A 28-year-old woman has been fined for wearing a faceveil.
She becames the first person in Denmark to be fined under a new law which prohibits wearing garments that cover the face in public.
Police were called to a shopping center in Horsholm, a city of 46,000 located north of Copenhagen, to confront a woman wearing a niqab garment covering her face.
The police found the woman had been illegally wearing a niqab in public and after she removed it she was issued a fine of 1,000 Danish kroner (NZD$156).
Denmark’s facial covering law went into effect on Wednesday last week.
The rule brings the country in line with similar laws in France and Belgium that prohibit full-body burqas, as well the niqab — Muslim dress which only shows the eyes. Both are rare in Denmark.
Danish law allows people to cover their face when there is a “recognizable purpose” like cold weather or complying with other legal requirements, such as using motorcycle helmets.