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Covid-19

COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution

To find out about the latest status of the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date statistics on the COVID-19 disease in Czech Republic, please visit the dedicated portal of the Czech Ministry of Health (in Czech).
For the international outlook you can consult the latest
situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.

Sanitary measures

Latest information on the public health situation, relevant advice and COVID-19 safety measures are available on the portal of the Czech Ministry of Health dedicated to COVID-19. Furthermore, the portal of the Czech government provides an overview of the measures adopted against the epidemic.

Travel restrictions

The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.
The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

Import & export restrictions

For the information on all the measures applicable to movement of goods during the period of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak (including eventual restrictions on imports and exports, if applicable), please consult the official portal BusinessInfo.cz (both in Czech) and the website of the Czech Customs Administration. Further details are available on the "Customs measures" section of KPMG's website.
The “Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services” issued by the European Commission can be consulted
here.
For a general overview of trade restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Czech Republic on the
International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures webpage.

Economic recovery plan

For information on the economic recovery scheme put in place by the government of Czech Republic to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic refer to the official governmental portal (under the “Economic measures” section, in Czech - here a summary in English) and to the website of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. An overview of the measures in English is available on KPMG's website.
The information on the EU’s economic response to COVID-19 and the actions to minimise the fallout on the EU member states’ economies of the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the websites of the
European Commission and the European Council.
For the general overview of the key economic policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak (fiscal, monetary and macroeconomic) taken by the Czech government to limit the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Czech Republic in the
IMF’s Policy Tracker platform.

Support plan for businesses

For the information on the local business support scheme established by the Czech government to help businesses to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on their activity, please consult the website of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the official governmental portal BusinessInfo.cz (in Czech). Further information can be found on the website of the Czech Chamber of Commerce (in Czech).
For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the OECD's SME Covid-19 Policy Responses document.

You can also consult the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.

Support plan for exporters

To find out about the support plan for exporters put in place by the Czech government, including exemption from customs duties and VAT on imports of goods related to COVID, please visit the website of the Czech Customs Administration (in Czech). Further information can be consulted on the official portal BusinessInfo.cz (both in Czech).
The European Commission adopted a Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak, which enables short-term export credit insurance to be provided by the State where needed.

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