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Friday 30th July

‘Impossible to crack’: readers say it’s very hard to make friends with Danes

‘Impossible to crack’: readers say it’s very hard to make friends with Danes

In a totally unscientific poll of readers of The Local Denmark, 81 percent of respondents agreed Danes are tricky to befriend. Here's your explanations as to why.

Unemployment in Denmark falls to lowest level since pandemic began

Unemployment in Denmark falls to lowest level since pandemic began

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Wednesday 28th July

UK to allow fully vaccinated travellers from Europe to skip quarantine (but not tests)

UK to allow fully vaccinated travellers from Europe to skip quarantine (but not tests)

The UK government has announced details of how fully vaccinated travellers from countries in Europe to the UK can skip the mandatory 10-day quarantine when arriving in England, Scotland and Wales.

Why you might struggle to find childcare in Danish suburbs

Why you might struggle to find childcare in Danish suburbs

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
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Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Tuesday 27th July

Why do Danes love the Danish flag so much?
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Why do Danes love the Danish flag so much?

Danes have a love for their flag bordering on obsession — not only is it a symbol of patriotism for national holidays and football games, the Dannebrog is also the default theme for birthday parties (yes, even for children) and is a staple for celebrations of any sort.

House prices in Denmark leap 15 percent since beginning of pandemic

House prices in Denmark leap 15 percent since beginning of pandemic

How to cheer on Denmark in the Olympics today

How to cheer on Denmark in the Olympics today

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Monday 26th July

Why you need to be careful at Denmark’s beaches this summer

Why you need to be careful at Denmark’s beaches this summer

July has seen a dramatic uptick in rescue operations of beachgoers trapped in rip currents. Here's how to safely have fun in the summer sun at Denmark's beaches.

Denmark reaches Covid vaccination landmark… but experts warn there’s a long way to go

Denmark reaches Covid vaccination landmark… but experts warn there’s a long way to go

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Wednesday 21st July

‘Everyone in my life has noticed’: How Denmark’s Covid-19 lockdown helped people with ADHD
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‘Everyone in my life has noticed’: How Denmark’s Covid-19 lockdown helped people with ADHD

A Danish researcher found that some people with ADHD responded positively to disruption to their daily lives caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown in the country in Spring 2020. In some cases, they had coping tools that others lacked. Her findings could prove beneficial for post-pandemic working environments.

Coronavirus: Nine out of ten new Danish infections caused by Delta variant

Coronavirus: Nine out of ten new Danish infections caused by Delta variant

EXPLAINED: How could government intervene to settle Denmark nurses’ strike?

EXPLAINED: How could government intervene to settle Denmark nurses’ strike?

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
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Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Saturday 17th July

Do Danish bank account rules hold back international recruitment?
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Do Danish bank account rules hold back international recruitment?

Current Danish rules require many people who come to Denmark to work to open Danish bank accounts in order to receive their salary, including for some shorter postings.

The Local’s Confronting Coronavirus series nominated for major European media award
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The Local’s Confronting Coronavirus series nominated for major European media award

Friday 16th July

Petition calls on UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Denmark

Petition calls on UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Denmark

An online petition launched to persuade the UK government to allow vaccinated Britons living abroad to visit families back home without having to quarantine is nearly halfway to its target of being considered for a debate in Parliament.

Denmark raises threshold for local Covid-19 lockdowns

Denmark raises threshold for local Covid-19 lockdowns

Coronavirus: Denmark reduces waiting time for second dose of Pfizer vaccine

Coronavirus: Denmark reduces waiting time for second dose of Pfizer vaccine

Swedish police investigate spate of motorway attacks on Danish cars

Swedish police investigate spate of motorway attacks on Danish cars

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 15th July

Will vaccinated UK residents be able to visit Denmark without quarantining after July 19th?

Will vaccinated UK residents be able to visit Denmark without quarantining after July 19th?

The lifting of coronavirus restrictions in the UK on July 19th means that people who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine when returning from trips abroad – provided they received their vaccinations in the UK. But will this make quarantine-free travel to Denmark possible?

Children aged 12-15 in Denmark begin Covid-19 vaccination

Children aged 12-15 in Denmark begin Covid-19 vaccination

How many double-vaccinated people in Denmark have been infected with Covid-19?

How many double-vaccinated people in Denmark have been infected with Covid-19?

Euros matches in Copenhagen ‘not super spreader events’

Euros matches in Copenhagen ‘not super spreader events’

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 14th July

Delta variant now makes up nearly 80 percent of Denmark’s new Covid cases

Delta variant now makes up nearly 80 percent of Denmark’s new Covid cases

At the beginning of June, the Delta variant accounted for less than 1 percent of Denmark's Covid cases. Scarcely six weeks later, it's the runaway dominant strain.

Covid-19 vaccine: Denmark offers Pfizer jab to children ages 12-15

Covid-19 vaccine: Denmark offers Pfizer jab to children ages 12-15

Can tourists from US use CDC vaccination cards in Denmark?

Can tourists from US use CDC vaccination cards in Denmark?

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
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Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Sunday 11th July

Danish police complain of ‘misinterpretation’ of EU travel rules

Danish police complain of ‘misinterpretation’ of EU travel rules

The South Jutland police have voiced their concern at what they believe is a widespread misunderstanding of Schengen travel rules. Travellers often become angry at the Danish-German border having to show their passports, they claim.