Conditions for travelling to Czechia change again

Self-isolation will be required.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: SME)

The Czech Republic will relist Slovakia as a red country, i.e. a country with a high risk of infection, starting on Monday, May 17.

This means that people entering Czechia from Slovakia will have to fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form prior to their arrival and send it to a respective regional hygiene office in the Czech Republic. They must show confirmation of this at border control if asked.

At the same time, they have to show a negative antigen test result no older than 24 hours or a negative PCR test result no older than 72 hours when crossing the border. Travellers will then have to stay in self-isolation until receiving a negative PCR test result, which they need to pay for. The test should be taken within 5 days after their arrival and the result has to be submitted to a respective regional hygiene office in the Czech Republic.

Incomers from Slovakia are required to wear respirators (types FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS) during the first 14 days since their arrival, both inside and outside, the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry reported on its website.

People entering the Czech Republic who have been vaccinated on the territory of Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia will have an exception if they have confirmation that at least 22 days have passed since they received the first vaccine jab.

Read more about the coronavirus developments in Slovakia:

Top stories

News digest: New week starts with several changes to rules

Higher age limit for testing and longer test negativity for events. No Olympic medals for Slovakia so far. Collusive custody will change.

6 h
Sme Rodina leader Boris Kollár (right) and Health Minister Vladimír Lengvarský (OĽaNO nominee).

The tested and the vaccinated will be treated the same. Coalition passes a Delta compromise

MPs pass a law with mild advantages for the vaccinated, but vaccination will be required to see the Pope live.

12 h
UK Ambassador to Slovakia Nigel Baker

UK Ambassador: Britons in Slovakia are a resilient community

Life is as it was before Brexit for British nationals in Slovakia once they've got their documents sorted.

8 h
Illustrative stock photo

Conditions for mass events and age limit for testing change

Most of the new rules came into force on July 26, 2021.

13 h