When you move to Denmark, you are covered by the Danish health insurance system from the day you register with the national registration office.
The international health insurance rules vary according to where you are travelling to, how long you plan to be away for and the purpose of your trip.
- If you travel within Europe for less than a month, you are covered by the tourist health insurance scheme in most cases.
- If you travel within Europe for more than one month or for purposes other than holidays or studies, you will need a European health insurance card (also known as the blue card).
- Special rules apply if you travel in the Nordic region, Greenland, the Faroe Islands or in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- If you travel outside Europe, or if the tourist health insurance card or the European health insurance card does not provide sufficient cover, you should think about taking out private travel insurance.
- If you spend more than six months travelling, you normally lose the right to health insurance cover in Denmark.
Health insurance card
When you are covered by the national health insurance, you can register with a GP and receive a yellow health insurance card.
The health insurance card is documentation that you are entitled to the services offered under the national health insurance scheme. You must therefore always bring your card with you when you go for treatment.
You can contact Citizens’ Services if you need help or further information on national health insurance.