Wednesday news summary

Covid update

Measures against the Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic will be tightened from Sunday 27th of December. They will correspond to the highest fifth degree of the anti-epidemic PES system. The validity of the stricter measures is currently set until the 10th of January, the cabinet will meet beforehand and evaluate whether they will be needed further. More information can be found in our article.

People can fly from the UK from this afternoon

From Wednesday noon it is possible to return by plane from Britain to the Czech Republic. Passengers must present a negative antigen or PCR test performed in Britain before boarding the aircraft. Upon arrival, home quarantine continues to apply, people can take the second test after five days at the earliest. Czech Airlines will send a special flight for stranded Czechs on Wednesday.

Czech lorry drivers will not come in time for Christmas

Most of the Czech trucks that got stuck in Great Britain after the border was closed will probably not have time to return to the Czech Republic on Christmas Day. The association of road hauliers Česmad Bohemia is trying to negotiate an exception for drivers from the rules of driving and rest periods, as well as from driving bans, in order to speed up their transfer as much as possible. People in Britain are helping the lorry drivers and bringing them food and water supplies as they are stuck in Britain.