A June photo of the refugee tent camp in Næstved. Photo: Linda Kastrup / Scanpix
It is also the sixth consecutive week in which the number of asylum applications has been below 100.
Integration Minister Inger Støjberg told news agency Ritzau on Thursday that the government’s moves have had their intended effect.
“Border controls have given us far better opportunities to manage both security and the flow of migrants. Border controls have been instrumental in maintaining public order and internal security in Denmark,” Støjberg said.
The Danish government is poised to present a comprehensive 2025 plan on Tuesday and it is expected that the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party will push hard for making Denmark’s border controls permanent. The party also wants to be able to deny asylum applications at the nation’s borders.
Through the first eight months of 2016, some 4,700 asylum seekers have come to Denmark. Home to 5.6 million people, Denmark registered 21,000 asylum applications in 2015, making it one of the top EU destinations per capita for migrants but putting it far behind the 163,000 registered in neighbouring Sweden.