155 countries and territories around the world have reported a total of over 150,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 which originated from China. Some nations closed their borders, and travel bans are more and more common. However, there are some coutries which seem to be the safest as the spread of virus continues.
When it comes to Eupore, the spread of coronavirus is quick, which led to the World Health Organization declaring the continent the epicentre of the pandemic.
A risk assessment map on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website shows which countries travellers should avoid, and which are more safe. Four levels of risk include no reported risk level, limited community spread, sustained community spread, and widespread sustained spread.
The last risk level includes all the countries whose flights have been banned to and from US, by President Donald Trump, and those are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City. Iran and China are also on the list. The World Health Organization declared that China is no longer the epicentre of coronavirus, and the title has been given to Europe.
People around the world have been advised to avoid nonessential travel, especially when to comes to the countries which have been in the widespread sustained spread group. Another country that has been added to that group is South Korea, and even though there are no travel restrictions towards the country, it is recommended that you avoid nonessential travel.
Since COVID-19 can easily and quickly cross borders, there is no country on the map which carries no risk of it. It is expected that more countries will be added to the list. Denmark temporarily close its borders to tourists in order to contain the spread of the virus.
„Right now, Europe and the US are practically in lockdown. Cross-border travel will be minimised. We are currently focusing on staycations, within-country travel, domestic travel will recover from this crisis first,“ Mark Wong, an executive at Small Luxury Hotels of the World, told CNB.
He added: „Road trips – the drive market – will be this summer’s trend. Travellers will be more comfortable hopping into their own cars or rental vehicles than commuting in mass transportation.“