Regions of Switzerland, Lisbon and Prague are now orange-risk

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just issued orange-risk status to regions of Switzerland, Lisbon and the Czech capital, Prague. This means that travel to these regions is only advised if it is deemed necessary. 

This change in status follows an increase of coronavirus cases in the regions. The entire city of Prague is now orange-risk status, along with regions of Switzerland and areas surrounding the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that the risk of contamination in Portugal is highest in the regions of Metropolitana de Lisboa and Leziria do Tejo regions.

In Switzerland, the risk of infection is highest in and around Geneva, Freiburg and Vaud.

Travel advice

As is the case with all orange-risk regions, travel is not advised to these areas. However, for those returning from orange-risk regions, it is asked that travellers quarantine for 10 days. Returning passengers from high-risk areas will no longer be asked to take a test in Schiphol Airport.

It was decided that the testing zone should be closed in order to free up resources for other testing centres which have been struggling to keep up with increased testing demands.

Have your holidays been affected by coronavirus? Let us know in the comments below! 

Feature Image: Nils Nedel/ Unsplash 

Sarah O'Leary 🇮🇪
Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions — she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.

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