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The Ministry of Health amends measures for returning to the Czech Republic from abroad
The Ministry of Health has amended the conditions for returning from abroad It will now only be mandatory to take a test before entering the Czech Republic when returning from a country with a very high risk of contagion (dark red category). The Ministry of Health is thus reacting to the decision of the Municipal Court in Prague, which cancelled part of the currently valid protective measures with effect from 5 April.
Press release (3. 4. 2021)
Belgium and the Netherlands to move to the dark red category of countries ranked by risk of contagion Ireland and Malta will be red
The Ministry of Health has updated the list of countries ranked by risk of contagion on the basis of available data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Starting from Monday, 5 April, Belgium and the Netherlands will be moving to the dark red category. Ireland and Malta will become red, while Iceland will move to the orange category. Press release (1. 4. 2021)
Government to ask the Chamber of Deputies to extend the state of emergency, mandatory testing for the self-employed and non-profit organisations
At a meeting on 22 March 2021, Andrej Babiš’s government decided to ask the Chamber of Deputies to extend the duration of the state of emergency in the Czech Republic by 30 days, i.e. until April 27. It also agreed to extend the scope of the mandatory testing of employees to include the smallest employers with up to ten employees, self-employed persons and all non-governmental non-profit organisations, and it released funds for extraordinary remuneration for employees of public health offices and institutes of public health. Press release (23. 3. 2021)
The government has extended the measures up to 28 March and expanded the mandatory testing to public employers with less than 50 employees
The valid anti-epidemic measures will be valid in the Czech Republic with small modifications a week longer, up to 28 March. The government of Andrej Babiš decided to extend them in an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, 18 March 2021. It also approved the further expansion of the mandatory testing of employees for the remaining employers in the private sector. Press release (18. 3. 2021)