Accompanied Access

Journalists not authorised by the police and without a press ID card will only be granted accompanied access to the passenger area at Copenhagen Airport.

Accompaniment in the passenger areas can be made by any person with a valid CPH ID card and the required additional authorization for escorting guests without CPH ID card. If there is no opportunity to be accompanied by someone from the company that you have an agreement with, a companion can be hired at the company Airport Temp. Read more about this opportunity here.

For access please register as "Escorted Visitor" together with the escort at the Port Office Access Registration office (Adgangsregistrering) outside Terminal 2 (West).

Limited number of visits
According to the new rules, a member of the press may obtain accompanied access a maximum total of 14 times within 12 successive months.

Rules for the accompaniment
Accompanied access is a regulatory requirement, and the rules prescribe that the person being accompanied must be closely watched for the entire duration of the visit. CPH will endeavour to make the accompaniment as discrete as possible. However, one must as accompanied never be out of sight, or farther away than the attendant can manage to intervene if conditions provide it.

The companion carries both legal and practical full responsibility for the stay and movement, and any instructions from the companion should be followed. The companion  have at any time the right to cancel the visit if deemed necessary.

Access to the passenger area
Access to the passenger area can happen after a definite visit agreement with a company that operates in CPH. The company carries in this case the full responsibility for the visit and for approved escort.

Apply for ID card

If you journalists often needs to gain access to the transit area, you may want to apply for an ID card, which allows for unescorted access. Read more about the application of ID card.

Press-related photography

The following rules apply to all photography and film work:

  • Filming at or towards the customs exit is not allowed without the prior permission of the Danish tax authorities.
  • Filming at or towards the security checkpoint is not permitted.
  • Filming at or towards the passport control checkpoint is not allowed without the prior permission of the Danish police.
  • All requests and orders from the authorities at the airport must be complied with.
  • Where required by traffic or other conditions, CPH may stop your filming or photography work without notice. CPH may also stop recording or photography activities if the rules are not observed.
  • The photographer/film crew must have permission from the businesses or persons appearing in the film or photos. CPH assumes no responsibility for this.
  • Film recording or photography may under no circumstances interfere with day-to-day airport operations. Accordingly, cameras, lighting or similar equipment may not be set up in areas where there is passenger traffic.
  • Airport baggage trolleys and/or hand baggage trolleys may not be used for equipment or the like. If a film recording or photography job requires carts for equipment, such carts must be equipped with black rubber wheels.