Slovakia changes to high-risk red on the Czech Republic's updated Covid travel map

Travelers returning from Slovakia to the Czech Republic without proof of vaccination or recovery will face tighter restrictions as of Monday.


Written by ČTK Published on 02.10.2021 09:57:00 (updated on 02.10.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

Travel from Slovakia and Luxembourg to the Czech Republic will become more difficult for those without proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 as of Monday. The two countries will switch from medium-risk orange to high-risk red, the Czech Health Ministry announced on Friday.

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

Hungary and Liechtenstein will turn orange in the new map, while Malta and the Azores will move to low-risk green. A visual version of the Czech map has yet to be released, but generally corresponds with the latest map issued by the ECDC:

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

Those without proof of vaccination or recovery arriving from red or dark-red countries must take a PCR test between 5-14 days of their arrival, and have to stay in quarantine pending the test result. Those using public transport (including airlines) must also provide a negative test even before entering the Czech Republic.


As of Monday, the green countries with a low risk of infection will include Malta, Poland, the Vatican and the Azores, and also Australia, Chile, Hong Kong, Jordan, South Korea, Canada, Qatar, Kuwait, Macao, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda, Uruguay and Taiwan.

Orange countries with medium risk will be Andorra, Denmark, San Marino, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Finland, France, Hungary, Monaco and the Netherlands.

Red countries with a high risk of infection will include Bulgaria, Belgium, Ireland, Croatia, Cyprus, Norway, Latvia, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Romania, Greece and Switzerland.

From Monday, Estonia will join Lithuania and Slovenia in the group of dark red countries with a very high risk of infection. All non-European states not in the green category are also considered very high risk.

All travelers must also fill in an arrival form when entering the Czech Republic, regardless of the country they are coming from.

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

The Czech Republic accepts the vaccination of those from non-EU countries who were given vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency, or corresponding vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation for emergency use.

To enter the Czech Republic, these travelers must have a certificate that can be verified and is included in the list of certificates on the Health Ministry website.

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