Ever since the COVID-19 turned into a global pandemic, the number of cases in the United States has been the highest. It has been the same condition for a lot of European countries as well, in which the names of Germany and especially Italy made it to the top of the list. As the cases began to slow down, European countries gradually started opening their public spaces, keeping all the necessary precautions in mind.
And although the European Union lifted travel restrictions on the first of July, it has also advised that restrictions should remain imposed for travellers coming in from countries where the pandemic situation is still out of hand and the number of cases is high. However, lifting travel restrictions has not turned in out in favour of European countries.
The European Union had been doing fairly well, limiting any new infections from happening. But this lasted for around two months only, until somewhere in the middle of July, the cases started going up. This was also due to cross-border travelling between European countries. On the other hand, the figure has been going down in the United States, as the infographic below further demonstrates.
Infographic by: Statista