Czechia Imposes "Dark Red" Category for Countries Profoundly Affected by COVID-19 - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.com

by schengenvisainfo 02/08/2021

The Czech Republic has decided to adopt a recommendation of the EU Council, by adding the new dark red category that will include countries with a COVID-19 case notification rate of 500 or more per 100,000 people, to the EU maps of infections. All persons coming from countries in the dark red category must complete […]


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