In the midst of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the only countries in Europe that are not particularly dangerous to travel to, if it was possible, are Norway and Finland, as well as a small part of Greece, according to the latest maps published by European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

In the fourth weekly chart published in the series, since the ECDC launched its support for the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to restricting free movement in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the epidemiological situation in Europe appears to be worse than ever.

In the recently published map, only Norway, Finland, and parts of Greece are shown in orange, which means that in these areas the 14-day alert rate is lower than 50 cases per 100,000, but the positive test rate is 4% or higher or the 14-day alert rate is between 25 and 150 cases per 100,000 and the positive test rate is less than 4%.

Although things seem to be going well, especially for the Nordic countries, in reality, the situation has deteriorated in both, as last week most of them were about half green, which means that some of the territories had a rate of fewer than 25 cases per 100,000 and a positive test rate of less than 4%. 

And while Northern Ireland and Slovakia are gray due to insufficient information, the rest of Europe is red with a 14-day alert rate of 50 cases per 100,000 or higher and a positive test rate of 4% or higher or a 14-day alert rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000.