Masks are no longer mandatory on Danish public transport, the government said Friday, as the Scandinavian country lifted the last mandatory face-covering regulations.
“We are now in a situation…where a large part of the population has been vaccinated and we are returning to a more normal daily life,” Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht said in a statement.
From Saturday: “We can say goodbye to masks on buses, trains and the metro,” he added.
The change was originally scheduled for September 1.
On Wednesday, health authorities relaxed social distancing rules in the Scandinavian kingdom of 5.8 million people, which has seen about 1,000 new infections a day.
More than 60 percent of the population has had a full vaccination course.
“We now have good control of the infection across society,” Helene Bilsted Probst, deputy director of the National Health Service, said in a statement.
“Therefore, we can adjust the prevention recommendations so that people can maintain a normal daily life while respecting the prevention principle.”
Masks remain mandatory on planes and at the country’s airports, where international air transport rules apply.
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