Sweden, Switzerland elevated to high-risk red on latest Czech travel map

Cyprus and San Marino have also been elevated to high-risk red on the Czech Republic's latest map, valid from Monday.


Written by ČTK Published on 06.11.2021 09:51:00 (updated on 06.11.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus, and San Marino will move from medium-risk orange to high-risk red on the latest Covid-19 travel map, the Czech Health Ministry has announced. Travelers without proof of vaccination or recovery coming to the Czech Republic from these countries will face tightened restrictions as of Monday.

Other countries have also changed color on the new map, but travel conditions for them will not be affected.

The Czech Health Ministry updates its travel map every week based on data provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

In Europe, Malta, Spain, the Vatican and the Canary and Balearic Islands will the only countries listed as low-risk green. Outside Europe, Australia, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Chile, South Korea, Jordan, Canada, Qatar, Colombia, Kuwait, Macao, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan and Uruguay will also be green.

Medium-risk orange countries will include Andorra, France, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Madeira and the Azores.

On return from green and orange countries, travelers without proof of vaccination or recovery must either provide a negative Covid-19 test before entering the Czech Republic, or take an antigen or PCR test within five days of their arrival.

Red countries with a high risk of infection will include Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Greece, San Marino, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Belgium and Austria will be elevated to the very-high-risk dark red category from Monday, joining Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, as well as all non-EU countries not listed as low-risk green.

Travelers without proof of vaccination or recovery arriving from red or dark red countries must take a PCR test between 5-14 days after their arrival. Those using public transport (including airlines) must also provide a negative test before entering the Czech Republic.

Testing requirements do not apply to those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination, or have a certificate proving that they recovered from Covid-19 in the past 180 days.

All travelers must still fill in an arrival form when entering the Czech Republic, regardless of their vaccination status or the color of country they are coming from. 

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.

Restrictions on travelling to the United States will be lifted for most European countries, including the Czech Republic, as of Monday. However, adult travelers must have both proof of vaccination as well as a negative test for coronavirus, according to the Foreign Ministry.

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