EU and Serbia open up to Czechia from 21 June without complying with the rules

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-06-08   10:11

From June 21, people from all over the European Union and Serbia will be able to enter the Czech Republic without restrictions if they meet the rules for vaccination, testing or disease. This was announced by the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (for YES) at a press conference after yesterday's government meeting.

A similar regime currently applies to citizens of Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. They can come to the Czech Republic without restrictions if they are at least 22 days after receiving the first dose of covid-19 vaccine. However, it must prove this by a national vaccination certificate issued by one of the countries mentioned. Now it will apply to the whole EU and Serbia. "We anticipate that from July 1, only European Union certificates, so-called covid passports, will be recognized," said Vojtech.

At the beginning of June, the opportunity to visit vaccinated people from Israel, Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, who can use the services of hotels and restaurants, was also facilitated. In general, foreigners arriving in the Czech Republic from countries designated by the Ministry of Health as countries with a low risk of infection do not need to have a coronavirus test or fill in an arrival form. Iceland, Japan, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican are currently on the list of low-risk countries.

In the future, European covid passports could simplify travel. A common framework for issuing and verifying certificates on vaccination, testing and disease, called the Digital Green Certificate, is to be issued directly by the EU through an effective regulation. The introduction of a European document to facilitate travel between Member States is expected from July.

Source: CTK