The United States has warned against traveling to Germany and Denmark due to an increase in COVID-19 infections.


The United States has warned against traveling to Germany and Denmark due to an increase in COVID-19 infections.

The State Department and CDC have issued alerts marking countries at risk level 4 for the pandemic.

Due to an increase in COVID-19 infections in both European countries, US officials on Monday advised against traveling to Germany and Denmark.

The Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued alerts marking countries at level 4 risk for the pandemic.

"Avoid traveling to these destinations. If you must travel, make sure you are fully vaccinated, "reads the CDC notice, while the State Department asks that you" not travel "to these territories" due to COVID-19. "

A total of 75 locations, including Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Austria and the Netherlands, are part of Level 4 epidemic risk, indicating that more than 500 cases of corona virus per 100,000 inhabitants have been reported in recent days. Are 28 days, the American media 'The Hill' report.

The acting Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, admitted last Thursday that the situation due to the pandemic is already "dramatic" in the country and that the restrictions that are currently in force "are not enough," so new ones could be adopted measures in the coming days in line with the path already taken by other European countries. There are more than 5.3 million infections and 99,000 deaths in Germany.

For its part, the number of cases in Denmark has increased over the past week, with approximately 4,000 affected in a single day. Danes will need to provide a vaccination certificate for a few weeks to enter facilities such as bars or restaurants. It was imposed two months after all restrictions were lifted. As a result, the country accumulates about 450,000 cases and 3,000 deaths.

The European Commissioner for Health,  Stella Kyriakides, warned that Europe is mired in a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic and regretted that this time it is a health crisis driven by people who have not been vaccinated.

In a parliamentary debate on the coordination of measures in different European countries in light of the recent increase in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, Kyriakides stressed that  his main message to the European Parliament is that "vaccines work" and insisted that "they continue to be a key weapon in our arsenal."

"Many people, young and old, would have been in a much worse situation had it not been for the record development of COVID-19 vaccination programs. But now we face a pandemic driven by the unvaccinated, "said the Cypriot commissioner.

Kyriakides admitted that the rising numbers of infections, even in areas where the vaccination rate is high, are "unfortunately fueling doubts about vaccines" and called for "everyone to take a firm stance" against it.