Good news to people around the world who plan to visit Denmark! The country has lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions and is almost free of the pandemic.
Locals and visitors can be aware that the restrictions lifted include mandatory wearing of face masks indoors and outdoors, restricting to only several people gathered inside homes and establishments, resuming of selling alcohol late at night, and showing of COVID Passes which serves as proof of vaccination. Although, minor restrictions will be applied to visitors who enter Denmark and will be asked to present their proof of vaccination.
On the other hand, nursing homes and hospitals are still advised to wear face masks when needed.
According to Health Minister Magnus Heunicke, Demark is almost pandemic-free, and COVID-19 is no longer classified as a threat to society.
On February 1, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke has written a letter to the parliament’s epidemiology committee, stating that Denmark is no longer a “socially critical diseased” country. This is good news to the locals who wanted to go back to the “former” normality of life.
Politico has reported that there was no increase in the numbers of people who were hospitalized due to the disease, though there were still quite some new cases of infections.
Meanwhile, news station giant BBC claims that people in Denmark ages 5 and above make up 80% of the country’s population, and most of them have had two doses of the vaccines, while 60% have already been given booster shots.
Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is proud to say that the country has risen from the pandemic threat and is “ready to step out of the shadows of the coronavirus”. Denmark is finally saying “goodbye” to the country’s restrictions and is going back to the “the life they knew before”… the “former normal”.
Other surrounding countries have joined Denmark in lifting restrictions as they, too, are almost COVID-19 threat-free. These are Sweden, Norway, and France.
Congratulations on a job well done, Denmark. Good for you!