Denmark’s high vaccination rate has enabled the Scandinavian country to become one of the first nations in the European Union to lift all internal restrictions. More than 80% of people over the age of 12 have received both injections .
Masks in some places
As of midnight, the Danish government no longer considers COVID-19 as ‘a socially critical disease’ . Since August 14, the mask in public transport is no longer mandatory. On September 1, nightclubs reopened, limits on public gatherings were removed, and it was no longer mandatory to show the pass when one wanted to sit inside restaurants, or go to soccer games, gyms or hairdressers.
However, the mask is still mandatory at airports and people are advised to wear one when they are at the doctor, testing centers or hospitals. Social distancing is still recommended and strict entry restrictions for non-Danes into the country still apply. The outbreak is still considered ‘a common dangerous disease’ .
After more than a year, several European countries are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but with caveats . Some have lifted the restrictions, but will introduce a vaccination passport. Others hope to do so soon.