Practical Information

Address of the Venue
University College UCC, Campus Carlsberg
Humletorvet 3
1799 Copenhagen V

Visa Regulations and Requirements
The vast majority of the European congress participants will not need a visa to visit Denmark. The Danish Immigration Service publish a regularly updated list of the countries for which Denmark requires a visa. Persons whose country of origin is not on the list may stay in Denmark for up to three months without contacting the Danish authorities.

Congress participants must apply for a visa in good time at Danish Diplomatic and Consular Posts in their countries of domicile. If you apply less than 14 days before departure, the Danish Immigration Service cannot guarantee that you will obtain your visa in time.

Where to find more information and help:

  • The Danish Immigration Service has a regularly updated list of countries whose citizens require visas to visit Denmark: (Click on English - Visa - Do I need a Visa?)
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a specific page where you can see where to send visa applications if Denmark does not have a diplomatic mission in the country concerned: (Click on English - Danish Visa Rules)

Health Insurance
Citizens of Nordic countries and UK citizens are covered by the Danish public health insurance scheme upon arrival in Denmark. Citizens of the EU who have a valid EHIC card are covered for most medical treatment in Denmark. Citizens of an EU country are covered by public health insurance within the limits agreed upon between your own country and the Danish authorities. Most EU-nationals who are covered by the public health insurance scheme in their respective country in order to be covered in Denmark.

If you are a citizen of a non-EU country, ensure that you have adequate health insurance. Check with your travel agency or insurance company before you travel.

Currency and credit card

The currency in Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK). One 1 € is equal to 6,4 DKK and 1 $ is 6,7 DKK. Larger shops in Copenhagen accept euros.

VISA is the most common credit card in Denmark, but you should have no problem finding ATMs/cash machines that will accept Mastercard and American Express. In Copenhagen, credit cards are widely accepted at restaurants, hotels and shops. However, it is always a good idea to ask anyway.

Tax refund (VAT)

When shopping in Denmark note that Danish prices include 25 percent Value Added Tax (VAT). This is refundable to you if you are a non-EU resident or if you are travelling to a non-EU country. VAT can be refunded at Copenhagen Airport upon presenting a completed VAT refund form. There are two refund companies at the airport which are Tax Free Worldwide and Global Blue Denmark. To achieve the VAT refund, the minimum purchase per shop must be 300 DKK. Tax-free shopping is however possible in several major shops and department stores in Copenhagen.

Denmark operates on Greenwich Mean Time + 1 hour.

The climate in Copenhagen follows the four seasons of the northern hemisphere. However, the temperatures can vary considerably during the year. In general, January and February are the coldest months, and July and August the warmest. The average temperature in August is 20.3 °C (68.5 Farenheit) during the day and 12.6 °C (54.7 F) at night.

Voltages and Plugs
Electricity in Denmark is 220-volt current. Plugs are European standard with two pins.

Smoking Policy
In Denmark it is forbidden to smoke in all public building and private businesses such as restaurants, shops, public transport, most pubs, entertainment venues and workplaces. In some smaller pubs, smoking is allowed, but most places refers smokers to the street.