Travelers from Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania and San Marino will face increased restrictions when they arrive in the Czech Republic from next week. These countries will move from medium-risk orange to high-risk red on the latest Czech Covid-19 travel map, which will take effect from Monday.
Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Norway, Liechtenstein and Madeira will go to the medium orange category from Monday.
The Czech Ministry of Health updates its travel map every week based on data released by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
As of Monday, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and the Vatican will be among the green countries in Europe at low risk of infection. .
Among non-European states, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Macao, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States are all low-risk greens.
Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria and Slovenia go from Monday to medium risk orange and join Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
Upon arrival from the green and orange countries, travelers must provide proof of vaccination or take an antigen or PCR covid-19 test within five days of arrival.
From Monday, red countries with a high risk of infection will include Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Ireland, Iceland, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, San Marino, Sweden and the Canary Islands and the Azores.
Countries not listed above are considered dark red, with a very high risk of infection.
When returning from a red or dark red country, unvaccinated travelers must quarantine and take a PCR test in the Czech Republic between five and fourteen days after their arrival, and leave quarantine if it comes back negative. For those who use public transport, including airlines, to enter the Czech Republic, a negative test is also required before the trip.
All travelers traveling to the Czech Republic from abroad must fill in an arrival form upon entry, regardless of the color of the country they come from.
Travel restrictions do not apply to those whose Covid-19 vaccination was completed at least two weeks before the trip, or those who have undergone the infection during the last 180 days. However, they still need to fill out the arrival form.
The Czech Ministry of Health has warned against traveling to countries at extreme risk of infection and new mutations in the coronavirus. These states are Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Despite the warning, fully vaccinated travelers and those who had Covid for the past 180 days are not subject to restrictions when traveling from these countries. Others must take a PCR test before entering the Czech Republic and spend at least ten days in quarantine on arrival, quarantine after testing negative for Covid-19.