Current measures and important information
The Czech republic began to dismantle anti-epidemic measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. On this page, we therefore keep you informed of current regulations and changes so that you are in the picture. You can switch the article to other languages in the upper right corner.
The most important changes in epidemiological measures
Updated 10. 02. 2022
- As of Thursday, February 10, the obligation to show a proof of vaccination or being recently recovered from COVID-19 with a certificate during visits of restaurants, hotels and at mass events was abolished.
- Compulsory testing in schools and companies will end on 18 February.
- There can be a maximum of 100 people at mass leisure events (celebrations, parties, balls, etc., only funerals are unlimited). For the period from 19 to 28 February, the maximum number should be increased to 500.
- For cultural performances, sports matches and educational events, the number of spectators is limited to a maximum of 1000 people. For the period from 19 to 28 February, it will be possible to increase capacity by 50% of the remaining capacity.
- From 24 January, all persons over the age of 12 who have had at least 5 months of completed vaccination will be able to register for the third dose. You can register HERE. In selected places you can be vaccinated without registration. The list of vaccination sites is available on the website ockoreport.uzis.cz.
- Children aged 5 to 11 can also register for vaccination. Children can only register at designated places with a children’s ward, the parent and pediatrician must be present at the vaccination. Children under 11 receive a lower dose of Pfizer, older children receive Pfizer or Moderna.
- From January 17, the quarantine is reduced to 5 days.
- Pupils and students are required to wear a mask/respirator in common areas and in places where there are more than 50 in one room.
- From 1 November, preventive tests will no longer be covered by health insurance. The price of the antigen test will be CZK 201, the price of the PCR test will be CZK 814. The tests continue to be paid by the insurance company for persons under the age of 18, persons with at least one vaccination dose, persons who cannot be vaccinated, or have tests prescribed by a doctor or ordered by a hygienist.
- From November 1, the validity of antigen tests is reduced from three days to one day and PCR tests from seven days to three days.
- From October 25, it is mandatory to wear a respirator or other similar device in all indoor public spaces, including workplaces. The measure applies if there are more than two people in the room, who are less than 1.5 meters apart.
Crossing the national borders
What are the requirements for leaving the Czech Republic?
It depends on the specific country you are going to go to. For this purpose, the so-called “Traveler’s Map” was created on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where up-to-date information on travel to all countries of the world is available. This table uses the color classification of countries according to the degree of risk of infection: green = low risk, orange = medium risk, red = high risk, dark red = very high risk, black = extreme risk.
What are the requirements for arriving in the Czech Republic?
The exact conditions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic, including clear diagrams, can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior – HERE. These schemes use a color division of countries according to the degree of risk of infection: green = low risk, orange = medium risk, red = high risk, dark red = very high risk, black = extreme risk.