Newsroom / CNA
Washington is urging its citizens to avoid traveling to Denmark and Germany, citing the increasing number of covid cases in these 2 countries.
The State Department issued two directives that raise Germany and Denmark to tier 4, the highest level of alert, due to increasing numbers even though authorities are intensifying vaccination efforts.
Documenting the decision, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explained that "even fully vaccinated travelers" can become infected and become ill due to the spread of mutated strains of the virus.
In Germany, the level of vaccination coverage is still below 70%, while in other European countries, such as France, it has reached 75%. To deal with the new wave, neighboring Austria, despite demonstrations in the streets over the weekend, imposed restrictions on its population until at least December 13th.
Other European countries are already at the highest alert level of the State Department, including Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Austria and the Netherlands.