Czech Republic moves to highest anti-COVID alert level; tighter measures from Sunday
The government has announced the Czech Republic will be moving to the fifth, strictest level of anti-COVID measures from Sunday, Dec. 27. This means the closure of all non-essential shops, and services, with the only exceptions being food and drugstores, pharmacies, opticians, newsagents, florists. locksmiths and car washes. Minister of Health Jan Blatný granted an exemption for the opening hours of shops on Christmas Day, when they can be open until 12pm.
Flights from Britain to the Czech Republic to return for Czech citizens and residents
It will be possible to return from Britain to the Czech Republic by air as of noon today, but passengers must produce a negative antigen or PCR test before boarding the plane Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek tweeted this morning.
Current measures and restrictions
TRAFFIC LIGHT: RED
On Friday 18th December the Czech Republic will return to the 4th tier of the pandemic response system (known as PES), but there will be several changes to the 4th tier. The Christmas holiday will be two days longer for schoolchildren. At its session on Monday, 14 December 2020, Andrej Babiš’s government also approved new compensation schemes intended to help businesses worst affected by the announced changes.
The return to the second strictest pandemic response tier will mean, among other things, a re-imposition of the ban on free movement of persons under the daytime rules up to 11 pm and at night until 5 am. Bars and restaurants, zoos, museums and swimming pools and other indoor sports facilities will be closed. All shops and services, however, will remain open provided that they ensure that there will only be one customer per 15 square metres in the establishment. Unlike in the past, there will be no Sunday trading ban.
list of countries according to level of risk
updated dec 21st 2020
Remember when travelling back to Czechia you need to fill out a passenger health form. This can be found here.
You might be also required to complete a 'Confirmation form for cross-border pupils and students' which can be found here.
COVID-19 PCR Testing Centres in Brno
For more testing centres check out https://crs.uzis.cz/
General Public Health Advice
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