The new law against facial coverings in public in Denmark was introduced six months ago. Since then, 20 people have been served with suspicion of the crime classification, and twelve of those were then also convicted.
The law came into force on 1 August, 2018. Anyone who defies the ban risks a €135 fine, a sum that is raised to €1,350 if it happens on repeated occasions.
Exceptions can be made when there is a so-called reasonable purpose, such as cold weather. In such cases, it will be up to the police to determine whether or not an offense has been committed.
The law was voted through with a large majority in the Danish Parliament Folketinget, 75 votes in favour and 30 against.