Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 14 January 2019, 12:58 NZDT
  • Still current at: 16 December 2019

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Exercise increased caution

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

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Terrorism
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.

Crime
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 Stockholm, Sweden is accredited to Denmark

Street Address 6 Skarpögatan, Östermalm 115 93, Stockholm, Sweden Postal Address New Zealand Embassy, 6 Skarpögatan, Östermalm 115 93, Stockholm, Sweden Telephone +46 8 400 172 70 Emergency Telephone +64 99 20 20 20 (New Zealand) Email NZEmbassyStockholm@mfat.govt.nz Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz Hours Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. Visitors to the embassy are by appointment only.

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Accredited New Zealand Embassy Sweden

Street Address
6 Skarpögatan, Östermalm 115 93, Stockholm, Sweden

Telephone: +46 8 400 172 70

Emergency Telephone: +64 99 20 20 20 (New Zealand)

Email: NZEmbassyStockholm@mfat.govt.nz

Website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. Visitors to the embassy are by appointment only.

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