Press Advisories

14. 2. 2021

At the request of regional governors, government declares 14-day state of emergency

At an extraordinary meeting on Sunday, 14 February 2021, the government of Andrej Babiš declared a state of emergency for the Czech Republic due to the spread of the SARS CoV-S coronavirus. It comes into effect on at midnight from the 14th to 15th February and will last 14 days, until 28 February. It thus follows on from the state of emergency which expires at midnight on 14 February.


11. 2. 2021

The government has decided to restrict movement in the three worst affected districts

Stricter rules for the movement of persons will apply from 12 February 2021 to three Czech districts – Cheb, Sokolov and Trutnov, which are currently affected the most by the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrej Babiš’s government decided to introduce these territorial crisis measures at an extraordinary meeting on 11 February 2021. At the same time, it decided to send a total of one million masks from State reserves to the affected areas.


8. 2. 2021

The government asks the Chamber of Deputies for another 30 days of the state of emergency, and wants to simplify the support for enterpreneurs

The government will ask the Chamber of Deputies again for extending the state of emergency by 30 days, i.e. until 16 March. The proposal of the request that will be addressed by the MPs at their Thursday meeting was approved by Andrej Babiš's cabinet at the government meeting on Monday, 8 February 2021.


1. 2. 2021

Government has agreed to temporarily waive VAT on respirators and to extend support for food producers

Sellers will be able to reduce prices on respirators in class FFP2 and higher. On Monday, 1 February 2021, Andrej Babiš’s cabinet charged the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to issue a decision exempting those products temporarily from the value added tax. The government also endorsed an extension of the Agricovid Food Production subsidy scheme of the Ministry of Agriculture.


28. 1. 2021

The government has made adjustments to the measures, and further restrictions on the use of hotel services or contacts will be ordered from Saturday

From Saturday 30 January, crisis measures aiming to limit the spread of the covid-19 epidemic will partially change in the Czech Republic. The government of Andrej Babiš agreed at this fact at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, 28 January 2021.


25. 1. 2021

Government Approves State Guaranteed Loans for Hotel Proprietors

At its 25 January 2021 session, the Government approved an amendment to a Government resolution, by which operators of accommodation facilities are now eligible for a bank loan with a State guarantee from Export Guarantee & Insurance Corp.


22. 1. 2021

Government extends duration of state of emergency until 14 February, will allow children's groups to run

The state of emergency in the Czech Republic will now apply until 14 February. Backed by the consent of the Chamber of Deputies, the Andrej Babiš cabinet made the decision to extend it at a special meeting on Friday 22 January 2021.


18. 1. 2021

Government to request that Chamber of Deputies extend state of emergency until 21 February, approves further assistance programmes for businesses

The government will ask the Chamber of Deputies to extend the state of emergency for another 30 days, i.e. until 21 February. The wording of the request was approved by the Andrej Babiš cabinet at a meeting on Monday 18 January 2021.


13. 1. 2021

Government acquaints itself with vaccination strategy for the Czech Republic, vaccination sites must start reporting on vaccine consumption

At a special meeting on Wednesday 13 January 2021, the Andrej Babiš government discussed the Methodological Guidelines for the Vaccination Campaign for the Czech Republic, which was produced by the Ministry of Health. It also approved the issuing of two Ministry of Health extraordinary measures, which will allow all health insurance clients in the Czech Republic free vaccination against COVID-19 and laid down the obligation for vaccination sites to input fundamental information about the use of vaccines into a central database.


11. 1. 2021

Government approves aid to operators of ski resorts, students do not need to tax remuneration for work during work duties

Operators of ski resorts will receive compensation for the period of time they could not operate their ski lifts and chair lifts as a result of government decrees. The Government approved the launch of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s relevant subsidy programme at its meeting on Monday, 11 January 2021. It also decided that students and other persons who are working either as a result of mandated work duties or voluntarily as part of the Government’s crisis measures, will not have to tax the remuneration for this work.