Denmark will lift all its remaining COVID-19 restrictions, including vaccine passports, on Sept. 10 after the country’s health ministry declared the CCP virus “no longer a critical threat to society.”
“The epidemic is under control, we have record vaccination levels,” Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said in a statement on Friday, according to a translation. “That is why we can drop the special rules we had to introduce in the fight against COVID-19.”
However, Heunicke said that despite Denmark being in a “good place” at the moment, the government would “act quickly if the pandemic once again threatens the essential functioning of society.”
Denmark was one of the first European nations to impose a partial lockdown in March 2020, closing down schools and other businesses. The country, like many others, has tightened and relaxed lockdown measures over the course of the pandemic. It was also one of the earliest countries to launch a COVID-19 vaccine passport system, doing so on April 21 of this year.
The Danish Council on Ethics had requested that the passport be used for the shortest time possible and protect private information.
Under the latest order, “a number of provisions in the Epidemic Act no longer apply,” which includes vaccine passport mandates, according to the health ministry’s statement. The requirement to show vaccine passports at certain businesses and venues will expire on Sept. 1. – READ MORE