Further travel restrictions, school closures in Europe amid rising infections

Madrid Desk, Aug 7 (efe-epa).- Several European countries have reimposed further travel restrictions and school closures amid rising rates of coronavirus infections.

Authorities in the United Kingdom have warned of the risks of international travel and Norway has advised against all non-essential to other countries while Germany has closed two schools.


British officials warned holidaymakers in the country on Friday of the risk of traveling abroad during the pandemic amid speculation that France could be the next country to be put on its high-risk list.

The UK government announced Thursday night that travelers arriving from Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine from Saturday.

It came amid speculation France could also be removed from the list of safe countries for tourists after a surge of cases was reported in the country.

The UK removed Spain from this list at the end of July and discouraged non-essential travel to Spanish territories.

British authorities reported on Thursday that 950 Covid-19 infections had been detected in the past 24 hours, up from 892 and 670 on the previous two days.

There have been almost 309,800 confirmed cases and 46,500 deaths in the country in total, according to Johns Hopkins University in the United States.

NORWAYThe Norwegian government advised nationals against non-essential trips to any country due to the increase of cases throughout Europe.

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