Czech deaths abroad back to pre-pandemic levels

As of Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recorded 50 deaths of Czech citizens abroad since the official start of the tourist season. Last year, 105 Czech citizens did not return alive from foreign trips in the summer holiday season between June 15 and September 15. In 2020, the number was only 60, reflecting the covid-related travel restrictions that were in place at the time. With the return to foreign travel, the number of deaths occurring abroad has risen back to pre-pandemic levels, the foreign ministry's press department told the Czech News Agency.

Just last week, a Czech tourist was found dead on a boat off the Italian island of Elba. At the end of July, police found the bodies of a pair of missing Czechs from Žďár nad Sázavou on Mount Barre des Écrins in the French Alps. Two Czechs also died in the glacier slide on Mount Marmolada in the Italian Dolomites at the beginning of July.

Author: Anna Fodor