Finland, Luxembourg and Hungary included in the red category of risk of contagion. Italy and Madeira are green

The Ministry of Health has updated its list of countries ranked according to the risk of contagion from the data available from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The updated list will take effect on Monday, 18 October. Finland, Luxembourg and Hungary will be designated red. Poland and Switzerland will now be orange. Italy and Madeira will now be green.

Countries currently with a low risk of contagion (green category) are Malta, Liechtenstein, Italy, Vatican City, Canary Islands and Madeira. Of the non-European countries or their territories, Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Hong Kong, Jordan, Korea, Canada, Qatar, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Rwanda, Uruguay and Taiwan are also green

Countries currently with a moderate risk of contagion (orange category) are Andorra, Denmark, Poland, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain (including the Balearic Islands), Cyprus, Norway, Iceland, France, Monaco, Netherlands and Portugal (including the Azores).

When travelling from a country designated either green, orange, red or dark red, persons must complete an arrival form. Persons must also undergo an antigen or RT-PCR test before entry to the Czech Republic or no more than 5 days after entry to the Czech Republic.

The traffic light system also indicates countries of high risk of contagion (red category). These countries are currently Bulgaria, Belgium, Ireland, Finland, Luxembourg, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Austria and Greece. Travel from countries designated red applies the same rules as travel from countries designated dark red.

Countries currently with a very high risk of contagion (dark red category) are Latvia, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia and certain other third countries outside the EU. When travelling from countries designated red or dark red via public transport, persons must complete an arrival form and undergo an antigen or PCR test before entry to the Czech Republic. These persons must undergo an additional PCR test no less than 5 days and no more than 14 days after arrival in the Czech Republic. Until then, persons must self-isolate. When travelling from countries designated red or dark red via private transport, a test is not required before commencing travel, but persons must undergo an RT-PCR test no less than 5 days and no more than 14 days after arrival in the Czech Republic. Until then, persons must self-isolate.

The obligations of testing and self-isolation for travel to the Czech Republic do not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days or more (14 days after the second dose in the case of a vaccination scheme requiring two doses, or 14 days after the dose in the case of a vaccination scheme requiring one dose) or those persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days. However, persons must still complete an arrival form.

The vaccination of third-country citizens who have completed vaccination in a non-EU country with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent vaccine approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use is also recognised. These persons must also have been issued with a verifiable certificate from the list of certificates published on the website of the Ministry of Health. This includes vaccinations from countries where an implementing act is in effect and certificates are issued under EU COVID regulations. The complete conditions of travel to the Czech Republic from abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here (only in the Czech language).

Family members of citizens of the Czech Republic or other EU Member States are permitted entry to the Czech Republic and may apply for a visa.

A list of countries according to risk of contagion can be found here.