Czech Republic lifts mask requirement on buses and trains — RT DE

10 Apr 2022 5:45 p.m

Just in time for the start of the Easter trips, the Czech Republic, a popular travel destination for Germans, has lifted all travel restrictions. From Maundy Thursday, there will also be no mask requirement on public transport.

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The Czech Republic is lifting the FFP2 mask requirement on buses and trains introduced due to the corona pandemic on Maundy Thursday. The situation in the hospitals is steadily improving and the number of positive cases is declining, Health Minister Vlastimil Válek said on public television CT on Sunday.

In health and care facilities, the mask requirement continues to apply for the time being. According to the latest figures, within seven days there were 295 people who tested positive for Corona per 100,000 inhabitants.

On Friday, the Czech Republic announced the lifting of the last corona entry rules in good time before the Easter season, which is important for tourism. For travelers from EU countries and several other countries such as Switzerland and Norway, the reporting, proof and test obligations were no longer applicable three weeks ago. As of this weekend, this also applies to travelers and returnees from third countries such as the USA and Serbia, as the Foreign Ministry in Prague announced on Friday.

The Czech tourism industry has suffered particularly from the corona pandemic and entry restrictions. According to the statistics authority CSU, the number of foreign overnight guests last year was just under 2.6 million. In the last year before the pandemic, 2019, it was around 10.9 million.

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