European Countries Tighten Up Rules Amid Surge In COVID-19 Infections

As coronavirus cases surged in Europe, the nations are on high-alert and have tightened the restrictions including travel and amid the nation.

Aditi Sharma

April 1, 2021

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European countries have tightened restrictions as an upsurge in Coronavirus cases is observed in the nations. So as to prevent the third wave of the pandemic, nations have been putting strict restrictions in context to both residents and foreigners travelling from other countries. Germany will be stepping up random controls on the border check to ensure that travellers are carrying a negative test report as they enter the nation.

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer of Germany said, “It doesn’t matter where you come from. Be it Poland, France or Denmark, everyone should expect to be checked”. On the other hand, Italy will be imposing strict restrictions on travellers. All the travellers travelling from other EU countries have to follow a strict five-day quarantine. Meanwhile, France has been put at high risk. Anyone travelling to France has to submit a negative report and go into ten days quarantine.

Around 20 million people in France, including those in the greater Paris region, are classed as living in high-infection zones. They are not allowed to travel further than 10 kilometres (six miles) from their home unless they have an essential reason. Checks at train stations, airports and toll-paying motorways began so as to enforce travel restrictions.

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Daily cases in France have nearly doubled since the start of the month and there have been more than 200,000 new cases every week. Belgium meanwhile closed all businesses involving non-medical physical contact for four weeks from 27 March. Poland closed creches, playgrounds, furniture and DIY stores, as well as beauty salons and barbershops. The Philippines announced recently that more than 24 million people in and around Manila will go into lockdown next week.

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