Czechia tightens entry conditions for arrivals from Finland, Latvia and the Azores
Citizens of Finland, Latvia and the Azores will be subject to stricter entry rules upon arrival in the Czech Republic, as the Czech Republic authorities have classified these territories in the dark red category, which includes countries deeply affected by the spread of the Coronavirus. .
In addition, Poland and Germany have been placed on the Red List, which includes countries that have reported high rates of COVID-19 and its new strains, especially the Omicron variant, in the past two weeks, the Czech Ministry of Health said. announced, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
The same ministry announced that Romania is now part of the orange list, which includes countries at medium risk in terms of the coronavirus situation.
The authorities of the Czech Republic continue to classify other territories as green, yellow, red, and dark red categories, taking into account the situation of the coronavirus in them.
According to the recent announcement by the Czech Ministry of Health, Vatican City State is on the Green List, which includes territories considered epidemiologically safe.
Travelers from countries included in the green list are exempt from additional requirements upon arrival in Czechia, such as testing and quarantine requirements.
In addition to Vatican City State, the following non-EU countries are on the Czech Green List:
Australia, Argentina, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Qatar, Korea, Kuwait, Canada, Macao, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Peru, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, Eastern Republic of Uruguay and Taiwan.
the Orange This category, which consists of countries that are at medium risk in terms of coronavirus situation, currently only includes Romania.
Arrivals from countries on the Czech Amber List are required to show a negative result for the coronavirus test, only if they have used public transport to return to the Czech Republic.
the Czech Republic Red this category currently includes Austria, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Germany.
Travelers from Red List countries must go through a testing process before entering the Czech Republic.
In addition, all persons are required to provide a second negative PCR test carried out in the Czech Republic within five days of entry and to follow the quarantine rules until a negative result is received.
Regarding the dark red list of countries which includes territories which have recently been deeply affected by the Coronavirus and its new strains, currently includes the following territories: Austria, Andorra, Denmark, Belgium, France, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Malta, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia , Netherlands, Norway, Cyprus, Iceland, Monaco, Ireland, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Portugal incl. Madeira and the Azores, San Marino, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, Sweden, as well as Switzerland.
Arrivals from countries included in the red and dark red categories are subject to the exact entry conditions upon arrival in Czechia. In addition, they are also required to complete the arrival form before returning to the Central European country.
However, the Czech Ministry of Health has clarified that all people who have completed their coronavirus vaccination process are exempt from additional entry requirements.
“The test conditions on return from abroad do not apply to Czech citizens and foreigners with a residence permit who have completed their vaccinations or contracted covid-19 in the last 180 days. All they need to do is complete the arrival form. Whatever the category of the country “, the statement reads.
According to figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Czechia has reported more than 2,517,400 cases of COVID-19 infection and 36,507 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
As a result, the authorities in this country continue to keep in place the preventive measures imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.