Updates: 03.07.2020 19:09
Prague – After Slovenia, due to the increase in the number of new cases of coronavirus, the entry of Czechs into their territory was also restricted by Latvia and Estonia. They have to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine in Latvia on arrival from this afternoon. It cannot be replaced by a negative covid-19 test. In Estonia, Czechs will have to enter a two-week quarantine upon arrival next week. On your own the web a twitter this was stated by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the Ministry, the Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control today included the Czech Republic in the so-called yellow group of countries in which the total number of patients with covid-19 in the last 14 days has exceeded 15 people per 100,000 inhabitants. This limit is exceeded from Monday.
“According to the regular review, the Czechia does not meet the criteria for a country whose citizens are free to enter the territory of Estonia,” the ministry said, referring to web Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The change occurred due to the same limit as in Latvia. “Therefore, in the week from 6 to 12 July, Czechs must undergo a two-week quarantine upon arrival in Estonia,” the Czech Ministry added.
Today, the Czech Republic also excluded Slovenia from the list of safe countries according to the incidence of coronavirus. From Saturday, Czechs will have to quarantine there for two weeks upon arrival, unless proof of paid residence is proved, as well as a negative test on a 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 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, the Czech Republic will return to the list of safe countries.