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Norway Ditches All COVID Rules With 67% Of The Population Fully Vaccinated

Norway will resume everyday life with the country ditching all COVID-19 measures, including social distancing.

On Friday, the Nordic nation's government announced it was time to 'live as normal' with COVID-19 after 561 days of restrictions.

Norwegians will be able to attend restaurants, night clubs and sporting events at full capacity, with social distancing thrown out of the window.

The country has also encouraged travel outside of Europe, removing all its travel warnings.

"It is 561 days since we introduced the toughest measures in Norway in peacetime … Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life," Prime Minister Erna Solberg told reporters.

"In short, we can now live as normal."

The re-opening comes as 67 per cent are the country is fully vaccinated, which is lower than Australia's 80 per cent target.

In total, Norway has recorded 186,000 local cases of COVID and 850 deaths. Australia has recorded 93,000 cases and 1,208 deaths.