Belgium has taken Prague off its list of safe destinations for travel due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
The Czech Embassy in Brussels informed that Prague has been included among the orange destinations (along with the Moravian-Silesian region). It means that after returning to Belgium, it is necessary to produce a negative Covid-19 test or go into a two-week quarantine upon their return.
All passengers (regardless of the country they come from) must fill in the “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” before traveling to Belgium.
This form can be used to contact the traveler if an infection is detected and to start tracing other people if necessary.
The increase in recent days is due, among other things, to the outbreak in the Techtle Mechtle nightclub.
From today, July 27, the public will be required also to wear a face mask in pharmacies and medical facilities, “where it is not always possible to maintain a two-meter distance from other people.”
The Czech Republic reported 115 cases of the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country’s total to 15,324.
As of Monday afternoon, a total of 371 people died, while 11428 recovered.