Czechia Imposes Test & Quarantine Requirements for Arrivals From Spain

Spanish travelers planning to head to the Czech Republic will have to follow testing and quarantine requirements from July 5, as Spain has been moved to the Czech Republic’s COVID-19 red list, which includes countries severely affected by the coronavirus, authorities in the central European country confirmed. . .

However, Spain’s Balearic Islands are classified in the orange category, which means the islands are considered areas of medium risk, TheSchengen.com reports.

The recent decrease in the number of COVID-19 infections will allow citizens of Belgium, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Slovenia and Switzerland to enter the Czech Republic without restrictions, as they are included in the green category.

Based on figures from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the government of the Czech Republic divided countries into green, orange, red, dark red and black categories.

Besides the above countries, the Czech Republic green list also includes the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, France, Italy, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Hungary, Norway, Malta, Poland, San Marino, Austria and Macedonia Northern, Romania, Slovakia, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia, Germany, Croatia, Vatican City State and Madeira.

Travelers from the following non-European territories are also allowed to enter the Czech Republic without restrictions, as they have also recorded lower rates of COVID-19 infection; Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Thailand and Taiwan.

Citizens coming from countries belonging to the orange category are required to fill out an arrival form and take a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test before returning to the Czech Republic, only if they use public transport.

This group consists of Andorra, Cyprus, Ireland, Monaco, Latvia, the Netherlands, Portugal (including the Azores), and the Balearic Islands.

As for the red category, citizens of countries included in this group are subject to more stringent restrictions.

Travelers planning to enter the Czech Republic from countries that are part of the Red List must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Besides, they are also obligated to submit a second negative test result after the fifth day of quarantine.

Countries that do not belong to any of the above categories fall into the dark red category in the Czech Republic, which means they also have to follow the rules of testing and quarantine upon arrival.

The Ministry of Health called on its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to areas belonging to the black category, which includes countries severely affected by the Corona virus. This list includes Botswana, Brazil, South Africa, India, Colombia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nepal, Namibia, Paraguay, Russia, Swaziland/Eswatini, Peru, Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Pemba), Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Tunisia.

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