In a situation where the US is returning to the use of masks. The spread of the Delta variable forces the country to impose masks even on vaccinated people. They will have to return to the use of masks in enclosed public places. In regions where there is a higher incidence of coronavirus, it will also be compulsory in the street. There is concern about the rapid spread of the Delta variable.
The US recommends not to travel to Spain, including us in the list of tourist destinations to avoid, all because of our high rates of contagion.
We have once again been included in the countries at maximum risk, the State Department speaks of a high rate of contagion and places us at level 4, which is the highest risk. This communiqué also calls for greater caution due to terrorism and social unrest. It focuses above all on the recommendations of the Centre for Disease Control, which is currently asking people to avoid travelling to Spain, Portugal and Cyprus, among other countries, due to the increase in contagion in this pandemic.
France, for its part, has decided to intensify controls at border crossings with Spain. The incidence in the south of France has skyrocketed, which is why Paris is demanding stricter border controls. France still requires the presence of the Covid passport or the presentation of a negative test made less than 24 hours in advance. The French government has asked its agents to be much more rigorous in demanding these documents, in short, to stop all visitors who want to enter France. This is something that is currently done on a random basis.
In the last 24 hours, there have been more than 26 000 new infections in Spain. What is worrying is the progressive increase in the number of people, which has reached 55 at the beginning of the week. 155 covid patients have lost their lives in Spain in the last week. This brings the total number of deaths in this pandemic to 81 323.