Germany goes red on latest Czech Covid-19 travel map

From Monday, going from Germany to the Czech Republic will become more difficult for unvaccinated travelers.


Written by ČTK Published on 28.08.2021 09:57:00 (updated on 28.08.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

Coming to the Czech Republic from Germany will become more difficult for unvaccinated travelers as of Monday, when Germany goes from medium-risk orange to high-risk red on the latest Czech Covid-19 travel map.

Travelers arriving from red countries must take a Covid-19 test between 5-14 days after arrival, and quarantine until the result is known; those who have been vaccinated as well as those who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months are exempt from this requirement.

The Czech Health Ministry updates its travel map each week, with changes based on data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

In Germany, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days has been rising and reached 70.3 on Friday, compared with 48.8 a week ago. In the Czech Republic, the incidence rate has stood at around 12 for the past ten days.

On the updated travel map, green countries with a low risk of infection inlclude Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and the Vatican. Among non-EU states, green countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macao, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Orange states with medium risk include Austria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, San Marino and Slovenia.

On return from green and orange countries, unvaccinated travelers must take an antigen or PCR test for Covid-19 upon arrival, but do not have to quarantine.

From Monday, the red group of high-risk countries will include Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain including the Balearic islands and Portugal including the Azores and Madeira.

All other countries are dark red, indicating a very high risk of Covid-19. Among EU members, the only dark red state on the updated map is Cyprus.

Travelers arriving from red or dark red countries must take a PCR test between 5-14 days after their arrival, and must quarantine until the result come back. Those using public transport (including airlines) must also get tested before entering the Czech Republic. These requirements do not apply to those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered in the past six months.

The Czech Health Ministry urges all residents not to travel to countries with an extreme infection risk. These are currently Brazil, Colombia, Mozambique, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru and Tanzania, including the Zanzibar and Pemba islands.

On arrival from these countries with extreme risk, travelers must quarantine for ten days and take a PCR test. These requirements do not apply to those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered in the past six months.

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