Unvaccinated travelers and those who have not recovered from COVID-19 entering the Czech Republic from the Netherlands, Azores, Cyprus, Andorra, Luxembourg and Malta will be subject to testing and self-isolation requirements as these countries have been included in the red Czech category.
The same rules will apply to those coming from Cyprus, as the country has been moved to the dark red category.
Such a decision was made in line with figures provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and will be effective from today, July 19, TheSchengen.com reports.
In a press release from the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, it was noted that since June 1, the same rules apply to returns from countries classified in the dark red and red category.
This means that all arrivals from the above countries, regardless of which list they are placed on, must fill out an arrival form and take a test before entering the Czech Republic if they use public transport to get there.
In addition, everyone is required to undergo a second COVID-19 test after the fifth day of entry and remain self-isolated until receiving a negative coronavirus test result.
“In the case of a trip to the Czech Republic by individual transport, it is not necessary to take a test before starting the trip, but it is necessary to undergo a PCR test no later than the fifth day and not later than the 14th day after entering the territory of the Czech Republic. The ministry explained that self-isolation is required until Receipt of the result.
The same ministry announced that Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Liechtenstein, Greece and Madeira would now be part of the country’s orange category. This means that all people arriving in Czech Republic from one of these countries need to undergo a COVID-19 test before entering Czech Republic or no later than five days after arrival.
The same rules that apply to people coming from countries classified in orange apply to those from countries classified in green.
The green category currently includes Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Estonia, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Poland, Austria, San Marino, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. , Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Canada, Lebanon, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Thailand, and Taiwan.
The statement published by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic makes clear that the rules for testing and quarantine do not apply to people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or those who have recovered from the disease. The only rule they have to follow is to fill out the access form.
Previously, TheSchengen.com reported that contact points at airports in the Czech Republic have decreased significantly after the deployment of 35 check-in kiosks in Prague.