The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) revealed through its latest report that the coronavirus situation has improved significantly in Denmark, Italy, Finland and many other regions of the European Union countries. However, some areas are still severely affected by the virus.
In line with the weekly collected figures published by ECDC today, September 23, Denmark and three regions of Italy – Piedmont, Lombardy and Molise – have recorded less than 50 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants and had a positive test rate of less than four per cent during the two weeks. the last two.
As a result, Denmark and the three regions of Italy are now part of the Green List. This means that traveling to Denmark or any of Italy’s green-listed regions is no longer discouraged provided that travelers meet the countries’ entry rules, TheSchengen.com reports.
In general, travelers arriving in other Member States from these green zones should not be subject to entry procedures. However, it is up to each country to decide whether it wants to impose restrictions on those coming from a green zone.
In addition, the same revealed that the entire territory of Finland, many regions of France, Spain, Norway, and almost all regions of the Netherlands are now colored orange since they have recorded lower infection rates recently.
The list of regions now classified as orange is as follows:
Regions of Spain: Castile and Leon, Madrid Regions of France: Occitanie, Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, Grand Est Regions of Norway: Adger, Møre og Romsdal
Thus, travel to and from Finland, the Netherlands and the above-mentioned regions is no longer undesirable.
However, travelers who have not been vaccinated against or recovered from COVID-19 may be required to follow entry restrictions when traveling to or from one of these areas.
Likewise, those who have been vaccinated or have recovered from the disease may also be required to follow the testing rules as each country is responsible for deciding on its own entry measures.
On the other hand, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) suggested that strict rules should be applied against arrivals from Slovenia as the country was placed on the dark red list after identifying more than 500 cases of infection per 100,000 residents in the past 14 days.
As a result, the European Union’s health agency has advised that everyone refrain from traveling to and from Slovenia. However, if someone has to travel from a country on the dark red list for very substantial reasons, member states are advised to impose pre-departure testing and quarantine rules in order to protect public health and avoid further spread of the virus.
>> Explanation of EU travel restrictions in mid-September