Czechia forces arrivals from Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia and Andorra to be tested and quarantined

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Czechia forces arrivals from Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia and Andorra to be tested and quarantined


The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic announced that based on data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia and Andorra have been added to the dark red category today, Monday March 29.
According to the new change in measures, apart from the countries added to the dark red list, Slovakia and Madeira will move to the red list.

Previously, the Czech Republic added Cyprus and Poland, as well as Greece, Latvia, Andorra and Spain, Portugal and Madeira, to the list of countries at high risk of COVID-19.

Announcing the new measures, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic noted that all persons returning to Czechia from the dark red category of countries must complete the arrival form and submit the result of the PCR test before entering. enter the country.

“For the PCR test, the maximum age is 72 hours before the start of the trip. Subsequently, it is mandatory to undergo a second PCR test in the Czech Republic, but not before the 5th day after entry. Self-isolation is required until a second negative test is submitted. “ the press release reads.

Besides Slovakia and Madeira which were recently added to the red list, the group already includes Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Monaco, Norway, Croatia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, countries -Bas, Austria, Romania, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Canary Islands.

All persons returning from one of the countries classified in the red category are required to submit the result of the PCR or antigen test and complete the arrival form. The antigen test cannot be older than 24 hours and the PCR test cannot be older than 72 hours.

In addition, after the fifth day of entry into the Czech Republic, each passenger must undergo a PCR test and remain self-isolated until the test results are received, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. If the test results are negative, the traveler may self-isolate.

Likewise, all persons returning to the Czech Republic from a country listed in the amber category are required to submit to the same measures as those returning from countries listed in the red and dark red category. The amber category includes Ireland, Portugal, the Azores and the Balearic Islands.

Employees and students are required to present a test result to the employer or their school if returning from a country that is in the dark red, red or orange category.

For preventive measures, all people should wear a medical protective mask for fourteen days when not at home.

With the exception of the three categories mentioned, people returning from a country listed in the green category do not have to apply recommendations. The green box currently includes Iceland, Vatican City State, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.

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