France and Greece go orange in latest Czech Covid-19 travel map

Belgium, Denmark, and Finland also turn orange, Luxembourg, Malta, and the Netherlands red, and Cyprus dark red in the latest Czech travel map.


Written by ČTK Published on 17.07.2021 09:55:00 (updated on 17.07.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Liechtenstein, Greece and Madeira will move to medium-risk orange in the latest Czech Covid-19 travel map, valid from Monday, the Health Ministry writes in a press release.

Additionally, Andorra, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands and the Azores will move to the high-risk red category.

And Cyprus, now in the red category on the Czech travel map, will move to very high-risk dark red as of Monday, July 19.

The ministry updates its travel map once per week based on data issued by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

As of Monday, the green states in Europe with low infection risk will be Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican.

Among non-European countries, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macao, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, the USA, Taiwan and Thailand are also listed in green.

The orange category, indicating moderate risk, will include the currently-green Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Liechtenstein and Madeira from Monday; they join Ireland and Monaco in this category.

Andorra, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Azores will be red, indicating a high risk of Covid-19 infection.

All countries that are not mentioned above fall in the dark red category of very high risk, or the black category of extreme risk outlined below.

Upon arrival in the Czech Republic from green and orange countries, travelers must fill in an arrival form and undergo an antigen or a PCR test for Covid-19 either before their journey or five days after their arrival at the latest.

On arrival from red and dark red states, a PCR test is mandatory between 5-14 days after arrival. Until the test is carried out, travelers must stay in quarantine. Testing before arrival is also required from those using public transport, including airlines, to enter the country. The arrival form must also be filled.

The above testing and quarantine requirements do not apply to people who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination at least 14 days ago, or those who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 180 days. They still must fill in the arrival form, however.

The Health Ministry recommends that people do not travel to countries with an extreme infection risk. They are Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

When returning from these countries, fully-vaccinated travelers and those who had Covid-19 in the past 180 days do not have to seek testing or quarantine. Others must undergo a PCR test before their return to the Czech Republic, and stay ten days in self-quarantine after arrival.

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

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