The Czech Republic will add Spain to its list of countries at risk of coronavirus, with the exception of the Canary Islands, on Friday. This means that Czech citizens returning from the designated areas of the country will have to present a negative test for COVID-19 or undergo quarantine for 14 days, sources from the Czech Ministry of Health told the official CTK news agency.
The measure will come into effect on August 24, according to the state agency, and will become official this Friday when the government updates its travel recommendations.
The Central European country has so far counted seven Czech tourists infected with coronavirus in Spain, four of them in the last week.
Spain has reported almost twice as many infections in the past 24 hours as the day before, with particular incidences in Aragon, Basque Country, Andalusia, Catalonia and Madrid, with a total of 330,000 cases and 28,500 deaths.
The case rate in the Czech Republic has also increased. The authorities have verified an increase from around 330 new infections – the third historical growth maximum – to 19,400 infections and 391 deaths in the last few hours.