Covid: Czechs back in quarantine in Slovenia

Hundreds of Czechs are now in Slovenia, others are planning their holidays there. However, since Thursday, Czechia is back on the list of countries with mandatory ten-day quarantine. For the second time. The reason is rising number of covid cases but according to some experts, also non-efficient communication of the Czech Government.

Tourists who their vacation booked before the 6th of August are not subject to quarantine, but will need a negative covid-19 test to enter Slovenia. Transit trips through the country are also allowed.

Due to a ten-day quarantine, the Slovenian Alps will not be as attractive for Czech tourists as they used to be. The repeated inclusion of the Czech Republic by Slovenia in the list of medium-risk countries is the result of unsuccessful communication from the Ministry of Health, said Jan Papež, Vice-Chairman of the Association of Travel Agencies of the Czech Republic.

According to Papež, the Ministry failed to communicate the spread of covid-19 in the mines in Karviná and is failing again now. That means other countries might follow Slovenia's lead. According to him, Czechia should only report the number of coronavirus infections being treated in hospitals. Papež says that many countries do not publish newly confirmed cases, as the numbers are directly related to the numbers of tests performed.