Baltic Countries Introduce Entry Restrictions for Czechs

Following the announcement from the Slovenian government, Latvia and Estonia introduced entry restrictions for Czech citizens.

From today, July 3rd, Czech citizens must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Latvia. This safety measure cannot be replaced with a negative COVID-19 test. In Estonia, quarantine for Czechs will be introduced next week.

Residents of Latvia who have bought tickets to travel to Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Great Britain and the Czech Republic will have to self-isolate upon returning to their country. The requirement also applies to those traveling in transit, namely, if the person has traveled through these countries or spent time at their airports.

The Czech Republic, where the incidence of Covid-19 coronavirus has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 residents, is the newcomer to the list.

“The Czech Republic does not meet the criteria of a country whose citizens have the right to enter Estonia,” said the Foreign Ministry. “Therefore, from July 6, Czechs must undergo a two-week quarantine upon arrival in Estonia,” the ministry added.

In Lithuania, quarantine for Czech citizens is currently “recommended”.

No isolation will be required in the three Baltic countries for people arriving from Croatia, France, Poland, Iceland, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Italy, Norway, Ireland, Slovakia, Greece, Finland, Malta, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia and Lichtenstein.

There were 26 new COVID-19 cases reported in the Czech Republic on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 12,178. 7,822 of them have been recovered, 351 people died.

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