Stricter travel advice for many areas of Europe

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has changed the travel advice for a number of areas in Europe from yellow to orange. It is recommended that only necessary journeys be made there.

These are areas in Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Denmark and France. In Portugal, the risk of infection is high in the regions around the capital Lisbon. In Switzerland, these are areas in and around Geneva, Freiburg and Vaud.

The Hungarian capital Budapest and the Danish capital Copenhagen are also now on orange. In France, a number of regions, including Paris, were already on that colour; the Loire and two areas in the Pyrenees, among others, have now been added.

Travel advice has also been tightened for the Czech capital Prague.

Travellers returning from the orange areas are expected to spend ten days in home quarantine.