|Last Updated: 03 August 2020
Coronavirus in Prague: Who Can Visit
The Czech Republic has partially reopened its borders:
1. European, EU and UK nationals from the following countries ARE permitted to visit the Czech Republic for tourism purposes without restrictions (without a Coronavirus test or quarantine):
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.
Coronavirus and Prague
|2. European and EU nationals from the following countries ARE NOT permitted to visit the Czech Republic for tourism purposes:
Montenegro, Romania, Serbia.
3. Non-European nationals from the following countries ARE permitted to visit the Czech Republic for tourism purposes without restrictions (without a Coronavirus test or quarantine):
Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia.
4. Nationals not covered above ARE NOT permitted to visit the Czech Republic, except the following who can enter subject to a Coronavirus test or quarantine:
Transport workers, family members of EU citizens, diplomats and officials of international organisations, invitees of the Czech Republic, travellers in transit, travellers in urgent extraordinary situations, critical infrastructure workers, and foreign workers (as opposed to tourist visitors) from: Bulgaria, Portugal, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain and Sweden.
5. Czech nationals ARE permitted to travel abroad and re-enter the Czech Republic.
Where foreign nationals can visit the Czech Republic without restrictions (see above), Czech nationals can do the same. Otherwise, Czech nationals may be subject to a Coronavirus test or quarantine on return.
The reopening of the borders is an ever-changing situation. As we have done throughout this crisis, Prague Experience will update this page with news of the latest developments.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Facilities in Prague
Arriving passengers requiring a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test in order to visit the country (see above for whether you require a test) must have the test done in the Czech Republic (test results brought from another country are not valid).
-There are Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facilities at Prague Airport:
Standard test: 1750 CZK. Results are available within 12 hours.
Express test: 7500 CZK. Results are available within 3 hours.
After the test, you will need to quarantine at the airport while you await the results.
To take the test, passengers can join the queue on arrival or they can book in advance of travel:
Telephone:+420 739 500 500. Email: email@example.com.
More information: Prague Airport Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facilities
-There are also testing facilities at various locations in the Czech Republic (at selected hospitals and hygienic stations). Quarantine is necessary while you await the results.
Emergency Measures still in force
-People are required to wear face masks at Prague Airport, in the Metro, in enclosed health and social institutions, and for indoor events for more than 100 people; for example in theatres, concert halls and cinemas.
-It is advisable to wear face masks on trams and buses, but not compulsory.
-It is advisable to social distance (keeping 2 metres apart), but not compulsory.
-Large festivals and sporting events are cancelled until the autumn.
Businesses and Tourist Facilities that are open
Life is more or less back to normal in Prague, except that the city is much quieter without large numbers of tourists. Businesses and facilities that are open include:
-Shops, markets and shopping centres.
-Restaurants, pubs and cafes - indoor and outdoor seating permitted.
-Most sights and attractions, including Prague Castle, and all the city's famous towers, such as the Old Town Hall Tower and Petrin.
-Most museums, galleries and exhibitions, including the National Museum.
-A number of sightseeing tours and river cruises are operating.
-Swimming pools, sports centres, and spa, massage and wellness facilities.
-Zoos - indoor and outdoor areas.
-While theatres, concert halls, opera houses, event venues and cinemas are permitted to open, without seating restrictions, many have chosen to remain closed until tourists return in greater numbers. However, a limited number of performances have resumed, and these are listed on the Prague Experience website.
-Music, sporting and cultural events with seating for up to 1000 people.
-Trade fairs and exhibitions for up to 5000 people.
-Public parks and gardens, including the Prague Castle gardens.
-Public transport is operating in semi-holiday mode.
-The Funicular Railway runs to the top of Petrin.
Flights to Prague that have resumed
-Flights to Prague from European cities have resumed, including from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Budapest, Dusseldorf, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich.
-Flights to Prague from UK cities have resumed, including from Bournemouth (Ryanair), Edinburgh (Ryanair, Easyjet), London Gatwick (Easyjet), London Heathrow (Czech Airlines, British Airways), Liverpool (Ryanair), London Stansted (Ryanair), Manchester (Ryanair, Easyjet).
-Most international rail and bus services have resumed.
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