Australian Embassy
Denmark
Norway, Iceland

The Australian Embassy in Denmark                                          

We are accredited to Denmark, Norway and Iceland and our role is to promote Australia's relationships with the region and to provide consular assistance to Australians overseas. This website guides you to information about Australia, whether you are interested in doing business with or investing in Australia, going on holiday, studying or learning more about Australia.
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COVID-19 Notice

The Embassy wants to provide a safe environment for both staff and visitors and we ask that everyone adhere to the advice of local authorities. Following the update given by our host government in Denmark on 23 March 2020, the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen has decided to postpone all visits to the Embassy until 10 May 2020.

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General advice from the Australian Government

From 9.00pm (Australian time) on 20 March, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. All those arriving are required to undertake 14 days self-isolation.

As of 11:59 on Saturday 28 March (Australian time) all those arriving in Australia will be required to undertake their mandatory 14 day self-isolation at designated facilities (for example, a hotel) before they can go home. Travellers will be transported directly to designated facilities after appropriate immigration, customs and enhanced health checks at airports. Designated facilities will be determined by the relevant state or territory government and will ordinarily be in the city of entry where the traveller has cleared immigration, but facilities in other areas may be used if required. These requirements will be implemented under state and territory legislation and will be enforced by state and territory governments, with the support of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian Border Force (ABF) where necessary.

Up to date information on Australia's response to COVID-19 and current travel restrictions, as well as exemptions, is available at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

The Australian Government urges all Australians to return home as soon as possible. As more countries close their borders or introduce travel restrictions, travel becomes more complex, if not impossible. You may not be able to return to Australia when you had planned to.

We urge you to contact your travel insurance to confirm your medical coverage and stay in close contact with your travel agency or airline to get their updated advice.

Please read the Smartraveller specific Covid-19 advice here: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19.

If you’re overseas and either can’t or don’t want to return to Australia, you should follow the advice of local authorities.

 

For Australians currently in Denmark

On 23 March, the Danish Prime Minister announced a continuation of initiatives to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Denmark. Foreigners without a recognised purpose are still unable to enter Denmark until at least 13 April 2020.

If you wish to enter, you must be able to document that you have a recognised purpose. Danish authorities have provided a list of recognised purposes in English here: https://politi.dk/en/corona-virus-covid-19-in-denmark/faq-of-the-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-of-denmark

The Danish authorities are providing detailed advice in Danish on their coordinated site www.coronasmitte.dk – However, we note that select information is being translated into English - https://politi.dk/coronavirus-i-danmark/in-english .

The Danish Department of Health have published a Q&A in English as well: https://www.sst.dk/da/Viden/Smitsomme-sygdomme/Smitsomme-sygdomme-A-AA/Coronavirus/Spoergsmaal-og-svar/Questions-and-answers

For general advice about Covid-19, you can call the Danish Health Authority Hotline on +45 722 274 59 or the non-medical hotline on 70 200 233.

If you are in Greenland, please be aware that restrictions are now in place. Residents will not be able to leave the capital, Nuuk, by any mode of transport until 8 April. There are currently no international and domestic flights to or from Greenland. To stay updated on the situation in Greenland go here: https://nun.gl/ 

To stay updated on the situation in the Faroe Islands go here: www.corona.fo  

 

For Australians currently in Norway

On 14 March, the Norwegian Prime Minister announced further initiatives to contain the spread of Covid‑19 in Norway, including refusing entry for most foreign nationals. Exceptions exists, if you for example have a residence permit. For a full list of exception, please see this link: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/immigration-and-integration/innsikt/questions--answers-on-new-rules-barring-entry-to-norway/id2693775/

Please be mindful that Norway is also directing all arrivals to be quarantined for 14 days.

Norwegian authorities have confirmed that foreigners without symptoms currently in quarantine are able to leave the country. You must adhere to the advice regarding travelling in public provided by Norway. Read more here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/foreign-nationals-with-no-symptoms-of-coronavirus-infection-may-leave-norway/id2693878/  

For those remaining in the country who need to be in quarantine, Norwegian authorities have advised that a person in quarantine is to stay in his or her own home or other suitable place of accommodation. The person may only leave the home or place of accommodation if close contact with other persons is avoided. “Close contact” in this context refers to contact in closer proximity than two metres from other persons for more than 15 minutes, or direct physical contact.

Please see this updated page with English language advice on how to self-quarantine
https://www.helsedirektoratet.no/nyheter/information-about-quarantine-after-traveling-outside-the-nordic-countries

Quarantine advice in multiple languages: https://www.fhi.no/nettpub/coronavirus/rad-til-personer-som-er-smittet-eller-har-vart-utsatt-for-smitte/informasjon-om-hjemmekarantene-og-isolasjon-pa-ulike-sprak/

For questions about access to healthcare services or details of quarantine conditions please contact Norway’s Covid-19 hotline on +47 815 550 15. Alternatively contact your local General Practitioner for health advice. Stay informed through the Norwegian Directorate of Health via their website (https://www.helsedirektoratet.no/english) as well as the advice from Helsenorge (https://helsenorge.no/)

 

For Australians in Iceland

Iceland has provided the following English website as a central point for most information (including important contact information) which we recommend you monitor: https://www.covid.is/english

As of 20 March and until 17 April 2020, only EU/EEA, EFTA and UK nationals will be allowed to enter Iceland, consistent with EU restrictions. Iceland recommends that residents of Iceland do not travel and there is a 14 day quarantine requirement for residents arriving in the country. The quarantine requirement does not apply to tourists visiting the country.

From 24 March to 12 April, a ban on assembly of more than 20 persons is in effect in order to contain the virus. The ban does not affect international airports and ports, airplanes or ships. Other restrictions, including keeping a minimum of 2 meters distance between people, are in place.

As restrictions and quarantine arrangements may change, we recommend that you read Iceland's latest advice for tourists (https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/tourists) as well as this FAQ:

https://www.ferdamalastofa.is/static/files/ferdamalastofa/covid-19/important-information-for-tourists-in-iceland-about-covid-19.pdf

 

Friends or family traveling in Australia?

For parents and loved ones of travellers currently in Australia, please take a look at the information posted by the Australian Department of Health - https://www.health.gov.au/  and reach out to one of the local embassies listed below for further information.

For a Danish friend or family member, please contact the Danish Embassy in Canberra https://australien.um.dk/  for specific advice for Danes in Australia: https://australien.um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/coronavirus/

For a Norwegian family member of friend, please seek out the information provided by the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra https://www.norway.no/en/australia/

For an Icelandic friend of family member, please see the advice provided on the Icelandic Covid-19 site here: https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/travel

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  Apply for the right visa  

  Use the Visa Finder to find the right visa. How long does it take to get a visa? See the  Visa Processing times.
  EU passport holders can apply for the eVisitor visa - it is free of charge and lets you travel as a tourist for up to
  3 months.

  Detailed questions?
  CONTACT the Australian Visa Global Service Centre on +61 2 61 96 01 96 between 09:00 - 17:00 (Copenhagen time).
  International call charges apply.
 
The Australian Embassy in Denmark does not have a Visa or Immigration department, so all enquiries relating to visa,
  immigration or border issues should be directed to our Visa Help desk in Australia.
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Bushfire information

How to help, where to donate and links to State Fire Services.
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Notarial Services

The Embassy plans to re-open for physical appointments after 10 May 2020. In the meantime, we can provide certain notarial services, such as certified copies or getting Apostilles affixed on Australian original documents.

Our services are detailed here: https://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/consular.html Unfortunately, as they require a physical visit to the Embassy, we cannot witness signatures nor take affidavits in the period until 10 May 2020.

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The Smartraveller system has changed on 1 November 2019

After 1 November 2019, if you, or someone you know, is affected by a crisis and needs help you or they will be able to register via a simple online form or call us on 1300 555 135 (in Australia) or 02 6261 3305 from overseas.

Rather than registering your travel, we ask that you Subscribe to Updates
This service provides you with the latest updates to our travel advice. You can subscribe to one or more countries or to our official bulletins for information about topics such as voting in Australian elections, large sporting events, or widespread health or security issues.

Check out the current travel advice for this region: Denmark Norway  -  Iceland  and take a look at all Smartraveller advice.
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A message from the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Norway and Iceland

H.E. MaryEllen Miller 

"Australia and Denmark, Norway and Iceland share values across many areas of international importance such as our shared commitment to freedom, democracy, rule of law and the rules-based international order. We value these partnerships greatly, but we also share a kindred spirit. Australians feel welcome when they visit Denmark, Norway and Iceland and we’re always happy to hear that the feeling is mutual, with travellers from this region visiting Australia for tourism, to studying or doing business.

There are many opportunities to connect our countries of accreditation with Australia and we will continue to build and establish new important links between governments, businesses and peoples."

Our bilateral relationship

Denmark

Australia and Denmark share a bilateral relationship based on close cooperation on a range of issues in international forums, a strong commitment to global security, and people-to-people links established over two centuries of migration.  According to the 2016 census, over 59,000 Australians claim Danish ancestry. Australia's profile in Denmark, and vice-versa, was boosted by the marriage in May 2004 of Australian-born Mary Donaldson to Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik.

Norway

Australia and Norway share the same values and are like-minded on many of the key challenges facing our globe. We are strong advocates for the rules-based international order. Norway is an important interlocutor for Australia on Antarctic issues. According to the 2016 census, over 26,000 Australians claim Norwegian ancestry.

Iceland

Australia and Iceland established diplomatic relations on 17 April 1984.  According to the 2016 census, almost 1,100 Australians claim Icelandic ancestry.

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Further to the announcement made by the Danish government, we are postponing appointments at the Embassy until after 10 May 2020.

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Got a question? Read our Frequently Asked Questions first
What to bring , medicine and foreign passport requirements: http://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/visa_faq.html

Which Visa should you apply for?
Find the right visa for you using our Visa Finder
As a European passport holder going as a tourist or business visit to Australia, you can apply for the eVisitor visa.
Start any application for a visa by creating an ImmiAccount: https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/login

Check your visa status via ImmiAccount: http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Immi
Visa and citizenship standard processing times 
Make specific visa enquiries via a designated online enquiry form

 

Contacting the Embassy
You can contact the Embassy via email or telephone or connect with us on Social Media: Facebook and Twitter.
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Vacancies

There are no current vacancies at the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen.
For more career prospectcs with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, check out our vacancies in the region.
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Have you lost your personal items or had your travel document stolen?
Being the victim of a theft or an accident can have an impact on your onward travel. The Embassy can assist with replacing your passport with an Emergency Passport, and you can contact relevant Lost/found offices to try to locate your lost property.
http://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/loss_theft.html
 

 

Updated/reviewed  7 April 2020