The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been spreading around the world for a long time, and everything around us changes. Our life quality has been taken away from us, economies collapsed, and many died. This has been going on for over 18 months, and some countries have decided enough is enough.
Singapore: no Covid-19 restrictions since June
In June, Singapore decided to stop restricting its citizens’ lives and focus on managing outbreaks, using the vaccination campaign, and keeping an eye on the medical system. In August, several restrictions were lifted, and fully vaccinated people were allowed to gather in larger groups (five people) and eat at restaurants. Sources mention that at the time, Singapore’s Covid-19 officials explained that the virus was not going away and that life must resume as before. However, the Delta variant caused a surge in the number of new cases, and some restrictions might be reinstated if need be.
Denmark lifted restrictions in September
On September 10, Denmark lifter Covid-19 related restrictions, and the Covid passport is no longer needed. People in Denmark can enjoy going to the restaurant or concerns just like before the pandemic, without masks and other regulations. However, over 74% of people living in Denmark have been fully vaccinated against the new coronavirus, and the transmission rate is around 0.7. The Health Minister, Magnus Heunicke, believes the number of new cases will decline, and it was thanks to the successful vaccination campaign. He did mention that the Danish Government would be quick to act if cases surge again.
Kontakttallet er i dag beregnet til 0,7. Ændret testaktivitet gør tallet mere usikkert, men udviklingen i incidens og indlæggelsestal vidner om, at vi står det rette sted i DK. Vaccination er afgørende: 5.584 blev i går revaccineret og i alt har 12.509 fået 3. stik. #COVID19dk pic.twitter.com/l5haK2onSq
— Magnus Heunicke (@Heunicke) September 14, 2021
Thailand: a country that needs tourism
A popular traveling destination, Thailand suffered greatly due to lockdowns and other restrictions related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Tested and vaccines tourists will be able to visit Hua Hin, Bangkok, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai, and the Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao islands have been opened since July.
Other countries that have started to ease restrictions and are planning to reopen for tourism are Chile, with over 87% of its population fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and South Africa, which is still struggling with outbreaks.