What can you experience in the Czech Republic during the pandemic? Everything is open, but the government has imposed strict coronavirus rules. The unvaccinated are strictly restricted.
The Czech Republic will be similarly violent Coronavirus haunted like Germany. Therefore, the government decided to take drastic measures. This complicates travel to the neighboring country – especially because citizens of the Federal Republic must follow special rules when entering the country. We give an overview.
First of all, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns of unnecessary tourist trips to the Czech Republic. From the point of view of our neighbors, Germany was ranked in the dark red and therefore in the highest category in the four-stage system, ie the Federal Republic has a very high risk of infection.
Therefore, to enter the Czech Republic, you must fill out an entry form, which is available in Czech and English. Minors over the age of twelve can register on the corresponding document if traveling with an adult. This pre-registration is not necessary if only members of one household enter the country by private car.
Measures for coronavirus in the Czech Republic: Unvaccinated persons must also wear a mask outdoors until the test result
In addition, only a PCR test that is not longer than 72 hours allows entry. For longer stays, those who have not been vaccinated or are recovering will be asked for another PCR test between the fifth and seventh day. Until the result is achieved, an FFP2 mask must also be worn outdoors. The general obligation of examination does not apply to persons with booster vaccination.
All this does not apply to children under the age of twelve, cross-border travelers, cross-border travelers and employees in international passenger and freight transport, as well as to persons arriving by land from Germany and not staying in the Czech Republic for more than 24 hours.
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Masks are mandatory on local public transport – including taxis – in shops, service companies, medical facilities, social care facilities, universities, schools, in restaurants and bars, theaters, cinemas, concert halls, museums, galleries, exhibition halls, castles and palaces, observatories, planetariums, exhibitions, game halls, casinos, clubs, discos and conferences, educational events or exams. This also applies to all other public indoor and outdoor areas, as a distance of 1.50 meters is not guaranteed.
Platforms or stops are also mentioned, as well as outdoor cultural events, concerts, film and theater performances. At parties or celebrations with more than 30 people, you should also wear a mask if you can not keep a minimum distance.
Mask requirements in the Czech Republic: In addition to FFP2, KN95 is also approved – younger people can also use surgical masks
In addition to FFP2 masks, mouth and nose covers that offer similar protection as KN95 masks are also recognized. Although anyone under the age of 15 is also advised to wear such protection, they may also be allowed to wear surgical masks.
The mask requirement does not apply to children who have not yet started their schooling. Even in hotel rooms or between members of the same household, the mouth and nose do not need to be covered. People with severe mental illness or mental disabilities are also excluded, as well as if other health reasons speak against it. However, this must be backed up by a medical certificate.
Athletes, coaches and referees are also exempt from the obligation to wear masks during training and competitions.
Violations of the measures are being monitored by the police as well as by the customs administration and members of the army, it is said. The fines can reach up to 400 euros. Violations of quarantine rules can be considered crimes in the spread of infectious diseases.
Corona rules in the Czech Republic: Restaurants and bars banned
Restaurants, bars, clubs, casinos and galleries must be closed at 10 pm, with a maximum of six people or only those from one household allowed to sit at a table. It is forbidden to consume alcohol in public, in shopping malls it is forbidden to consume meals outside the dining area. A maximum of 1000 spectators are allowed for sporting or cultural events, the maximum for collective or social events is 100 people.
At weddings, 30 people are allowed to meet without any restrictions. If, with the exception of those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered, all other visitors – minors 13 years of age, adults who have been vaccinated once or cannot be vaccinated – can undergo a PCR test not exceeding 72 hours, they are permitted. 100 people, the same goes for birthday parties. Without this default, only 20 people are allowed to celebrate their birthday together.
There is no ceiling for funerals. However, it should be noted that, except for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered, only minors, people who have been vaccinated and people who have not been vaccinated are allowed to see them in restaurants if they can show a PCR test not exceeding 72. hours.
Only vaccinated and sick people are allowed in restaurants and hotels. The 2G rule also applies to body-related services, as well as swimming pools, fitness centers, theaters and cinemas. Children under the age of 12 do not need to provide evidence, all adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 and adults who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons are admitted with a PCR test that does not exceed 72 hours.
The Ministry of Health recommends downloading the free eRouska application to your smartphone. This is related, among other things, to the German application Corona-Warn-App. Contacts with infected people are also recognizable across national borders.
From a German point of view, the Czech Republic is classified as a high risk area. Therefore, upon return to the Federal Republic of Germany, in addition to an application for digital importation, proof of vaccination or recovery or examination must be provided within 48 hours. A quarantine of up to ten days is prescribed for people who have not been vaccinated and have not recovered, which can be terminated after five days at the earliest with a free test. The following applies to children under the age of six: They do not need to be tested, but must be quarantined for five days.