Denmark lifts all Covid restrictions as vaccinations top 80%

On 1 September, nightclubs reopened, limits on public gatherings were removed and it was no longer mandatory to show the pass to sit inside restaurants, go to sports matches, gyms or the hairdresser.

All of this is a result of Denmark’s high vaccination rate which has made it one of the first EU country to lift all domestic restrictions, after 548 days with curbs in place to limit the spread of Covid-19,

“Denmark is lifting the restrictions because the vaccine rollout has been very successful,” said Jens Lundgren, Professor of Viral Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital.

The return to normality has been gradual, but as of Friday, the digital pass – a proof of having been vaccinated – is no longer required when entering nightclubs, making it the last virus safeguard to fall.

The tipping point in Denmark to start easing restrictions came when a majority in the 50+ age group had both shots, Riis Paludan said.

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