Newly-set countermeasures regarding restrictions of movement and freedom might be rather confusing. Does the whole city count as one district? In which parts of the city can I move freely? Can I visit my relatives in the same district? We have decided to bring you a list of questions we predict will arise in the next couple of days.
Movement within a City Territory
Do I need a special document or pass if I go to work?
- NO, if you are travelling to work within one district, no special document is required.
If I go shopping, to the doctor, or visit a public authority, do I need a special document or pass?
- NO, you do not need any special document, if you stay within one district.
Can I leave my place of residence if I want to spend time outside e.g. walking, dog walking, jogging, etc.?
- YES, you can enjoy your outdoor time within the entire area of the municipality (your own town or village), however not the district. Also, keep in mind that the night curfew remains between 9 pm and 5 am. Dog-walking at night is allowed within 500 meters of your place of residence.
Can I travel between districts within a city?
- YES, all districts of a city (“městská část”) together are subject to the same rules as a single non-city district (“okres”).
Can I visit my relatives and friends if they are in the same district?
- NO, visits are allowed only to provide essential care or to accompany a relative during a visit to a healthcare facility or a public authority.
Movement between Districts and Cities
What special documents do I need if I am travelling to another district from where I live?
- A document from an employer is required. The document needs to contain your employee’s place of work and their place of residence. The document can be found on the MOI website.
What documents are required when travelling outside of my district (to visit a healthcare facility, public authority)?
- You will need an officially acknowledged form or your written declaration on word of honor in which you will state the place, time, and destination of your travel.
Can I go shopping in a different district than where I live?
- NO, you can only do your shopping within your district. Travelling to shops is limited to the smallest necessary number of people.
Can I travel to my country house / another recreational house?
- You should choose one of the residences to stay in for the next three weeks (duration of these countermeasures). The purpose of these measures is to limit the mobility of people in order to prevent the spreading of the virus as much as possible.
- However, if you choose to stay in your country house, we recommend that you have a certificate of title to the real estate (“list vlastnictví”) or other suitable proof of your ownership with you.
Can I go on a trip outdoors and cross-district borders?
- NO, this is not possible; you are only allowed to visit natural areas within the territory of the municipality where you live. You must not visit other places even within your district.
How will suburban transport work be given that it crosses district borders?
- The transport will work just as before the new restrictions, however, the passengers must meet all the conditions necessary to leave the district.
Checking and Possible Penalties
What are the penalties/sanctions if I do not respect the measures?
- These are government-mandated crisis measures, the obligations are stipulated in the Crisis Act. A penalty of up to CZK 20 000 can be imposed for violating the measures.
How will the compliance be checked? Who will check the compliance?
- Frequent random checks will take place everywhere in the Czech Republic. The police resources will also be checking buses and trains.
I have been vaccinated or already had COVID-19. Do these restrictions apply to me as well?
- YES, the restrictions apply to everyone.
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