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Coronavirus (COVID-19) News for Prague and the Czech Republic


The daily number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Prague and the Czech Republic continues to fall. To reflect the more positive outlook, most tourist services are permitted to open, including hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops and theatres.

Follow the latest news on the businesses and tourist facilities that are open, and on the foreign nationals permitted to visit Prague.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) MEASURES in Prague

Last Updated: 10 June 2021

Businesses and Tourist Facilities: MOSTLY OPEN


-Hotels are open.
(vaccination certificate or negative PCR or antigen test is required)

-Shops are open, including services (i.e. hairdressers and beauty salons).

-Pubs, cafés, restaurants, clubs and casinos: indoor and outdoor areas are open.
Maximum 4 people per table.
Live music and dancing are banned.
(vaccination certificate or negative PCR or antigen test is required)

-Theatres, opera houses, concert halls and cinemas are open, seating up 500 people.
(vaccination certificate or negative PCR or antigen test is required)

-Outdoor cultural and sports events are allowed for up to 2000 people.
(vaccination certificate or negative PCR or antigen test is required)

-Indoor cultural and sports events are allowed for up to 1000 people.
(vaccination certificate or negative PCR or antigen test is required)

-Fairs and exhibitions are allowed.

-Museums, galleries, castles and heritage sites are open.

-Zoos and Botanical gardens are open.

-Fitness centres, swimming pools, wellness areas and saunas are open.
(vaccination certificate or negative PCR or antigen test is required)

-Parks and gardens are open.

-Farmer's markets are open.

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

Emergency Measures: WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THE PUBLIC


A respirator mask (e.g. N95, FFP2, FFP3) is required for outdoor events, such as cultural and sports events, and in most indoor public places, including:

• Prague Airport, train stations, taxis, public transport, intercity transport
• Theatres, opera houses, concert halls and cinemas
• Pubs, cafés, restaurants, clubs and casinos
• Shops and shopping centres
• Offices, post offices
• Health and social institutions.

A face mask (surgical 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
• Cars.

Face masks are not required for young children aged 0-5 years.

Hand sanitiser is provided in public buildings. People are required to use it.

Social distancing is required (keep 2m apart).

WHO CAN VISIT Prague and the Czech republic

SECTION A.
Tourist Visits are allowed as follows:

Vaccinated and Non-Vaccinated foreign nationals of the following countries ARE permitted to enter the Czech Republic for a tourist visit without restrictions (without an arrival form, Coronavirus test or quarantine):

-Australia, Iceland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Malta, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, Thailand, Vatican.

Vaccinated foreign nationals of the following countries ARE permitted to enter the Czech Republic for a tourist visit without restrictions (without an arrival form, Coronavirus test or quarantine):

-Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Prague, Czech Republic
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SECTION B.

Essential Visits only are allowed as follows:

Foreign nationals not covered under "Section A" above must have an essential reason to enter the Czech Republic. Tourist visits are not deemed essential.

Orange Countries
Nationals of the following countries ARE permitted to enter the Czech Republic for an essential reason 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:

-Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Hungary, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands.

Red Countries
Nationals of the following countries ARE permitted to enter the Czech Republic for an essential reason 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:

-Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Greece, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Azores.

Dark Red Countries
Nationals of the following countries ARE permitted to enter the Czech Republic for an essential reason 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 and US
-EU countries not listed above
-All other countries except "Black Countries" (see below).

Black Countries
Nationals of the following countries ARE NOT permitted to enter the Czech Republic:

-Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, South Africa, Colombia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Pemba), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

SECTION C.

Czech nationals ARE permitted to travel to most countries and to return to the Czech Republic, but the rules differ from those for non-Czech nationals, so they are urged to make their own enquiries with the Czech authorities.
 

ENTRY REQUREMENTS


Arrival Form
Passengers that are required to complete an 'arrival form' need to fill in an electronic form in advance of travel: Public Health Passenger Locator Form.

PCR COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Test and Antigen Test
Passengers that require a PCR COVID-19 test or antigen test done in advance of travel are required to bring the result with them.

Passengers that require 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: covid@ghc.cz.

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: covid@ghc.cz.

Other hospitals and hygienic stations have testing facilities, but they are more difficult for foreigners to access, therefore we do not list them.

More Information


As we have done throughout this crisis, Prague Experience endeavours to update this page with news of the latest developments in as simple a form as possible.

The rules governing who can visit and what travellers need to do in order to enter the Czech Republic change frequently.

The opening and closing of businesses and tourist facilities is also subject to change at any moment. We are currently going through a reopening stage.

If you are about to book or embark on a trip to Prague, we strongly recommend you double check your individual eligibility to visit the Czech Republic with the Czech embassy in your country and/or with your travel provider (i.e. airline or travel agent) before finalising your arrangements.

-Czech Embassies Worldwide

We can offer no further advice (because we simply do not know any more).

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