Updated on 13th April 2021 

The state of emergency ends on 11th April

Changes in restrictions 

  • shops with kids clothes and shoes, stationery stores, farms markets, drycleaning will open be opened from 12th April,

  • the ban on traveling between district and night curfew ends on 12th April,

  • zoos and botanical gardens will be opened from 12th April ,

  • still, the 2+2 rule is valid, only two people can meet outside/inside. 



❗️Restrictions that are still valid:

  • outside in build-up areas, it is compulsory to wear a medical mask or higher protection mask (such as respirator FFP2, FFP3, or nano masks)
  • in public transport and stores, it is required to wear a respirator (FFP2 or FFP3) 
  • restaurant, bars, and most of the stores are closed (except for grocery stores, pharmacies, drugstores and a few more), but you can order food for take-away or use apps like DámeJídlo https://www.damejidlo.cz/en/city/ostrava?r=1; Wolt https://wolt.com/en/cze/ostrava/);
  • it is forbidden to drink alcoholic beverages in public places;
  • these are only the most important ones, more you can find here: https://covid.gov.cz/en/


From 12th April there are new restrictions regarding entering the Czech Republic:

🟢 green countries are without any restrictions (Vatican, Iceland)


🟠 orange couriers - an antigen test or PCR test is required before entering the Czech Republic and it can't be older than 48 hours (Ireland, Portugal)


🔴 light red countries - an antigen test or PCR test is required before entering the Czech Republic and it can't be older than 48 hours AND another PCR test has to be taken until 5 days from arrival and the result have to be reported to the hygienic station (countries like Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, etc.)


🔴🔴 dark red countries - before entering the Czech Republic a PCR test is required, after arrival 5 days quarantine period is compulsory and the earliest as the 5th day the quarantine can be ended by another PCR test. It is also required to wear a respirator (minimum level FFP2) 10 days after arrival. (Poland, Slovakia, and also countries outside the EU)



😷 We recommend downloading the app eRouška. It notifies its users in case of risky encounters with infected individuals quickly and anonymously. It is for free and you can find more info here: https://erouska.cz/en 

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.covid19cz.erouska

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/cz/app/erouška/id1509210215 


👉 Websites where you can find more information regarding the situation in the Czech Republic:

Government website for Covid info: https://covid.gov.cz/en/

Government of the Czech Republic: https://vlada.cz/en/ 

Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/

Information for foreigners coming to the Czech Republic: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/important-covid-19-measures-for-foreigners-183562/ 

PragueMorning - news website in English: https://www.praguemorning.cz 


🧡 ESN VSB-TUO links: 

Website: http://www.esnvsb.cz 

Facebook: @esnvsb / https://www.facebook.com/pg/esnvsb/events/?ref=page_internal 

Facebook group for international students: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3226423237404070/?source_id=316192378461038 

Instagram: @esnvsbtuo / https://www.instagram.com/esnvsbtuo/?fbclid=IwAR2Bz-D702nKJW5n-6NAYqVPljo4t7fLRMGsa0d1qxFskUJpz6T50x6ghYc 

WhatsApp Group for summer semester: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GY6H8gieScQJMNtZjYV7Z6 

In case you want to contact us, you can use any social media mentioned above (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp group - admins are ESN members who can help you, etc.). We are here for you to help you, you can always turn to us. 


📚 Information about University and lectures:


keep checking your university's email address!


🧘‍♀️ International Contact point offers Consultancy for International Students. In case you need psychological service, you can find more information here: https://www.vsb.cz/en/student/international-contact-point/?fbclid=IwAR1s-oZTrMMi4QHdwupDYpGdMJw_-yEOEpWU-XcpuTmCPp2QxASMZJ9RbAg


🚕 In case you don't want to use public transport, there is Bolt in Ostrava (you can order a car by an app, you know the price in advance, it is safe). You can get the app here:

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/EE/app/id675033630?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ee.mtakso.client


🛒 In case you want to order groceries, you can use Rohlik.cz, they deliver right to your door. You can order here: https://www.rohlik.cz/en/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA0rSABhDlARIsAJtjfCe_ty3Jw2VlTNvoSB7jtQzTsJNoxZ0Ptrw5h9iPojV21rENB3Az6O8aAvWTEALw_wcB

or you can use the app:

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/cz/app/rohlik-cz/id975560575 

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.rohlik.app