Updated Travel Map For People Entering the Czech Republic
For those planning on travelling to the Czech Republic, the travel semaphore has been updated and various conditions of entry from different countries apply. Travellers must comply with obligations according to their country of origin and the rules corresponding to the level of risk from that country. Since February 22nd, the Balearic Islands have moved to the red category and the Azores are now in the orange category. Photo Credit: Mzcr.cz.
Czech Rep., Feb 15 (BD) [Updated Feb 22 14:30] – The Czech Ministry of Health updates the list of countries on a regular basis according to data provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Entry requirements vary by country of origin, classified into the categories: green, orange, red and dark red. The travel semaphore has been in operation since June 15th, 2020.
Considering the development of new coronavirus mutations and the spread across Europe, the ECDC recommends people to postpone their travel plans unless they are absolutely necessary.
⚠️ Od pondělí 22. 2. vstoupí v platnost nová cestovatelská mapa. Nově se do 🟠 oranžové kategorie zařadí Azorské ostrovy (Portugalsko) a do 🔴 červené Baleárské ostrovy (Španělsko). ℹ️ Ochranné opatření Ministerstva zdravotnictví ➡ https://t.co/0eDoK4MAgB pic.twitter.com/Wtyr6Z6GuP— MZV ČR (@mzvcr) February 19, 2021
People travelling from orange, red and dark red categories are required to wear a disposable medical mask or respirator (at least FFP2, KN95, N95, P2 or DS) for 10 days after arrival when outside of the home. Students and employees are obligated to submit the test result to their school or employer.
Low risk countries currently include Australia, Iceland, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and the Vatican. Travellers can enter the Czech Republic without any restrictions.
Medium risk countries include Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway and the Azores. Both foreign and Czech travellers must complete an arrival form and present written confirmation of a negative result from an antigen test taken within 24 hours or a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before they enter the Czech Republic.
Countries classified as high risk include Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Romania, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the Balearic and Canary Islands. Travellers from red countries are subject to the same obligations as orange countries, but in addition they must submit a second PCR test taken in the Czech Republic within five days of entry. They are required to self-isolate until a second negative test is submitted.
All other EU member states and non-EU countries not mentioned above are considered ‘very high risk’ for the transmission of coronavirus. Travellers from dark red countries must complete an arrival form and present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entry to the Czech Republic – an antigen test will not be accepted in this case. A second PCR test is required, no sooner than the fifth day after arrival. Self-isolation is required until a negative test is submitted.
Regardless of their country of origin, foreigners are prohibited from entering the Czech Republic for non-essential travel purposes.