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Housing and Travel

Official event venue: Bella Center Copenhagen
Center Boulevard 5
DK2300 Copenhagen S

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) makes it easy and convenient to reserve your hotel rooms for the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders™ through the official housing vendor, MCI Nordics. 

Hotel blocks fill quickly so we encourage you to book early to secure your room.

Individuals and Groups:

Reserve now


Contact MCI Nordics
+41 22 33 99 724


Copenhagen Information

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The official currency of Copenhagen is the Danish Krone (kr).  Coins range from 1 to 20 kroner and 50 ore and the paper bills range from 50 to 1000 Danish kroner.  Most restaurants, stores, cafes, hotels, etc. accept major credit cards.  Only US Dollars and Danish Kroner will be accepted as cash payment for any onsite registrations at the International Congress registration desk.


The official language of the MDS International Congress is English.  While Danish is the language spoken in Copenhagen, English is also widely spoken.

Passports and Visas

For attendees requiring additional entry documentation, advance travel planning and early visa application are important as visa applications are subject to a great degree of scrutiny. It is strongly suggested that all attendees review the websites below and/or contact their local embassy to determine what, if any, travel documents they will need to travel to Denmark.

•    Denmark Visa Application Requirements
•    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark 

MDS is able to provide you with an Invitation Letter and any International Congress related documentation needed to assist in this process. Please note that MDS is unable to contact the Embassy on your behalf.  It is the responsibility of each delegate to make the necessary arrangements related to this process.  However, if the official handling your application needs further clarification, please have them contact Sarah Smith at

Phone Calls

In order to make a call to a landline phone in Copenhagen from abroad, first enter the international access code (00) and then the country code for Denmark (45). 
Useful phone numbers
    Medical Helpline for Non-Emergencies Telephone: 1813
    Copenhagen Police Department (Non-Emergency) Telephone: 114
    Copenhagen emergency call: 112

Personal Insurance

It is recommended that all attendees take out a personal travel and health insurance policy for their trip to the International Congress in Copenhagen.


August is known as one of the best months to visit Copenhagen with blue skies and 199 hours of sun.  The average temperatures around this time range from 14º Celsius (58º Fahrenheit) to 22º Celsius (71º Fahrenheit).


The sales tax on goods and services in Denmark is known as the Value Added Tax (VAT). The standard VAT rate in Denmark is 25%.


In Copenhagen, tipping is not a tradition.  If you receive extraordinary good service, you are welcome to reward with a tip, but it is not expected. Service is normally included in the bill at restaurants, hotels and taxis.  Thus, it is option whether to round up the bill or not.

Venue of the International Congress

Bella Center Copenhagen
Center Boulevard 5
DK2300 Copenhagen S


In Denmark, the standard electrical voltage is 230 volts and the frequency is 50Hz.  The power plugs and sockets are of type E and K.

COVID-19 Information for Denmark

MDS will be monitoring local and national Covid-19 related restrictions and will adjust our meeting plans as needed to ensure the safety of all attendees.

There are no COVID-19 restrictions in Denmark.  Please check the Danish Government COVID-19 information page for updates and detailed information about travel to Denmark.

It is no longer mandatory to wear face masks or show COVID-19 passports in Denmark. Please be aware that on board airplanes, businesses and private cultural institutions are allowed to make their own requirements regarding face masks, shields, Covid-19 certificates etc. Please comply with such requirements. Stay update on all rules and restrictions here.

*Last updated: February 1, 2023



If needed, COVID-19 Testing:

Private COVID-19 Testing Sites At Kastrup Airport:

•    Airport Medical Clinic: Terminal 2 across check-in 102 on the 1st Floor (Book and pay online. PCR – Result after 45 min. Will test young children with same day results.)
•    Business & Private Test Center: Amager Landevej 171, 2770 Kastrup (Book online. RT-PCR including certificate, Result after 2 hours. Will test young children with same day results.)
•    Falck Test Centers at Copenhagen Airport

Other private clinics in Copenhagen: 

•    CopenhagenMedical COVID-19 testing sites.
•    Waterfront Doctors perform PCR and antigen tests. Testing does not require CPR number nor NEM ID. If the person requires a medical certificate, the clinic uses the passport number.  Results sent via e-mail.  Prices vary by speed of results required.  Testing available for younger children.
•    Hospital Aleris-Hamlet – PCR and Antigen test Test results are submitted via their app. They issue an electronic certificate. Testing does not require CPR number nor NEM ID. Prices vary by speed of results required.
•    PrivatTest PCR and antigen test dk (test centers at Forum and Nordhavn metro stops) Result is sent electronically.
•    Lægernes Vaccineklinik PCR and antigen test Lægernes Hurtigtest & Vaccineklinik(open on Saturdays and Sundays). Results sent electronically and can be obtained as an encrypted COVID-19 certificate. Prices vary by speed of results required.

Questions? Feel free to contact the MDS International Secretariat at

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