Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Czech Republic classified as high risk area - two tests per week for commuters

The Czech Republic has been classified as a high risk area by the RKI on 22.01.2021. This means that stricter regulations apply to entries into Germany from the Czech Republic. They are valid from 24.01.2021.


In Saxony, a general decree will come into force on Jan. 23, 2021. Cross-border commuters who work in Saxony on the basis of an employment contract must be tested twice a week. Upon entry, the employment contract must be carried. If the test is taken before entry, the underlying smear test must have been taken no more than 48 hours before entry. If there is no negative test on entry, a test must be taken immediately after entry and before starting work. When the second test must be taken is not specified. It is therefore possible to take the test directly after entry at the place of work in Saxony! Evidence of the tests must be carried as soon as they are available.

Note: If you enter Saxony or Bavaria only weekly as a cross-border commuter, one test upon entry is sufficient. If you enter daily as a border crosser and work Monday through Friday, one test on Monday and one test on Wednesday would be sufficient to meet the 48-hour requirement. Quick tests will do!

More detailed info at DGB BEZIRK SACHSEN.

General ruling on the regulation of exemptions from the testing requirement for entry from high incidence areas according to § 4 paragraph 2 number 5 of the Coronavirus Entry Regulation dated 22.01.2021, valid from 24.01.2021.

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