Czechs put Poland on list of highest epidemic risk countries

Polish-Czech border crossing in Cieszyn (illustrative photo). Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

The Czech Republic added Poland to its list of countries with the 'highest epidemic risk' alongside Cyprus, Denmark and Norway.

Under the new regulations Poles travelling to the Czech Republic will have to be in possession of a negative coronavirus test no older than 72 hours. Upon entry, they will be quarantined for five days, then re-tested and allowed into the country if the second test is negative.

The Czech Republic applies similar procedures to travellers from Slovakia, Britain and most non-EU countries.