The list of measures has been updated continuously. Last update May 7, 2020.
Pursuant to Articles 5 and 6 of the Constitutional Act No. 110/1998 Coll., On the Security of the Czech Republic, the Government declares State of Emergency for the territory of the Czech Republic due to health threat in connection with proven occurrence of coronavirus (referred to as SARS CoV-2) in the Czech Republic, from 2 pm on 12 March 2020 for a period of 30 days.
State of Emergency was extented until May 17, 2020. The extension is one week shorter than the Government initially proposed (May 25).
Free movement of people
Arrangements for travel abroad and return to the country from abroad
Measures at national borders
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Foreigners employed in the Czech Republic
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Measures to ban cultural, sporting and other events and retail and services operations - from May 11 most retail establishments to be back in operation, events for up to 100 persons allowed
On April 15, the Government introduced a five-stage plan to relax current restrictions starting Monday April 20. The plan eases restrictions in waves according to the size of the shops or nature of activities. For all waves, businesses will have to observe hygienic and safety measures strictly. The staged ease of restrictions will continue unless the number of newly infected Covid19 patients reaches 400 per day. If this occur, the government did not announce an exact response, but may freeze, reverse, or modify the plan.
1. On April 20, crafts trade, farmers' markets, car dealers and car showrooms will be allowed to operate. Outdoor training activities of professional athletes that exclude the public can resume. Weddings of up to 10 people will be allowed.
On April 23, the Government decided to further accelerate (by 14 days) the softening of some restrictions on retail and services, cultural, leisure, hospitality facilities
2. On April 27 (originally planned for May 11), retail premises up to 2,500 m2 in size can open (unless situated in the shopping centers over 5,000 m2), driving schools, libraries, gyms and fitness centers (excluding changing rooms and showers) can reopen.
3. On May 11, restaurants, pubs, cafes, wine and beer shops, selling over a take-away windows or at the outside gardens, barbers and hairdressers, pedicures, manicures, solariums, cosmetic, massage and reconditioning services, museums, galleries and zoos, botanical gardens can open. The Government decided on April 30 that theatres, cinemas, concert halls can re-open from May 11 and events for up to 100 people (cultural, sports events, weddings) will be allowed. Festivals and events for thousands of participants will not take place until the end of October 2020. Shopping malls over 5,000 m2 (excluding playgrounds for children) to open on May 11, unless the epidemiological situation worsens.
4. On May 25, all other shops (including those in the shopping centers of over 5,000 m2), restaurants, pubs, including indoor rooms, hotels and other accommodation facilities, indoor parts of castles, larger-scale cultural events, tourism facilities and zoos with indoor activities can open.
Measures in the field of schooling and educational events
Measures in international passenger and freight transport
Measures in social and healthcare services
Measures in the area of services for general public
Prison service measures
Inclusion of coronavirus in the list of infectious diseases
Economic recovery measures
May 7, 2020