The article was updated on November 12, 3 pm CET to reflect the latest information.
This blog post is for all who are planning a trip to Prague (now, later, anytime). For all who are deciding whether it is comfortable and safe to come or not.
Who am I?
My name is Dana and I am working in a travel industry, running my small business called Prague Behind The Scenes. I specialize in small-group tours / private tours / off the beaten path tours.
Right now the situation is getting better again, after few weaks of terrible numbers every day. The epidemy is significantly slowing down and some kids are soon returning back to schools. There still many asymptomatic people or people with very light progress of covid-19 and the hospitals are not overloaded. The situation is fully under control.
Yesterday there were 8 925 new cases in the whole country. The situation is changing everyday in a positive way, however, planning a trip to Prague these days or in the near future is not recommended as nothing works properly yet. I am afraid the current situation will affect the whole winter season and of course Christmas. Christmas markets in Prague as we know them are already canceled.
Why this blog post?
I am not a doctor, scientist or authority to give you binding information. I am a regular Prague local observing the situation and trying to help travellers / my clients to stay updated about life in Prague during / after the coronavirus outbreak.
Since I am working in a travel industry I get many emails and questions related to coronavirus in Prague and travelling to Prague after the corona pandemy. This blog post is updated regularly and focuses on information important to travellers.
Coronavirus in Prague, Czech Republic
By now (November 12) there are 147 994 patients with coronavirus in the Czech Republic. Many of the patients don´t need a hospitalization as the progress is very light. They stay at home in a controlled quarantine. 7 890 people are hospitalized. 5 570 people died since the beginning of pandemy.
Travelling to Prague now?
I don´t recommend it. Unfortunately. The situation is extremely unpredictable and services don´t fully work (restaurants – only take away, shops are closed except for supermarkets, drug stores, pharmacies, gas stations, sights – closed, hotels can´t accept guests. People only go to work and back home. After 9pm we are not allowed to leave homes.
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