ECDC report: The situation of COVID-19 in Europe is worse than ever!
Shortly after The European Commission has proposed new rules for travel within the EU , The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has revealed that the situation on COVID-19 on the continent is worse than ever.
The European Commission has proposed that all people immunized (by vaccination or disease) can travel without restrictions through the countries of the European Union, regardless of their color. Furthermore, in order to simplify travel, the EU Commission has indicated that Member States should impose rules based on the vaccination status of travelers.
However, despite these recommendations, it is not clear whether EU and third-country nationals will be able to travel without being exposed to the new coronavirus, as the situation of COVID-19 has significantly worsened in Europe.
All EU Member States reported high infection rates
According to the latest map update, all EU Member States have reported increased infection rates over the past seven days. For this reason, the ECDC has suggested that everyone, especially unvaccinated people, refrain from any non-essential travel.
According to data provided by the European Health Agency, most EU Member States - Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, half of Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Ireland, Iceland, Poland, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Slovakia - are currently on the dark red list.
Such a classification was made after all these countries reported over 500 cases of coronavirus infection per 10.000 inhabitants and had a test positivity rate of over 4% in the last two weeks.
World Health Organization (WHO) figures showed that of all Member States, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Belgium reported the highest infection rates. In the last seven days, Poland has registered 154 new cases. In the same period, the Netherlands (Netherlands) reported 317 cases, the Czech Republic reported 156921 new cases, and Belgium reported 117409 cases.
Consequently, given that the number of new cases is increasing every day, the European Health Agency has strongly advised everyone to refrain from traveling during this period. Those who need to make a trip are advised to be careful and carry the necessary documents with them at all times.
Romania has updated the list of countries with epidemiological risk. Italy and Malta have entered Romania's yellow list!