Czechia allows unrestricted entry from 9 European countries and several other third countries

Citizens of Bulgaria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Hungary, Norway, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, and the Spanish Balearic Islands can now enter the Czech Republic without being subject to coronavirus testing requirements or d ‘self-isolation, because the latter has placed these countries on its green category.

This means that all arrivals from any of these countries will be allowed to enter the Czech Republic without being subject to any restrictions, reports

With the exception of the aforementioned countries which have just been added to the list, the green category already includes the following countries:

  • European countries: Albania, Finland, Iceland, Malta, Poland, San Marino, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Vatican City State
  • Non-European countries: Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Macao, New Zealand, Singapore, United States of America, Thailand and Taiwan

In addition, Denmark, Latvia and Monaco are now part of the COVID-19 medium risk group, also known as orange category. After a stay in one of the countries classified in this category, all persons entering the Czech Republic are obliged to complete the arrival form. Those who have used public transport, such as planes, trains or buses to reach Czechia must be tested for the coronavirus before entering the country.

As for those who travel to the Czech Republic with their own vehicle, they are not required to undergo any tests before entering the territory of the Czech Republic. However, they are still required to undergo testing no later than the fifth day after arrival.

In addition to the newly added countries, the amber box includes Andorra, Belgium, Estonia, France, Croatia, Ireland, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and the Canary Islands.

The categorization of countries by Czechia according to their level of risk also includes the red category, made up of countries at high risk of COVID-19. The Netherlands and Spain currently fall into this category.

“People returning from these countries must complete the arrival form before returning. At the same time, they are obliged to undergo an antigen or PCR test before returning to the Czech Republic if they return by public transport. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, they must then undergo a PCR test within five days. Until the result of the PCR test, the person remains in self-isolation ”, read the ministry press release.

Conversely, countries on the blacklist at extreme risk of spreading variants of the coronavirus are prohibited from entering Czechia. The black category includes Botswana, Brazil, India, South Africa, Colombia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Previously, the Czech Republic had lifted its entry restrictions for arrivals from Poland, Romania and Monaco, these countries having moved to the green box.

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