Bavaria to require mandatory quarantine from Czech travelers as of Monday

While there was previously an exemption for Czech travelers going to Bavaria, that will no longer be the case from next week

ČTK

Written by ČTK
Published on 07.11.2020 11:53 (updated on 07.11.2020)

Prague, Nov 6 (CTK) - Czech residents travelling to Bavaria must go into a mandatory 10-day quarantine as of Monday, the Czech Foreign Ministry has tweeted.

The German region has abolished an exemption for Czech travelers that had previously allowing them to enter Bavaria without a negative COVID-19 test.

The quarantine may be reduced to five days after submitting a negative COVID-19 test, according to the Czech Foreign Ministry.

Exemptions will be granted for transit, international transport, visits to close family, and shared parenting. The rules for cross-border workers remains unchanged, they need to be regularly tested.

Germany added the Czech Republic to their high-risk countries list on September 25.

Visitors who do not fall under an exemption and do not provide a negative COVID-19 test are required to go into a 14-day quarantine.

Czech cross-border workers have been granted an exemption by the Bavarian government.

However, they have to undergo COVID-19 testing once per week since October 23. Foreign workers do not pay for the tests as the Bavarian government covers the costs.