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Visiting Denmark? You’ll Need More Than a Schengen Visa

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Denmark is a member of the Schengen Agreement which allows you to travel in between member countries on a single visa.  One of the requirements for a Schengen Visa is to show proof of health insurance.  Contact Insurance Services of America for an affordable travel medical insurance quote which meets the Schengen Visa health insurance requirements.

If you are planning a trip to Denmark, then take head to the recent travel warning issued by the U.S. State Department.  The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen has learned that there have been devices placed on ATMs in the Osterbro section of Copenhagen, where the U.S. Embassy is located, that are able to read the ATM cards and/or collect data for PIN codes.  Read more for tips to avoid being victimized by such ATM readers:

· ATM machines that are inside of a bank or other business may be less likely to have been tampered with than those available on the street.

· Always maintain situational awareness.

· Look for signs of tampering or any abnormalities with the ATM – if it appears suspicious, do not use it.

· Cover your PIN code when making a transaction.

· Stop and put your money away immediately after using an ATM.

U.S. citizens should remain aware of their personal security and surroundings at all times and should stay abreast of developments through the local media.

When possible, use a Visa or Master Card credit card for purchases.  Notify your credit card company before you depart and set-up email alerts for any suspicious activity i.e. unusually large purchases.  Also have your credit card overseas customer service telephone number in case you lose your credit card.

– Adam Bates, V.P. of Insurance Services of America

We (the US State Department) strongly recommend that U.S. citizens and nationals traveling to or residing in Denmark enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Enrollment gives you access to updated information about areas abroad and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to reach you or your designated contact in case of an emergency.

You can get global updates at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web site, where you can find the Worldwide Caution and current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. If you don’t have Internet access, you can call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook as well. You can also download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark is located on Dag Hammarskjolds Alle 24 2100 Copenhagen 0 (+45) 33 41 71 00. The local number for police, ambulance, or fire officials is 112. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is (+45) 33 41 74 00.

Copyright © 2012, U.S. Department of State

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