No More Green on European Corona Map

No More Green on European Corona Map

There is no longer a single green zone on the European corona map with relatively few corona infections. This is according to the latest update from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).


ECDC publishes a colour-coded European corona map every Thursday, based on the number of infections and the percentage of positive tests in the past fourteen days. The card has four colours: green, orange, red and dark red.

A country or region is given the red colour if the 14-day incidence, the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, exceeds 75, and the positivity ratio is higher than 4 percent. Another condition to get red is if the incidence is above 200 regardless of the positivity ratio.

The map has turned a bit redder again this week. Belgium and the Netherlands were already completely dark red; in France, the situation is deteriorating, but there are no dark red zones yet. This is the case, for example, in Eastern European countries.

The colour codes are an indication for EU member states to impose conditions on travellers, such as mandatory quarantines or the presentation of negative tests. There are EU recommendations, but the Member States ultimately decide for themselves what conditions they impose or not on people returning from green, orange or red areas. The colours are also taken into account for admitting travellers into their own country.

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