Government has limited free movement of people, shops and services are closed till 3 November

The Czech government has announced new measures in response to epidemical situation in the Czech Republic. The new measures will be effective from Thursday 22 October and will be in place until Tuesday 3 November 2020.

21 Oct 2020

The government has therefore decided that free movement of persons throughout the Czech Republic is prohibited. There will be several exceptions to this ban, in particular for trips to work and in connection with business, for trips to see family, for the purchase of basic necessities and for trips to health-care facilities. People will also be able to go out to parks, into nature. With the exception of members of a household, only two people will be able to move about together in public places,

With a few specified exceptions, from 22 October shops and services are also prohibited. Exceptions include, for example, the sale of food, drugstore items, pharmacies, and florists.

The government will also restrict the operation of public authorities and administrative bodies to the essential minimum necessary to ensure the operation of public administration. Office hours for these remain limited to five hours a day, two days a week.

Further details can be found at the website of the Czech government. Follow also current restrictions in the Czech Republic.

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