Record number turned away at Danish-German border

44 people refused entry on Saturday

A record number of people were denied entry into Denmark on Saturday (phott: Arne List ) A record number of people were denied entry into Denmark on Saturday (phott: Arne List )
January 11th, 2016 11:11 am| by Ray W
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The 44 people turned away at the Danish-German border on Saturday was the highest number denied entry in a single day since border controls were introduced on 4 January.

It represented a steep rise from the 11 people turned away on Friday, and the 24 denied entry on Thursday.

However, the 5,447 checks carried out on Saturday increased from 3,764 on Friday (and 3,398 on Thursday).

National police department Rigspolitiet said on its website that daily figures “will vary and depend on factors like traffic intensity”.

Main routes the focus
There are 15 border crossings into Denmark from Germany where police are performing random checks. Controls are also in place at the train stations in Padborg and Tønder and ferry ports of Rødby and Gedser.

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The border controls along the German border are scheduled to continue until Thursday of this week. The government can than choose to either renew, increase or remove them.