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

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Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday
(ARKIV) Molslinjens færge Express 3, der har ligget stille under coronakrisen indtil idag, tager første morgentur 5.45 fra Aarhus mod Odden, onsdag den. 20. maj 2020. Vejdirektoratet forudser ekstraordinært mange biler på vejene denne sommer, og også Molslinjen og DSB får travlt, for mange danskere holder ferie hjemme. Det skriver Ritzau, onsdag den 24. juni 2020.. (Foto: Bo Amstrup/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.


Government to discuss schedule for easing travel restrictions

While the planned lifting of Denmark’s coronavirus restrictions is underway, that plan does not yet include any schedule for easing limits on travel.

The foreign ministry has advised against all travel abroad since January.

That could soon change, with parliamentary parties meeting today to discuss the next steps once current restrictions expire on April 20th.

The tourism and transport industries have called for clarification on the matter. People with family in other countries could  have a clearer idea of when they might be able to see them again once any decision is announced.

We’ll be following this story closely and will report any developments in detail.

Smaller malls and department stores can reopen

Today marks another point on the roadmap to reopening: malls, department stores and arcades with areas up to 15,000 square metres can reopen from today. The plan for reopening generally keeps a two-week gap between dates on which restrictions are eased, but today is an exception to that. It marks a halfway step towards opening malls completely.

Read more about the reopening plan in this article.


Mass-vaccination day completed with minor hitches

Denmark vaccinated over 100,000 people against Covid-19 yesterday, more than trebling its previous record for vaccinations in one day. Health authorities carried out the high volume of jabs in order to test systems for when capacity increases once supply of vaccines also increases.

Regional health authorities reported generally positive outcomes from the trial.

“There are some areas we need to review, primarily in relation to traffic access, parking, logistics at (vaccination) centres and some minor local IT issues,” the national head of the health authorities, Stephanie Lose, told news wire Ritzau.

Queues and waiting times were also reported in some instances where people arrived early for their vaccination slot.

Bus company announces new intercity routes in Denmark

Bus company Kombardo Expressen, known for its route between Copenhagen and Aarhus via the Molslinjen ferry, has announced 25 different routes between various Danish cities, broadcaster DR reports.

Towns including Slagelse, Vejle, Fredericia, Kolding and Esbjerg are now included on the company’s timetable, meaning a journey will now not always involve a ferry crossing.

The new routes will be offered from April 23rd.


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john_437439 2021/04/13 19:35
Has anyone received the new ID cards yet?? I was informed by letter on January 22nd 2021 that my residence remains the same as before and issued a new ID number. I was told the new ID card would be issued in 6 t0 8weeks that was week 3 we are now in week 15 .

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