Czechia Has Tightened Entry Rules for Nine European Countries

November 22, 2021
Czechia has tightened entry rules

Czechia has tightened entry rules for nine European countries, including Andorra, the Canary Islands, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Madeira, Romania, and Spain.

The decision to tighten entry restrictions follows an increase in coronavirus cases in these countries and regions in the last few weeks.

The Czech Ministry of Health announced the decision that will come into effect on Monday, November 22nd.

The Ministry said in a press release, “Romania, the Canary Islands, and Madeira will be moved to the red category. The orange category will expand to include Spain.” The Ministry added that it made the changes based on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) data.

Unvaccinated Travelers Are Affected the Most

Unvaccinated nationals from Andorra, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, plus those who haven’t recovered from the disease in the last six months, will have to fill in a pre-arrival form and get tested for Covid-19 before reaching Czechia if they travel by public transportation.

Travelers from dark-red territories, however, irrespective of the transport method, need to self-isolate and get tested for Covid-19 again between the fifth and fourteenth day of arriving in the Czech Republic.

Aside from Andorra, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, the countries below are considered dark-red by Czechia:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

Also, Czechia has tightened entry rules for those third countries that it hasn’t added to its green list because they’re seen as dark-red, too.

Travelers from the Canary Islands, Madeira, Romania, and the remaining countries on the red list will also be subject to these restrictions beginning November 22nd.

These countries and regions are also in the red category:

  • Cyprus
  • Balearic Islands
  • Finland
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • San Marino
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Travel Rules for Travelers from Green and Orange-List Countries

The Czech Ministry of Health also said that the Vatican City would be the only European country that remained in the green category, besides these third countries:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Hong Kong
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Korea
  • Macao
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay

Apart from Spain, the orange category also includes France, Italy, Malta, Monaco, and Portugal.

Travelers from green and orange list countries need to fill in an arrival form and get tested for Covid-19 either before reaching Czechia or within five days of arriving. Vaccinated people and those who have recovered from the disease are not subject to these measures.

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