Europe imposes travel restrictions to curb the spread of Omicron
The Netherlands, Germany and Austria are some of the countries that have imposed restrictions.
European countries tighten restrictions on Containing the spread of the omicron coronavirus. Without going any further, the Netherlands on Saturday reintroduced strict restrictions at the national level. Germany has set new entry requirements for people from the UK and other European countries, and Berlin on Sunday classified the United Kingdom as a “region with va
cute part virus
‘, which led to further travel restrictions. From Monday, only German citizens, residents and transit passengers will be able to
Entering Germany from the United Kingdom
. Those who enter the country
He must remain in quarantine for 14 days
Regardless of whether they were vaccinated. New travel restrictions were also imposed on arrivals from Denmark, France and Norway. New arrivals must be quarantined for at least five days if they have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus.
The micron variant is more contagious than previous strains
According to studies, citizens with a dual vaccination schedule are not protected from this new strain. last week ,
Covid-19 infections have also risen in the United States
New York State and the District of Columbia both set new records. On Sunday, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser warned of the increasing hospital pressure in the country, as new cases began to multiply in the United States and around the world.
Austria, which has just come out of a nationwide lockdown,
It was announced that from Monday, only vaccinated travelers will be allowed in. Those who have not received the booster vaccine will have to undergo a test to enter the country. for his part
The Dutch government announced the closure of all bars,
Non-essential venues, hospitality venues, cinemas and gyms until at least January 14. Professional sporting events will be held without crowds and families can invite a maximum of four people during the Christmas period, which will be reduced to two after the holiday. Although no country has yet gone as far as the Netherlands, scientists are pressing governments to act. Ireland will impose a curfew on bars and restaurants from Monday, after the government rolled back recommendations from UK health experts.
Order the hotel premises to close at 5:00 PM.
. Public health officials have warned that daily infections could rise to 20,000 and
In the worst cases, there are as many as 2,000 hospitalizations and 400 admissions to the intensive care unit.
End of this week ,
Italian Ministry of Health
He called on regions to strengthen measures to manage the current phase of the epidemic and the possible increase in hospitalizations. Campania, the area where Naples and the Amalfi Coast meet,
He banned indoor gatherings,
Including children’s parties. UK Health Minister Sajid Javid has said he cannot provide guarantees that there will be no prior video shutdown.
Spain and Portugal, where vaccination levels are among the highest in Europe,
They warned that they may have to tighten restrictions as infections of the Omicron variant increase.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez
Extraordinary meeting with the heads of the region on Wednesday
To assess the possibility of introducing more restrictive measures. In a televised address on Sunday, he emphasized that the rapid spread of infection with the Covid-19 virus represented a “real danger”, but noted that despite high daily infection rates, the number of patients treated in the hospital was less than a year ago. before starting the vaccination. for this part,
France has banned tourism and business travel from the UK
From Saturday, with exceptions for French citizens and residents. In the face of increasing restrictions, there have been protests in many countries. According to police data, more than 25,000 people demonstrated across France on Saturday in more than a hundred protests against the imposition of vaccines and other restrictions related to the epidemic. In Germany there was
Demonstrations in cities such as Hamburg, Nuremberg and Cottbus
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