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


Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Prague and the Czech Republic are relatively low.
There are no COVID-related restrictions.

Tourists can travel to Prague, move around the city, and participate in sightseeing and entertainment without showing their vaccination status or wearing a facemask.
In other words, you can visit Prague in the same manner as before the pandemic.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESTRICTIONS

last updated: 20 September 2022

WHO CAN VISIT PRAGUE & CZECH REPUBLIC

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

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

What is required in public places in Prague

There are NO COVID-related restrictions on public transport or in public buildings in Prague.

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:

-Prague city centre: respirator face masks are sold in pharmacists, at supermarkets and other shops, and at metro stations.

-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 returned to normal, more or less, and most local people go about their day in the same manner as before the pandemic.

The majority of tourist services are running, however with fewer tourists around, visitors can take advantage of this uniquely peaceful period to experience all the city has to offer.
Hotels and apartments are open, and with fewer tourists, prices are competitive.

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

Concert venues, opera houses and theatres are open, staging around 70% of pre-COVID performances.

Sights, tourist attractions and museums are open, including Prague Castle.

Sightseeing tours of Prague: around 70% of pre-COVID sightseeing tours are running, including both daytime and nighttime tours.
Respirator Face Mask
Respirator Face Mask
Sightseeing trips outside Prague: around 50% of pre-COVID trips and excursions to places outside Prague are running. The tours that are running are: Terezín Concentration Camp Tour, Karlovy Vary Tour, Kutna Hora Tour and Cesky Krumlov Tour.

River cruises: around 70% of pre-COVID river cruises are running, including the Panoramic Dinner Cruise, Dinner River Cruise, Lunch Cruise, Sightseeing Cruise and the Prosecco Cruise.

It is advisable to book sightseeing tours and river cruises in advance. While there is a reasonable choice, the limited service means that popular dates can easily book out.

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 no more restrictions, the people of Prague are clearly out to enjoy themselves.
Municipal House Beer Hall and Municipal House Restaurant are located in a stunning building, so always attract customers. As does the White Horse Restaurant, which enjoys a prime location on the Old Town Square.

For a restaurant with lovely views and which is fun to get to, try Nebozizek: you need to catch the Petrin Funicular.

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

Entertainment: for a fun night out with first-class 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, popular restaurants 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 coming back.

Fairs and exhibitions are gradually coming back.

Prague Zoo and botanical gardens are open: Prague Zoo.

Parks and gardens are open.

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

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 in Prague.

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. 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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