France, Spain, and the Netherlands go orange in latest Czech travel map

Traveling from these countries to the Czech Republic will become easier from Monday for those without proof of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery.


Written by ČTK Published on 25.09.2021 09:35:00 (updated on 25.09.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Monaco will turn from high-risk red to medium-risk on the latest Czech Covid-19 travel map, the Health Ministry has announced. Traveling to the Czech Republic from these countries will become easier as of Monday for those without proof of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery.

The ministry updates the map every week based on data of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

A visual version of the latest Czech map has not yet been shared by the Health or Foreign Affairs ministries, but reflects data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

As of Monday, green countries with low risk for Covid-19 will remain the same: Hungary, Poland and the Vatican within the EU, and Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Jordan, Canada, Qatar, Macao, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Taiwan outside Europe.

The orange group of medium-risk countries will include Andorra, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the Balearic Islands, the Azores, and Madeira.

Upon entering the Czech Republic from green and orange countries, travelers without proof of vaccination or recovery must either provide a negative Covid-19 test before arrival, or undergo an antigen or PCR test five days after arrival at the latest.

From Monday, red countries with a high risk of infection will include Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Ireland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Germany, Norway, Austria, Romania, Greece, San Marino, and Switzerland.

All other countries will be in the dark red group of states with a very high risk of infection. Lithuania will enter this group from Monday.

Those without proof of vaccination or recovery coming from red or dark-red countries must undergo a PCR test between the 5-14 days after their arrival, and must quarantine until the test result is known. Those using public transport (including airlines) must get tested before entering the Czech Republic, as well.

The above testing and quarantine restrictions do not apply to those with completed Covid-19 vaccination or a certificate proving that they recovered from Covid-19 in the past 180 days.

However, all travelers entering the Czech Republic must fill in an arrival form.

The Czech Republic accepts vaccination of non-EU citizens who were administered vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or corresponding vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for emergency use.

These persons must hold a certificate that can be verified and is included in the list of certificates on the Health Ministry website.

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