From the end of 2022 onwards, Canadians wishing to travel to Denmark and other countries in the Schengen Area will need to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver for Denmark. The application process for the ETIAS for Canadian citizens will be quick and simple and the visa waiver should be available within around 20 minutes.
The aim of ETIAS is to boost security and prevent cross-border criminal activity throughout Europe. ETIAS is not a visa, it is an electronic travel authorisation designed to better control who is entering the Schengen Area. It is also intended to speed up and simplify the process of entering a Schengen country.
Applying for the ETIAS visa waiver
Canadian citizens will be able to apply for ETIAS by filling in a simple online form. There are, however, a number of important requirements for Canadian citizens that they will need to meet. They will be asked to enter basic personal information such as their:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Passport details
Applicants will also need a valid passport, an email address, and a credit or debit card to pay for the visa. The application will then be checked against police databases and, provided there is no match, the visa should be processed within a matter of minutes.
The ETIAS visa waiver will only be registered for one passport so each person travelling will need their own ETIAS. There is a section on the form where applicants will need to enter their passport information including nationality, passport number, date of issue, and expiry date. Once issued, the ETIAS may not be transferred from one document to another.
Tourist information and useful facts about Denmark
Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, with a population of 5.4 million people. The Kingdom of Denmark is a constitutional monarchy that also comprises the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark is a member of the EU and the Schengen Area but did not adopt the euro currency and still uses the Danish krone.
Denmark is not always an obvious choice for international tourists, but the number of visitors has been rising in recent years. Denmark regularly tops happiness surveys and people are curious to find out why.
The capital Copenhagen offers world-class cuisine and a charming mix of traditional picturesque streets and avant-garde ultramodern architecture, such as the opera house and the Playhouse Theatre. Other highlights include the iconic Little Mermaid statue and the delightful Tivoli Gardens amusement park.
Aarhus, the largest city in Jutland, is also emerging as a top place to visit. This lively little city has excellent museums such as the ARoS Art Museum and the Mosegaard Museum, as well as great nightlife and restaurants.
No description of Denmark is complete without mentioning Legoland. This ever-popular theme park dedicated to the country’s most famous export is located in Billund.
Denmark also boasts a stunningly beautiful coastline, which can be best appreciated in the summer months.
- A very large number of Danes (86%) speak English as a second language, mostly to a high level
- The Danish healthcare system is public and of excellent quality
- Danish tap water is not only safe to drink, but is some of the best in the world
- The emergency number in Denmark is 112
Canadian embassy in Copenhagen
If you require assistance during your stay in Denmark then the Canadian Embassy can be found at the following address:
Kristen Bernikows Gade 1,
Tel: +44 33 48 32 00