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Before You Go to Copenhagen

Before You Get on the Plane

Leaving for Copenhagen

Before you relocate to Copenhagen, make sure you have the proper visas and documentation - it is a good idea to have a checklist. The documentation that is required varies according to your country of origin.

If you are an EU citizen or if your country is a part of the Schengen group (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) you will need a valid passport, ID card, and EU certificate to move to Denmark to work.

However, if you are from another country, the maximum stay in Copenhagen without a permanent visa is 90 days. For a visit of three months, you’ll need a tourist visa form, as well as your passport.

It is a great idea to have medium term accommodation waiting for you in Copenhagen. By staying in an apartment or room found on FlatCub, you'll be given the opportunity to get to know the city a lot better for a couple of months, and develop a 'base of operations' in Copenhagen before you commit to one location only. It's also a great chance for people who are only going to be in Copenhagen temporarily to have a more 'normal' life where they don't feel trapped in a hotel.

Have a check-up with your doctor and dentist before you go. Also stock up on prescriptions to take with you - you'll most likely be able to get them while staying in Copenhagen but it's just another thing to worry about while you're there.

Receive all necessary immunizations before travel, and check with your local insurance in case they have coverage that would apply in Denmark. Make sure you have your doctor’s international phone number in case you have a medical emergency and a doctor in Copenhagen would need to obtain your medical records from your doctor at home.

You’ll find that quite a few Danish citizens in Copenhagen speak English. However, you cannot rely on this. It’s therefore a good idea to brush on some basic Spanish phrases before you go. This way, you can be sure to get around comfortably and converse with the locals on your arrival in Copenhagen.

Just Landed!


The main airport in Copenhagen is the Copenhagen Airport. There are two locations, in Kastrup & Roskilde.

Useful Links: Copenhagen Airports

Another way of travelling to the Danish capital is via train. From London there are trains that travel to Brussels, which is then connected to Copenhagen through a direct train. If you have time and you like a view, travelling by train to Copenhagen may well be for you a particularly enjoyable transport solution. When moving to Copenhagen, it’s also a great way to transport all your belongings, without baggage allowances!

Useful Links: RailEurope


The most important numbers to remember in Denmark are the following:

  • For emergencies, including ambulances & fire services, 112.
  • For non-emergencies, 114.
  • Although Denmark is by and large a safe country, there are a few practical tips to keep you safe when travelling in Copenhagen. For instance, keep your purse and other belongings in your site, and don’t carry excessive cash on your person.