COVID-19 vaccinations in Europe are increasing, however, the epidemic has risen sharply since autumn and winter. Many countries have begun to block those who are not vaccinated, and their lives have been restricted, hoping to force these people to get vaccinated to stop the epidemic.
The German government has proposed that the workplace should only be reserved for people who have been vaccinated, cured, or tested negative for the virus, and those who refuse to be vaccinated will increasingly be turned away from cafes and barbershops.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that additional restrictions will be imposed on unvaccinated groups to prevent the number of infections from soaring.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a TV speech that from the 22nd, more indoor venues will be restricted to those who have been vaccinated. For those who have not been vaccinated, a negative screening certificate is not enough to enter movie theaters, and museums, and gym. The epidemic prevention restrictions imposed by Greece in mid-September have banned those who have not been vaccinated from entering cafes and restaurants, and the scope is now being expanded.
The whole of Europe is experiencing a new wave of epidemics, and many countries have imposed strict epidemic prevention restrictions long before Greece. For example, after Austria has imposed extensive restrictions on those who have not been vaccinated, Salzburg and Upper Austria will also be completely closed next week.
In France and Italy, holders of health passes are allowed to enter indoor places such as cafes, museums, and gyms. Passes signify that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, have recovered from the disease, or have been tested negative for the virus. However, there are reports that the two countries are considering further restrictions, allowing only those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to enter the aforementioned places.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the number of people infected in the Czech Republic has repeatedly hit record highs. The government announced that since the 22nd, people who do not hold a vaccination card or a certificate of recovery from the infection will not be allowed to enter restaurants, bars, and hair salons, or participate in large-scale events.