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Money and duty free for Denmark

Currency and Money

Currency information

Danish Krone (DKK; symbol kr) = 100 øre. Notes are in denominations of kr1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50. Coins are in denominations of kr20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 and 50 øre.

The 25 øre coin was removed from circulation in October 2008 but will be accepted by banks until 1 October 2011.

Credit cards

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted. There are plenty of ATMs.

ATM

There are plenty of ATMs across Denmark, especially in the major towns and cities.

Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques can be cashed by banks and hotels, and can be used at most restaurants and shops. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

Banking hours

Mon to Wed and Fri 0930-1700, Thurs 0930-1800. Some banks in Copenhagen are open Mon-Fri 0930-1700. Some bureaux de change are open until 2400.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding €10,000 or equivalent must be declared if travelling from or to a country outside the European Union.

Currency exchange

Personal cheques cannot be used by visitors to Denmark. Some banks may refuse to exchange large foreign bank notes.

Denmark duty free

Overview

Denmark is within the European Union. If you are travelling from the UK, you are entitled to buy fragance, skincare, cosmetics, Champagne, wine, selected spirits, fashion accessories, gifts and souvenirs - all at tax-free equivalent prices. There are no longer any allowance restrictions on these tax-free items.

Note: The Faroe Islands and Greenland are not part of the EU.

If you are travelling from within the EU, there is no limit on the amount or value of goods you may import, providing your goods are for personal consumption. Goods imported for commercial purposes are subject to duty and the following guideline amounts are in place to determine whether this is the case:

• 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco.
• 10L of spirits over 22%, 20L of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90L of wine and 110L of beer.

Tobacco and spirit allowances apply to travellers aged 18 and over. Beer and wine allowances apply to travellers aged 16 and over.

If you are arriving from a non-EU country, the following goods may be imported into Denmark by travellers aged 17 or over without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 4L of wine and 16L of beer and 1L of spirits over 22% or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22%.
• Other goods up to the value of kr3,250 for air and sea travellers and kr2,250 for other travellers.

Banned Imports

Prohibited and restricted goods include narcotics, meat and dairy products, medicine, pets, wild animals and plants and their products, weapons and explosives, fireworks and pesticides.

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