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In Brief: United Kingdom Added To “Green Zone” Countries

This morning, Health Minister Adam Vojtech (ANO) announced that the United Kingdom would from now be recategorised as a “green zone” country, meaning no restrictions on those entering the Czech Republic from that country. Photo credit: Freepik / For illustrative purposes.

Czech Rep., Jun 29 (BD) – A so-called “traffic light” system has been in operation since June 15th, designating which European countries are considered safe for travel to and from the Czech Republic. Until now, the UK, one of the European countries worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, has been the subject of stricter travel regulations than most, with either a negative PCR test or two-week quarantine required for tourists from Britain.

The updated “traffic lights” categorization, in effect from June 30th. Source: MZCR.

However, this morning Adam Vojtech (ANO), the Czech Minister of Health, announced that the UK would now finally be reclassified as a “green zone” country, meaning there will be no such requirements on anyone entering the Czech Republic from the UK, starting June 30th. This paves the way for the resumption of British tourism, including the notorious stag parties that have become a fixture in Prague.

The number of new cases of coronavirus in the UK is hovering around 1,000 per day, and the daily death count stood at 186 just three days ago.

Besides the United Kingdom, the Silesian Voivodeship in Poland is now also included in the green category. The epidemiological situation also improved in Portugal, which now falls into the category of orange, leaving only Sweden in the red category.

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