Another Surge in COVID-19 Cases Puts Europe on Edge

Europe has once again become the “epicenter” of the COVID-19 pandemic, as surging cases across the continent have led some countries to turn back to partial lockdowns. But so far, that hasn’t resulted in the return of travel bans or harsh entry restrictions on American travelers – at least not yet. From Germany to Austria and the Netherlands to Belgium countries across Europe are recording some of their highest COVID-19 case rates from any point in the pandemic. This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added Hungary, Iceland, Czech Republic and Guernsey to its list of Level 4 “do not travel” countries, joining Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The CDC recommendations are not binding. It was just a few months ago that surging cases in the U.S. led European officials to call for more restrictions on American travelers. But now the pendulum has swung the other way, with the World Health Organization declaring Europe the “epicenter” of the pandem..Continue readingAnother Surge in COVID-19 Cases Puts Europe on Edge