Italy, Germany, France and other countries are exacerbating coronary restrictions

Italy, Germany, France and other countries are exacerbating coronary restrictions
Italy, Germany, France and other countries are exacerbating coronary restrictions
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Masks, more often a covid passport or non-recognition of tests – these are the restrictions that residents of many European countries face during the fourth and fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic on the continent.

In Italy, since Monday, the rules for the use of the covid pass, issued on the basis of vaccination against COVID-19, recovery or a test from the last 48 hours, are now also required on public transport. For the use of the metro, buses, trams and suburban railway without the so-called The Green Pass may be fined up to EUR 400 (about PLN 1,830). There are ongoing inspections at stations and stops. From October, the pass, which has been reduced from 12 to 9 months, is required for all workplaces and must also be carried on the ski slopes. In addition, the so-called Super Green Pass, which can only be obtained by recovered and vaccinated people. Only holders of this enhanced pass have access to cinemas, theaters, concert halls, closed dining venues and stadiums.

In Germany, new national restrictions for those not vaccinated against were agreed last Thursday COVID-19. As agreed by the federal and provincial governments, the 2G rule is to apply in cultural, entertainment and commercial facilities, which means that cinemas, theaters, restaurants and shops will only be accessible to vaccinated and cured persons (2G); an up-to-date test (2G-plus) can also be optionally recommended. Shops with everyday items (e.g. supermarkets and drugstores) are excluded from this rule. Unvaccinated people can now meet only two people from one other household, and this also applies to private meetings. During the events, the maximum number of participants is 50 inside and 200 outside. In both cases, the rule of 2G and masks applies. Clubs and discos in the so-called coronavirus hotspots, in which the number of cases exceeds 350 per 100,000 residents will be closed during the week.

In Portugal, there is a state of natural disaster from December 1 to March 20, 2022. People arriving in this country by air must present a negative coronavirus test or a medical certificate confirming that they have passed through COVID-19 for the last six months. The EU certificate confirming vaccination is not recognized. It is honored only at the land border, but only for travelers coming from EU regions with a low level of infection. This document is required from people entering the interior of the restaurant, in turn, people going to large cultural and sports events must have a valid test from 1 December. Between January 2 and 9, there is also a national quarantine period for students and office workers who have no contact with applicants.

In France, from Friday, the government closes discos for four weeks, and from Monday, introduces a stricter sanitary protocol in schools, where the wearing of masks is obligatory for teachers and children from 6 years of age not only in lessons, but also in sports. Sanitary passports are required for public places and long-distance public transport. Wearing masks is obligatory in closed and open places, if there are a lot of people, incl. at Christmas markets. The prime minister announced a tightening of the control of sanitary passports, which are to expire on January 15 in the event of failure to vaccinate themselves with a booster dose.

A state of emergency has been in force in the Czech Republic since November 26, but it is not accompanied by travel restrictions or a ban on leaving. There is a ban on drinking alcohol in public spaces, and restaurants, bars and clubs must close by 22. Masks of at least FFP2 rating are mandatory in all confined spaces. In restaurants, bars and some service establishments, covid certificates documenting vaccinations or a past disease are required. Negative test results are no longer evidence of epidemic safety. Once a week, tests are carried out in schools and in workplaces. Based on the results, employees can be transferred to another job or sent on unpaid leave. By the end of this week, the Ministry of Health is to publish an ordinance introducing mandatory vaccinations for seniors and certain professional groups.

The state of emergency and the associated exit ban, which was supposed to last in Slovakia until December 10, will continue. From Friday, covid certificates will be required in public transport, including tests, and churches and temples that are currently closed, as well as stores with non-essential goods will be open to vaccinated and healed people. Some schools will switch to online learning from Monday. Restaurants and service establishments will remain closed and will be opened for vaccinated and convalescents on December 17. Hotels and ski lifts will operate from December 25, only for the vaccinated and convalescent.

Among the Scandinavian countries, the strictest restrictions were introduced by Norway, where the number of cases COVID-19 has risen to its highest level since the start of the pandemic. From Thursday in this country, it is forbidden to serve alcohol in pubs after midnight, it is recommended to receive up to 10 guests at home (on holidays it may exceptionally be 20), as well as wearing masks in places where it is crowded. In addition, the rule of one meter spacing has been restored. Norwegian municipalities also have the right to require the presentation of covid certificates locally.

In Denmark, where the daily number of infections has reached a record level of over 6,000, a certificate confirming the vaccination or a recent negative test for vaccination is required in public places. COVID-19. Covering the nose and mouth on public transport is recommended.

In Sweden, which has twice the population of Norway and Denmark, the daily number COVID-19 reaches a lower level, about 2-2.5 thousand are registered. cases, but the number of infections continues to increase. Authorities have already introduced a requirement to show vaccination certificates in cinemas and at indoor sports events if the congregation has more than 100 people. The introduction of a similar principle has been announced in the case of restaurants. From Wednesday, Swedes were recommended to return to remote work, and to cover their faces in public transport.

New restrictions have been in force in the Netherlands for two weeks, which are a consequence of the record rates of coronavirus infection. There is a 1.5 meter social distance rule, and masks must be worn in all public places. Shops, restaurants, museums, service companies and gyms must be closed by 5.00 p.m. A sanitary pass is generally applicable, which is necessary, among others, to visit a museum, go to a restaurant or gym.

As part of the fight against the pandemic in Lithuania, for a month in public places it is obligatory to wear medical masks or with filters, from December 1, masks are obligatory for all students. From September, the country has a covid passport, which is obtained on the basis of the accepted vaccine, a negative test result or after obtaining immunity after passing the disease and without it, it is impossible to enter bars and restaurants, most shops, participate in stationary education at universities and work in health, education and social care. In order to speed up the vaccination process, the tests have been paid for a week. If you want to obtain a covid passport now based on a negative test, each person has to spend about 70-100 euros (320-460 zlotys) per month.

In Ukraine, the so-called adaptive quarantine, making the degree of anti-epidemic restrictions dependent on the situation in a given region. In the so-called the red zone with the strictest restrictions, shopping malls, restaurants, gyms, cinemas etc. cannot accept clients unless all employees and visitors are vaccinated, tested negative or have a recovery certificate. It is compulsory to wear masks indoors and on public transport throughout the country.

In Bulgaria, the number of new infected for the first time since October fell below 100,000, which allowed students to return to full-time education, if at least 50 percent. parents of a given school agree to test their children. From October, covid passports are in force in public places. Masks are mandatory in public places and public transport.

In England you must cover your face in shops and on public transport. Facial masks should be worn by staff, visitors, and students from the age of 7 in public areas of universities and schools. A 10-day quarantine is mandatory for anyone who has come into contact with someone who may have been infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

As coronavirus infections escalate in November, several Spanish Autonomous Communities have tightened sanitary regulations. From December 1, people coming to the Canary Islands must have a vaccine passport or a document confirming a negative test for COVID-19 or a medical certificate confirming the presence of this disease. Among the regions which, under certain conditions, have limited the possibility of entering dining and entertainment establishments, there are, among others Aragon, Catalonia, Galicia, Navarre, Balearic Islands and Valencia. Medical documents confirming the absence of coronavirus are required from customers there.

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