Record increases in those infected in the Czech Republic complicate travel abroad. There are over 26,000 active cases in the Czech Republic, and laboratories report over 1,000 to 2,000 cases per day. European countries monitor the development of the epidemiological situation in our country and take preventive measures.
Which states have already made the entry of Czechs or people coming from the Czech Republic conditional on their territory by a test or a two-week quarantine. We can’t even go anywhere at all. Here is a clear list:
Germany (test or quarantine)
Germany considers Prague and the Central Bohemian Region to be risky areas. Their residents must quarantine for 14 days or submit a negative test not older than 48 hours. On Tuesday, it is a question of including other Czech regions among the red ones.
According to Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek (CSSD) the new rules will apply to all regions except Ústí nad Labem and Moravia-Silesia. “Germany’s decision to travel is ultimately milder and with some exceptions we sought. The whole of the Czech Republic will not be risky, the Ústí nad Labem and Moravian-Silesian regions remain safe. Commuters and people returning home (transit) do not have to worry. stated on twitter.
Slovakia (test or quarantine)
It is possible to arrive in Slovakia from the Czech Republic only with a negative test for coronavirus not older than 72 hours. Otherwise, you must within 10 days of quarantine. After five days it is possible to pass the test, in case of a negative result the quarantine ends. Exceptions are freight or public transport drivers or students. Transit within eight hours is allowed.
Belgium (body for quarantine)
On September 2, Belgium placed the entire Czechia in the orange category. Since September 11, Prague has been on the red list. People coming from the metropolis have to prove themselves by a test and go to quarantine for 14 days. “When returning from the red zone, a two-week quarantine and a test performed upon arrival are mandatory. For the orange zone, a quarantine and a test are recommended,” the ministry explained.
The Netherlands has ordered quarantine for Czechs entering its territory. It cannot be avoided by submitting a negative test for coronavirus. “Persons arriving in the Netherlands from the Czech Republic should be removed immediately within 10 days of quarantine, even if they have no symptoms of Covid-19 or have tested negative for Covid-19,” the ministry said.
Greece (negative test)
Since the end of September, Greece has also tightened the regime for the Czechs. “From Monday, September 28, it will probably be possible to travel for late holidays only with a negative test at a maximum age of 72 hours. The Greeks also want to tighten travel for Belgians, Spaniards, Bulgarians, Romanians, Hungarians and others … exceptions for already paid tours, “informed Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček (ČSSD). Until now, the test was only necessary when arriving by road.
Denmark (total ban)
The Czechia has also been a risky country for Denmark since 12 September. It is not possible to enter the country at all, with valid exceptions. Only workers or people living in Denmark, family members, parents of children in Denmark or lorry drivers can cross the border. Transit through Denmark for the purpose of travel to one ‘s country is also permitted. “For travelers within the EU, including passengers from the Czech Republic, there is no obligation to prove with a negative test or to undergo quarantine, even if it is a quarantine country,” the ministry pointed out.
Finland (total ban)
“Passengers from the Czech Republic can only arrive in Finland in justified cases (work, family, school) and hold a two-week quarantine after entering Finland,” the ministry pointed out. Quarantine cannot be avoided by submitting a negative test. Only transit through Finnish territory is allowed without restrictions.
Since Monday, October 14, Switzerland has been ranking the Czechia among the high-risk countries. People traveling from the Czech Republic must quarantine for 10 days after entering Switzerland. The regulation does not apply to transit through Switzerland in less than 24 hours or to transfers at airports.
Czech citizens must undergo a two-week quarantine after entering Estonia between September 7 and 13. From September 1, it can be shortened to only one week by performing two tests with a negative result. You only need to undergo them in Estonia, at the same time you are paid for them. “After the first negative test, the relaxed self-isolation regime applies with the possibility of going to work or business while maintaining a distance from other people. The second test is no earlier than seven days,” the ministry said. Transit through Estonia is unrestricted.
The Netherlands also included the Czech Republic in the list of high-risk countries. More in the TV Nova report:
Iceland (test or quarantine)
Iceland has been sending the Czech Republic to a two-week quarantine since August 19. At the airport, however, the passenger can decide whether to be tested at his own expense. In this case, he will remain in isolation for five to six days until the second test, which is already free. If it is negative, the quarantine ends. “Air transit through Iceland (eg from the USA further to Europe) is possible. Stay is possible only for the necessary time in the transit area of the airport,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
“Upon arrival in Ireland, a 14-day quarantine is required. An online pre-trip form must be completed from 26 August. After completing and sending the form, you will receive an e-mail to be presented at the border when entering Ireland. reason for traveling to Ireland, “warns the Foreign Office.
Cyprus (entry ban)
“Tourists who have stayed in the Czech Republic in the last 14 days cannot enter the country,” the ministry said. An exception is made for people with permanent residence in Cyprus or their relatives. However, they must pay for a coronavirus test upon arrival.
Lithuania (compulsory test)
Czechs must submit a negative test for coronavirus not older than 72 hours when entering Lithuania, register with the National Public Health Center within 12 hours of entering the country by filling out an electronic form and undergo a two-week quarantine. “Transit is only allowed for return via Lithuania to the Czech Republic; in other cases, a reasoned request for an exemption must be submitted to the Lithuanian authorities before traveling through the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Vilnius and awaiting the outcome of the proceedings,” the Foreign Ministry warned.
Latvia still registers the Czechia as a risky country. In Latvia, passengers must start home for two weeks of self-insulation immediately upon arrival. Transit through the country is possible without restrictions.
Hungary (total ban)
On 1 September, Hungary closed its borders to citizens of all foreign countries. “Exceptions are citizens of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland who have booked at least a one-day stay before September 1, dated after September 1, and will prove this together with a negative PCR test in English or Hungarian, not older than 5 days,” the ministry said. Exceptions are also students, commuters or, for example, people who demonstrably come to Hungary for business purposes.
Malta (compulsory test)
“From Friday, August 28, all passengers from the Czech Republic must have a PCR test for Covid-19 not older than 72 hours,” the ministry informed, noting that the test can also be performed at the airport. The results should be available within the hour. “Until negative results are received, it will be necessary to remain in domestic isolation (hotel), in the event of a breach of isolation, there is a risk of a fine and prosecution,” the resort warned.
Czechs must quarantine for 10 days after arriving in Norway. “With effect from 8 August 2020 (00:00), travelers from the Czech Republic are obliged to enter the 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Norway. At the border crossing, they are required to prove with a travel document and confirmation of accommodation, where for ten days In the case of private accommodation or with friends, a signed declaration that they will be accommodated at their address during the quarantine period, “the ministry said. If the passenger does not have a certificate, he must not enter Norway.
Portugal (test or quarantine in parts of the territory)
No test is required to enter the mainland of Portugal. However, people with symptoms may be quarantined. The Czechs will only enter the Madeira with a negative test not older than 72 hours. The test can be taken even after arrival. In the Azores, they combine pre- or post-arrival testing and quarantine with mandatory control testing during their stay.
Slovenia (quarantine and test)
Czechs must enter a two-week quarantine after entering Slovenia. An exception is the transit of countries without overnight accommodation.
United Kingdom (quarantine)
After arriving in Great Britain, the Czechs must be quarantined for two weeks. It is also mandatory to fill in the internet contact form. Quarantine cannot be avoided even by submitting a negative test for coronavirus.
Travel is also affected by the Czech traffic light. Spain, including the Canary Islands, is at risk on it. “After returning from high-risk areas to the Czech Republic, the obligation to take the Covid-19 test in the Czech Republic within 72 hours still applies,” the Ministry of Health recalled.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to encourage people to travel abroad only when necessary. “The Ministry continues to recommend traveling to other countries of the world only in necessary cases due to the epidemiological situation, due to extensive restrictive measures and significant complications in transport,” the ministry’s website states.