February 5, 2022

WORLD: Sweden, Finland, Norway, England, Ireland, Denmark, And Switzerland Have Dropped, Considering Dropping All Covid19 Mandates And Restrictions. Covid Declared Endemic Like The Flu

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๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ SWEDEN ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

written by Staff
Friday February 4, 2022

Sweden has joined the list of countries that have decided to lift the COVID-19 restrictions. The Swedish authorities have announced that the majority of COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place until now will be lifted on February 9.

Such a decision was taken as the country currently has a stable situation, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has evaluated that the Omicron variant does not lead to serious illness as previous variants did. For this reason, the requirement to present a vaccination certificate and other measures will be lifted.

“The phasing out of measures in response to COVID-19 will begin on February 9, 2022. As of that date, measures such as the participant limit for public gatherings and events and the possibility to demand vaccination certificates upon entry will be removed,” the statement of the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs reads.

According to the Ministry, the COVID-19 measures will be lifted in two stages. The restrictions of the first stage will be lifted on February 9, whereas the second stage is due to begin on April 1.

In the first stage, Sweden will lift the requirement to present a vaccination certificate when entering different venues, including public events, bars, restaurants, shopping centres, and public transport.

This means that travellers and citizens of the country will be permitted restriction-free entry to the majority of places starting from February 9.

Other restrictions will also be lifted next week. Public gathering, eating and drinking establishments, and shopping centres will no longer have a limit of persons allowed in one area at the same time.

In addition, the requirement for all passengers to be seated when in public transport will also be lifted. The advice against tournaments, competitions, and other social gatherings will be removed too.

It is expected that the remaining restrictions will be removed on April 1, provided that the country does not register increased COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations.

Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that the vaccination recommendation will continue to remain in place.

Despite the fact that the restrictions will be lifted, the authorities have recommended that everyone over the age of 12 gets vaccinated as soon as possible in order to avoid any future inconveniences.

Denmark has also lifted all of its COVID-19 restrictions. Travellers and Danish citizens are no longer required to wear a mask and present a valid vaccination certificate when accessing bars, restaurants, and other venues. Moreover, the country has also abolished the mandatory quarantine requirement for persons who have tested positive.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ FINLAND ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

The Strait Times
written by Reuters staff
Wednesday February 2, 2022

HELSINKI - Finland will begin lifting restrictions put in place to check the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, with the aim of removing all curbs at the beginning of March, Prime Minister Sanna Marin told reporters on Wednesday (Feb 2).

Heavy restrictions put in place just after Christmas had forced many restaurants and cultural and sports venues to temporarily lay off staff and cancel events.

The government now plans to allow restaurants to remain open until midnight and remove curbs on public gatherings from Feb 14, Ms Marin said, adding the aim is to remove all restrictions at the start of next month.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ NORWAY ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

The Local, Norway local
written by Staff
Tuesday February 1, 2022

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stรธre on Tuesday announced an easing of the country’s Covid-19 restrictions.

“Today we have finally reached the point at which we can remove many of the anti-infection measures we have lived with this winter,” Stรธre told a press briefing.

Norway’s high vaccination rate and the milder Omicron variant enabled the country to ease off on restrictions, the prime minister said.

The change in rules will mean bars and restaurants will again be allowed to serve alcohol after 11pm. A rule requiring table service for alcohol to be sold is also scrapped, but licensed business must still operate under anti-infection provisions.

A recommended limit on the number of people who can gather in private homes is meanwhile removed. Under the outgoing rules, no more than 10 people were advised to gather privately. Outdoor and indoor events will not have capacity limits.

Amusement parks, arcades and similar attractions can reopen but with anti-infection provisions in place (such as regular cleaning and sanitisation). Cinemas, theatres, churches and anywhere else that uses fixed seating for guests can now use their full capacity, with distance requirements for seated persons revoked.

The national recommendation for schools and kindergartens to operate at yellow level, meaning reduced class sizes and social distancing, is lifted, while universities and further education are advised that all students can again be physically present at classes without social distancing.

The self-isolation period following a positive Covid-19 test will be reduced to four days, Stรธre also confirmed at the briefing. Up to now, the isolation period was six days for people without symptoms of the virus.

A requirement to work from home where possible will also be scrapped. Instead, employers will be asked to assess how much home working is appropriate for individual workplaces. The home working requirement had been in place since December.

Travellers to Norway will no longer be required to take a Covid-19 test on arrival in the country. Previously, all persons arriving in Norway were required to take a Covid-19 test regardless of vaccination status.

The changes come into force with near-immediate effect from 11pm on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

The Local, Norway local
written by Staff
Wednesday February 2, 2022

The ban on serving alcohol after 11pm has gone, as has the capacity limit on indoor and outdoor events and the border testing requirement for travellers entering Norway.
no alcohol after 11pm? What a joke. As if a virus only comes out after 11pm and only targets the locations government officials have deemed dangerous. These restrictions were never about keeping  you safe from a deadly virus, they were in place to keep you miserable, depressed, and pushed to suicide. Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy your soul. That's what these evil psychopathic Communist globalist depopulation eugenicist agenda monsters did to humanity the past two years. They are full fledged Satanists aka Luciferians, members of the Masonic Order. CLICK HERE to read the list of Satanic holidays. (emphasis mine)
“Let there be no doubt: We are in a new phase of the pandemic,” said Labour Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stรธre during Tuesday evening’s press conference, according to VG.

But Stรธre and his coalition government refrained from announcing a complete reopening.

These are the rules that remain in place, as presented in the government press briefing:

Mask wearing in public

Wearing a face mask remains obligatory in public places if it is impossible to maintain a distance of at least one metre. Masks will therefore still be required to move around in crowded restaurants, shops, malls, on public transport, in taxis and similar.

You may take off your mask at the table of a restaurant or inside the cinema, but put it back on when moving around in the establishment. This rule only goes for places with fixed seating, so even if you’re sat down on the subway you still need to wear a mask if it is too crowded to keep a one metre distance.

One metre distancing

The rule of keeping a one metre distance remains in place for public places, but again the exception is events with fixed seating. That means cinemas, theatres and other organisers of seated events now may fill up all their seats, without keeping seats empty between separate groups of attendees.

However, they must ensure that it is possible to maintain a one metre distance when moving around on the premises.

All events of more than 200 people must also have a written Covid-19 infection control plan in place.

No dancing [๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚ what a joke! (emphasis mine)]

The one-metre rule means that while drinking into the early hours is now effectively allowed, dancing remains banned.

While Stรธre jokingly confirmed to VG that there won’t be a dancing police patrolling bars, the rules effectively ban close-contact activities at bars and restaurants, dancing included.


Those who test positive for Covid-19 will still have to quarantine, though the self isolation period has been shortened from six to four days. Infected people however have to be fever-free for at least 24 hours before breaking their self isolation period. The government has specified that the fever-free period must be natural, so without taking paracetamol or similar medication.

People living with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 are recommended – but not required – to get tested every day for five days in a row. The same goes for contact cases with symptoms. Those who cannot avoid close contact with the Covid positive person during their isolation period are recommended to get tested every day during that period and then every day for five days, so nine days in total. The government recommends self-tests, so there is no need to get an antigen or PCR test at a testing station.

Those who have returned a positive Covid-19 test are recommended to register in the “smittestopp” tracing app.

Testing when travelling for some

Unvaccinated people travelling to Norway must get tested prior to their journey, unless they can document that they have recently recovered from Covid-19. Testing at the border is scrapped for everyone, which means vaccinated travellers no longer face restrictions when entering Norway, except from registering digitally before the trip.

The current rules will remain in place until February 17th. Health Minister Ingvild Kjerkol said in the press statement that the government envisages being able to lift remaining rules on that date unless the pandemic develops “significantly differently” than the government foresees.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ ENGLAND ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ
Daily Caller
written by Laurel Duggan, Social Issues and Cultural Reporter
Wednesday January 19, 2022

England is ending mandatory masking and its vaccine passport system on Jan. 27, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Wednesday.

Johnson ended “Plan B” measures, which include mask mandates, vaccine passes and remote work where possible, and he credited boosters and public obedience of COVID-19 rules with making the move possible, according to BBC News. He also said the Omicron coronavirus variant wave had peaked in England.

Under the new order, children will no longer be required to wear masks in class, and Johnson said he is looking to end mask mandates for students in communal areas shortly, BBC News reported. The prime minister’s other plans include ending the legal requirement to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 and easing restrictions on visits to care homes.

U.K. daily infections have fallen significantly, according to BBC News, and more than 36 million boosters have been administered in the U.K.

The nation’s five-day self isolation requirement for the infected remains in place, but is reportedly expected to be lifted before its scheduled expiration March 24.

With regard to compulsory face masks, Johnson said, “we will trust the judgment of the British people and no longer criminalize anyone who chooses not to wear one.”

BBC News, England local
written by Staff
Tuesday February 1, 2022

Covid rules are being relaxed across the UK. Restrictions have eased in England, Scotland and Wales.

What are the rules in England?

The few measures left in England include:
  • people who develop Covid symptoms or test positive must self-isolate for 10 days (or five full days following two negative lateral flow test results)
  • venues can choose to ask people to show an NHS Covid Pass
  • face coverings are still required in health and care settings, including hospitals, GP surgeries and pharmacies
  • some shops have asked customers to keep wearing face coverings and they are required on public transport in London
  • in some circumstances, local authorities can recommend face coverings in the communal areas of schools
Guidance to work from home has ended and care homes no longer have any limit on visitor numbers. 

What's changing in Scotland?

Remaining restrictions include:
  • shops and businesses need to take measures to limit the spread of Covid
  • face coverings are compulsory on public transport and most indoor spaces, including shops and secondary schools
  • a Covid certification scheme is in place for venues including nightclubs, meaning people must provide proof of their vaccination status or a recent negative test
  • A 2m distancing rule remains in healthcare settings such as hospitals, doctors' surgeries and dentists
Anyone who had their second dose more than four months ago must also have received a booster to be considered fully vaccinated.

Work from home advice has ended, although the government wants some staff to continue working remotely.

What's happening in Wales?

A gradual easing of Covid restrictions is under way but some measures remain in place:
  • NHS Covid Pass needed for entry to cinemas, theatres and concert halls, and many events
  • compulsory face coverings in schools, on public transport, and in shops and hospitals
  • secondary school pupils are asked to test for Covid three times a week
What are the rules in Northern Ireland 

Measures still in place include:
  • no more than 30 people can meet in a home
  • face coverings compulsory in shops, indoor-seated venues and visitor attractions, public transport and some other settings
  • proof of Covid status remains in place for nightclubs, indoor unseated and partially-seated events with 500 or more people
  • post-primary pupils must wear a face covering inside school buildings, as well as on school transport, and staff are encouraged to wear masks in school areas where they can't socially distance
๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ IRELAND ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

Al Jazeera News
written by Reuters staff
Friday January 21, 2022

Ireland is to scrap almost all its COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday after coming through the storm of the Omicron variant that led to a major surge in infections, Prime Minister Micheal Martin has said.

Ireland had the second-highest incidence rate of COVID-19 in Europe just last week but also one of the continent’s highest uptake of booster vaccines, which has helped keep the number of seriously ill people well below the previous peak.

“We have weathered the Omicron storm,” Martin said in Friday’s televised address, in which he said booster vaccines had “utterly transformed” the situation in the country.

“I have stood here and spoken to you on some very dark days. But today is a good day,” he said.

The country has been one of the most cautious in the European Union on the risks of COVID-19, putting in place some of the longest-running restrictions on travel and hospitality.

But following advice from public health officials, the government decided that bars and restaurants will no longer need to close at 8pm, a restriction put in place late last year when the Omicron wave struck, or to ask customers for proof of vaccination.

Capacity in indoor and outdoor venues is also set to return to full capacity, paving the way for full crowds for next month’s Six Nations rugby championship.

Some measures, such as the need to wear a mask on public transport and in shops, will remain in place until the end of February, Martin said.

Ireland’s hospitality sector, which has been particularly hard hit by one of Europe’s toughest lockdown regimes, welcomed the decision.

Nightclubs opened their doors for the first time in 19 months in October only to be shut again six weeks later.

While the economy recovered rapidly last year, about a third of employers have chosen to defer tax payments and the wages of one in 12 workers are still being supported by a state subsidy scheme set to end in April.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ DENMARK ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

Bloomberg News
written by Morten Buttler
Wednesday January 26, 2022

Denmark will end virus restrictions next week and reclassify Covid-19 as a disease that no longer poses a threat to society, even as infections hit a record high.

The Nordic country, one of the most vaccinated in the world, won’t extend the pandemic measures beyond Jan. 31, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday.

Denmark’s decision on reclassifying the virus dramatically pushes forward an idea that’s emerged recently in Europe -- that it’s time to start thinking about Covid as endemic rather than a pandemic. However, World Health Organization experts have warned against complacency.

The easing of curbs also echoes recent moves elsewhere -- including Ireland and the U.K. -- to scale back restrictions amid signs that omicron is less dangerous than earlier variants of the virus.

There’s also a sense that restrictions just aren’t able to stop the highly transmissible omicron strain. About one million Danes have been infected in the last two months alone, though hospitalizations in the country are declining. The nation of 5.8 million people has 44 Covid-19 patients in intensive-care units, down from 73 two weeks ago.

“The pandemic is still here but with what we know, we now dare to believe that we are through the critical phase,” Frederiksen said, calling the development “a milestone.”

The disease is spreading faster in Denmark after a sub-variant of omicron, BA.2, became the dominant version of the virus in the second week of the year. It may be about 1.5 times more infectious than the BA.1 sub-variant, which accounts for 98% of omicron cases globally, according to preliminary estimates by Danish health authorities.

Denmark is ahead of its Nordic neighbors. Swedish authorities are extending their restrictions due to a surge in infections but expect to be able to remove most curbs in two weeks. Norway can start gradually stepping down measures as only “extreme” action would slow the spread of the omicron variant, its Institute of Public Health said Wednesday.

Denmark’s current restrictions include limited opening hours for restaurants and bars, use of Covid passports and the requirement of face masks in stores and at some indoor events.


written by Staff
Thursday February 3, 2022

The Swiss authorities have announced that they might no longer require Swiss COVID-19 certificates issued to tourists.

This means that travellers who enter the country would no longer be required to convert their pass.

“The ‘Swiss’ COVID certificates, issued to tourists, for example, or after antibody or antigen rapid tests, would no longer be required. However, certificates recognised by the EU will continue to be issued. These are still required for international travel as long as other countries still have entry restrictions in place,” the statement of the Swiss authorities reads.

Nonetheless, this is only a proposal and needs to be put forward for discussion, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

At the same time, the Swiss authorities have announced that the country has decided to lift certain restrictions as the country is no longer experiencing increased COVID-19 infection rates.

According to the Swiss Federal Council, starting from today, February 3, the requirement to work from home will be lifted and will apply only as a recommendation,

Even though such a requirement will no longer be effective, Swiss employers are still required to follow protective measures, including the requirement to wear masks during working hours.

“Employers will still be required to take steps to protect their employees from infection in the workplace. Working from home remains an effective measure. The requirement to wear masks in the workplace remains,” the Federal Council explains.

Another rule has also been entirely lifted. Swiss citizens who have been had contact with infected persons will no longer be required to self-isolate. According to the Swiss authorities, such a decision has been taken as the usefulness of contact quarantine has diminished.

Apart from the changes mentioned above, the Swiss authorities are considering two options to relax the remaining Coronavirus rules further.

The first option is to remove all measures in a single step on February 17. If this option gets approved, it would mean that all protective measures would be lifted, including the certificate requirement for public indoor and outdoor areas and the requirement to wear a mask, among others.

However, the authorities think that if they lift the measures all at once, the country may face epidemiological risks. For this reason, they have proposed a second option. The second option is to lift the measures in two steps.

In order to avoid the deterioration of the COVID-19 situation, the Swiss authorities have proposed a two-step approach. The first step would include the lifting of the certificate requirement for restaurants and other venues, lifting restrictions on private gatherings, and lifting the requirement for large outdoor events on February 17.

In this two-step approach, the remaining measures would then be lifted on another phase.

For these remaining restrictions to be removed, the Federal Council now needs to submit a proposal and hold consultations.

Previously, Switzerland ended the pre-entry testing requirement for all travellers who have been vaccinated or recovered from the virus. In addition, the same shortened the validity of vaccination certificates.

✨✨✨✨ BONUS ✨✨✨✨

Daily Record News, UK local
written by Staff
Friday February 4, 2022

Here is all the latest information if you’re planning a trip to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Greece.

With the February mid-term break looming, many families will be desperate to book a holiday for some winter sun.

The UK's restrictions for going on holiday abroad will change next week as new rules for international travel come into force after 4am on Friday, February 11.

For those fully vaccinated on this date, you will no longer need to take a Covid-19 test before you travel to the UK or after you arrive.

Despite people being allowed to travel abroad, different countries have strict restrictions in place for anyone arriving from the UK in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

These rules and restrictions change all the time, so it's always worth keeping on top of everything you need to do before you fly out and return home.

Here is all the latest information if you’re planning a trip to France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Greece.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ SPAIN ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

Spain has tightened its Covid entry rules as holidaymakers consider booking some early year sun.

The country adopted new EU wide rules this week, which takes into account the date of your final dose of vaccination.

Travellers will still be required to show that they are fully vaccinated before entering the country. But the definition of ‘fully vaccinated' has changed somewhat.

Authorities will check to see the date travellers received their final dose in a full vaccine course - which can be one jab for a single-dose vaccine or the second dose for a double-dose vaccine.

The final dose must have been administered within 270 days - which is around nine months - prior to your travel to Spain.

If you fall outside of this, then you will be required to show evidence of your booster vaccination.

For example, holidaymakers hoping to enter Spain from today would be required to show their booster vaccination certificate, if they received their second dose before May 2, 2021.

The rules apply to all passengers the are aged 12-years-old and over.

Travellers who are unvaccinated or have received one jab are not allowed to enter Spain for the purposes of tourism.

The country will only accept a negative test if unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers are traveller for an essential purpose.

Spain is also set to relax its face mask mandate, dropping the requirement to wear coverings outdoors as early as next week.

That means the new rules could be in effect for UK holidaymakers going to Spain from February 10.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ FRANCE ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

France's rules changed last month, with UK travellers now allowed to visit without an essential reason - so long as they are fully vaccinated.

Travellers must show a negative lateral flow test for travel.

However, UK tourists no longer have to complete a period of isolation after arriving in France.

It is recommended for the fully vaccinated that they bring proof of their booster jab, as this grants you a “pass sanitaire,” which is widely used for access to restaurants and bars.

The French government recognises vaccination certificates which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Authority.

This means seven days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson or seven days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (though this only applies to those vaccinated in France).

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ PORTUGAL ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

Portugal has confirmed it will drop the requirement for travellers to present a negative Covid test before departure.

Visitors will now be permitted entry as long as they can show recognised proof of full vaccination, which is likely to include the UK’s NHS Covid Pass.

The date from which the new rules will take effect has yet to be confirmed; the current restrictions were due to be in place until at least 9 February.

At present, the rules stipulate that all arrivals must present a negative Covid test – either a rapid antigen taken within 48 hours of departure or a PCR taken within 72 hours of departure – “regardless of the point of origin of the flight or the passenger's nationality” and regardless of vaccination status, according to the country’s tourist board.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ ITALY ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

Italy requires travellers to fill in a passenger locator form and to present a negative result from a PCR test within the 48 hours prior to flying or an antigen test within 24 hours.

The country accepts the UK’s proof of recovery and vaccination record as a “green pass” equivalent.

Unvaccinated travellers must still isolate for five days on arrival to Italy, as well as present a PCR or lateral flow test.

From February 1, you must have had your final vaccine within 180 days for your vaccination certificate to be valid when visiting Italy.

Regardless of your vaccination status, anyone arriving in Italy by air, land or by sea may be subject to random Covid testing on arrival until 31 January.

All arrivals from the UK into Sicily will need to undertake a rapid lateral flow test on arrival (administered by the local health authorities free of charge).

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ GERMANY ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

All travellers entering Germany from the UK are required to complete pre-departure digital registration, regardless of vaccination status.

Additionally, Germany uses a two-tier system of risk categories, with distinct rules on entry and quarantine for each tier.

The UK is designated as a “high-risk area” - but you may enter Germany from the UK for any travel purpose if you are fully vaccinated.

From January 3, travellers aged six or over entering Germany from abroad must possess either proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative Covid-19 test prior to arrival and present this proof on request to carriers or authorities.

Germany will accept the UK’s proof of Covid-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ GREECE ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ

Travellers need to fill out a passenger locator form before arriving in Greece, as well as present a negative PCR or lateral flow test.

Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter or re-enter the country.

The requirements for entry to Greece are the same regardless of your vaccination status.

These measures are in place until at least February 7 - precise rules are subject to change and you should follow any instructions given on arrival at immigration or airport testing facilities.

To enter Greece, you will need either proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece, or proof of a negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 24 hour period before your arrival into Greece.

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