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Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday
A more common summer holiday scene for people living in Denmark in 2021? Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix
Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short round-up of the news in less than five minutes.

Three out of five to holiday in Denmark this year

Although health authorities have estimated that Denmark will have finished vaccinating its population against Covid-19 by the end of June, more people than before are planning to summer holiday domestically, according to a YouGov survey carried out on behalf of Danske Bank.

Around three in five people responding to the survey said they would holiday in Denmark this year, instead of travelling abroad. Many of these said they would usually go to other countries for their annual summer break.

Just under one in five said they did plan to holiday abroad in 2021.

USA travel restrictions will not be eased on January 26th

US president Donald Trump, whose term ends tomorrow, has previously announced that Covid-19 related entry restrictions on foreign travel from a number of countries, including Denmark, would be lifted on January 26th.

Incoming president Joe Biden has, through a spokesperson, already made it clear that the restrictions will not be lifted, however.

“On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26,” Jen Psaki, who will be Biden’s White House Press Secretary, wrote on Twitter.

Emma and William are most popular Danish kids’ names

Emma and William are the most common names amongst girls under 20 and boys under 10 respectively, according to a new Statistics Denmark analysis.

That fits in with the annual list of most popular names given to new babies, which are regularly topped by Emma and William.

READ ALSO: Emma, Oscar, Saga and Konrad: Denmark's 50 most popular baby names for girls and boys

For boys aged 11-20, Mikkel is the most common name.

Overall, the two most common names in Denmark for women and men are Anne and Peter.

Should you be looking for a Danish name with a more retro feel, perhaps you could consider the most common names for the 70-89 years age group: Kirsten and Jørgen. For women and men in their 90s, Anna and Hans are the most frequent.

One candidate offers to replace Støjberg as deputy leader of Liberals

High-profile former immigration minister Inger Støjberg recently stepped down as deputy leader of the Liberal (Venstre) party, the largest in opposition, and is to face a special impeachment court over misconduct while minister.

Only one lawmaker from the party has stepped forward to take on the deputy leader role. Stephanie Lose, who currently heads the national and South Denmark health authorities, submitted her application on January 7th and was alone in doing so prior to the deadline on Sunday, according to broadcaster TV2.

READ ALSO: Denmark's former immigration minister to face impeachment trial


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