December 20, Archived Alert Related to COVID-19 (New Restrictions in Place)

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
    • Aquariums
    • Arcades
    • Art galleries
    • Banquet facilities
    • Casinos
    • Community Centers (Forsamlingshuse)
    • Culture houses (Kulturhuse)
    • Fairs, conferences and lectures
    • Folkehøjskoler
    • Indoor play areas and water parks
    • Museums
    • Sporting event with paying spectators
    • Theaters
    • Zoos
  • 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.