Photo Permission and access for the Press

At Copenhagen Airport, we want to give the press as flexible access conditions as various safety rules allow. On this page you can read about the rules of photography and access to CPH.

Your possibilities to get access to the airport depends on whether you are a journalist or not. 

If you are not a journalist

Film and photography that does not address the press and media, requires a separate license. Please read about your possibilities for access to the airport or contact VIP and Event Department at telephone +45 3231 3231 or via email.

Your possibilities to get acces to the airport depents on whether you are a journalist. Read below about your options.

If you are a journalist

At 1 December 2008 the rules for press access to the passenger area (transit area) in Copenhagen Airport changed. After that date it is no longer possible to obtain authorization for unescorted access unless that is police approved and issued with an CPH Press ID card. All Danish journalists and foreign journalists resident in Denmark may obtain a CPH Press ID cards if they can obtain police approval.

Applications for CPH Press ID card also serves as "statement of consent", where the journalist gives police permission to conduct a background check. If you do not have a police authorization and do not have a CPH press ID card, you can only achieve accompanied access.

Apply for ID card

If you journalists often need 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.

Extraordinary Circumstances

In extraordinary circumstances (aircraft accidents, disasters, hijacking situations and the like) it will be necessary to limit the number of journalists given access to the airport.

Read more about the procedures for these circumstances.

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.