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Government approves regular testing of employees and self-employed persons and introduction of allowance for crisis care and quarantine
At an extraordinary meeting on Friday, 19 November 2021, Andrej Babiš’s outgoing government approved an extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health introducing the regular testing of employees and self-employed persons (that does not apply to persons who have completed vaccination), as well as draft bills on the provision of a nursing allowance and an extraordinary allowance to an employee during imposed quarantine. Press release (20. 11. 2021)
Germany, Denmark, Lichtenstein, Iceland and Andorra will be in the dark red according to the risk of contagion. Romania, the Canary Islands and Madeira will be red
The Ministry of Health has updated the list of countries ranked by the risk of contagion on the basis of available data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The list will take effect on Monday, 22 November. Germany, Denmark, Lichtenstein, Iceland and Andorra will now be in the dark red category. Romania, the Canary Islands and Madeira will move to the red category. The orange category will now include Spain. Press release (19. 11. 2021)
Leisure activities with O-N (vaccine or recovery) only. The government approves new measures
The government today approved an emergency measure of the Ministry of Health, under which it will only be possible to demonstrate vaccination or a certificate of having been ill in the last 180 days for leisure activities, starting from 22 November. This will end the recognition of antigen and, with exceptions, PCR tests. Press release (18. 11. 2021)
Government approves universal testing of pupils, to take place on 22 and 29 November
At its meeting today, the Cabinet approved a proposal by the Ministry of Health for the universal screening testing of pupils. This will take place across the Czech Republic on 22 and 29 November. Press release (12. 11. 2021)
Starting Monday, university students will wear respirators during classes, and unvaccinated hospital workers will be required to get tested once a week
In response to the unfavorable epidemic situation, the government approved new anti-epidemic measures at its meeting. From 15 November, university students will be obliged to wear respirators even during classes. From the same date, the testing of unvaccinated workers in hospitals and other inpatient facilities will also be mandatory, at one-week intervals. There is also news for foreigners with long-term residence in the Czech Republic, who will now have their vaccination against COVID-19 paid for by the Ministry of Health. Press releases (10. 11. 2021)
The Ministry of Health has simplified protective measures and has cancelled the obligation to undergo self-isolation upon return from abroad
With effect from Wednesday 27 October, the Ministry of Health is issuing a new protective measure regulating the conditions for returning from abroad. Returns from red and dark red countries will no longer require self-isolation. However, you are still required to fill out an arrival form, take a test and wear a respirator when you return. Press release (26. 10. 2021)