Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis announced today that after re-opening of the border with Slovakia, Czech Republic will end travel restrictions for Germany, Hungary, and Austria from today at noon.
“We want to return to normal, it can also be beneficial for the Czech Republic when people from these countries come and spend money here,” Babiš announced at a press conference on Friday morning.
People will not need a negative COVID-19 test when returning to the Czech Republic.
Until now, those returning to the Czech Republic from the other three countries have had to present a negative test for COVID-19 or go to isolation.
However, random checks at the border continue in Germany.
Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček said all restrictions on travel to and from Austria and Hungary had been removed, though travellers to Germany still needed to observe Germany’s current conditions for entry.
Austria has opened to all neighbors apart from Italy, and Germany will drop border restrictions on June 15.
The Czechs are planning to allow entry from more than 20 European states also from June 15.
However, visitors arriving from places where the epidemic is still strong will have to provide a negative coronavirus test or stay in quarantine.
Vláda právě rozhodla o tom, že dnes ve 12 hodin otvíráme hranice s Rakouskem, Německem a i s Maďarskem, i když s ním přímo nesousedíme. Při cestě do těchto zemí a zpět už nepožadujeme od našich občanů žádný test ani karanténu. Omezení cest na Slovensko jsme zrušili už ve čtvrtek.
— Andrej Babiš (@AndrejBabis) June 5, 2020