Possible border controls are not the only thing that people going abroad have to be careful about. The traffic light for travelers has also changed. Only the Vatican is depicted in green, with a low level of risk, and orange and Germany in Scandinavia, for example.
After unification, the map turned dominantly red, thus placing strict conditions on returnees from the given countries. “They must have a test on their return, take the test by the fifth day and fill in the arrival form,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Smolek.
However, the red measures also apply to the arrival of foreigners. Of the orange states, only foreigners who work or study in the Czech Republic must take the test. After arrivals from short stays up to 12 hours, there is no need at all. But there are other exceptions. “Those who cross the border at least once a week to visit a school or to work in a neighboring state can continue to do so without a test,” Smolek said.
In some countries, travel conditions vary regionally
The Union now divides states according to three values: how many new cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, how many tests are done and what part of them is positive. States should color themselves accordingly. But it is still necessary to monitor specific rules in specific countries, sometimes regions.
Bavaria, for example, admits Czech citizens without restriction only for a short time, within 24 hours. If you want to go to Bavaria for a longer period, you will have a ten-day quarantine. He can end this after five days with a negative test. Exceptions are family visits or short passes. Pendlers still need a test at least once a week.
The Czech traffic light will be updated every Friday. But the government continues to urge people to go elsewhere only when necessary.