Further lifting of Covid-19 restrictions

With respect to the covid situation gradually improving, the imposed restrictions are being relaxed. Here is to find the latest information for easy orientation.


Since May 25, wearing facemasks or other forms of covering your mouth and nose has not been mandatory, unless you are inside shops, cinemas, theatres, petrol stations, etc., while maintaining the 2m safe distance from another person. Facemasks are obligatory in public transport as well as taxis; this also applies to social situations that don’t enable to keep the safe distance.

Restaurants, bars, cafés, hotels

Indoor services reopened on 25 May. The permit also covers the operation of catering facilities in shopping centres over 5,000 m2. However, hygiene measures need to be followed―hand disinfection when entering a restaurant or its outdoor area, disinfection of tables and chairs after each customer, etc. It is obligatory for waiters/waitresses to wear facemasks; customers are allowed to take them off while consuming their meals and drinks. When moving on the premises, it is obligatory for customers to put their facemasks back on. All these facilities must close at 11 p.m.

Where to go in your free time?

Zoos, botanical and dendrological gardens, castles, swimming pools―indoor/outdoor, saunas and wellness centres have already reopened, complying to strict hygiene rules. Organised training of both professional and amateur athletes at outdoor and indoor sports venues is permitted, with a maximum of 300 people attending at the same time, with the possibility of using the facilities. Mass gatherings can be held in both outdoor and indoor areas with a participation of no more than 300 people at the same time.


From May 26, 2020, it is possible to cross the land borders with Germany and Austria at all railway crossings, all main road crossings and the Hřensko river crossing. The list of the open border-crossing points is available here. In addition, the checks at the common borders with Germany, Austria will be executed in a targeted and flexible manner.

Minister of Health approved new Protective measure against SARS-CoV-2 that allows EU citizens (or third-country nationals with the status of a long-term European Community resident) who have a provable family relation (including a lasting relationship) with a person living in the Czech Republic, to enter the territory of the Czech Republic. (https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx)