Germany could lose its travel corridor in today’s UK quarantine list update amid a spike in Covid-19 cases.
The country’s seven-day infection rate has now reached 106.4 per 100,000 people, up from around 60 last Thursday.
It is thought that the UK Government’s new threshold for quarantine restrictions is 100 per 100,000, putting Germany over the line.
Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said the Government is “very likely” to remove Germany today, adding: “It’s had a very sudden increase. In the last two weeks its infection rate has gone up by nearly 200 per cent.”
The country’s testing positivity rate has risen above four per cent, he said, which indicates widespread community transmission. “Its numbers on every criteria are heading in the wrong direction.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced new month-long lockdown measures, which come into effect on November 2, including the closure of bars, restaurants and hotels and travel restrictions.
Sweden could also see its green-list status revoked today as its infection rate has reached 103.6, while Cyprus, which has become a good bet for autumn sun, now has a test positivity rate above the Government’s travel corridor criteria and a seven-day infection rate of 71.5. Denmark could also be at risk with a seven-day rate of 106.5.
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