Starting from Saturday, April 9, all travelers will be able to enter Czechia without being subject to any entry rules as the latter’s authorities have decided to drop all of their restrictions.
The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health has announced through its most recent press release that the country will no longer apply the colour-coded system. This means that all travellers, regardless of their country of origin, can now enter Czechia restriction-free, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. “The Ministry of Health repealed the existing protective measures with regard to the current epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic and abroad.
All persons can now arrive in the Czech Republic without any restrictions, regardless of whether they are travelling from a non-EU country or from the European Union,” the statement of the Ministry reads. According to this statement, travelers will no longer be required to show COVID-19 proof upon their arrival. Thus, everyone, even those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus, can now enter the Czech Republic’s territory without following additional rules.
The Ministry explains that the decision to drop the entry rules follows the improvement of the COVID-19 situation in the country and further in the world. The data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that Czechia has registered 33,745 new infection cases in the last seven days. As for the vaccination rates, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reveals that until now, 74.3 per cent of the entire adult population in Czechia has completed primary vaccination, whereas another 46.6 per cent of the population has received an additional vaccine dose. The Czech Republic has already relaxed some of its domestic COVID-19 restrictions too.
Travellers and citizens of the country are no longer required to wear a face mask. In addition, the requirement to hold a valid COVID-19 pass when attending different public places and events has also been abolished. Apart from Czechia, several other European Union/European Economic Area countries have already abolished their entry restrictions too. The list of countries that have removed their restrictions includes Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Sweden.
All travellers, regardless of whether they are travelling from an EU or non-EU country, can enter the above-mentioned countries even if they do not hold a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate. On the other hand, the other countries are still requiring travellers to meet entry rules. Countries that have not removed their COVID-19 entry restrictions require travellers to present a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate. Source: schengenvisainfo.com