Magnus Heunicke

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (R) and Health Minister Magnus Heunicke give a press conference on the situation in the country amidst the new coronavirus pandemic on September 18, 2020 at the Prime Minister's Office in Copenhagen. (Photo by Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo by MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

Denmark lifts all COVID restrictions for residents

Denmark has become the first European country to lift all COVID restrictions, including so-called vaccine passports. Citing a high vaccination rate on Friday, the small Nordic country lifted all mask and distancing mandates except for in airports.