A revised version of the emergency measures will apply from December 29th to January 2nd.
As of December 29, a maximum of 50 people will be allowed at indoor events, parties and New Year’s celebrations with only four people allowed at one table.
Cultural events will still be limited to 1,000 people, but events, where people mingle, must not exceed 100 participants. In the first fortnight of the New Year, schoolchildren will have to undergo tests twice a week.
Other measures concern cable cars, which will no longer require proof of full vaccination, recent illness, or PCR test, where the cable car is operated under a public service contract.
For school ski courses shorter than eight days, a PCR test completed no more than 72 hours before the start of the course will be sufficient for pupils under the age of 18, and for longer courses pupils will have to be retested after five to seven days.
“In order to prevent the uncontrolled spread of the new omicron variant, it will now be mandatory to perform investigative PCR tests on all positive samples if the test subjects showed clinical signs of Covid-19,” said Health Minister Vlastimil Válek (TOP 09).
The rules for entry into the Czech Republic
Foreign nationals (who are entitled to enter) travelling to the Czech Republic will have to present a negative PCR test result before the travel.
This obligation applies also to vaccinated persons and persons who recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months. It applies to travelers from all countries regardless of the level of risk of the COVID-19 transmission.
Persons who are not vaccinated or who did not recover from COVID-19 in the last six months, have to undergo a PCR test between the 5th and 7th day after arrival.
This requirement does not apply to persons vaccinated with the COVID booster shot, children under 12 and children in the age group 12-18 years who are fully vaccinated (booster shot not required). Other exceptions are specified in the protective measure.
Above mentioned rules are not applicable for Czech citizens and foreign nationals with permanent or long-term residence in the territory of the Czech Republic.