German authorities have called for no travel to any of the countries where the COVID-19 Delta virus has spread widely.
“Travel to areas particularly affected by the delta type should be avoided,” said the president of the German Medical Association, Klaus Reinhardt.
Reinhardt also endorsed predictions that the delta variant will prevail over the alpha variant in Germany and claimed that due to seasonal components, the number of infections will rise again in Germany by the end of the summer, TheSchengen.com reports.
However, if there is another pandemic wave in Germany, it depends greatly on the progress of the vaccination campaign.
Even if infection numbers rise rapidly again, it is expected that there will be fewer deaths as the most vulnerable groups of people have already been vaccinated.
Thus, although Germany has decided to reopen its borders to non-EU citizens who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the strict measures will continue to be effective for those coming from different regions for the virus.
Countries such as the United Kingdom and India are currently on Germany’s list of virus diversity regions. People with permission to enter from a country on this list must self-isolate for 14 days and are not allowed to end quarantine early even if they have been fully vaccinated.
The delta variant is believed to transmit 40 to 60 percent more than the original form of the coronavirus and is thought to be associated with a higher risk of hospitalization.
“The delta variant is more transmissible than other circulating variants, and we estimate that by the end of August it will account for 90 percent of all Sars-CoV-2 viruses circulating in the European Union. It is,” said Andrea Amon, Director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) It is very likely that the delta variant will circulate widely during the summer, particularly among younger individuals not targeted for vaccination.
Center figures indicate that 70 percent of new infections will occur due to this variant within the European Union and the European Economic Area by the beginning of August and 90 percent of infections by the end of the same month.
Thus, the EU’s disease control agency has called for faster vaccination in Europe to prevent further spread of the delta variant within the bloc and into the world.
As of June 23, Germany has recorded 3,722,782 cases of COVID-19 and 90,472 deaths. So far, Germany has given at least 68167,982 doses of coronavirus vaccine at a rate of about 820,990 doses per day over the past week.
Previously, Germany opened its borders to US citizens traveling to the country for non-essential purposes.