COVID in Europe: Sweden joins Denmark and Norway in lifting most restrictions

Wednesday - 09/02/2022 09:01
Some recommendations remain in place for the unvaccinated – such as avoiding indoor crowds.
People queue for a drop-in COVID-19 vaccination at the Stockholm City Terminal station, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.   -   Copyright  Anders Wiklund/TT via AP
People queue for a drop-in COVID-19 vaccination at the Stockholm City Terminal station, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. - Copyright Anders Wiklund/TT via AP

Sweden is lifting almost all of its anti-Covid restrictions from Wednesday, as the pandemic enters what's described as a “new phase” with the dominance of the contagious but apparently less severe Omicron variant.

Among the changes, bars and restaurants are longer required to close at 11 pm and the rules on gatherings will be eased.

Also, requirements for vaccination passes to enter public venues are being removed, as is the recommendation to wear a mask on public transport during busy periods.

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