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Delta Variant Imposes New Travel Restrictions Across Europe

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New travel restrictions have been imposed across Europe in a bid to confront the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant.

In this regard, Portugal, Spain, and Germany have issued tight restrictions on the entry of certain travelers.

Germany also imposed new restrictions on people entering the country from Portugal and Russia, including a two-week quarantine.

Meanwhile, the UK is under the spotlight given rising numbers of new coronavirus cases with the Delta variant.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her concern over the Euro 2020 tournament, her government calling for crowds at British stadiums hosting matches to be reduced.

In turn, Hong Kong added the UK to a list of “extremely high-risk” countries.

The decision means people coming from the UK can no longer travel to Hong Kong.

Many countries have restricted travel from the UK because of the spread of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.

Travellers from Britain are now required to show proof of their vaccination. For those who have not been vaccinated, they must produce a negative RT PCR test report.

The variant is more transmissible than others and was first identified in India, but it has spread rapidly in the UK.

However, Portugal was the first European Union nation to announce that the Delta variant was now dominant on its territory.

According to the World Health Organization, it is “well on its way” to accounting for a majority of worldwide cases of Covid-19.

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