What is an unexpected threat in Denmark

Illness on vacation in Denmark

Treatment in Danish hospitals and doctors' offices

All tourists are entitled to treatment in Danish hospitals in the event of sudden illness, accident, childbirth or the unexpected worsening of a chronic condition. However, any return transport is at your own expense. The majority of Germans have a right to medical treatment and reimbursement of doctor, dentist and medication costs through their health insurance, but only in the amount of the tariffs negotiated in Germany between the statutory health insurance companies and statutory health insurance physicians. The European health insurance card, which will replace the EU form E 111 previously issued by the statutory health insurances on June 1st, 2004, still has to be brought with you and presented for treatment and medication purchase.

The difference due to any medical bill issued by a private doctor must also be paid out of pocket. Travel health insurance is therefore urgently recommended, as this covers the additional costs that arise. In principle, all bills in connection with medical treatment (even if the above documents are presented) are to be paid on site. After the trip, a reimbursement must be requested from the relevant insurance company.

Experience shows that privately insured holidaymakers are not necessarily reimbursed for all costs in connection with illness or accident. Please check whether your insurance company will cover the costs, e.g. in the event of a necessary return transport.

Outside of normal office hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and on weekends, the nearest medical emergency service is called on +45 7013 0041.

In acute danger, dial the emergency number 112.