(Updated 08.16 CET 19JAN18)
New regulations from US authorities regarding travel to the US
If you're traveling to the US it is important to arrive at the airport well in advance of your departure, as you will need extra time to check in and pass through security.
This is due to additional regulations from US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) affecting all departures to the US from 26 October 2017.
Airlines in all countries must adhere to the same regulations. This also affects travelers in transit.
Increased border control at Copenhagen Airport
The Danish authorities have decided, in view of the change in the EU rules on the Schengen Zone, that effective 7 October 2017, the Police are to check the passports of all travelers crossing the Schengen border.
The new rules mean that all travelers, irrespective of their nationality, that cross the Schengen border, are to have their passport scanned at the Police passport control in Copenhagen Airport. Scanning is designed to check passports in relevant databases.
Copenhagen Airport anticipates waiting times of up to one hour at passport control, depending on whether you are arriving or flying from the airport. We therefore advise our passengers to arrive at the airport in good time, as passport control is performed after check-in and security.
Please note, that the new rules only affect travelers who cross the Schengen border. If you are traveling within the country or to other Schengen area countries, you do not have to scan your passport.
We otherwise suggest our passengers contact the Police or Copenhagen Airport for more detailed information on rules and guidelines for the time you should allow to go through passport control in order to make your flight.
*Countries that are members of the Schengen Agreement: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland are associate members and apply the same rules.
Utvidet sikkerhet før reise til USA
Det amerikanske sikkerhetsdepartementet (DHS) innfører styrkede sikkerhetstiltak ved alle flyplasser med direktefly til USA, i 105 land. De styrkede sikkerhetstiltakene er både synlige og usynlige, og passasjerer som reiser til USA, kan måtte gjennomgå ekstrasjekker av person og bagasje.
Det er ingen endringer for hva som er tillatt å ta med i håndbagasjen eller den innsjekkede bagasjen.
De styrkede sikkerhetstiltakene inkluderer, men er ikke begrenset til:
· Grundigere sjekk av elektroniske enheter
· Styrkede sikkerhetsprotokoller for fly og flyplassene
· Økt bruk av søkshund.
· Etablering av flere preclearance-steder (pass-/tollklarering på avreiseflyplassen)
For mer informasjon:
Fact Sheet: Aviation Enhanced Security Measures for All Commercial Flights to the United States
Restrictions on admittance to US
From 29 June 2017 the US will limit entry to the US for foreign nationals from the countries outlines below for a for a period of 90 days. If you have any questions regarding your visa, please contact the US Embassy in your country.
The new rules have an impact on the issuance of new visas for travelers from these countries. At check-in, the decision about whether to accept a passenger or not on an airline lies with the US authorities. A full refund is permitted in the event that a traveler's visa is rejected as a result of this travel ban.
From 18 October 2017 the US will limit entry to the US for foreign nationals from the following countries. If you have any questions regarding your visa, please contact the US Embassy in your country.
- North Korea
The new rules will have an impact on the issuance of new visas for travelers from these countries. At check-in, the decision about whether to accept a traveler or not on an airline lies with the US authorities. A full refund is permitted in the event that a traveler’s visa is rejected as a result of this travel ban.
Travel to France
All French airports except Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY) have border controls for Schengen arrivals and departures.
All travelers must present a valid national ID card or valid passport when arriving or departing from France. Travelers who cannot present a valid national ID card or valid passport will be refused entry to France.
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