Coronavirus (COVID-19) News for Prague & Czech Republic
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Prague and the Czech Republic are very low.
There are no Coronavirus-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: 16 February 2023
WHO CAN VISIT PRAGUE & CZECH REPUBLIC
|There are NO Coronavirus-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 Coronavirus-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:
-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 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, not everything is running at full capacity.
|Sightseeing trips outside Prague: only around 25% 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 75% of pre-COVID river cruises are running, including the Panoramic Dinner Cruise, Dinner River Cruise, Lunch Cruise, Sightseeing Cruise and the Prague Sightseeing Eco Cruise With Prosecco.
It is advisable to book river cruises and sightseeing tours 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.
|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. The testing facilities at Prague Airport and in central Prague are now closed.
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.