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Coronavirus (COVID-19) News for Prague & Czech Republic


Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Prague and the Czech Republic have fallen dramatically in the past few months and are now relatively low.

All COVID-related restrictions have been lifted, for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors. Tourists can travel to Prague, walk around the city, and use sightseeing and entertainment services without showing their vaccination status or wearing a facemask.

In other words, tourists can visit Prague in the same manner as before the pandemic.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESTRICTIONS

last updated: 19 May 2022

WHO CAN VISIT PRAGUE & CZECH REPUBLIC

There are no COVID-related travel restrictions to enter the Czech Republic.

Citizens of ALL countries, vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists, are permitted to visit Prague without showing their vaccination status or completing COVID-19 arrival forms.

What is required to enter public places

There are no COVID-related restrictions to enter public places.

Face masks are not required on public transport or in public buildings (except in medical facilities).

Few people wear face masks, but if you wish to buy one:

-In the city centre: face masks are sold in chemists, supermarkets, corner shops and at metro stations.

-At Prague Airport: masks are sold in duty-free shops.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Prague, Czech Republic
Coronavirus in Prague

What Tourist services are Open in Prague

Life in Prague has more or less returned to normal, and people appear to go about their business in the same manner as before the pandemic.

Almost all places of interest to visitors are open. However, there are still fewer tourists around, so it is a good time to take advantage of this uniquely peaceful period to experience all that Prague has to offer.
Hotels and apartments are open, and with fewer tourists in the city, prices are competitive.

Shops and markets are operating as normal, including shops that offer services such as hairdressers and beauty salons.

Opera houses, theatres and concert halls are open, and around 75% of pre-COVID performances are running.

Sightseeing: Historic buildings and places of interest are open, and there is a good choice of sightseeing tours and river cruises on offer:

Sights, tourist attractions and museums are open, including Prague Castle.
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Tours of Prague are up and running again, both daytime and nighttime tours.

Trips outside Prague that are running again include: Terezín Concentration Camp Tour, Karlovy Vary Tour, Kutna Hora Tour and Cesky Krumlov Tour.

River cruises that are running again include: Prague Panoramic Dinner Cruise, Prague Dinner River Cruise, Prague Lunch Cruise, Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise, Prague Prosecco Cruise and the Prague Beer Boat.

Bars, pubs, cafés and clubs are mostly open and operating normal hours. Both indoor and outdoor seating is permitted.

Restaurants: while certain restaurants remain closed, a significant number have re-opened and are operating normal hours. Both indoor and outdoor seating is permitted.

Restaurants that are popular with local people have quite a buzz about them, such as Vytopna, Potrefena Husa and U Vejvodu. With all restrictions lifted, many Czechs are out to enjoy themselves.
Municipal House Restaurant is located in a stunning building, so always attracts customers, as does the White Horse which enjoys a prime location on the Old Town Square.

For a restaurant with terrific views and which is a bit of fun to get to, try Nebozizek, which is accessible via the Petrin Funicular.

To eat al fresco, see our list of Prague Restaurants With Outdoor Seating.

Entertainment: for a fun night out with plenty of local entertainment, we highly recommend the Medieval Tavern and Traditional Czech Night.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Prague, Czech Republic
It is advisable to book restaurants and entertainment in advance. It gives the venues time to prepare for your visit, plus with some places still closed and aspects of social distancing in place, the popular ones can easily book out.

Sports and wellness facilities are open, including swimming pools, sports centres, and spa and massage facilities.

Indoor and outdoor cultural events are gradually starting again.

Fairs and exhibitions are allowed.

Zoos and Botanical gardens are open, including Prague Zoo.

Parks and gardens are open.

Public transport is running as normal, including the Petrin Funicular.

PCR TESTS and ANTIGEN TESTS IN PRAGUE


Visitors are no longer required to undergo testing in order to visit the Czech Republic. Should you still require a test for any reason, you will find the information below useful.

PCR test at Prague Airport:

The PCR testing station at Prague Airport is in the public area between terminals 1 and 2. It is open to both travellers and members of the general public.

Open daily 04:00-24:00.

BASIC PCR test: 850 CZK. Result within 48 hours via text (SMS).

STANDARD PCR test: 1550 CZK. Result within 24 hours via text (SMS).

TRAVEL PCR test: 1800 CZK. Result within 24 hours via text (SMS), plus internationally recognised certificate suitable for travel outside Czech Republic via email.

EXPRESS PCR test: 7500 CZK. Result within 2 hours via text (SMS), plus internationally recognised certificate suitable for travel outside Czech Republic via email.

• More information: PCR TEST PRICES.

• Book a PCR test: PCR TEST REQUEST FORM.

It is not possible to reserve a time, instead on arrival at the airport join the queue.

Testing carried out by GHC GENETICS. Tel:+420 739 500 500. Email: covid@ghc.cz.
PCR test in the CITY CENTRE:

The PCR testing station in the city centre is at: Wenceslas Square 29, Prague 1.

Open daily 08:00-18:00.

BASIC PCR test: 850 CZK. Result within 48 hours via text (SMS).

STANDARD PCR test: 1550 CZK. Result within 24 hours via text (SMS).

TRAVEL PCR test: 1800 CZK. Result within 24 hours via text (SMS), plus internationally recognised certificate suitable for travel outside Czech Republic via email.

EXPRESS PCR test: 7500 CZK. Result within 2 hours via text (SMS), plus internationally recognised certificate suitable for travel outside Czech Republic via email.

• More information: PCR TEST PRICES.

• Book a PCR test: PCR TEST REQUEST FORM.

Testing carried out by GHC GENETICS. Tel:+420 739 500 500. Email: covid@ghc.cz.

More Information


This guide outlines the latest Coronavirus restrictions as we understand them. While simple at the moment, the restrictions have at times been complex, and have often changed with little warning.

If you are booking a tourist service through Prague Experience, it is on the understanding that the Coronavirus restrictions may have changed by the time the service takes place, and it is your responsibility to ensure you will be eligible to partake in that service.

We work hard to keep this guide up to date with the latest news, and to present the information in as simple a form as possible. However, it can be difficult to obtain precise details from the authorities, so we need to state that the information presented here is intended for guidance only. Prague Experience assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear.

Furthermore, this guide only covers entry requirements for the Czech Republic. Travel restrictions may be imposed by your home country, and if you intend to fly, by your airline.

If you are planning to visit Prague, we recommend you check your eligibility to visit the Czech Republic with your travel provider (i.e. airline or travel agent), your government, and/or the Czech embassy in your home country: Czech Embassies Worldwide.

We wish you the best for your trip, but we can offer no further advice on Coronavirus matters beyond what we publish here (because we simply do not know any more).

For passport and visa information: Passports & Visas.

For travel advice: Travel to Prague and Travel around Prague by Public Transport.

For an introduction to the city: Prague Tourism Information.

For practical information, including advice on when to visit Prague, the weather, what to wear, and currency exchange, read our: Prague Tourist Information guide.
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