Canada goes green, Portugal red on new Czech Covid-19 travel map

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and Latvia will also go green, while Cyprus and the Balearic Islands move to high-risk red.


Written by ČTK Published on 10.07.2021 09:53:00 (updated on 10.07.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Canada, Kosovo and Latvia will all move to low-risk green on the latest Czech Covid-19 travel map, valid from Monday, the Czech Foreign Ministry has told journalists.

Cyprus, Portugal and the Balearic Islands will be listed as high-risk red on the new map, while Luxembourg will become medium-risk orange.

The ministry updates its list of countries according to infection risk once per week based on data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Map: Czech Health Ministry
Map: Czech Health Ministry

From Monday, European countries with a low risk of Covid-19 will include Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Poland, Austria, San Marino, North Macedonia, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, the Vatican and Madeira.

Outside Europe, low-risk countries will include Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Canada, Lebanon, Macao, New Zealand, Singapore, the USA, Thailand and Taiwan.

Medium-risk orange countries in Europe will include Andorra, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands and the Azores.

High-risk red areas areas of Europe will be Spain (including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands), Portugal (not including its island destinations), and Cyprus.

All other countries outside the EU are in either the dark red category with a very high risk of Covid-19, or the black category of extreme risk.

There is still a strong recommendation not to travel to black countries with an extreme risk of new coronavirus mutations, which include Tunisia, Russia, Paraguay, Namibia, Peru, Colombia, Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and India.

Fully-vaccinated travelers (two weeks after completing their vaccination) are now exempt from testing or quarantine restrictions when coming to the Czech Republic, regardless of the color of country they are coming from.

Non-vaccinated travelers coming from green and orange countries must take an antigen or PCR test before returning or up to five days after arriving.

Non-vaccinated travelers coming from red and dark red countries must take an antigen or PCR test before returning if they use public travel (including airlines) to enter the Czech Republic. They must also self-quarantine upon arrival, and take another antigen or PCR test 5-14 days after arriving, staying in quarantine until the result is known.

All travelers must now fill in an Arrival Form before entering the Czech Republic.

Full details on traveling to the Czech Republic (in Czech) can be found from the Czech Foreign Ministry.

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