As of Friday, Fully Vaccinated Czechs Will Not Have To Take a Post-Arrival Test

From Friday 9th of July, fully vaccinated Czechs will not have to undergo a coronavirus test or quarantine, regardless of the country they come from. A completed arrival form will be sufficient. Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek (ČSSD) announced this on Twitter today. However, according to the ministry’s website, this should not apply to countries with an extreme risk of covid-19.

Health Minister Adam Vojtěch (ANO) announced last week after a cabinet meeting that the return regime would change from 9 July, and people will have to be tested upon arrival from all countries. For countries marked in green and orange on the so-called traveler’s map, travelers will have to fill in an arrival form and be tested with at least an antigen test no older than 48 hours or a PCR test no older than 72 hours.

For red and dark red countries, the same conditions will apply as currently only for dark red countries, i.e., a mandatory PCR test in the Czech Republic on the fifth day at the earliest, but no later than the 14th day after arrival. Until then, the person concerned must be in self-isolation. At the same time, employers will not allow people without a negative test into the workplace after returning from a holiday abroad.

However, the conditions for return will not apply to people who have been fully vaccinated or have contracted covid-19 in the last 180 days. However, all countries remain obliged to complete an arrival form before returning.

Entry from extreme risk countries is only allowed for citizens and residents of the Czech Republic, accredited members of diplomatic missions, or if entry is in the state’s interest. In return, it will still be necessary to take a pre-travel test, followed by a PCR test within 24 hours, and then no earlier than the tenth day after arrival. Self-isolation is mandatory.