Current restrictions

Update: 12 April

Although the State of Emergency in the Czech Republic has ended on Sunday 11 April, there are still restrictions in place due to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. 

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 and outside when it is not possible to keep a safe two-meter distance from other individuals.
  • A maximum of two people can gather in a group. Alcohol consumption at a publicly accessible location is prohibited.
  • Most foreigners must get tested prior and after arrival to Czechia and self-isolate
  • All shops are closed
    • the exception includes grocery stores, drug stores, pharmacies, tobacco shops, gas stations etc. Grocery stores can only sell essential goods like food; it won’t be possible to buy clothes, electronics etc. there.
    • As of Monday 12 April, stationeries, farmers markets, libraries, and children’s clothing and footwear shops will be allowed to open
    • There is a limitation of the number of persons (1 person per 15 m 2 operating area), 2 m distance between customers. Organisational and hygienic measures are in place as well as queue management inside and outside. 
  • Restaurants and other catering services are closed. Take out through windows is permitted.
  • Services are closed
  • Museums, galleries, castles, indoor sports facilities, wellness centres, gyms etc. are closed. Libraries can be accessed for lending and returning books through a window.
    • the outside areas of zoos and botanical gardens will be able to welcome visitors, although capacity will be limited to 20 percent
  • Restrictions regarding universities:
    • In-person practical classes will continue to be allowed for students of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other medical and education programmesIn-person teaching is also allowed in doctoral programmes.
    • All students at higher education institutions must wear respirators in schools, including classes.
    • In-person examinations may be administered to 10 people at a time.
    • Most courses will continue to be taught online. Exceptions about in-person classes will be granted by faculty deans.
  • 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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