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Yellow Fever No No
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio No No
Malaria No No
 
Note

Diabetic diets are catered for in many restaurants.

Health care

The Medical facilities in Denmark are excellent.

The telephone number for emergencies is 112.

Local tourist offices will tell visitors where to contact a doctor or dentist. Copenhagen has an emergency dental service outside office hours and fees should be paid in cash.

Only medicine prescribed by Danish or other Scandinavian doctors can be dispensed at the chemist (Apotek). Medicines that can be bought over the counter in the UK can sometimes only be obtained with prescriptions in Denmark.

There is a reciprocal health agreement with the UK. In addition to the free emergency treatment at hospitals and casualty departments allowed to all foreign visitors, this allows UK citizens on presentation of a UK passport (form E111 is not necessary if on a temporary visit to Denmark) free hospital treatment if referred by a doctor, and free medical treatment given by a doctor registered with the Danish Public Health Service. It may occasionally be necessary to pay at the time of treatment, if this is so, receipts should be kept to facilitate refunds. The Agreement does not apply in the Faroe Islands. To obtain refunds, UK citizens should apply (with receipts) to the Kommunens Social og Sundhedsforvaltning before leaving Denmark. No refund is possible on amounts under DKr 500 (although there is a 50 per cent refund for anyone under the age of 18).
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WHO the official site of the World Health Organization