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Denmark Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Diphtheria No
Hepatitis A No
Typhoid No
Tetanus Yes
Rabies No
Malaria No
Yellow Fever No

Health Care

If suddenly taken ill or involved in an accident during a visit to an EEA country, such as Denmark, free or reduced-cost necessary treatment is available for European travellers - in most cases on production of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Comprehensive insurance is advised for all other nationals.

Generally, health risks in Denmark are few and far between, with most visitors likely to suffer nothing more serious than a few blisters from hiking or insect bites in the summer. Standards of healthcare are high and chemist shops can be found on most high streets. 

Food and Drink

There's nothing to mark out Danish food as particularly risky to general health, in fact food hygiene standards are very high across the country. The tap water is also safe to drink. However, resist the temptation to drink from streams or lakes, no matter how clean they look, as they may contain pollutants.

Other Risks

There are few risks associated with travelling to Denmark. Tick-borne encephalitis poses a minor risk in Bornholm Island and vaccination is advisable if you plan to visit. Other than that sunburn is likely to be the main issue. The usual precautions apply: use a generous amount of sunscreen and be sensible about how long you spend in direct sunlight. Be aware that a breezy day can sometimes mask high temperatures.

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