List of Countries That Imposed Restrictions On Travel To and From Czech Republic
With the rapid increase in coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic, travel regulations have changed. Several countries have responded to the situation in the Czech Republic by tightening travel restrictions. Photo via Unsplash / For illustrative purposes.
Written by Veronica Ugwu, edited for Jobspin
Czech Rep., Sep 17 (JS) – Several countries have issued new guidance against travelling to the Czech Republic following several days of consecutive increases in the number of coronavirus cases in the country.
The countries which now classify the Czech Republic as a high-risk country include China, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the UK.
Hungary re-closed its borders for all international tourism as early as September 1.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism in China issued a travel warning for the Czech Republic last Friday. In 2019, about 620,000 Chinese tourists visited the Czech Republic, making up about 6% of the total number of foreign tourists in Czech accommodation facilities.
Last week, Switzerland also included the Czech Republic on their list of high-risk countries. Tourists travelling from the Czech Republic will have to quarantine for ten days starting from today. The quarantine is mandatory and cannot be substituted by a negative COVID-19 test result.
Germany and Belgium also added the Czech Republic to their red zone lists last week. According to the German travel restrictions, travellers coming from Prague must present a negative COVID-19 test not older than 48 hours. The test can be carried out in the Czech Republic but the result must be presented either in English or German. In the absence of a negative test result, the traveller must go into quarantine or undergo testing on arrival in Germany. Other parts of the Czech Republic are still on the yellow list, meaning it is recommended but not mandatory for travellers to present a negative test result.
The Danish government also reclassified the Czech Republic to orange, meaning that only those who can justify the purpose of their trip will be allowed entry into Denmark. Travel to Denmark for the purpose of work, study and delivery of goods is still permitted.
New restrictions which come into force on Friday September 18th, mean anyone entering Slovakia from the Czech Republic will need to either present a negative test or quarantine for five days.
The Ministry of Health in Cyprus has updated the epidemiological status of various countries, downgrading the Czech Republic to category “C” from Friday, September 18th.
The Netherlands identified Prague as a high-risk region and implemented immediate restrictions on travel. Restrictions apply to certain travelers from Prague, refer to the embassy website before making any plans to travel.
The situation is changing rapidly and travel restrictions are being continuously updated.
As of Wednesday, September 17th, 17 countries have imposed restrictions for the travellers from the Czech Republic. Referring to the embassy website of the country you intend to travel to will give you the most up-to-date information.