Foreigners living in Czechia who do not have public insurance should finally be able to register for their COVID-19 vaccine. This should be possible from 11 June. People may be allowed to wear surgical masks in shops and on public transport as of 1 July. The European Union has approved the so-called “COVID-19 pass”. It should launch at the beginning of July.
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Coronavirus in Czechia: Masks Off in Schools and Offices from 8 June, EU and Serbian Citizens Allowed to Czechia from 21 June
As of 8 June, teachers, students and preschool children will no longer have to wear masks during class and exams. Employees sharing one office can also take off their respirators. The number of people who are allowed to gather for events and sports has gone up. The government has also decided that as of 21 June, people from all of the EU and Serbia will be allowed to enter Czechia.
Coronavirus in Czechia: Vaccination and Travelling In and Out of Czechia
From 1 June, the Czech Republic is launching QR codes that will allow people vaccinated in the country to access their vaccination certificates. Travelling from the Czech Republic to other countries and vice versa, arriving in Czechia, will be much easier. The current situation will allow people who have received the first coronavirus vaccine dose in the Czech Republic at least three weeks before this Monday, 31 May, to enter seven countries, namely Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia. Croatia should join the list of countries accepting vaccinated people from Czechia soon, too.
Coronavirus in Czechia: Two PCR and Four Antigen Tests for Free and More Easements
Based on the government’s decision, people in the Czech Republic will have a right to two PCR and four antigen tests per month for free starting in June. The deputies also discussed the reopening of more services, although the original topic of the meeting was the wearing of masks in the summertime.
Becoming Unstoppable: Keep Going and You Will Find A Way
Life throws us many challenges to the point where living can sometimes feel like a Sysiphian boulder we are rolling up a hill for eternity. But the truth is different. Often, all that’s staying in our way is ourselves. What’s important is that we don’t back down from a challenge and that we don’t give up. If you persevere and focus on finding new ways of succeeding, you will, ultimately, find your way up. And that’s exactly what we did last spring when COVID-19 hit Czechia.
Coronavirus in Czechia: Easier International Travel after 1st or 2nd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
According to the government’s decision, those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Czechia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia or Slovenia will be allowed to return to Czechia from orange and red countries without restrictions. That means they do not need to get tested or be quarantined when they get back.
Coronavirus in Czechia: More Students to Return to School and Accommodation Services to Resume on 24 May
Monday, 24 May will mark more restriction relaxations in Czechia. High school students will be allowed to return to schools in full regime. Universities will also be allowed to reopen. On the same day, hotels and other types of accommodation will resume their business as well and indoor gyms and sports areas will be able to welcome up to 30 people at a time.
Coronavirus in Czechia: Restaurant Gardens and Outdoor Events to Resume Business on 17 May, High Schools to Reopen a Week Later
More restriction relaxations are coming on 17 and 24 May, as the chamber of deputies confirmed on Monday. These relaxations will include the reopening of restaurant gardens, the resuming of outdoor cultural events and the reopening of more schools.
Third-country Citizens from Countries with Risk of Infection to Enter Czechia Easier
Are you a third-country citizen from a country where the epidemiological situation has gotten much worse? And do you want to come to Czechia? As of 4 May, the Czech Ministry of Health released a new measure amending the old decision concerning the travel of citizens from countries with extreme or low risk of infection. The new rules are slightly more convenient, so more third-country citizens will be able to enter Czechia.
Coronavirus in Czechia: Update on Upcoming Restriction Relaxations, Masks, and Fresh News about Vaccination
The Czech government is relaxing more restrictions on 10 May than previously announced. These amendments concern face masks and travelling. Additionally, it looks like the original vaccination roll-out plan may be speeding up. What’s already relaxed? What’s being relaxed on 10 May? Who can get vaccinated at the moment? Read this article to make sure you’re up to date on everything related to #CoronavirusInCzechia.