How safe is your holiday? Coronavirus cases show which countries are risky

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The Scottish Government has warned that quarantine restrictions could be imposed on other countries just like Spain amid coronavirus second wave fears.

This means holiday hotspots could be taken off the "safe list" at a moment's notice, leading to cancelled flights and mandatory two-week self-isolation period.

So, which which countries are seeing an increase - or a drop - in cases of Covid-19?

Here are the numbers of confirmed cases last week in European countries and percentage rise or fall in infections compared to the week before, according to the Mirror.

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Spain - 12,166 cases, up 92%

The FCO has advised against all but essential travel to Spain, and it has been removed from the UK's quarantine-free travel list.

There are fears the country is experiencing a deadly second wave of coronavirus, with cases increasing 92% week on week.

France - 5,560 cases, up 49%

France has also seen a recent increase in cases, prompting President Emmanuel Macron to chair a meeting of the country's Defence Council.

Measures discussed include an increase in testing, and the reintroduction of some border controls.

Germany: 3,340 cases, up 25%

Germany is seeing infection rates creep back up again, with politician Michael Kretschmer telling the Rheinische Post newspaper: "The second wave of coronavirus is already here.

It is already taking place every day. We have new clusters of infections every day which could become very high numbers."

Belgium: 1,952 cases, up 71%

Belgium has postponed its fifth stage of lifting lockdown restrictions, in response to the increase in coronavirus infection rates.

To date, there have been 65,933 cases of coronavirus in Belgium, and 9,821 deaths.

Netherlands: 1,053 cases, up 90%

Week on week the Netherlands has seen a 90% increase in coronavirus cases, leading to fears the country is on the brink of a second wave.

Italy: 1,062 cases, up 17%

The first European country to go into lockdown, Italy has since managed to significantly lower its rate of coronavirus infection.

This last week has seen a 17% increase in cases, with some squares and public places shut in response.

Austria: 880 cases, up 34%

Austria has seen a 34% increase in cases, prompting Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to reintroduce mandatory face masks in supermarkets, banks, post offices and grocery stores.

Residents in the town of St Wolfgang, near Salzburg, have been told to stay home after 44 new local cases were believed to be linked to the nightlife.

Portugal: 1,614 cases, down 35%

Portugal is not currently on the UK's quarantine-free travel list, but there are hopes the government is considering "regional air bridges".

This would allow Brits to travel to low risk regions, such as the Algarve.

Greece: 171 cases, down 36%

Greece has managed to keep its coronavirus infection rates down for much of the pandemic, and has only had 4,193 cases for the duration of the pandemic.

202 people in Greece have sadly died of the disease.

Turkey: 6,442 cases, down 7%

Turkey has also seen a recent decrease in cases, with a 7% drop week on week.

Sweden: 1,886 cases, down 26%

Sweden is not on the UK's air bridges list, meaning there is a mandatory 14 day quarantine for any travellers arriving in the UK.

However, with cases dropping there are hopes it could be added when the scheme is next reviewed.

Norway: 51 cases, down 11%

Norway has maintained a relatively low rate of coronavirus infection, and has seen cases drop by 11% week on week.

Iceland: 5 cases, up from 3

Anyone flying into Iceland must either self-isolate for 14 days, or pay to have a coronavirus test at the airport.

While the country is still thought to have community transmission of COVID-19, cases remain low.

UK: 4,594 cases, down 4%

The UK has seen a slight decrease in its coronavirus cases, with numbers falling 4% week on week.

Total cases passed 300,000 this week, and the UK has the 10th highest number of total cases in the world.

Ireland: 128 cases, down 4%

Ireland has reported 128 new coronavirus cases in the past week, a decrease of 4%.

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