Matt Atlas

Czech Republic Closes Borders

The Czech government has declared an unprecedented ban on travel in connection with the coronavirus epidemic. Czechs and foreign nationals with permanent or long-term residence (90 days) in the Czech Republic will not be allowed to leave the country. Foreigners will not be able to enter the country for the duration of the 30-day state of emergency. The ban begins Sunday at midnight.

“As of midnight Sunday-Monday, we ban all foreigners from entering the Czech Republic and, at the same time, all Czech citizens from leaving the Czech territory,” Interior Minister Jan Hamacek told reporters on Friday.