TRAVEL RULES for the Czech Republic
We want to reassure and encourage you that it is not necessary to postpone your treatment. Our coordinators are fully available to all foreign patients planning treatments in ISCARE clinic.
What do we provide, to make your experience as pleasant as possible?
- consultation with our doctors via skype or telephone
- travel confirmation, becaouse of a treatment at ISCARE clinic
- TAXI from the airport
- antigen test for Covid-19
- Covid-19 PCR test
- accommodation in a hotel near the clinic
- providing the documentation needed to leave back to your country
- in case you will not be able to attend the performance for serious reasons, we will arrange a new date with you, which will suit you better, in this case the paid deposit will not be forfeited
ISCARE Clinic is open and we perform procedures as usual. The borders are open and people coming for medical treatment can enter the Czech Republic.
At the moment it is possible to come to the Czech republic only for strictly necessary reasons (work, health, study, urgency). Therefore, it is not allowed to enter Czech republic to visit friends or for recreational/tourist purposes. More information: www.mvcr.cz On the basis of the updates of the NEW SEAPHORE MAP : koronavirus.mzcr.cz 4 colors are identified: green (low risk), orange (medium), red (high) and dark red (very high).
If you come from the orange or red zone you must:
- have the confirmation of completion of the online entry form with you.
- BEFORE entering Czech republic a negative TAMPONE ANTIGENIC test (done within 24 hours before entering Czech republic) or PCR test (done within 72 hours before entering Czech republic) with result in writing (recommended in English) - *validity hours are counted from the time of collection*.
- Within 5 days do another negative PCR test in Czech republic and stay in isolation until you have a negative result -> send the result of the molecular swab (PCR test) to the local health office.
If you are from the dark red zone you must:
- Have confirmation of completion of the online entry form with you.
- BEFORE entering Czech republic a negative TAMPONE PCR test (performed within 72 hours prior to entry into Czech republic) with result in writing (English recommended) - *valid hours are counted from time of collection*.
- On the 5th day after entering the Czech Republic do a negative PCR test in the Czech Republic and stay in isolation until you have a negative result -> send the result of the molecular swab (PCR test) to the local health office. When it is nagative then you are free from quarantine.
The government has taken preventive measures against the spread of Covid-19 from 22/10/2020 for the duration of the declared state of emergency.
Restrictions in the Czech Republic:
Wearing a mask FFP2 or higher (known as a "respirator" in Czech) is mandatory and in indoor and outdoor public spaces. In places with large numbers of people, such as public transportation, shopping malls and medical facilities, an FFP2 mask must be worn. The Czech government advises people to adhere to a social distance of 2m where possible when in public.
As of March 1, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Shopping and physical activity are only allowed within your municipality ("obec"). You must not travel outside of your county ("okres" in Czech) unless it is for an exceptional permitted reason. Exceptions are allowed for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written proof of the necessity of your travel. Please note that the size of counties varies: the city of Prague is classified as one county. More information about movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that travel between counties is essential, can be found on the Ministry of the Interior's website.
All stores and services are closed, with the exception of pharmacies and grocery stores, which operate with social removal measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some are offering take-out service. Drinking alcohol is prohibited in public spaces.
All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theaters and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
The Czech government has banned contact between people from different families. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are traveling to or from work or making an essential trip.
Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including the reasons allowed for travel during the day and curfew hours and rules on the operation of stores, are available in English on the Czech government's Covid portal.