COVID-19 vaccination card (EU Digital COVID Certificate). Denmark accepts the Swiss COVID certificate.



1 Danish krone = 100 Øre. Currency code: dkr, DKK (ISO code). There are banknotes in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 Dkr, coins in denominations of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Dkr and 50 Øre.

Credit cards

Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa and all other major credit cards are accepted. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit cards. Credit cards are accepted by all financial institutions as well as many hotels, restaurants and larger shops.


Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Traveller’s checks are almost never accepted in Denmark.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Wed and Fri 09.30-16.00/17.00, Thu 09.30-18.00. Some banks in Copenhagen are open Monday to Friday from 09.30 to 17.00. Some exchange offices are open until midnight.

Foreign exchange regulations

For travelers within and from outside the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare funds from an equivalent value of €10,000 (in addition to cash, cash also includes travelers cheques, savings accounts, other currencies, to third parties checks drawn, the true value of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (gold coins containing at least 90 percent gold grade, uncoined gold in the form of bars, nuggets or nuggets containing at least 99.5 percent gold grade), precious stones (but not jewelry). )).

Currency Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and exchange offices, although banks may refuse to exchange large foreign banknotes. A currency exchange fee will be charged regardless of the amount. There are numerous ATMs where you can withdraw cash in the local currency with EC/Maestro, Master, Cirrus, Spar and Visa cards.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
DKK kr 1 EUR = 7.43 kr
1 CHF = 8.86 kr
1 USD = 7.15 kr

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