Current restrictions

Update: 27 December

The government of the Czech Republic has extended the State of Emergency until 22 January. The government also presented the new PES system, which comprises five risk levels that determine the restrictions that will be in place. Currently, the Czech Republic is at the fifth level.

Currently, these restrictions are in force:

  • Facemasks 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 curfew is in place from 9 pm until 5 a.m.
  • A maximum of two people can gather in a group. Alcohol consumption at a publicly accessible location is prohibited.
  • To enter the country, most EU foreigners need a negative test for COVID-19 or have to get tested in the Czech Republic.
  • All shops are closed, with some exceptions including grocery stores, drug stores, pharmacies etc. Grocery stores can only sell essential goods like food; it won’t be possible to buy clothes, electronics etc. there. The stores can be open on Sunday.
    • 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.
  • 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 facemasks in schools, including classes.
    • One-on-one consultation and internships outside of Masaryk University are allowed.
    • 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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