The Czech Ministry of Health will add Spain, with the exception of the Canary Islands, to their list of risk countries, according to ČTK.
The measure, which would take effect on August 24, means that any Czech residents returning home from Spain will have to produce a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine at home for 14 days.
The measure will formally be announced on Friday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined comment to Seznam Zpravy until the Traveler’s Map is formally published by the Ministry of Health.
In the past 24 hours, Spain has reported almost twice as many COVID-19 cases as the day before. The number of infected people in Spain is increasing faster than it did in April, during the height of the pandemic. The Aragon, Basque, Andalusia, Catalonia and Madrid regions are growing the fastest.
The news comes just days after the surprising news that Czech travelers would need a negative COVID-19 test to go to Greece from next week. The news was followed by some confusion over what documents would be needed to go to the popular holiday destination.
On Thursday, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has (apparently) swung in to save thousands of vacationers from COVID-19 testing and spoke with his Greek counterpart, saying they would drop the requirement.
This is a developing story.