Planning an international trip this new year? Avoid these 7 countries reporting a spike in Covid cases

Dec 27, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Rising Covid cases require cautious travel plans

Covid cases are surging once again across the globe, so travellers who are planning international trips should avoid countries where cases are at peak.

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As per reports, several countries are expected to impose travel restrictions in the New Year to prevent infections. India has also started random testing at international airports amid surge of new Omicron variant BF.7.

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IANS shared that 18 percent of the population (250 million people) in China were infected with Covid-19 in the first 20 days of December. The new Omicron variant BF.7 is said to be currently dominant in the country.

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Japan is currently going through the eighth wave of Covid-19 pandemic and recorded 371 deaths from Covid-19 on December 26— the highest number of fatalities in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.

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The USA is also witnessing a sudden surge of Covid cases as over 15 lakh cases were registered in the last 28 days, according to news agency IANS. The total number of Covid cases passed the 100 million mark on December 21.

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South Korea

On Monday, South Korea recorded over 25,000 new cases and 67 new deaths due to Covid-19 - and it was considered to be a ‘low’ number, attributed to reduced testing on the Christmas weekend.

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According to Johns Hopkins Covid-19 live tracker, the country has reported over 1,040,086 cases in the last 28 days.

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France has also reported more than 15 lakh cases in the past 28 days, according to Johns Hopkins.

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Germany has been registering more than 40,000 cases daily in the past few days, as per IANS.

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