Denmark, Sweden and Norway has ended all the virus restrictions and declared COVID-19 as a disease that no longer poses a threat to the society.
Indicating that omicron is less dangerous than earlier variants and the hospitalizations was declining, Denmark lifted all virus restrictions since 1 February 2022 including restricting visitors to restaurants and bars, using passport vaccines, requiring masks in stores and some indoor events. “The pandemic is still here but with what we know, we now dare to believe that we are through the critical phase” said Mette Frederiksen, the prime minister of Denmark.
Following Denmark, the Swedish Public Health Agency has announced that since the pandemic has been under full control, all the restrictions are lifted on 9 February, 2022. The removed restrictions including the limitation of capacity of indoor events, requirements for COVID pass from all participants of large events, collected by the organizers , and a curfew on alcohol sales in bars and restaurants.
Following Denmark and Sweden, on 12 February, 2022 Norway has confirmed to open the border as it was before the pandemic began. In addition most of COVID-19 restrictions in the country have also been removed. Jonas Gahr Støre, the prime minister of Norway, has announced that vaccination certificated or testing before entering the country are no longer required. The prior registration form also been removed.