Slovakia Adds Czech Republic on List of Risk Countries

Slovakia will rank the Czech Republic among high-risk countries from this Friday (September 18) due to the spread of coronavirus, the Slovak Central Crisis Staff decided today.

The State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Martin Klus, informed about it on Twitter.

When traveling from the Czech Republic to Slovakia, people will, with some exceptions, have to submit a negative coronavirus test result (not older than 72 hours) or quarantine for five days and then undergo the test.

Exceptions are valid for commuters living within 30 kilometers of the border.

Read: Prague Reintroduces Public Transport Protection Measures

According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the Czech Republic had an average of 38 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per day in the last two weeks.

On Wednesday, Germany has joined Belgium in placing Prague on its “red list” of risky travel destinations. Citizens traveling back from Prague need to submit a negative Covid-19 test result – or go into quarantine.

Read: China Issues Travel Advisory for Czech Republic

The Czech Republic reported 792 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, a drop after five consecutive days of more than 1,000 cases each.

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