The authorities in the Czech Republic announced that from today, November 15, Hungary, the Netherlands and Greece will be part of the dark red category, along with Andorra and the Balearic Islands, which will be added to the red category.
This means that non-vaccinated and non-refundable people from these countries are obliged to follow additional entry requirements compared to those who hold a vaccination, cure or COVID-19 digital EU certificate, TheSchengen.com reports.
When returning from countries with green, orange, red and dark red categories, it is necessary to fill in the arrival form. The return test requirements do not apply to people who have at least 14 days after a full vaccination (14 days after the second dose in the case of the two-dose schedule, 14 days after vaccination in the case of a single-dose vaccine) or who have had covid-19 in the past 180 days . All they have to do is fill out the access form,” the Czech authorities explained.
According to the press release from the Czech Ministry of Health, the Canary Islands and Malta will complete the orange tier, where arrivals follow the same entry requirements as the green tier.
In general, the dark red color category currently consists of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Romania, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Meanwhile, the red category includes Andorra, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, Norway, Germany, San Marino, Sweden and Switzerland.
Rules for entering unvaccinated, non-exempt red and dark red entrants include:
Take a PCR test (72 hours prior to arrival) or an antigen test (48 hours before arrival), and perform a PCR test between day 5 and day 14 upon arrival
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On the other hand, entry rules for green, orange, non-refundable and non-refundable tier include:
Take a PCR test (72 hours prior to arrival) or an antigen test (48 hours prior to arrival), or take a PCR test within the first five days of their stay in the Czech Republic
According to the Ministry of Health’s announcement, the orange category includes Malta, the Canary Islands, France, Italy, Monaco, the Azores and Madeira in Portugal, while the green category currently includes only Vatican City and Spain.
The green category also consists of the following third countries:
Argentina Australia Bahrain Chile Hong Kong Jordan Colombia Korea Canada Qatar Kuwait Macau Namibia New Zealand Saudi Arabia Peru United Arab Emirates Rwanda Eastern Uruguay Taiwan
Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveal that the epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic is worrying at the moment, as 10,395 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours. In addition, 28 virus-related deaths have emerged, bringing the total number of deaths to 31,355 since the pandemic began.