Test-Free Travel From Selected European Countries Possible From June 15th

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The new so-called traffic light system places European countries in red, orange, and green zones, according to their epidemiological situation. Anyone entering the Czech Republic from a green zone country, including Germany, Croatia, and Slovakia, will no longer need to provide a negative Covid test. Restrictions imposed by other countries will still apply. Map: Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

Prepared by Jack Stephens

Czech Rep., Jun 2 (JS) – From June 15th, Czechs will be allowed to travel to and from several European countries without the requirement of quarantine or a negative Covid-19 test. Tourists entering the country from those places will also not need a test. For those travelling from countries whose epidemiological situation has not improved sufficiently, tests will still be required, with a slightly stricter regime for tourists.

“From June 15th, we can start travelling around Europe. The government has approved a system that designates safe countries for travel. The colours on the map indicate the severity of covid development in the country,” announced Health Minister Adam Vojtech on Twitter on Monday.

The system categorizes the countries of the EEA (European Economic Area) into green, orange, and red zones, with different travel regulatory regimes. Negotiations are continuing with countries outside the EEA to allow travel to resume.

Green Zone 

Stable epidemiological situation. Czech citizens, foreigners with Czech residence, and tourists will NOT need a test when travelling to/from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, or Switzerland.

Orange Zone

Foreigners without Czech residence will need a negative Covid-19 test when entering from Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, or they must enter quarantine for 14 days. Czechs and residents will be able to enter test-free without quarantine.

Red Zone

Everyone will need a negative Covid-19 test when entering from the United Kingdom or Sweden, or they must enter quarantine for 14 days.

Table: The new “traffic light system” places European countries in red, orange, and green zones, according to their epidemiological situation. Source: Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs via Twitter.

This article was first published on Brno Daily.

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