Denmark becomes the first country in the European Union to lift all of its COVID-19-related restrictions, with the lifting of the requirement to show a digital pass in order to enter nightclubs, as the country no longer considers COVID-19 to be a "socially critical" disease and the vaccination rate has surpassed 80%.
Malaysia begins phase one of its 14-day total lockdown that only allows essential economic sectors and manufacturing services to operate in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 following a sharp increase in the number of cases since April.
Morocco's government announces that they will impose a nationwide curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. local time and will require all cafes, shops, supermarkets, and restaurants to close at 8:00 p.m. beginning December 23. In Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir, and Tangier, all restaurants will be closed for three weeks.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces that Canada will close its borders to all foreign travelers due to the pandemic, effective on Wednesday. Exceptions will be made for air crews, diplomats, immediate family members and U.S. citizens. Only four airports will continue to receive international flights: Toronto Pearson, Vancouver, Montréal–Trudeau, and Calgary. Domestic flights and flights from the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean, as well as foreign commerce and trade, will not be affected.