On Friday, the Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control included the Czech Republic in the so-called yellow group of countries in which the total number of coronavirus infections in the last 14 days exceeded 15 people per 100,000 inhabitants. The Czechia has exceeded this limit since Monday.
The Czechia also excluded Slovenia from the list of safe countries according to the incidence of coronavirus. From Saturday, Czechs will have to quarantine there after arriving for two weeks, unless proof of paid stay is proved, as well as a negative test for COVID-19 aged a maximum of 36 hours. However, the passage of countries through which many Czech citizens travel to Croatia is still possible without major restrictions.
For Czech citizens already on the territory of Slovenia, nothing has changed. The Czech government believes that Slovenia’s decision is not objective, because apart from Karviná, the epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic is calm. Czech diplomacy wants to decide with the Slovenian side whether it would be possible for the Czechs to take the test only on Slovenian territory. So far, Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček (ČSSD) has promised from the Slovenian side that when the number of newly infected in the Czech Republic falls below ten per 100 thousand inhabitants in 14 days, the Czech Republic will return to the list of safe countries.