Latest: Covid-19 Test Required When Returning From ALL Countries

Upon arrival from any country in the Czech Republic, not fully vaccinated people will have to undergo a Covid-19 test.

The move comes in response to a recent worsening in Covid numbers in the Czech Republic and fears of the spread of the more infectious Delta variant.

At the same time, employers are not allowed to let people into the workplace after returning from a holiday abroad without a negative test, Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (ANO) told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

However, the conditions for entering the Czech Republic from different countries will differ, depending on the epidemiological situation.

After arriving from the so-called green and orange countries, people will have to take at least an antigen test, within five days.

People who have recovered from Covid-19 within 180 days will also not be required to have a test when they come back from abroad.

“People will be obliged to fill in entry forms, and hygiene will then check whether people and employers comply,” added Vojtěch.

The minister also said that general testing in companies and offices would be reintroduced by the government if 25 people per 100,000 inhabitants get infected within 7 days.

“The situation is deteriorating especially in Prague and increasing the share of more contagious delta variant formerly known as Indian”.

From Thursday, Russia, Paraguay and Namibia have joined the list of countries with an extreme risk of infection, and Tunisia will be added from 5 July.

Peru, Colombia, Botswana, Brazil, Swaziland, South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and India have been on the list for several months now.

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