Press Advisories

1. 7. 2021

Government agrees to tighten anti-epidemic measures due to the spread of the more contagious Delta mutation of the coronavirus

As of 9 July, the recognition of infection-free status after the first dose of a two-dose vaccine will no longer apply in the Czech Republic. The rules for entering the Czech Republic will also be tightened. On Thursday 1 July 2021, Andrej Babiš's government approved the modifications to the emergency measures. It also discussed other forms of aid to people and companies affected by the natural disaster in South Moravia and the Ústí nad Labem Region.


28. 6. 2021

Government approves aid to people and municipalities in South Moravia affected by a natural disaster

Tax breaks, subsidies and interest-free loans for entrepreneurs will help residents and municipalities in the Břeclav and Hodonín Districts, which were hit by a natural disaster last Thursday. The forms of aid were decided by Andrej Babiš's government at a meeting on Monday 28 June 2021. After the government meeting, the members of the government had a working lunch with President Miloš Zeman.


17. 6. 2021

Speech by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš at the Conference Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnerships

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš gave a speech at the Calls for Transatlantic Relations conference on Thursday 17 June 2021.


14. 6. 2021

Non-state cultural heritage sites will also receive financial support during the epidemic, pupils in other regions will put away their masks and respi

Non-state owners of immovable cultural heritage sites that are normally accessible to the public will now also be entitled to financial assistance from the state for ordered closures. The extension of the Covid - Culture subsidy programme to these entities was approved by the government of Andrej Babiš at a meeting on Monday 14 June 2021. The government meeting was preceded by a meeting of cabinet members and representatives of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic.


7. 6. 2021

Government worked on the 2022 state budget, approved the next steps in the dispute with Poland over mining in the Turów mine

In 2022, the Czech Republic is to run a deficit of CZK 390 billion, which is 110 billion less than the deficit in this year's budget. The preliminary proposal of revenue and expenditure of the budget chapters was approved by Andrej Babiš’s government at its meeting on 7 June 2021.


31. 5. 2021

The government will propose extraordinary increase in pensions by CZK 300, and has extended the Antivirus A programme by a month

From January, pensions could rise by CZK 300 in addition to the mandatory adjustment. The relevant bill amending the Pension Insurance Act was approved by Andrej Babiš’s government at its meeting on Monday, 31 May 2021. The cabinet also decided on continuing the Antivirus A programme or on further extending the VAT remission for respirators.


28. 5. 2021

All remaining services to open under set conditions from Monday, the government agrees

From 31 May 2021, people will be able to visit restaurants, swimming pools, saunas or casinos again subject to meeting the conditions related to testing, vaccination or having recovered from the coronavirus and the operators ensuring the set anti-epidemic measures. This amendment to the extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health was approved by the government at an extraordinary meeting on 28 May 2021.


24. 5. 2021

Government discusses Coal Commission outcomes and emergency measure amendments while deciding to help at-risk women tackle menstrual poverty

On 24 May 2021, Andrej Babiš’s government discussed the scenario of a decline in the use of coal in the Czech Republic, assistance to women at risk of menstrual poverty and further relaxation of anti-epidemic measures. It also approved the distribution of the Just Transition Fund between the Ústí nad Labem, Karlovy Vary and Moravian-Silesian regions.


21. 5. 2021

Government to set rules for COVID passports, agreed with extending the protection period after recovering from COVID-19 from 90 to 180 days

From Monday, the protection period of persons recovered from COVID-19 will be extended from 90 to 180 days and may be used in situations where it is required as one of the alternatives enabling an entry or provision of service. Also the first dose of vaccine received at least 21 days prior will be accepted. Changes in the relevant extraordinary measures of the Ministry of Health were approved by the government at its extraordinary meeting on Friday, 21 May 2021.