Current restrictions

Update: 26 January

Please see below restrictions in place in the Czech Republic due to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. These measures are determined based on the Pandemic Law.

Currently, these restrictions are in force:

  • Respirators (N95, FFP2) are compulsory in all buildings, on public transport, at public transportation stops, shelters, and waiting rooms. Respirators/facemasks are strongly recommended outside when it is not possible to keep a safe two-meter distance.
  • Vaccination:
    • People who have received full vaccination at least 14 days ago are considered fully vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter restaurants, services or cultural events etc. without any restrictions. As of 1 February 2022, the validity of vaccination certificates will be shortened to 9 months. At this moment, the validity of the booster (third) dose is not limited.
    • Registration for a vaccine against COVID-19 in the Czech Republic: information for MU students and information for MU employees.
  • Only people who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 (within the last 180 days) may attend cultural or sports events and use the services offered by restaurants, hotels, swimming pools, indoor sports facilities, and hair and beauty salons. Negative tests are no longer accepted. There are exceptions for people who have already received their first dose and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
  • Events: Outdoor and indoor events can take place, capacity is limited to max. 1000 people. The same rules apply as above (vaccination, previous infection).
  • Restaurants: Only six persons can sit at one table. Customers have to present proof of vaccination, or proof of having already had COVID-19.
  • PCR tests are valid for 3 days, antigen tests for 24 hours.
  • Quarantine vs. isolation:
    • Quarantine is used to separate people who are suspected of being infected but their diagnosis has not been confirmed or disproved yet (f. e. risky contact). The quarantine lasts for 5 days. After having finished the quarantine, it is recommended to wear a respirator for at least 5 following days. In case of symptoms showing up in the following 14 days after the last risky contact, you will be ordered to undergo an RT-PCR test. If the results are positive, you will be ordered isolation.
    • Isolation: people in isolation are already infected. In general, isolation lasts a minimum of 5 days since your positive test. After a consultation, your GP may release you from isolation if you have been isolated for a minimum of 5 days, and at the same time, you have been without the COVID-19 symptoms in the past two days. Isolation cannot be terminated by undertaking a PCR test, its minimum length is 5 days.
  • Foreigners entering the country should see requirements for students and employees.
  • The government has also limited the activities of public authorities and institutions so that office hours for the public are only two days a week and five hours a day for two weeks.
  • Brno Immigration office (MOI) is currently open only for clients with an appointment

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