The article was updated on September 20, 9 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 things are still going fine in the Czech Republic, althought the numbers of the new cases don´t look very optimistic. Fortunately there are many asymptomatic people or people with very light progress of covid-19 and the hospitals are not overloaded.
These days there are around 500 – 3000 new cases every day. We try to live normal live along with the virus and government measures. It is compulsory to wear face masks everywhere indoors. Besides this, you will not recognize many changes in daily routine. We live and the virus is here, we all know that. The situation is changing every day and planning a trip to Prague these days is not very recommended – not because of the virus but mostly because of the measures applied after your return to your country.
Czech borders are re-opened and European tourists can freely come to visit (except for travellers from Romania and Spain). From July 13, EU also re-opened its external borders for travellers outside of Europe (see the list bellow). Unfortunately due to growing numbers of the new cases in the Czech Republic there is a risk of quarantine upon your return back home.
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 (September 20) there are 23 635 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. 503 people are hospitalized. 502 people died since the beginning of pandemy.
Travelling to Prague now?
Everything is open and working here (services, transportation, hotels, supermarkets, sights, tour guides, travel agencies, etc.). Unfortunately due to growing numbers of the new cases in the Czech Republic there is a risk of quarantine upon your return back home. The situation is changing every day and planning a trip to Prague these days is not very recommended – not because of the virus but mostly because of the measures applied after your return back home.
Who can travel to the Czech Republic?
Czech government has introduced a new system for travellers called “traffic lights” 💚 | 🧡 | ❤️.
How does it work?
💚 Green color represents countries whose citizens can freely travel to the Czech Republic without covid test: Germany, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Cyprus, Iceland, France, Italy, Malta, Ireland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Andorra, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican, Great Britain.
🧡 Orange color represents countries whose citizens need to have a negative covid test when travelling to the Czech Republic: currently no countries in this group.
❤️ Red color represents countries whose citizents need to have a negative covid test when travelling to the Czech Republic and the same applies to Czechs returning from these counties, they also need to have a negative covid test. In this group is currently Romania and Spain.
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