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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2021, 10:25 NZDT
  • Still current at: 14 December 2021

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We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions.

The global situation remains complex. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly, particularly in response to new variants of concern. Should you decide to travel overseas at this time, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Talk to your insurer about how sudden changes to the international travel environment might affect your insurance.

Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand
Travellers to New Zealand may be required to enter government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). The length of your stay in MIQ may depend on where you are travelling from. Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at

Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand
Most travellers must have a negative pre-departure test result and approved documentation to enter New Zealand. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website here.

We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.


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.

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 Web Site Hours Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm. Visitors to the embassy are by appointment only.

See our regional advice for Europe