Masks will no longer be required on Danish public transport, the government said on Friday, as the Nordic country lifted the last of its compulsory 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 everyday 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 loosened social-distancing regulations in the Scandinavian kingdom of 5.8 million people, which has seen about 1,000 new infections a day.
Over 60 percent of the population has received a full course of the vaccine.
“We now have good control of the infection across society,” Helene Bilsted Probst, deputy director of the national health agency said in a statement.
Therefore, we can adapt the prevention recommendations in such a way that people can maintain a normal daily life while respecting the principle of prevention.”
Masks will remain obligatory on planes and in the country’s airports, where international air-transport rules apply.
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