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As I know, Denmark is going to re-impose the border controls. I want to know, what exactly it means for the tourists who are on a Schengen visa? Can I visit Denmark with the Schengen visa, or I need some additional documents? I'm a Russian citizen.

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From the linked article:

Because Denmark is a Schengen member, it cannot reinstate full frontier controls and the minister said the new measures would "take place within the limits of Schengen".

So yes, you can still visit Denmark with your Schengen visa and you don't need additional documents. The only thing that's extra is that you can be checked by customs at some particular border crossings. But as long as you have a valid visa, and you are not in possession of anything illegal, you should be fine.

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This sad measure is a populist political one. The plan is to selectively check people crossing the border in order to reduce the amount of illegal immigrants.

As a tourist, you will probably not notice the difference, unless you happen to come from an Eastern European or North African country.

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So racial profiling may be at play? –  hippietrail Jul 8 '11 at 11:59
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@hippietrail, I think this question is hard to answer without becoming political; something I feel we should avoid in our Travel community. –  Jacco Jul 8 '11 at 12:08
    
It's definitely a good straightforward objective on-topic question. He's not asking why just what. It doesn't hurt to mention the why to a degree though as you did. –  hippietrail Jul 8 '11 at 12:12
    
The question is good. It's just hard to answer the why in detail. –  Jacco Jul 8 '11 at 12:13

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