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Czechia Tightens Entry Rules for Unvaccinated Travellers From Netherlands, Norway, Ireland & Some Other Countries

Travelers from the Netherlands, Norway, San Marino and Slovenia who have not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 will be subject to stricter rules when entering the Czech Republic as countries have been moved to red category.

With the exception of these countries, non-vaccinated and non-exempt travelers from Ireland will also have to follow strict entry rules as the province has been placed in the dark red category, reports.

The decision to impose entry restrictions on people coming from one of the above countries was made in line with the latest data provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and will come into effect tomorrow, September 6.

According to a press release from the Czech Ministry of Health, starting tomorrow, unaccompanied and unvaccinated travelers coming from a country listed in red or dark will have to undergo a COVID-19 test before entry if they use any form of public transportation. to reach the Czech Republic.

In addition, each person must fill out an arrival form, go into self-isolation as soon as they enter the Czech Republic, and take a second COVID-19 test after the fifth day of isolation.

Besides the above countries, the same rules apply to countries that are already part of the Czech Red List:

Similarly, arrivals from the United States, Israel, Lebanon, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Montenegro are required to follow the same rules as these countries are already part of the dark red category.

So far, the Czech Republic has a separate list of countries that have reported extremely high rates of COVID-19 infections, known as the black category. However, it has been announced that this category will be abolished, which means that all countries in which it was placed will now move to the dark red category.

Moreover, changes have also been made in the green category. Hence, Albania, Serbia and Brunei will be removed from the green category as of tomorrow. This means that non-vaccinated or non-exempt travelers from one of the three countries will be required to fill out an arrival form and take a coronavirus test before entering Czech Republic or no later than five days after arrival.

As for the vaccinated or recovered people coming from one of the countries affected by the Corona virus, the ministry confirmed that they do not have to follow the rules of examination or self-isolation. Instead, they are only required to fill out an access form.

Previously, the Czechs decided to accept COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued by several third countries, which indicated that the holder had been vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine or another equivalent vaccine recognized by the World Health Organization.

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