COVID-19: What You Should Know before You Come

COVID-19: What You Should Know before You Come

Czech Republic Gives Tourists from Safe Countries the Green Light

The Czech Republic has eased the measures for travelling from low risk countries.

Conditions for entry to the territory of the Czech Republic as of September 21st 2020:

Effective from September 21st, 2020 all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of the countries with a low risk of contagion have the obligation to contact the regional hygienic station according to the place of stay before their arrival. Electronic form is available here:Health Passanger Locator Form. This form has to be submitted also during the border control or the controls during the stay in the territory. Arriving persons are obliged to undergo a PCR test in the Czech Republic within 5 days from the arrival. If the persons do not submit a PCR test result to the respective hygienic station within 7 days from the arrival, a necessary quarantine measure shall be ordered.
It will also be possible to submit a PCR test result that was issued by other EU member country.
His rule applies to the Czech citizens, EU citizens and third-country nationals with a long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic or other EU country.

RESTRICTIONS:

The obligation to wear face masks applies from 18 September (full text of the extraorextraordinary measure in Czech is here):

  1. With effect from 0:00 on 18 September 2020 until this extraordinary measure is revoked, residence and movement without respiratory protective equipment (for the nose, mouth) such as a respirator, face mask, mouth cover, scarf, shawl or other means which prevent the spread of droplets is prohibited for everyone, specifically:
    1. inside all buildings, except for residential housing or places of accommodation (for example, a hotel room),
    2. in public transport.

The following is recommended when entering shops, restaurants, cafés and bars:
- Disinfect your hands upon entry
- Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from the staff and other customers
- Only remove your face mask when eating or drinking
- Pay by card, preferably contactless, whenever possible

Information

  • Of the government of the Czech Republic as regards fighting the infection:

  • Current information on entry to the territory of the Czech Republic is available on the website of  the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic
    here
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  • The rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Ministry of Health is
    here

     
  • Important information regarded COVID-19 measures for people coming to the Czech Republic is
    here
Status Quo as of August 1st
Situation

Status Quo as of August 1st

Hotels, restaurants, shops, exchange offices and tourist information centres are open. Their operation might be restricted and there are measures in place to protect visitors and employees. Taxis are also in service.

Air traffic is gradually being restored. See current information on the website of Václav Havel Airport in Prague or Brno Airport

Castles, châteaux, museums and galleries are open to the public. In each of the fourteen regions of the Czech Republic you can visit dozens of historical sites, including châteaux and castles that are presented in the UNESCO list. See current information on the website of the National Heritage Institute.

Disinfectants are available everywhere. The number of visitors in the individual monuments and facilities might be limited. 

If you believe you are suffering from any symptoms of COVID-19 (shortness of breath, cough, temperature over 37 degrees Celsius, pain in muscles, headache, tiredness) call line 112 and consult the situation with medical staff, who speak English, German and French.

COVID-19 testing requires payment, the maximum price of which is CZK 1,756 (EUR 65). Foreigners can have the test done at the following medical facilities:

or contact international info line 112.