Netherlands, Norway, and Slovenia turn red in new Czech Covid-19 travel map

Coming to the Czech Republic from these countries will become more difficult from Monday for travelers without proof of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery.


Written by ČTK Published on 04.09.2021 09:56:00 (updated on 04.09.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

Travelers without proof of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery coming to the Czech Republic from the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and San Marino will face tighter restrictions from Monday as these countries move from orange to red on the latest Czech travel map, the Czech Health Ministry has announced.

By contrast, coming from the Azores to the Czech Republic will become easier for unvaccinated travelers.

Based on data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the Czech Health Ministry updates its map of countries according to the risk of infection every week.

In Europe, the list of green low-risk countries will include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Vatican.

Among non-EU states, the green list will include Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macao, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Romania and the Azores will move to medium-risk orange from Monday, joining Albania, Austria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, and Serbia.

People without proof of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery traveling from green and orange countries must take an antigen or PCR test for Covid-19 upon arrival, but they do not have to quarantine themselves.

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

All countries not mentioned above are in the dark red category indicating very high risk of infection. From Monday, Ireland will become a new addition to this category.

Unvaccinated travelers arriving from red or dark-red countries must quarantine and take a PCR test between 5-14 days after their arrival; if the test is negative, they can leave quarantine. Those using public transport (including airlines) to enter the country must also get tested before entering the Czech Republic. These conditions do not apply to fully vaccinated travelers, as well as those who have recovered from Covid-19.

On Wednesday, the list of black extreme-risk countries was cancelled, and these countries were moved to the dark red category. These countries previously included Brazil, Colombia, Mozambique, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, and Tanzania including the Zanzibar and Pemba islands.

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