At the Finnish Helsinki Airport, dogs are successfully sniffing out whether travelers are infected with COVID-19. Their accuracy is almost 100 percent, and Finland wants to expand its use of them.
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Belgium, France and several other states are tightening entry rules, mandating further tests and extending quarantines to prevent the spread of mutant COVID-19 variants.
The US will reinstate the travel ban on non-citizens coming from Brazil and most of Europe, according to White House sources. The restrictions will also apply to travelers from South Africa. Follow DW for the latest.
In Germany some local authorities have set up accommodation to lock up people who refuse to abide by coronavirus quarantine rules. But will these "prisons" actually be used, or just act as a deterrent?
A traveler who arrived in Frankfurt from Brazil has tested positive for the new COVID variant identified there, reportedly with no symptoms. Germany's COVID-related death toll has reached 50,000. All the latest here.
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