Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary partially open mutual borders

27-05-2020

From Wednesday it is possible for people from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to travel freely between the three states without a negative Covid-19 test or needing to go into quarantine, provided that they return to their own country within 48 hours. The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Tomáš Petříček, has described this as a half-step toward the full opening of the frontiers between the states.

Mr. Petříček said his country’s citizens could receive confirmation of their time of entry onto Slovak territory; they could then use this to prove their return to the Czech Republic was within 48 hours.

The Czech foreign policy chief has discussed a similar system with Austria but it is as yet cool on the idea.