Upon arrival from any country in the Czech Republic, unvaccinated people will have to undergo a Covid-19 test.
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.
“But this rule will not apply to fully vaccinated and those who have recovered from Covid,” he said. The change will take effect on July 9.
“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.