Denmark, Iceland, and Norway go red in Czech Republic's latest Covid travel map

Liechtenstein has also gone red in the latest Czech map, which is indicative of an increase in Covid-19 cases throughout much of Europe.


Written by ČTK Published on 30.10.2021 09:54:00 (updated on 30.10.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

Travelers without proof of vaccination or recovery coming to the Czech Republic from Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein will face tightened restrictions as of Monday. These countries will move from medium-risk orange to high-risk red on the latest Covid-19 travel map released by the Czech Health Ministry.

Going the other way, restrictions will be loosened for those travelling from Cyprus as the country moves from red to orange on the new map.

The Czech Health Ministry updates its travel map every week based on data provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

From Monday, Italy, Madeira, Malta, Spain, the Vatican and the Canary Islands will be among the European countries listed as low-risk green. Outside Europe, Australia, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Chile, South Korea, Jordan, Canada, Qatar, Kuwait, Macao, New Zealand, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan and Uruguay are also be green in the latest map.

Orange countries with a medium risk of infection will include Andorra, Cyprus, France, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, the Balearic Islands and Azores.

On return from green and orange countries, travelers without proof of vaccination or recovery must either provide a negative Covid-19 test before entering the Czech Republic, or take an antigen or PCR test within five days of their arrival.

Red countries with a high risk of infection will include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland and Greece.

Dark-red countries with a very high risk of infection will now include Bulgaria, Croatia, Ireland, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Slovenia, as well as all non-EU not listed in the green category.

Travelers without proof of vaccination or recovery arriving from red or dark red countries must take a PCR test between 5-14 days after their arrival. Those using public transport (including airlines) must also provide a negative test before entering the Czech Republic.

New from this week, these travelers do not have to quarantine pending the test result, but instead are required to wear a respirator when they are not at home.

Testing requirements do not apply to those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination, or have a certificate proving that they recovered from Covid-19 in the past 180 days.

All travelers must still fill in an arrival form when entering the Czech Republic, regardless of their vaccination status or the color of country they are coming from. This requirement was cancelled by a Prague court last week, but the Health Ministry later updated their regulation to keep it in effect.

The Czech Republic accepts the vaccination of those from non-EU countries who were given vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency, or corresponding vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation for emergency use.

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