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Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

From the May 26th, 2020 it is possible to cross the land borders with Germany and Austria

From the May 26th, 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 you can find 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.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 18 May 2020

Government approves COVID III guarantee programme for companies and releases 2.5 billion for Care-giver’s Allowance for SEP programme

Companies with up to 500 employees affected by the coronavirus contagion will be able to ask banks for a loan with a state guarantee. The government approved the announcement of the COVID III guarantee programme at their meeting on Monday 18 May 2020. It also agreed with the designation of 2.5 billion crowns for the support of self-employed persons (SEP) that have to take care of children during the pandemic and with the draft of an act that enables healthcare service providers to be compensated for expenses that arose for them in connection with the ongoing epidemic of the COVID-19 disease.

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Government of the United Kingdom, 11 May 2020

Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

This document describes the progress the UK has made to date in tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and sets out the plans for moving to the next phase of its response to the virus.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 7 May 2020

Selected social services will start up earlier, government will reward rescuers and social workers for their extraordinary efforts during the epidemic

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will accelerate the scenario for relaxing limitations on social services. On Thursday, 7 May 2020, the government gave its consent to the earlier start-up of selected activities. It also approved the payment of extraordinary remuneration for employees in social services and the emergency medical services. A special interim law for the period of the pandemic and a proposal to defer social security payments will also go to Parliament.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 30 April 2020

Government approves the rules for relaxing emergency measures from 11 May, state of emergency remains in force until 17 May

At an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, 30 April, the Government approved the extension of the state of emergency until 17 May. Ministers also agreed on precise rules for the next phase of the relaxation of the emergency measures from 11 May, a proposal to help cultural facilities and artists, and a bill to abolish property purchase tax.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 23 April 2020

Government accelerates scenario for loosening extraordinary measures, larger establishments can open starting Monday

Thanks to favourable development of the epidemiological situation in the incidence of COVID-19, at a special meeting Thursday 23 April 2020 the Government approved an accelerated scenario for loosening the extraordinary quarantine measures. Starting Friday the rules restricting free movement have been altered and people can go out in public or play sports in groups of up to ten.

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Czech Radio, 27 April 2020

More shops and services reopen around the country

More shops and services reopened around the country on Monday within a phased-out easing of the government-imposed coronavirus restrictions.

Shops the size of up to 2,500 square meters that have their own entrance and are not located in large shopping centres are free to reopen, under strict hygiene conditions, as are driving schools, gyms and fitness centres, although without the use of showers and changing rooms.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 17 April 2020

The government has proposed an increase in the care allowance and confirmed from Monday the partial relaxation of certain measures

The care allowance for parents of children under the age of 13 who are unable to attend pre-school or school facilities as a result of the quarantine measures and for those caring for those with health disabilities within a joint household may increase from the current 60 percent to 80 percent of the daily assessment base.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 14 April 2020

Government discusses proposal for gradually easing exceptional measures

Starting Monday 20 April, tradespeople and farmers’ markets will once again be able to operate, small weddings and individual consultations will be able to take place, and so will exams for students in their final years of university.

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Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, 10 April 2020

Germany introduces a mandatory 14-day quarantine

The Federal Republic and the Länder have agreed that all citizens of Germany, EU citizens, citizens of the Schengen area or long-term residents who return to their residence in Germany after having been abroad for several days will be required to pass a two-weeks mandatory quarantine. Specific measures are implemented by the Länder.

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Vláda České republiky, 9. 4. 2020

Vláda rozhodla o prodloužení nouzového stavu do 30. dubna, podpoří kulturní instituce více než miliardou korun

Na mimořádném jednání ve čtvrtek 9. dubna 2020 schválila vláda prodloužení nouzového stavu na území České republiky do 30. dubna 2020. Ministři projednali i několik změn v již vyhlášených mimořádných opatřeních a schválili také finanční pomoc státním i nestátním kulturním institucím. Rozhodli také posílit účast Armády ČR při zvládání pandemie koronaviru o dalších 2 000 vojáků, kteří vypomohou Policii ČR.

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Czech Chamber of Commerce

Information concerning the occurrence of COVID-19 disease.

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Vláda České republiky, 7. 4. 2020

Upravuje se režim na hranicích. Po Velikonocích bude možné v odůvodněných případech vycestovat do zahraničí

Od 14. dubna mohou občané v nezbytných a jasně odůvodněných případech vycestovat do zahraničí. Návrh Ministerstva vnitra vychází vstříc lidem, kteří např. musejí jet do zahraničí vyřídit úřední povinnosti, vyjet na služební cestu, na pohřeb, za rodinou nebo v jiné mimořádné naléhavé situaci. Podmínkou bude prodloužení nouzového stavu.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 7 April 2020

Measures adopted by the Czech Government against coronavirus

  • General measures
  • Measures concerning foreigners and border crossing
  • Economic measures

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Government of the Czech Republic, 31 March 2020

Government approves CZK 25 000 for self-employed persons, also launching programme for supporting employment retention

One-time assistance of CZK 25 000 for the self-employed, covering the majority of wage costs for employers affected by the government regulations and consequences of the coronavirus crisis, and a proposal to help people facing distraint. At a meeting on Tuesday 31 March 2020, the Government approved another bundle of measures to help those hit hardest by the pandemic.

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Vláda České republiky, 30. 3. 2020

Podpora a úlevy pro podnikatele a zaměstnance

  • Daňové úlevy
  • Podpora OSVČ
  • Podpora udržení zaměstnanosti
  • Bezplatné využití datových schránek
  • Podpora zemědělců, lesníků a potravinářů
  • Opatření pro zaměstnance

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Government of the Czech Republic, 30 March 2020

Restriction of free movement, retail sale and services extended to 11 April; smart-quarantine project launched

The restriction of free movement, retail sale and certain services in the Czech Republic due to the Coronavirus pandemic will remain in force until at least 06h00, 11 April. The Government acknowledged the emergency measures adopted by the Ministry of Health on Monday, 30 March 2020. It also decided to set up a COVID-19 Central Management Team to lead the “smart quarantine” project. Children under two years of age will no longer be required to wear face masks. The same applies to drivers, provided there are no passengers in the vehicle.

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Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

Cross-border workers (so-called pendlers)
Complex information valid from March 29th, 2020 from 0:00

As of March 29th 2020 from midnight (i.e. night from Saturday to Sunday) the pendlers are divided into three main categories based on the point of border crossing and the type of work.

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Czech Chamber of Commerce

Video by the President of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Vladimír Dlouhý, in which he sums up the most important points regarding the current situation, its impact on the domestic private sector and the measures pushed forward by CCC to support the business community.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, 25 March 2020

Pomoc občanům – mimořádná přeprava v Evropě

Informace o možnosti využít mimořádné autobusové spojení pro občany, kteří se v důsledku opatření proti šíření nového koronaviru nemohou přepravit z různých evropských zemích zpět do ČR.

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Government of the United Kingdom, 24 March 2020

COVID-19: support for businesses

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 20 March 2020

Government agreed to extend the payment of care allowance during an emergency; the self-employed will also get money

At an emergency meeting on Thursday, 19 March 2020, the government adopted further emergency measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Inter alia, the ministers approved a bill that would allow parents caring for schoolchildren at home to extend their care allowance, has further tightened the conditions for cross-border workers, and changed the time reserved for senior citizens to buy foodstuffs and drugstore goods to 07:00 to 09:00.

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Government of the United Kingdom, 19 March 2020

Support for those affected by Covid-19

More information about the package of measures announced at Budget 2020 to support public services, individuals and businesses affected by Covid-19.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, 17 March 2020

To the Diplomatic Missions based in the Czech Republic: COVID-19 Travel Information

The ban on entry into the Czech Republic applies to all foreigners, except to those who have permanent residence in the Czech Republic or more than 90 days temporary residence and persons whose entry into the Czech territory is in the Czech Republic’s interest.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 16 March 2020

Due to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the government has restricted the free movement of people to the essential minimum

At an extraordinary meeting of the government on Sunday, 15 March 2020, the Government decided, as part of its precautionary steps, to take additional emergency measures against the spread of SARS CoV-2. From midnight on 16 March until March 24, 6:00, it has declared restrictions on the free movement of people with certain defined and necessary exceptions. It also extended the reintroduction of border surveillance.

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Government of the Czech Republic, 12 March 2020

Due to the spread of the coronavirus the government has declared a state of emergency and on 12 March 2020 further tightened preventive measures

At an extraordinary meeting on Thursday 12 March 2020, the Government decided to declare a state of emergency in the Czech Republic in connection with the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus. At the same time, it announced further stricter preventive measures to limit the spread of the disease. It has for example banned travel to the most high-risk countries and has banned foreigners from those countries from entering the country. It has also radically reduced the conditions for gatherings of larger groups of people.

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Svaz průmyslu a dopravy ČR

Doporučení SP ČR na opatření pro pomoc firmám a ekonomice

Svaz průmyslu a dopravy ČR předložil vládě a jednotlivým ministerstvům souhrn dalších opatření na podporu firem během nynějšího nouzového stavu. Cílem Svazu je minimalizovat dopady nynější situace na podniky a jejich zaměstnance a zajistit, aby po skončení opatření proti šíření koronaviru, mohli podnikatelé a firmy co nejrychleji obnovit svou činnost.

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