The United States is currently the country most affected by COVID-19 with more than 125,000 deaths.
The Slovenian government has reinstated the Czech Republic, with the exception of the Moravian-Silesian region, on the green list of epidemiologically safe countries, with the decision taking effect on Tuesday.
In announcing the news, the government’s Communication Office said the decision was made following a briefing on the situation of Covid-19 in the two countries by the National Institute of Public Health.
The Czech Republic was placed on the so-called yellow list with Croatia on Saturday. The Moravian-Silesian region in the east of the Czech Republic remains on the yellow list.
???? Slovinsko vrací ČR od 7. 7. zpět na seznam bezpečných zemí, výjimkou je Moravskoslezský kraj. Doporučujeme mít s sebou čestné prohlášení o tom, že cestující nepobýval v uplynulých 14ti dnech v Moravskoslezském kraji. ℹ️ Vzor čestného prohlášení ➡ https://t.co/IZvKoB71EI
— MZV ČR (@mzvcr) July 7, 2020
Slovenian citizens and foreigners residing permanently or temporarily in Slovenia from members of the EU yellow zone or the Schengen area are not quarantined under certain conditions.
This includes proving that they own property or a vessel there, or producing an original accommodation invoice.
If they are unable to prove this, they are considered to be arriving in Slovenia from a high-risk country and subject to a two-week quarantine.
Slovenian citizens and foreigners with permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia from members of the EU green list or the Schengen area are not quarantined.
Persons who have a temporary or permanent residence in these countries are free to enter Slovenia without any restrictions or quarantine either.
On the occasion of the opening of Runway Park, Czech Airlines has prepared a series of sightseeing flights over Prague at low altitude.
The first flights will take place on Saturday, July 11 at 14:00 and on Sunday, July 12 at 10:00.
In case of great interest, CSA will organize flights on other dates.
Flights will be carried out by an ATR 72 turboprop aircraft with a capacity of 70 seats. The flight will last about 30-40 minutes.
The plane will fly over Prague, Křívoklat, Točnik, Karlštejn, and Český Šternberk castles. The altitude will reach 800 meters.
Passengers can choose a seat on board for free and register online on the flight 36 hours before departure.
The ticket price is 1490 CZK, including all fees and taxes. Tickets can be purchased on the airline’s website and sales will begin on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
The Runway Czech
The Runway Czech will be open every day until August 23. On weekdays, children and adults will enjoy a tour of airport and aircraft technology, near big passenger aircraft.
Runway Park will have a theme with an accompanying program from Friday to Sunday, which will introduce airport and aircraft technology, as well as various airport professions, and of course, offer various fun activities.
Further information available here
Prague Airport starts operating normally again. In addition to resuming regular lines to key and resort destinations, new routes will be added in the upcoming weeks.
In early July, twenty different airlines will fly from Prague Airport to 57 destinations, increasing by 50% the total number of connections compared with the last week of June.
Regular long-distance routes will be resumed, Flydubai will start flying to Dubai, and Qatar Airways to Doha.
“In early July, Vaclav Havel Prague Airport will resume flights to 57 destinations. We will include two long-distance destinations, 29 key destinations such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Frankfurt, as well as several holiday destinations such as Rhodes, Kos, Corfu, Mallorca, and Tenerife,” said Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors.
Flights to Oslo, Malaga, Gothenburg, Warsaw, and Odessa should also be resumed within this week.
Air Malta, Flydubai, LOT Polish Airlines, Norwegian, Qatar Airways and Tarom will again fly from Prague in July.
Low-cost airlines are likely to offer even cheaper flights than in the past. “Compared to the pre-COVID situation, prices fell by about 30%,” said Oliver Dlouhý from Kiwi portal.
“Czechs started to travel quite a lot again. Planes tend to be 80% full, most often flying to Greece, Barcelona and other holiday destinations. Many Czechs fly not only from Prague but also from Vienna,” added Dlouhý.
Passengers and visitors can now be tested for the presence of the virus causing COVID-19 directly at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Testing is performed by an accredited GHC Genetics laboratory.
The new service will facilitate safe travelling and also reduce the spread of the disease. Both passengers and the general public can use the testing directly at the airport.
Ryanair have announced two new routes to/from Prague Airport, starting from August, as part of its extended Summer 2020 schedule.
Following its announcement earlier this week, Ryanair will now operate 23 routes from Prague, including new connections to Košice & Paphos (both with 2 weekly services).
Situated along the island’s southwest coast, Paphos it’s a great base for exploring the rest of Cyprus thanks to its international airport and well-connected roadways, and it just so happens that the entire city has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site which means there’s no shortage of ancient sites to explore.
The Archaeological Site of Kato Pafos is within walking distance of the central tourist area of the city, and next to the Medieval Castle and the harbour.
Pafos is a year-round destination, but temperatures vary significantly with the seasons. During the height of the summer, the average temperature during the day is about 33°C, while in winter it is about 15°C (60°F).
Tickets for the route can already be purchased on the carrier’s website
European Union will reopen the borders to citizens of 14 countries starting from July 1: the list includes Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Georgia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
Travelers from China would be approved to enter, but under the condition that Beijing would do the same for Europeans.
The document is yet to be formally agreed by the Council of the European Union next week.
Some EU countries have requested a delay in the decision for further examination, meaning the decision may be revised. The list is not entirely binding, border management remains a matter of national decision.
“There are still ongoing consultations, which will continue until Monday,” an EU source said.
“There is no visibility on where this will go, but the presidency still hopes to put this matter to a vote on Monday,” the source added.
Brussels is following a principle of a joint agreement by EU countries based on criteria such as “health status, ability to apply containment measures during travel and reciprocity considerations”.
For now, countries like the United States, Russia, and Brazil are left out, where the epidemiological situation does not offer security for fear of new outbreaks.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 9,724,100 people have been infected worldwide and more than 492,000 deaths have been reported.