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Czechia Abolishes Self-Isolation Rules for Unvaccinated & Unrecovered Travellers From High-Risk Areas

The authorities of the Czech Republic announced that as of today, October 27, travelers arriving in the country from areas listed in red or dark red are no longer required to follow the rules of self-isolation since this measure was canceled.

The Ministry of Health issues a new preventive measure as of Wednesday, October 27, regulating the conditions for return from abroad. It will no longer be necessary to undergo self-isolation for returnees from red and dark red countries,” the ministry statement said.

Accordingly, under the new rules, non-vaccinated and non-exempt travelers from the following countries are now eligible to bypass quarantine requirements when traveling to the Czech Republic:

Red countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Croatia, Ireland, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria, Greece, Slovakia, dark red countries: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovenia and all other countries not part of other lists

We wanted to reverse the court’s decision as much as possible. Commenting on the new rules in the country, Health Minister Adam Wojciech said, “We have authorized a new precautionary measure, which is simplified and better understood and takes into account the court’s decision.”

However, despite the abolition of the self-isolation rule for all those entering the Czech Republic from one of the above-mentioned countries, everyone must still follow several other entry rules, reports.

In line with the latest update from the Czech Ministry of Health, all people returning from a red or dark red country must fill out an arrival form, regardless of their vaccination status. Moreover, they are required to provide confirmation when it is completed if required at the border.

Vaccinated and recovered travelers are only required to fill out an entry form. They are exempt from the test requirements.

“The return test conditions do not apply to people who have at least 14 days after full vaccination or who have contracted COVID-19 virus in the last 180 days. All they have to do is fill in the arrival form,” the ministry explained.

On the other hand, stricter rules apply to those who have not been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. Passengers under this category arriving in the Czech Republic from severely affected areas are required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result upon arrival.

Moreover, the same ministry announced that unvaccinated and non-exempt travelers from red and dark listed countries need to undergo a second test while in the Czech Republic. A second COVID-19 test may be done on or after the fifth day.

Those traveling to the Czech Republic by individual transport are allowed to skip the pre-entry test. They are not asked to take the test until after the fifth day.

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