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

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Wednesday
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Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short round-up of the news in less than five minutes.

All arrivals in Denmark will be required to quarantine 

Parliament voted last night to implement an emergency law change requiring people who travel into the country to self-quarantine and take a test for coronavirus.

Authorities have previously requested people arriving from so-called ‘red' risk zones for Covid-19 to isolate but has not enforced quarantine. That practice will now change.

No date has yet been specified for when the law will come into force.

Here’s our report.

Digital ‘corona passport’ to be introduced in coming months

The government has announced it is to introduced a so-called ‘digital corona passport’ which can be used to document vaccination, TV2 reports this morning.

The actual practical applications of the digital documentation are still under development, but its primary purpose is to facilitate a reopening of society, according to the report.

We’ll have an article with more detail on this later today.

Parliament backs impeachment trial for ex-minister

Parliament on Tuesday referred a former immigration minister Inger Støjberg to a rarely used special court over accusations that she broke the law when ordering the separation of asylum-seeking couples while in office.

There were some testy exchanges during the debate but the outcome of the vote was expected, with most parties (including a majority of Støjberg’s own Liberals) having already indicated they would approve the trial.

More on that here.

Christiania ban extended again

A police ban preventing public use of parts of Christiania has been extended again and is now in place until February 10th. It had been scheduled to expire today.

The ban, a so-called opholdsforbud, allows the public only to pass through, but not stop in the area at certain times. It was introduced in January as a measure to reduce Covid-19 infections, and has now been extended for a third time.

More detail can be found in our report on the previous extension.

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