Estonian citizens will be subject to tighter entry restrictions when considering travel to the Czech Republic, as the latter has placed Estonia in the dark red category, which includes countries deeply affected by the virus.
Additionally, due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections over the past two weeks, Slovakia and Luxembourg have moved into the red category, which includes countries heavily affected by the virus, reports SchengenVisaInfo. com.
At the same time, travelers from Hungary and Liechtenstein have been moved to the amber box, which includes countries at medium risk for coronavirus infection, while Malta and the Azores are now on the green list. , which includes countries with low COVID-rates. 19 infection rates and are therefore considered epidemiologically safe.
The new changes were revealed by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, while the same ministry announced that these new rules will take effect from Monday, October 4.
According to figures released by the World Health Organization, a total of 1,691,489 cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported in the Czech Republic since the start of the pandemic, while 30,459 people have died. The same source shows that in the past 24 hours, Czechia has recorded 732 cases of COVID-19 infection and two deaths.
At present, the Czech Republic’s Green List which includes safe countries in terms of COVID-19 situation includes the following European territories: Mala, Poland, Vatican City State and the Azores.
With regard to countries outside the EU, the following territories are included in the green list of Czechia; Australia, Hong Kong, Chile, Jordan, Canada, Korea, Qatar, Kuwait, New Zealand, Macao, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Eastern Republic of Uruguay or Taiwan.
The orange category includes the following territories; Andorra, Denmark, Sweden, San Marino, Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, Liechtenstein, Italy, Finland, Iceland, Hungary, the Netherlands, France, Monaco, as well as Portugal, including Madeira.
The Red List includes the following countries; Bulgaria, Ireland, Belgium, Croatia, Norway, Cyprus, Latvia, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Romania, Greece, Switzerland.
Regarding the dark red category, the Ministry of Health clarified that due to the high rates of COVID-19 infection, the following countries are included in this category, Lithuania, Slovenia and Estonia.
The authorities of the Czech Republic have clarified that citizens of countries included in the red and dark red categories are subject to the same rules when considering entering the central European country.
The Czech Ministry of Health has clarified that all travelers included in any of the above-mentioned categories are required to complete the arrival form. In addition, they will also have to undergo a COVID-19 testing process upon arrival or no later than the fifth day.
According to the statement, all travelers returning from the red and dark red category are required to complete the arrival form before returning to Czechia and undergo an antigen or PCR test if they use public transport to return. . In addition, they are also required to undergo a PCR test after their return to the Czech Republic, no earlier than the fifth day and no later than 14 days after entering the country. Until then, they must follow the quarantine rules.
“In the case of a trip to the Czech Republic by individual transport, it is not necessary to take a test before the start of the trip, but it is obligatory to undergo a PCR test no earlier than the fifth day and at the earliest. later on the 14th day. after entering the territory of the Czech Republic. Self-isolation is required until the result. the statement reads.
However, the health ministry clarified that travelers vaccinated as well as those who have recovered from the virus will not be subject to the recent changes applied by the country’s authorities.
Earlier, the Czech government announced that it was imposing stricter entry restrictions on arrivals from Lithuania, the latter having been added to the blacklist.