Czechia abolishes entry restrictions for arrivals from Poland, Romania and Monaco
Citizens of Poland, Romania and Monaco will now be allowed to enter the Czech Republic without being subjected to COVID-19 testing or quarantine requirements upon arrival, as the latter placed the three countries on the green list after having recorded less Coronavirus infection cases.
In a press release issued by the Ministry of Health, the latter announced that the list of countries according to their degree of risk of infection has been updated on the basis of figures from the European Center for Prevention and Control. disease control (ECDC) and will be effective from June 14.
In addition, Croatia, Switzerland, Cyprus, Estonia and the Azores will now be transferred to the medium risk group of coronaviruses, also known as the orange list. This means that arrivals from any of these countries are required to show a negative test result upon arrival if they have used public transport to get there.
Based on ECDC figures, Czechia has divided the countries into green, orange, red and dark red lists, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
The green list consists of countries safe for coronavirus, which have lower infection rates. Thus, citizens of countries on this list are exempt from the requirement of testing and self-isolation upon arrival in Czechia.
Besides Poland, Romania and Monaco, the green list also includes Malta, Iceland, Vatican City, Australia, Israel, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
Japan and San Marino were also recently added to Czechia’s green list.
Citizens of countries placed on the orange list are also subject to more flexible rules when entering the Czech Republic. They only need to provide a negative test result if they have used public transport.
“For returns from countries at medium risk of infection (orange box), the test will be mandatory before returning to the Czech Republic only if the person uses public transport to return. In addition, as a precaution, people returning from orange, red and dark red countries are required to wear a respirator everywhere outside the home for a fortnight, even outdoors. the ministry statement reads.
With the exception of the newly added countries, the Amber List already includes Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Canary Islands, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal and the Balearic Islands.
Regarding the red list, which includes countries heavily affected by COVID-19, no new additions were made to this week’s announcement. However, the list includes Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
All people entering Czechia from any of the countries on the red list must be tested for the coronavirus immediately upon arrival. In addition, they are also required to provide a second negative test result after the fifth day of self-isolation.
Given the COVID-19 situation across Europe, Czech authorities are advising everyone to postpone their travel plans unless necessary.