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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 outside of the EU, you are entitled to buy fragrance, skincare, cosmetics, Champagne, wine, selected spirits, fashion accessories, gifts and souvenirs - all at tax-free equivalent prices.

• Please note that the Faroe Islands and Greenland are not part of the EU.

Denmark duty-free allowance for travellers from EU countries:

Goods obtained duty and tax paid in the EU are unlimited, as long as they are for your own use. However, if you bring in more than the following, customs officials are more likely to ask the reason for holding the goods:

• 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco.
• 90L of still wine.
• 110L of beer.
• 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22% or 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Denmark duty-free allowance for travellers from non-EU countries:

If you are arriving from a non-EU country, the following goods may be imported into Germany by travellers with a minimum age of 17 years without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each) or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 4L of wine and 16L of beer and 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume.
• Other goods up to the value of Krr3,250 for air and sea travellers and Krr2,250 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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