Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria and Germany to now be assigned to the dark red category of countries ranked according to risk of contagion. Romania 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), which will take effect on Monday, 17 January. Given the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, stricter rules have been stipulated for the...

Finland, Latvia and the Azores Islands to now be assigned to the dark red category of countries ranked according to risk of contagion. Poland and Germany 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), which will take effect on Monday, 10 January. Given the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, stricter rules have been stipulated for the...

Health Minister establishes National Institute for Pandemic Management, to be headed by epidemiologist Roman Chlíbek

Health Minister Vlastimil Válek has established the National Institute for Pandemic Management (NIZP), which is headed by epidemiologist Roman Chlíbek.  The Institute’s task is to produce expert recommendations and opinions for the Ministry of Health, which are then dealt with by the Central Management Team (CŘT).  The CŘT works closely with the NIZP and analyses...

From Monday, 27 December, people aged 30 and over can be vaccinated with the third dose. The government approves new measures

From Monday, 27 December, people aged over 30 with five months since they completed their vaccination schedule will be eligible for a booster dose. Previously, the booster dose was only allowed after six months. As of 26 December, the existing bans linked to the state of emergency under the extraordinary measures concerning retail and services...

Vaccination at the dentist or pharmacy. Proposal approved by government today

The government today approved an amendment to the law that will allow vaccination against Covid-19 to be given at dentists’ offices or pharmacies.  This comes in response to a proposal by the Doctors Helping Czechia initiative. The amendment will now undergo the regular legislative process. The government has also approved a simplification of the system...

France and Madeira to now be included in the dark red category of countries ranked according to risk of contagion. The Azores and Canary Islands will be orange

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, 13 December. The Azores and Canary Islands will now be in the orange category. France and...

Bulgaria, Malta and Italy to now be included in the red category of countries ranked according to risk of contagion. Cyprus, Monaco, Norway and Switzerland will be dark 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, 6 December. Cyprus, Monaco, Norway and Switzerland will now be in the dark red category. Bulgaria,...

From 1 January, vaccination certificates will only be valid for 9 months, booster shots will extend their validity indefinitely

From 1 January 2022, the validity of vaccination certificates will be reduced to nine months. After vaccination with a booster shot, the validity of the certificate is not limited at this time. The reduction of validity of vaccination certificates is based on a recommendation from the European Commission. At-risk patients and persons over 60 years...

Government approves a state of emergency for 30 days

As of midnight tonight, 26 November, a state of emergency has been declared due to the adverse epidemic situation, lasting until 25 December. The tightening of anti-epidemic measures will be in force from Friday, 26 November at 6 p.m. There will be a new restriction on public presence at catering establishments, clubs, gambling halls and...

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