Coronavirus (COVID-19) News for Prague, Czech Republic
The daily number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Prague and the Czech Republic has fallen significantly in recent weeks, but there is more work to do.
To reflect the latest positive trend, free movement of people has been restored and the nighttime curfew has ended.
We have the latest news on the businesses and tourist facilities that are open, and the foreign nationals permitted to visit Prague.
This information is tailored for tourist visitors planning a trip to Prague.
|Last Updated: 12 April 2021
WHAT IS OPEN IN PRAGUE - Businesses and Tourist Facilities
The Czech Republic is in lockdown:
-Hotels are closed to tourist visitors. Business stays only are permitted.
-Pubs, cafés and restaurants are closed.
-Some shops are open. This includes all essential stores (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.), and stationary shops, children's clothing stores and shoe shops.
-Farmer's markets are open.
-Parks and gardens are open.
-Zoos and Botanical gardens are open.
-Museums, galleries, exhibitions, castles, sights are closed.
-Sports facilities are closed.
-Public transport is running as normal, including the Funicular Railway.
Emergency Measures in force: WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THE PUBLIC
Respirator mask (e.g. N95, FFP2, FFP3) is required in indoor public places, including:
• Prague Airport, train stations, taxis, public transport, intercity transport
• Shops and shopping centres
• Offices, post offices
• Health and social institutions.
Face mask (surgical mask or respirator mask) is required in outdoor public places, including:
• Built-up areas, where you are less then 2m from another person
• Public transport stops and outside train stations
• Outdoor organised events.
Face masks are not required for young children aged 0-2 years.
Hand sanitiser is provided in public buildings. People are required to use it.
Social distancing is required (keep 2m apart).
Drinking alcohol in public is banned.
Gatherings of more than 2 people (inside and outside) are banned, except families.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Measures: WHO CAN VISIT Prague
You may visit Prague and the Czech Republic if BOTH of the following apply:
-your trip is "essential"
(i.e. for work, education, an essential family visit, medical appointment or wedding).
-you come from a "permitted" country.
| Normal tourist visits are banned.
1. For foreign nationals, the Czech Republic has adopted the EU's travel 'traffic light system':
Nationals of the following ARE permitted to enter the Czech Republic for "essential reasons" without restrictions (without an arrival form, Coronavirus test or quarantine):
Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Vatican.
Nationals of the following ARE permitted to enter the Czech Republic with an arrival form + negative PCR COVID-19 test (maximum 72 hours old) or antigen test (maximum 24 hours old) done in your home country before travel:
Iceland, Portugal, Balearic Islands.
Coronavirus in Prague
Nationals of the following ARE permitted to enter the Czech Republic with an arrival form + negative PCR COVID-19 test (maximum 72 hours old) or antigen test (maximum 24 hours old) done in your home country before travel + 2nd test (PCR COVID-19) done in the Czech Republic (within 5 days of arrival) + quarantine until 2nd test results are in:
Denmark, Finland, Croatia, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Austria, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Madeira.
Dark Red Countries
Nationals of the following ARE permitted to enter the Czech Republic with an arrival form + negative PCR COVID-19 test done in your home country before travel (within 72 hours of travel) + 2nd test (PCR COVID-19) done in the Czech Republic (at the earliest 5 days after arrival) + quarantine until 2nd test results are in:
UK, EU nationals not listed above.
Nationals of other countries ARE NOT permitted to enter the Czech Republic.
2. Czech nationals ARE permitted to travel abroad and re-enter the Czech Republic:
Where foreign nationals can enter the Czech Republic without restrictions (see above), Czech nationals returning from abroad can do the same. Otherwise, Czech nationals may be subject to a Coronavirus test or 10-day quarantine.
The reopening of the borders is an ever-changing situation, and the rules governing who can visit and what travellers need to do are becoming ever more complicated.
As we have done throughout this crisis, Prague Experience will endeavour to update this page with news of the latest developments in as simple a form as possible. Having said this, we do urge visitors to double check your individual eligibility to travel and to enter the Czech Republic with your travel provider before finalising your arrangements.
Passengers that are required to complete an 'arrival form'
need to complete an electronic form in advance of travel: Public Health Passenger Locator Form.
PCR COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Test and ANTIGEN Test:
Passengers that need a PCR COVID-19 test or antigen test done in advance of travel are required to bring the result with them.
Passengers that need a PCR COVID-19 test done in the Czech Republic can choose from various testing facilities in Prague. You will need to go into quarantine until you take the test and receive the results.
Testing Facilities in Prague
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facilities at Prague Airport:
Standard test: 1750 CZK. Results within 12 hours.
Express test: 7500 CZK. Results within 2 hours.
You will need to quarantine at the airport while you await the results.
To take the test, either join the queue on arrival or book in advance of travel.
Telephone:+420 739 500 500. Email: email@example.com.
More information: Prague Airport Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facilities
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facilities in the city centre of Prague:
A testing station is located in the upper half of Wenceslas Square, near Krakovska street.
Open daily 08:00-18:00.
Standard test: 1750 CZK. Results within 24 hours by text.
You will need to quarantine while you await the results.
To take the test, either join the queue or book in advance.
Telephone:+420 739 500 500. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other hospitals and hygienic stations have testing facilities, but they are more difficult for foreigners to access, therefore we do not list them.
The information on this page has been compiled, and we endeavour to keep it up to date, based on our current understanding of travel restrictions. We can offer no further advice (because we simply do not know any more).
If you are in any doubt as to whether you need a PCR COVID-19 (Coronavirus) test or or antigen test in order to travel, we strongly recommend checking with your travel provider (airline, rail ticket provider, tour operator...) or the Czech authorities.
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