Here is some basic information and where to find information about the COVID-19 related restrictions and measures in the Czech Republic.
For Ministry of Health information hotline dial 1221.
Official government website informing about COVID-19 herehere.
Current emergency status: 28th of February – 28th of March
All schools are closed.
Only shops with essencials are open + some exceptions (groceries, pharmacies, ironmongeries and for some reason also flower shops – many claim it’s because the Czech prime minister who owns dozens of companies all over the country recently bought a large chain of flower shops)
Respirator masks are mandatory in all built-up areas, in public buildings, public transport and bus stops.
Exceptions (surgical masks): children of 2 – 15 years of age
Exceptions (no need to wear a face-mask): children under 2 years of age
Travel restrictions within the Czech Republic
People are allowed to travel for recreation and sport only within their municipality (no matter how small). Traveling for work or shopping is allowed within the whole district (okres). Traveling to another district has to be proven by an affidavit. However, police are starting to ask for an affidavit also within one district and it is recommended to have one with you at all times. An affidavit can be written at home and signed (no need for a notary) and employers can provide one for their employees.
List of countries according to health risk
Here is the official list of countries indicating the health risk assesed by the Czech Ministry of Health.
Map of alert in the districts of Czech republic
Here is the map that shows the degree of contagion of Covid-19 and therefore alert in the individual districts of the country.
Do I need a COVID-19 test to enter the Czech Republic?
The general recommendation of the Czech Ministry of Interior Affairs is to contact the Czech embassy if the country you’re travelling from. The obligation to undergo the test depends on the aforementioned list of countries according to the health risk and that list gets updated quite a lot. If you do need to undergo the test, you also need to check whether you can get tested before you leave your country. Sometimes, Cyechia doesn’t recognize the tests from other countries and you need to get the test after your arrival. You can get tested right at the airport. The authorities assure that the tests in the Prague airport run smoothly and without delays. However, the travellers speak differently – you have to queue about 4 hours if you arrive in the morning, about 8 hours in you arrive later.
The other option is to get tested in one of the authorised places outside the airport.
Where do I get tested?
The list of officially approved testing sites is HERE. Scroll down to see the list according to reagions.
Want to sew face-masks?
We have a little tip for you. HERE are a lot of free patterns and instructions for face masks. Moreover, you can find here recipes for hand sanitizers and other useful COVID-related tips.