In the last weeks Norway, England and Denmark have all announced significant loosening of covid related restrictions both for US and other international travellers coming into the country (in all three cases) and loosening of covid restrictions domestically in the case of Denmark and England. Not including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in this discussion because I'm not sure how much they are loosening and they set their own rules.
What seems different this time compared to last spring and early summer when the first travel restrictions were lifted is the tone of what British, Danish and Norwegian government officials are saying this time around. The vibe that I'm getting is that they feel its time to launch the post pandemic era even as there are still plenty of cases, that its time to trust the effectiveness of the vaccine/booster regimen, that travel restrictions, quaranting etc., as well as domestic restrictions are not nearly as important as the vaccine/booster.
I get the feeling ( and of course in the covid era haven't all of our predictions and assumptions been pretty shaky) that at least in the British government case they really are planning on sticking with the looser travel restrictions and the abolition of quarantine requirements for the unvaccinated, that this is the start of a new era. (lets see how this post holds up in the coming months).