Iceland will remove all Covid restrictions tomorrow and is expected to be the first European country to do so.
Health minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir said today that from tomorrow Icelanders will no longer have to social distance or wear masks, reports Reuters.
The country has a well-regarded test and trace system and has enforced lockdown measures several times to stop spikes in infections.
We are restoring the society we are used to living in and which we have longed for.
Restrictions included limits on public gatherings and a social distancing rule of two metres.
A staggering 87% of people in Iceland have had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, reportedly the highest rate among comparable countries.
Iceland, which has a population of just 360,000 people, has an infection incidence of 1.6 per 100,000 on a fortnightly average. Its death toll is also comparatively low. Overall, 30 people have died from a total 6,637 Covid infections.