rise

CDC Adds Germany, Denmark to Highest Travel Warning Level As Europe’s COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

A pair of popular European destinations were placed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest travel warning list, the latest European countries to be added to the advisory.

The agency is warning Americans to “avoid” traveling to Germany and Denmark amid rising coronavirus cases in the two countries. The CDC, which updates the list each week, classified both countries as “Level 4” destinations, indicating a “very high” level of COVID-19 transmission there.

The agency classifies destinations as “Level 4” if they are experiencing more than 500 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last 28 days.

The CDC

Read More

Spain and Greece tighten restrictions as cases rise

Guests dining at a waterfront restaurant in Loutro, Crete - Getty

Guests dining at a waterfront restaurant in Loutro, Crete – Getty

Spain and Greece are tightening restrictions in tourist hotspots in response to a rising number of infections driven by the Delta variant.

Night curfews are to be reimposed in more than 30 towns in the Mediterranean region of Valencia, including in the city of Valencia and popular coastal destination of Benicassim. Social gatherings of more than 10 people will also be banned.

Spain said it had seen its coronavirus case rate triple in just two weeks.

In Greece, unvaccinated people will be banned from bars, cinemas and theatres, after

Read More

Greek holiday restart under threat as cases rise

Greek holidaymakers have had to wait an extra week to return - istock
Greek holidaymakers have had to wait an extra week to return – istock

Holidaymakers due to travel to Greece this week are growing concerned that the country will go back into lockdown as it experiences a surge in coronavirus cases.

Direct flights from the UK to the popular holiday destination are due to resume on Wednesday but authorities are now considering the reintroduction of stricter lockdown measures. UK travellers have taken to social media to ask their airlines and tour operators whether their trips will be affected. 

But Noel Josephides, from operator Sunvil, said it was “business as usual”. “There

Read More