“Given the epidemiological situation and the fact that the number of new cases is significantly higher in our country than in neighboring Germany, it can be assumed that this decision can actually be taken tomorrow (Wednesday),” Petříček said. On Monday, he discussed the situation alongside the current meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels with his German counterpart Heik Maas.
Describing a country as risky does not mean that Germans cannot travel to it, but the federal government and also the individual German states recommend that people avoid these regions as much as possible. Travel from high-risk areas to Germany is also not prohibited, but people must expect restrictions.
Czech government traffic lights
The Czech Republic applies a so-called traffic light where it evaluates countries according to the degree of risk of coronavirus infection. Only in high-risk countries do the Czechs have to prove a negative test on return or go to a 14-day quarantine.
The government’s “traffic light” is a list of “safe countries to travel” divided into three categories (low, medium and high risk of infection). The “traffic light” falls under the administration of the Ministry of Health and is regularly updated according to developments in individual states.
If states restrict access to their territory, travel is governed by the conditions of the other party. These are crucial for planning a vacation and an overview of such conditions can be found in the interactive map below.
How about traveling in practice
The number of countries that can travel without problems can therefore be less than what is stated by the government-published “traffic light”. This in itself does not show how strict the regime is at the borders of other countries in the world. But from a resource point of view, such information is crucial.
The world map below shows which countries in the world the Czech Republic can go to so far. The source of information is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ guide. In case of uncertainty about the current situation, the institution recommends following the statement of the relevant embassies in the Czech Republic in the country in question.
The infographic shows the conditions under which you can travel to the countries shown. Green indicates no restrictions, orange warns of further obstacles. For example, the need to undergo tests for COVID-19. To pan the map, select ✥ from the tool menu on the left. Infographics can also zoom out or zoom in.
Choice of non-European destinations
The borders would open on September 1, but it is already clear that there will be at least a two-month delay.
President Bolsonaro has repeatedly stated that he does not consider COVID-19 to be a major problem, and the country’s attitude towards tourism corresponds to this. The borders are open and tourists should not expect any significant restrictions on arrival.
From September 1, everyone who comes to Egypt must submit a negative test for coronavirus. This was announced by the Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbúlí. The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that Czechs travel to the country only if necessary.
Entry into the country is possible with a negative test for COVID-19, additional preventive weekly isolation is mandatory.
United Arab Emirates
The possibility of arriving for tourists only for the emirate of Dubai. It is necessary to apply for a visa, have a travel insurance and fill in the information in the tracking application COVID-19 DXB app.
It is necessary to fill in a health card on the website of the local authorities. Obligation to have a confirmed booking on arrival at a registered hotel. However, the local epidemiological situation is deteriorating sharply.
Czechs who travel to the country with travel agencies do not have to prove themselves with a negative test for coronavirus.
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Tourists and other groups of travelers need a negative coronavirus test to avoid quarantine and a subsequent infection test in the country below the Tatra.
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Germany places Prague on the list of risk areas due to the deteriorating situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic since Thursday 10 September. The borders between the two countries will not be closed, a test is necessary. The Germans also take the Central Bohemian Region as a risk area.
Belgium placed Prague in the red category. People arriving in the country from Prague must undergo a two-week quarantine and undergo a COVID-19 test. Belgian epidemiologists decided on the measure on 8 September. The rest of the Czech Republic was included in the orange category, quarantine and testing are only recommended.
The United Kingdom has placed the Czech Republic on its quarantine list since Saturday 29 August. People arriving in the UK from the Czech Republic after Saturday 05:00 Central European summer time must isolate themselves for 14 days.
Czechs can travel to Austria without restrictions. From Friday 24 July, Austria will reintroduce the obligation to wear veils and will restrict entry to the country.
From June 29 without restrictions.
The original tightening of travel rules, which also applied to citizens of the Czech Republic, has now been eased by Greece. Prime Minister Babiš said the country would exclude the Czech Republic from the list of countries whose citizens are required to submit a coronavirus test when entering Greece. The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also reportedly working on a plan to return to free travel to Greece from 1 September.
Upon arrival, all you need to do is fill out a form that provides personal information and answers any questions about COVID-19. No test needed. Czechs can come comfortably to Croatia by car, bus or plane. RegioJet has also prepared a direct train connection.
It is not necessary to prove a negative test for COVID-19 or undergo quarantine. Tourism is allowed, at the airport passengers are checked with thermal cameras.
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Hungary will close its borders to foreigners for at least one month from 1 September to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Exceptions will be military convoys, humanitarian transit or trade or diplomatic channels. However, Czechs who have booked a stay in Hungary before 1 September may travel to the country if they have an updated negative test for covid-19.
Cyprus has reclassified the Czech Republic from category A, which are countries from which passengers do not have to submit a negative coronavirus test on arrival, to category B. Czechs must prove themselves with passengers from other countries with a maximum three-day-old negative test from 6 July . The revised categorization of states has been published by the Cypriot Ministry of Health, informed the Cypriot website.
Slovenia has once again ranked the Czech Republic among the medium-sized countries in terms of the risk of coronavirus infection. After entering the country, a two-week quarantine is mandatory for the Czechs, with a few exceptions. If they only pass through the country, the restriction does not apply to them, but transit must not exceed 12 hours.
From 24 August, Czech citizens are required to take a test or quarantine when they return to the Czech Republic. From 14 September, this also applies to the Canary Islands.