Netherlands adds entire Czech Republic to list of high-risk areas, quarantine required for travelers

While previously only listing Prague among its list of high-risk areas, Netherlands has now added all of the Czech Republic

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky
Published on 23.09.2020 09:30 (updated on 23.09.2020)

The Netherlands is the latest EU state to add the Czech Republic to its list of high-risk areas for COVID-19, the Czech Foreign Ministry confirmed yesterday.

Travelers from the Czech Republic who arrive in the Netherlands are now required to enter a mandatory 10-day quarantine, whether or not they show symptoms or even test negative for COVID-19.

The new regulation has gone into effect as of Tuesday, September 22.

"All people arriving in the Netherlands from the Czech Republic, not only from Prague, must immediately enter a ten-day quarantine, even if they have no COVID-19 symptoms or if they can present a negative COVID-19 test," the Czech Foreign Ministry states on its website.

Those in transit through the Netherlands are exempt from the requirement to enter into quarantine.

Residents of the Netherlands are advised to avoid traveling to the Czech Republic except when absolutely necessary.

Germany, which currently lists Prague and Central Bohemia among its list of risk areas, is also expected to add the entire Czech Republic to the list, according to Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček.

The Czech neighbor will update its list of risk areas later today.

Czech neighbor Slovakia has also listed the Czech Republic among its list of risk areas for COVID-19, requiring a negative test or quarantine from travelers.