State Dept Travel Advisory - Level 2
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Dani Reiter

Denmark Travel Advisory Increased

US travel advisory for Denmark elevated to Level 2 by Department of State 

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The US Department of State issued a Level 2 Travel Advisory when visiting the Kingdom of Denmark. 

This ‘Practice Enhanced Caution’ Travel Advisory was issued on June 25, 2019, and is related to groups continuing to plot possible attacks in Denmark.     

Potential attacks can be with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. 

The US State Department says visitors to Denmark should be vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. 

This is important news since over 7 million visitors traveled to Denmark in 2017. Denmark’s sandy beaches attract many tourists in the summer, with Germany accounting for most foreign visitors.

Swedish and Norwegian tourists often come to visit the relatively lively city of Copenhagen, the capital. 

Denmark is a sovereign state and Nordic country in the Scandinavian region of Northern Europe. 

  • If you decide to visit Denmark this summer, the US Department of State suggests the following preventive actions: 
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt, nor display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations, such as this Traveler’s Checklist.
  • The US Embassy in Copenhagen is located at Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Additionally, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) says ‘The authorities in Denmark have successfully disrupted a number of planned attacks and made a number of arrests.’

Furthermore, this April 2019 FCO Advisory says ‘There is a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals,   

Additionally, from a health risk perspective, both the Canadian government and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Level 1 measles alerts for Denmark in 2019. 

The CDC suggests visitors to Denmark are current with certain vaccines, such as Routine Vaccines and the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.   

Pre-departure vaccination services, related travel medications, and counseling appointments can be scheduled at a US pharmacy by visiting Vax-Before-Travel.