Czechia tightens entry conditions for arrivals from Germany, Madeira, the Balearic Islands and San Marino

Arrivals from Germany, the Portuguese island of Madeira and the Spanish Balearic Islands will be subject to double testing requirements and self-isolation when arriving in Czechia from August 30, authorities said. from the country.

These countries have been added to the red category, requiring travelers to have a PCR or antigen test performed before reaching the Czech Republic. In addition, a quarantine requirement is mandatory, followed by another PCR or antigen test carried out no earlier than the fifth day but no later than the 14th day after entering the country, reports

Entry conditions will also be tightened for arrivals from San Marino, as the country has been added to Czechia’s orange list.

The rest red category countries include the following:

  • Andorra
  • Bulgaria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Lithuania
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Greece
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Portugal

The same double-testing and quarantine requirement rule applies to several third countries like Montenegro, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia and the United States, which were downgraded last week from the green. to dark red list, which means that these territories are considered to be heavily affected by the virus. In addition, Cyprus, UK, Turkey and Russia are also in the dark red category.

On the other hand, for arrivals from countries with low risk (green box) and medium risk (orange box), the Czech authorities require to provide an entry form and a PCR or antigen test carried out no later than five days after the arrival. Czechia orange category includes the following territories:

  • Croatia
  • Luxembourg
  • Latvia
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Finland
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • the Netherlands
  • San Marino
  • Slovenia

However, these rules do not apply to people with a valid vaccination passport indicating that 14 days have passed since the administration of the last injection of the approved COVID vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Janssen).

Czechia’s latest category includes countries that have recently reported a high rate of infections with COVID-19, also known as black category and includes Brazil, Mozambique, Colombia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru and Tanzania. Arrivals from these states must provide a PCR test carried out before arriving in Czechia, undergo the ten-day quarantine and be tested on the last day of the quarantine.

People fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or those who have recovered from the virus within the previous 180 days, from countries in the black box, are exempt from the quarantine requirement.

According to statistics from the World Health Organization, Czechia has reported six deaths linked to COVID-19 and 213 people have been infected with the virus in the past 24 hours. So far, the country has reported 30,399 deaths and 1,678,544 positive coronavirus cases.

In addition, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reveals that the Czech Republic has fully vaccinated 63% of its population while 65.4% received the first injection of the vaccine.