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The Data Pulse – 4th March 2021

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With The Data Pulse, we’re bringing you the latest worldwide COVID case data every week. We’ll bring you notice of rising and falling trends in each country, as well as announcements as the world plans to reopen international borders for tourists. The figure of cases per 100,000 population was a key statistic in the UK government’s decision making for travel corridors in 2020, and is a simple indication as to how a country is currently handling the pandemic. By keeping on top of the statistics, we will bring you predictions and travel recommendations ahead of the announcements, so that you can stay ahead of the game when planning your holidays.

4th March 2021

  • Portugal, Spain, the UK and Ireland continue to see plummeting case rates. Portugal, the UK and Ireland move out of the red zone to below 100 cases per 100,000.
  • Increases in France, Italy and Greece – with new restrictions in place to tackle this in Greece and Italy, and talks underway in France.
  • Iceland rates remain extremely low, barely present in the population, as life returns to normal and talks underway to soon welcome vaccinated travellers.
  • Elsewhere in Europe, Norway’s cases remain low and hovering in green zone.
  • Seychelles announces opening to all international tourists (other than South Africa) from March 25th. No vaccine required – just proof of negative test.
  • USA’s cases continue to fall.
  • Cyprus confirmed to open May 1st for vaccinated Brits.

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