When it comes to holiday reservations, Czechs are cautious because of uncertainty in the tourism industry, Jan Herget, head of the state-run agency CzechTourism, told CTK.
Czechia's accommodation occupancy rate is 40 percent at the end of July, said the agency. Popular holiday sites for Czechs are cottages, apartments and camping sites, and among regions, it is South Bohemia, South Moravia and Liberec, while their interest in visiting Prague is insignificant.
Accommodation establishments were closed between Oct 22 and Dec 2 and from Dec 18 because of a coronavirus resurgence in Czechia. Until May 24 they could provide services only to people on business trips and those visiting a doctor.
Outside seating areas of restaurants has reopen as well, with four people at a table at most unless they are family members, and 1.5 metre distance between tables. Guests must present a test or a Covid vaccine certificate or must prove they have had Covid-19 and recovered.
The government has allowed indoor sports grounds to resume operations under a special regime, choirs will be able to sing again, conventions and meetings can take place, and up to 150 people can meet outside for celebrations. Outdoor pools will be able to open to 50 percent of the capacity from May 31. Negative tests, vaccination certificates or a certificate that a person has had Covid-19 and recovered during the past 180 days are a must.