People who have booked accommodation in Slovenia before Thursday, August 6, do not need to be quarantined if they submit a negative test for covid-19.
“With effect from 6 August 2020, the Czech Republic was again included on the so-called yellow list with the obligation for passengers to submit to a 14-day quarantine after entering Slovenia. Transit through Slovenia is possible without subsequent quarantine, as long as it does not last longer than 12 hours, “the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. Many Czech tourists travel to Croatia via Slovenia.
On the Černín Palace website, it also lists the circle of persons who are not subject to the mandatory quarantine when entering Slovenia. It concerns, for example, people coming for work or for urgent personal and family reasons; however, they usually have to submit a negative test for coronavirus and leave the country within 24 hours.
There are now several hundred Czechs in Slovenia. Interest in the trips of Czechs who planned to go to Slovenia will probably decline due to a ten-day quarantine. The inclusion of the Czech Republic by Slovenia in the list of medium-risk countries is the result of unsuccessful communication from the Ministry of Health, Jan Papež, Vice-Chairman of the Association of Travel Agencies of the Czech Republic, told ČTK.
At the beginning of July, due to the growing number of cases in the Czech Republic, Slovenia ranked the whole country among the medium-risk countries. A few days later, Ljubljana eased this restriction by identifying only the Moravian-Silesian Region as medium-risk. From July 17, the Czechs could travel to Slovenia without restrictions.
Norway has also imposed restrictions on the Czechs – they have to spend ten days in quarantine since midnight after entering this Scandinavian country. Oslo placed the Czechia together with France, Switzerland and Monaco in the red category at its traffic lights due to the unfavorable development of the epidemic situation.
In the Czech Republic, more than 200 new cases of covid-19 have been added daily in recent days, and there are currently over 5,000 infected in the country. According to epidemiologists, the disease is under control throughout the country and in local outbreaks, it does not spread in the community and only a fraction of patients require intensive care.