Face masks are required in public transport in the Czech Republic from September 1

1. 9. 2020 | News

Face masks will be required in public transport in the Czech Republic Beginning on September 1, face masks are required at chosen indoor locations and in all public transportation vehicles across the Czech Republic. Citizens have to wear a face mask at indoor events with more than 100 participants and in health facilities, public offices, and all public transport vehicles.

Contrary to previous reports, people are not be required to wear a mask in schools, restaurants, shops, and hair salons in September. However, wearing a face mask is be mandatory at public offices including the post office, and at health facilities including doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies.

Both public and non-public transport, including all buses, trains, trams, and taxi services, also require a face mask to be worn. However, the masks can be temporarily removed to consume food or drink, if permitted by the operator by the public transportation.

Masks are mandatory at indoor events including cinemas, theaters, and concerts if the number of participates exceeds 100 people.

It should be noted that the government might add other exemptions to the requirement to wear a face mask in the following days, therefore it is recommended to follow the news or official channels of the Czech government. All current measures and updates about the Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/current-measures/.

Also, if the COVID-19 situation worsens in a particular area based on the Health Ministry’s regional risk map, further measures may be implemented in individual cities and regions. Therefore, we highly recommend following the news and official announcements frequently.

The re-implementation of the face mask requirement in the Czech Republic both coincides with the start of the 2020-21 school year and follows a general increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic over the past weeks.

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