On the new colour map by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Flanders is now a green zone. Brussels and Wallonia remain for now orange. That is good news as other countries will be more welcoming for residents of Flanders. That is the case for the Netherlands for instance, which remain mostly orange at this point.
A rise in COVID-19 infections in the United Kingdom is a concern. The UK government announced capacity crowds for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton is concerned.
He’s not alone. German federal chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is worried for rising Delta variant (Indian variant) infection in Lisbon. Portugal and Spain are welcoming British travellers with few or now restrictions.
Let’s hope it doesn’t jeopardize our September-October travel plans.