Malta announces that beginning on July 14, they will become the first country in Europe to close their borders to unvaccinated travellers, only allowing those with a Maltese, British or European vaccination certificate to enter following an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
The municipal health commission in Jinan finds coronavirus on imported beef and tripe from Brazil, New Zealand, and Bolivia, as well as on packaging for these products, as China ramps up testing on imports of frozen foods.
In a joint statement, leaders of the European Union say that recent claims about the United States spying on European leaders, such as Germany's Angela Merkel and citizens, "could prejudice co-operation in intelligence gathering".
Bolivia summons the ambassadors of France, Spain and Portugal to explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' official jet "en route" to land on the Eurozone last week, amid orders to be searched if Edward Snowden was on board.
Bolivian president Evo Morales calls the Eurozone for a violation of international law and threatens to close down the U.S. embassy in Bolivia after the episode of having his official airplane being refused to land "en route" to Vienna, amid suspicions of having former NSA employee Edward Snowden on board. Ambassadors of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal are summoned to give full explanations.
The funeral of Otto von Habsburg, final heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, occurs in Vienna, attended by monarchs and members of the political elite; his corpse is to be buried in the Imperial Crypt.