You may need to apply for a visa to enter Denmark. Please find information at the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark and The Danish Immigration services.
The currency in Denmark is Danish crowns (DKK) – in Danish ‘kroner’. In most places you will have to use Danish crowns or a credit card as local businesses do not accept other currencies. Almost all stores accept Visa card, and larger stores accept other international cards such as Master cards.
Currency exchange is possible at Copenhagen Airport, Copenhagen Central Station, Nørreport, and in banks. Please note that the banks and the foreign currency exchange offices charge high commission rates for cash exchange. It may be a better option to withdraw cash from a money machine (check the charges and exchange rates with your own bank).
VAT (Value Added Tax) and Refund
VAT (25%) is included in the purchase price of all products and services in Denmark. Non EU citizens are eligible for a tax refund after shopping (Tax Free Shopping). Ask the shops about the Danish Tax Refund Programme when shopping in Copenhagen.
The electrical supply in Denmark is 220 V. Remember to bring an adaptor for your electric appliances.
No Smoking Policy
Please note that smoking is not permitted in public buildings in Denmark (this includes the symposium venue) nor in private businesses such as restaurants, cafés, pubs and 'værtshuse'.
The emergency number to reach police, ambulance and fire department is (+45) 112. Medical emergencies (24-hour doctor or the emergency room): (+45) 1813 – www.laegevagten.dk.
24-hour open pharmacies
Københavns Steno Apotek
1620 Copenhagen V
Phone: +45 33 14 82 66
Københavns Sønderbro Apotek
2300 Copenhagen S
Phone: +45 32 58 01 40