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Conditions for traveling to countries with new mutations



From February 26, 2021, onwards, citizens of the Czech Republic and foreigners residing in the Czech Republic are prohibited from traveling to countries with an extreme risk of covid-19 disease caused by new mutations in the coronavirus SARS CoV-2. This is mainly the danger of the so-called South African and Brazilian mutations.

These countries are: Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), South Africa, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania (including islands Zanzibar and Pemba), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

From 12 April 2021 onwards, Peru and Colombia will be among the above-mentioned countries.

The only exception to this ban have citizens of these countries and in cases of urgent trips, which were notified in advance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. It is possible to use the DROZD system (only in Czech) to report the trip.

The measure aims to significantly reduce unnecessary trips (especially trips for the purpose of tourism) to countries where there is a high risk of infection with new mutations and at the same time countries that do not applies sufficient measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

No one will be denied from traveling to these countries, but upon return, it is necessary to count on sanctions according to the Public Health Protection Act.