Government Restrictions of Activities inside the Czech Republic

State of Emergency was declared on March 12 and was terminated on May 17, 2020The government announced on May 11 they were not planning to ask the Chamber of Deputies for extension of the state of emergency. From October 5, Government declared again state of emergency for 30 days, with further extensions. The state of emergency terminated on April 11, 2021. It was reintroduced on November 26, 2021 for 30 days until December 25, 2021.

Last update on January 18, 2022. 

All current measures in English can be found here. 

Government decrees in English can be found here.

Wearing of respirators (children – face masks) has been mandatory in all indoor areas, workplaces (respirators are mandatory with the exception of situations when the employee is alone in the office, or not interacting with colleagues and safe distance of at least 1.5m can be kept, with specified exceptions).

Hotels are open for leisure purposes. Retail units, restaurants, cultural and sports events operate with limited capacity and for persons vaccinated or recovered from Covid in the past 180 days. More. In Czech.



From January 17, 2022, testing of all employees at workplace twice a week has been mandatory. Employers are eligible for a compensation of CZK60 per test for four tests per employee per month. Q&A published by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Ministry of Health/Chytrá karanténa info email address for employers: Ministry of Environmanet advises how to deal with Covid-test waste.

Mandatory testing of employees was reintroduced for unvaccinated employees and self-employed persons on a weekly basis. At its session on November 19, 2021, the Government approved testing of unvaccinated employees, to start from November 29 at the latest. It is an obligation of an unvaccinated employee to get tested once a week every Monday. AG tests and self-tests are acceptable. More.

Nation-wide screening testing of unvaccinated pupils at schools has been carried out every Monday from December 6 (or other first day of the school week, with exceptions for schools using PCR tests). More. The testing will continue.


The new PM Petr Fiala urged citizens to register and use one of the available vaccination centers across the country. (Reservation of date, timeRegistration for self-payers, i.e. persons without Czech health insurance. Vaccination, test or recovery certificate download.) 

Foreigners, who are legal long-term residents of the Czech Republic, can have their vaccine covered from the budget of the Ministry of Health and pay only for the actual application of the vaccine.

Registration of children aged 5-11 for vaccination has opened. From January 4, 2022, age group 18+ have been eligible for booster dose of vaccine (applicable for cases 5 months after their full vaccination).

Prague Vaccination Portal

Vaccinating Foreign Nationals against Covid-19

Czech Government Vaccination Strategy

EU Strategy for Covid-19 Vaccines

Digital COVID Certificate





Fourteen Day Case Notification Map for Europe (by regions, January 13), Source: ECDC


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