Europe COVID-19 surge: These maps and trackers show rising cases, hardest-hit countries
The surge is especially pronounced in Eastern Europe, where vaccination rates remain low, and vaccine skepticism high. According to the Financial Times data journalist John Burn-Murdoch, Romania, Bulgaria, and Latvia have all recently set records for daily deaths. However, Western European countries with robust vaccination drives—Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany, for instance—are also seeing cases trend in the wrong direction.
The rise in cases comes as the United States is preparing to open its borders to fully vaccinated foreign visitors, the travel industry is expecting a robust return for international travel, and many would-be travelers are likely planning trips abroad. All of which means it’s best to be aware of local trends and the latest data. If you’re looking to track Europe’s COVID-19 situation in real-time, we’ve rounded up some resources below.