Most European countries have a low risk of contagion; Czechs will have to present a negative test only when returning from Portugal, Sweden, and Polish Silesia

Epidemiologists have updated the map depicting the risk related to COVID-19 contagion, called the traffic light system, which will govern the border rules from 15 June. Portugal has now been added to the countries with a high risk of contagion (red). A number of countries with moderate risk (orange) have however been moved to the...

From 15 June, EU citizens returning from countries with a low to medium risk of coronavirus contagion can travel to the Czech Republic without a test

From 15 June 2020, citizens of the European Union with confirmation of temporary residence or permanent residence from countries with a low risk of COVID-19 contagion and foreigners with granted long-term residency in a European Union member state with a low risk of COVID-19 contagion will be permitted to enter the Czech Republic. Czech citizens...

Government approves incorporating the Smart Quarantine under the Ministry of Health, new exemptions from wearing masks, and the cancellation of shopping hours for seniors

The government has approved a proposal to implement the Smart Quarantine 2.0 project into the organisational structures of the Ministry of Health. It has also approved exemptions from the wearing of masks for the drivers of public transit vehicles, lifeguards, and employees at all facilities. Under the extraordinary measures, the government has also approved the...

The Czech Republic has embarked on a journey to prepare a vaccine against covid-19

The National Institute of Public Health, the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine have joined in cooperation in the preparation of a vaccine against covid-19. The preparation of an inactivated (killed) vaccine is unfolding at a fast pace. The research is currently in the first (laboratory) phase. The Czech Republic is embarking...

Exceptions to the obligation to wear face masks are now being extended to include children under the age of seven in kindergartens and children’s groups as well as artists and moderators, subject to precise conditions

Under a new emergency measure issued today by the Ministry of Health and approved by the government, the obligation to wear face masks no longer applies to children under the age of seven in kindergartens and children’s groups, to persons whose current mental state does not enable compliance with this ban, to performers in the production...

The government accelerates the easing of extraordinary measures, larger outlets can open on Monday

Owing to the favourable development of the epidemiological situation around the occurrence of the COVID-19 disease, Andrej Babiš’s government approved an accelerated roadmap for easing the extraordinary quarantine measures at an extraordinary session on Thursday, 23 April 2020. As of Friday, the rules restricting personal freedom of movement were amended, and people can now go...