The Independent, a British newspaper, has referred to Luxembourg as "Europe's worst coronavirus hotspot" and questioned why travel restrictions are not in place.

The article notes that the (confirmed) infection rate in Luxembourg is "1,382% higher than in the UK", with 222.4 14-day cumulative cases per 100,000 "compared with 15 for the UK."

This is being brought up in light of recent news that both England and Scotland are considering reintroducing a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travellers from Luxembourg (as well as Belgium and Croatia), though a firm decision is yet to be communicated. Writing for the Independent, Simon Calder notes that "the infection rate is so high that citizens of the Grand Duchy are not allowed to stay in Lithuania," and highlights Germany's designation of Luxembourg as a 'risk zone'.

Calder also notes that Spain's 14-day cumulative cases per 100,000 is 47.3, so lower than Luxembourg's, yet it has been classified as posing "an unacceptably high risk for British travellers."

Update: Scotland has now confirmed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travellers from Luxembourg as of midnight 31 July, with the UK likely to follow.