Everyone’s fear is the variant Delta. It is the one that is spreading the fastest and that in many parts of Europe is increasing infections. Also based on the spread of this variant, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the ECDC, has drawn up the weekly map on the incidence of cases. Europe is for the most part green, but there are areas where the incidence is rising.
The Iberian Peninsula, therefore Portugal and Spain, excluding some regions, is red.
Dark red is the island of Cyprus. Ireland, some parts of the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Finland are yellow. Italy is completely green for the second consecutive week.
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Following these indications, France has already advised against trips to Spain and Portugal for holidays. “Those who haven’t booked their holidays yet, avoid Portugal and Spain»Said the secretary for European affairs, Clement Beaune, reiterating that the pandemic is not over. The measures could be strengthened in the event of a worsening of the situation. The Spanish Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, explained that for now the boom in infections, especially among young people, has not had a strong impact on hospitals.
For experts, but also for part of the political world, some states have chosen to open borders too quickly in view of the summer. On the one hand the contagion, on the other the economy and the tourist season.
According to the indications given by the Commission, it is the green pass that gives the green light to travel to Europe, but also those who count. There shouldn’t be limitations for those coming from the green areas, possible obligation to test at departure for those coming from the orange areas and possible obligation to quarantine for the red areas. For the dark red, travel should be avoided.
Despite the Delta variant and the increase in infections, the United Kingdom is increasingly ready to open its borders. From 19 July England, not all of Britain will no longer require quarantine for residents returning from abroad as long as they have double doses of the vaccine. In Israel, however, the quarantine for tourists has returned.