Authorities in the Czech Republic have announced that unvaccinated and non-exhausted travelers who plan to enter the Czech Republic from the Netherlands, Cyprus and Poland, will be required to follow mandatory quarantine rules from today, October 25.
While entry rules for these countries have been tightened, the press release published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that Spain, including the Canary Islands, will see a relaxation of entry rules, as the country will be moved to the green category.
The ministry also revealed that citizens of the Czech Republic are also subject to strict entry rules when planning to enter Dutch territory, as the epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic has worsened recently after more than 3,000 positive cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, TheSchengen.com reports.
Entry rules have been simplified for those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, who have recovered from it, and, accordingly, for all holders of an EU COVID-19 digital certificate.
Furthermore, entry rules for red and dark red tiers that affect non-vaccinated and non-exempt entrants include:
Fill out Arrival Form or Passenger Locating Form Perform 72 hour PCR test / Antigen test 48 hours prior to arrival in Czech Republic and do PCR test between the 5th and 14th day of arrival, in addition to self-isolation
The red category in the Czech Republic currently consists of Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Croatia, Ireland, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria, Greece and Slovakia. The dark red color category currently includes Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania and Slovenia.
Furthermore, entry rules for the green category representing low-risk countries include filling out the arrival form and submitting a pre-departure PCR or antigen test, according to the rules described earlier. Furthermore, green arrivals can also submit a COVID-19 test that is taken between the 5th and 14th day of arrival, without the need to quarantine in the meantime.
“Before entering the territory or no later than five days after entering the territory of the Czech Republic, take a test to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2,” the press release explains the rules for entering the orange category, which is similar to the green one.
The orange category consists of Andorra, Denmark, France, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Portugal (including the Azores), Sweden, Switzerland, and the Balearic Islands (Spain).
Currently, countries in the green category include Italy, Madeira (Portugal), Malta, Spain and Vatican City. While the third countries that are also in this category include countries like:
Australia Bahrain Hong Kong Chile Jordan Canada Qatar South Korea Kuwait Macau New Zealand Rwanda Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Taiwan Uruguay
According to the World Health Organization, 3,638 cases of coronavirus were reported in the Czech Republic during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of positive cases registered in the country since 2020 to 1,722,446.
Moreover, the number of deaths recorded in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the epidemic has reached 30,593, of which three were recently reported. Data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reveal that 72.3 percent of the population in the Czech Republic has been fully vaccinated against the virus.