Returning to the Czech Republic from Slovakia and Luxembourg will be more difficult from Monday. Both countries will move from the orange category with a medium risk of contracting covid-19 to the red category with a high risk of contracting covid-19 on the so-called traveler’s map.
Hungary and Liechtenstein will move to the orange category. In contrast, Malta and the Azores will move to the green category with a low risk of infection, the health ministry said in a press release on Friday.
For green and orange countries, travelers must fill out an arrival form and be tested before entering the country or undergo an antigen or PCR test no later than five days after arrival.
Exceptions to the testing requirement include those who have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks, people who have had covid-19 no more than 180 days before their return, and children under six years of age. However, everyone except children must complete the form.
When returning from a high or very high-risk country, a PCR test is mandatory in the Czech Republic no earlier than the fifth but no later than the 14th day after arrival. Again, exceptions apply for the cases mentioned above.
Until then, the person concerned must be in self-isolation. Before returning, the test is only required if the person uses public transport.