France, Denmark elevated to high risk in latest Czech Covid-19 travel map

Italy, Switzerland and Iceland will also be elevated to moderate risk in the latest travel map, valid from Monday.

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Published on 31.07.2021 09:46 (updated on 31.07.2021)

France and Denmark have been elevated to the red category of areas at high risk for coronavirus on the latest Czech Covid-19 travel map, issued by the Czech Health Ministry. Italy, Switzerland and Iceland will also be moved to the orange category of moderate risk when the map goes into effect from Monday.

Other changes in effect from next week include Andorra moving to the dark red category of countries with a very high risk of infection, and Liechtenstein going green with a low risk of infection.

The Health Ministry updates its "traffic light" travel map once a week based on data issued by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

From Monday, green countries in Europe will include Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the Vatican.

Among non-European states, the following areas are also green: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Macao, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA.

The orange category, indicating a moderate risk, will include Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Madeira and Switzerland.

Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, the Canary Islands and the Azores will be red, indicating a high risk of Covid-19.

States not mentioned above fall in the dark red category of very high risk.

All travelers entering the Czech Republic must an arrival form upon entry, regardless of the color of country they are coming from.

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On arrival in the Czech Republic from green and orange countries, unvaccinated travelers must take either an antigen or a PCR test either before their journey or within five days after arriving.

On arrival from red and dark red states, a PCR test is mandatory between 5-14 days after arrival for unvaccinated travelers. Until the test is carried out, they must quarantine. Testing before arrival in the Czech Republic is required from those using public transport, including airplanes, to travel from red and dark red countries.

The arrival requirements do not apply to people who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination completed at least 14 days ago, or those who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 180 days.

The Health Ministry recommends that people do not travel to countries with an extreme risk of infection. These countries include 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 in past 180 days do not have to test or quarantine. Others must take a PCR test before their journey to the Czech Republic, and quarantine for a minimum of 10 days after arrival.

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