The most important information about spread of coronavirus in Czech Republic (updated)
The decision of Ministry of Health from the 25 March 2020
According to a Ministry of Health’s extraordinary measure, only groups of max. 2 people can gather in public spaces. There is an exception for members of a single household, funeral attendees or people performing their work or business.
Updated on March 24, 2020
Government Decision from the 23 March 2020
- Restrictions on the free movement and residence of persons are extended until 1 April 6.00 am. On the same date, all the other measures still in force have been extended.
- NEW time for shopping for seniors and holders of ZTP / P over 50 years !!! Starting on Wednesday, March 25, the ban on other people’s access to stores will be postponed from 8.00 am to 10.00 am. (Applies to all stores with a sales area greater than 500m2)
- The government temporarily abolishes charges for sending “zprávy z datové schránky” (data messages)
More information can be found at https://www.vlada.cz/cz/media-centrum/aktualne/vlada-rozhodla-o-prodlouzeni-omezeni-pohybu-na-verejnosti-az-do-1–dubna–schvalila-take-dalsi-kroky-na-podporu-zamestnavatelu-180577/
Updated on March 20, 2020
From March 20 until the end of the emergency a foreigner using the employee card may change his/her employer or job position even sooner than after 6 months in the Czech Republic. He/she is obliged to notify the Ministry of the Interior about the change in accordance with the statutory conditions. If a new employer implements crisis measures, it is sufficient to notify the ministry about the change on the first day of employment. In such a case the statement of the new employer about their involvement in dealing with a crisis (eg. activities in the field of health care, production of protective equipment, etc.) must also be attached to the notification of the change. The above applies similarly if the foreigner holds a blue card. The Ministry will no longer issue a notice of compliance; these are deemed to have been fulfilled by the notification.
- The Czech Government’ resolution bans citizens without covering of mouth and nose to move in all public spaces. Face masks or scarves can be used as the covering.
- All accommodation facilities are generally prohibited from providing accommodation services. However, this prohibition does not apply to the accommodation of foreigners until they leave the Czech Republic and foreigners with a work permit in the Czech Republic. Accommodation services are defined by Government Regulation No. 278/2008 Coll. “o obsahových náplních jednotlivých živností”. All obligations of accommodation providers under the Act on the Residence of Aliens remain unchanged.
- For people over 65 and handicapped the Ministry of Health has newly reserved time between 7:00 and 9:00 for shopping in grocery stores and pharmacies. Other people are not allowed to shop in this time period.
- Due to possible measures at the borders of neighbouring or other countries, the admission to the territory of a foreign state cannot be guaranteed.
For departure to the country of origin, we recommend contacting the embassies, which in many cases are very active.
Some measures are also being prepared by employers; it is also possible to consider changing an employer (please see above).
- The rules for shuttlers: https://www.mvcr.cz/clanek/coronavirus-informace-mv.aspx
- Important information for foreigners: https://www.mvcr.cz/clanek/sluzby-pro-verejnost-informace-pro-cizince-informace-pro-cizince.aspx
Updated on 19 March 2020
The coronavirus information in the Czech Republic from the Ministry of Health
On the following link, you can find daily updated important information about the coronavirus in English and Czech.
Ministry of Health website: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/
Updated on 18 March 2020
On 15 March 2020, the Czech Republic Government issued a regulation which bans a free movement of persons on the area of the Czech Republic. Journeys to work, necessary journeys to family, necessary journeys to get basic living supplies and journeys to health facilities are allowed.
Sources and more information:
Office hours of the “OAMP” – MOI from 16 March 2020:
Monday 9:00 – 12:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00
For more information visit https://www.mvcr.cz/docDetail.aspx?docid=21667282&doctype=ART
On the website of Brno municipality, you can find all information regarding the precautionary measures in connection with the spread of coronavirus. All information is also translated into English, Russian, Vietnamese, Romanian, and Arabic.
Updated on 12 March 2020
The Czech Republic Government announced a state of emergency from 12 March 2020 for the following 30 days. Effective on 13 March 2020 from 6:00 all events with more than 30 people are banned. This applies to theatre, music, film and other artistic performances, sports, cultural, religious, community, dance events, exhibitions, celebrations, pilgrimages, tastings, markets and trade fairs. Effective on 13 March 2020 all entertaining facilities, fitness centres, solaria, wellness centres, sports grounds and swimming pools, music and social clubs, public libraries and galleries will be closed completely. Between 20:00 and 6:00 all catering premises will be closed. Effective on 14 March 2020, the Czech Republic Government forbids the entry into the country to all foreigners arriving from risk areas. This does not apply to Czech citizens or to foreigners having permanent or temporary residence in the Czech Republic.
Updated on 11 March 2020
we would like to inform you due to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, please, consider the need of visiting MOI offices in cases when you can solve your matters without a personal visit. If you came back from Italy, you must follow the measure below.
We will inform you about the situation of COVID-19 in this new section. You can see more information on the website of the Ministry of Health too – https://www.mzcr.cz/.
This email address: email@example.com is designed only for foreign nationals who must be in quarantine due to decision of Ministry of Health from March 7th, 2020 and cannot arrange their matters other than personally on MOI office. We will only respond to questions connected with COVID-19 and quarantine. There will be no reaction to other questions due to capacity reasons.
Thank you for your understanding.
Updated on 10 March 2020
We would like to inform you about today decision of the Czech Government. From today until further notice are banned all the events with more than 100 participants. All elementary schools, high schools and universities are closed from March 11 until further notice.
Courses in our Center are NOT cancelled. All courses will be held on the same dates as before. We monitoring the situation and keep the information on our website and Facebook updated.
Updated on 9 March 2020
Given the current situation, clients returning from high-risk areas (Italy: Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto) where COVID-19 has occurred are encouraged to observe 14-day quarantine and not attend Czech language courses or other seminars or courses and events organized by our Center. For countries where quarantine is not yet mandated: China, Iran and South Korea, inform your GP to decide on your condition.
In case of quarantine, contact the Center staff and your absence will be excused.
Thank you for your understanding.
New obligation for foreigners (including EU citizens) living in the Czech Republic
Other informations from OAMP:
More information about coronavirus:
Map of affected areas can be found here: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus