December 20, 2021
Due to the rising numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, the Danish parliament has agreed to introduce the following new restrictions as of Sunday morning 19 December, and will remain in place until at least 17 January.
- Everyone is urged to limit social contacts over the Christmas holidays.
- Mask mandates extended to educational institutions, worship services, and take-away places.
- Restaurants must ensure two meters squared per seated guest and four meters squared for those standing. Masks are required for standing and moving within a restaurant. Restaurants must stop serving alcohol at 10pm and close at 11pm.
- All alcohol sales are banned from 10pm to 5am.
- Retail businesses, worship services, and all religious meetings must ensure social distancing requirements.
- Many public social and cultural venues are closed:
- Amusement parks
- Art galleries
- Banquet facilities
- Community Centers (Forsamlingshuse)
- Culture houses (Kulturhuse)
- Fairs, conferences and lectures
- Indoor play areas and water parks
- Sporting event with paying spectators
- Long distance buses, intercity trains, and intercity light rail all require a seat reservation and Coronapas.
You can read more about Friday’s press conference and these new restrictions in The Local article.