How Denmark’s Covid-19 restrictions will be further eased in July

How Denmark's Covid-19 restrictions will be further eased in July
A bag of discarded face masks. On September 1st, they'll be gone for good. Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix
Starting on Thursday July 1st Denmark's remaining Covid-19 restrictions will slowly vanish over the next four months.

July 1st

In three weeks’ time, restaurants where customers “essentially sit down” will no longer need to be able to provide two square metres of space per customer or ensure a two-metre gap between each different party of customers. 

The maximum number of people allowed to partake in indoor gatherings will also increase to 250. 

July 15th:

From the middle of July, bars and restaurants will be able to stay open until 2am. Restrictions on the sale of alcohol will also be relaxed further. 

August 1st.

From the start of August, a valid coronavirus pass will no longer be needed for: 

  • events with fewer than 2,000 spectators
  • casinos, theatres, and cinemas with fewer than 500 spectators. 
  • museums
  • amusement parks
  • zoos
  • ondoor sports activities
  • markets
  • fairs and animal shows
  • conferences and business meetings 
  • outdoor sports events, including football matches 



A coronavirus pass will still be needed to attend gyms and fitness centres, however, but the guidelines may be changed so that gym operators only have to make daily spot checks on customers, rather than check every single visitor. 

According to a press release issued on Friday June 11th by Denmark’s education ministry, the requirement to have a valid coronavirus test to attend classes at youth and adult education centres, and at “efterskole” — the unique voluntary boarding schools where Danish young men and women can study predominantly cultural subjects. 

As every efterskole is residential, however, it will still be strong encouraged to get tested. 

September 1st:

From September 1st, nightclubs and discos will be able reopen for those carrying a valid coronavirus pass, with some of them opening their doors for the first time since March 2020. 

Visitors to gyms and fitness centres will no longer need to show a valid coronavirus pass. 

It will no longer be required to wear a face mask even when standing on public transport, or when entering or leaving carriages or buses. 

Employees at kindergartens will no longer be recommended to get tested regularly, apart from those who have not been vaccinated. 

October 1st:

By October 1st, the recommendation to get tested will no longer apply to primary and secondary schools, and a coronavirus pass will no longer be required anywhere in Denmark, even for nightclubs and discos, meaning the last remaining coronavirus restriction will be lifted.


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  1. What about international restrictions? How can the country still be closed to visitors and full on parties are allowed?

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