In case of arrival from medium-risk countries (orange), visitors are required to fill in the arrival form, have a negative result certificate from an antigen test taken within the last 24 hours or PCR test taken within the last 72 hours and submit the result to the university.
When arriving from a high-risk country (red), visitors must fill in the arrival form, enter the country with a negative result certificate from an antigen test taken within the last 24 hours or PCR test taken within the last 72 hours and take a PCR test again within 5 days of entering the country. “Until a person can present a negative result certificate from a PCR test, they must remain in self-isolation and are required to wear an FFP2 respirator or a surgical mask when leaving their accommodations. The negative result certificate must then be presented to the university,” she added.
The strictest measures apply to persons entering Czechia from countries with a very high risk (deep red). Such people must have a filled-in arrival form and a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours. Another PCR test may be taken 5 days after arrival at the earliest. Even if the second PCR test result is negative, these persons must remain in self-isolation for a period of 10 days and wear an FFP2 respirator or a surgical mask when leaving their accommodations.
At present, most European countries except for Finland, Norway, Iceland and Greece are classified as countries with a medium risk or higher, which may pose difficulties to students arriving for the spring semester. For more detailed information on the instructions concerning arrival in the Czech Republic, the students can use the Masaryk University app.
“International students arriving from countries other than Finland, Norway and Iceland must make arrangements for self-isolation. Masaryk University is prepared to provide accommodations to students with a reserved room in the dormitories who are subject to mandatory self-isolation. We will inform them of the conditions for these accommodations by e-mail,” said Kamil Kulíšek, director of MU Accommodation and Catering Services. He added that students will present negative test results, including the results of the check-up test, at the place where they are accommodated.
“Students who are not accommodated in our dormitories must upload the test results in the appropriate application in the MU Information System,” added Kvítková.
The Czech Republic has tightened regulations concerning accommodations in hotels and other hospitality services. People may stay in such facilities only for work-related reasons. Other students without reserved accommodations in MU dormitories should contact their coordinators at Masaryk University, where they will learn more about the possibilities for self-isolation after arrival in Czechia.
The above conditions for travelling to the Czech Republic also apply to foreign workers and Czech citizens returning from abroad. They should report a positive test result or a contact with a person who has been positively tested for Covid-19 through the appropriate INET application.