After the country’s ministry of health declared the outbreak no longer critical, it was announced that all remaining quarantine regulations throughout Denmark would be lifted as of September. The decision comes following the announcement that vaccination in Denmark is at a sufficiently high level.
“The epidemic is under control; we have record vaccination levels. That is why we can drop the special rules we had to introduce in the fight against Covid-19, explained ” the health minister, Magnus Heunicke, in a statement.
On September 10, Covid restrictions will be officially lifted. Nevertheless, according to minister Heunicke, this does not mean that the pandemic has stopped. If the virus becomes a danger once again, the authorities will “act quickly.” Denmark was prompt to take anti-COVID measures, and it was one of the first countries to choose a partial lockdown back in March 2020. After its strict restrictions, Denmark was also one of the first to reopen businesses and other services, and on April 21, the country approved the coronavirus passports that allowed vaccinated people or people with a negative COVID-19 test to enter locations such as restaurants, cinemas, gyms or bars. Starting September 10, the passport will no longer be needed to enter any venue.
Denmarks occupies a good position in the top of the most-vaccinated European countries, and it is placed in the third position. The most vaccinated country is Malta, with 80 of the population fully vaccinated, followed by Portugal with 73%. Denmark follows close with 71% of the population vaccinated. However, it is also worth noting that the seven-day average for new COIVD-19 cases is a bit higher than the European average of 149 per million, Denmark registering 167 new cases per million. However, the number is still relatively low compared to other countries.