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Slovenia placed on Czech Republic’s travel quarantine list

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Slovenia has been added to the Czech Republic’s red list of Covid-19 high risk countries. From Monday, Slovenian travellers to the Czech Republic have to either fill out a special form and get tested for coronavirus or go into quarantine.

The Czech Republic’s decision to red-list Slovenia was announced on Friday by the Slovenian embassy in Prague.

The special form, which has to be submitted by all EU citizens arriving in the Czech Republic from Covid-19 high risk countries before entering the country, is available on undefined. 

Apart from the form, travellers are also required to show a negative coronavirus test.

They can either undergo the test abroad and show the result, not older than 72 hours, immediately after arriving in the country or they can get tested in the Czech Republic, presenting the result no later than five days after the arrival, reads the information posted on the website of the Czech Foreign Ministry.

The country’s red list features most European countries, with the exception of Germany and Baltic countries, among others.

The Czech Republic has been one of the worst hit European countries in the second wave of coronavirus infections and one of the countries with toughest measures to contain the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, Slovenia has also recently expanded its list of Covid-19 high risk countries. From Sunday, travellers arriving from all of the country’s four neighbours – Austria, Croatia, Hungary and virtually all of Italy, as well as Serbia and Spain have to quarantine. There are almost 20 exceptions to the rule though, including providing a negative test result.

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