Posted on 10/09/2021

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Denmark - the first country to lift all restrictions on Covid

On September 10, Denmark was the first country to lift all Covid restrictions since, according to the health ministry Magnus Heunicke, the level of vaccination means the virus is "no longer a critical threat to society".

On September 10, Denmark was the first country to lift all Covid restrictions since, according to the health ministry Magnus Heunicke, the level of vaccination means the virus is "no longer a critical threat to society".

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He commented: "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."

He however said that the country would "act quickly if the pandemic once again threatens the essential functioning of society".

With 71% of its population having received two doses, Denmark is one of the most vaccinated countries in Europe, just behind Malta with 80% and Portugal with 73%.

The country was one of the first to put a lockdown in place in March last year, and also one of the first to relax anti-Covid measures, having launched a "coronavirus passport" on April 21.

Restaurants, bars, cinemas, gyms, stadiums and hair salons have been opened since then for those who can prove they have been vaccinated or tested negative in the last 72 hours.

However, these requirements are now no longer necessary as the government no longer considers Covid-19 as a "critical threat".

There will still be restrictions to travel to Denmark until October though, as the country made a separate agreement regarding that topic, and it will end at a later date.