(UPDATE FROM 30 March) Germany placed the Czech Republic among countries with a high risk of COVID-19 transmission. People travelling to Germany must present a negative test and make an online registration. Public road, air and rail transport to Germany is renewed from 28 March. Germany will continue with border controls Lorry drivers are excluded from mandatory registration to take antigen test. They can arrive at a sampling point without previous registration. The exception was adopted due to an obligation to present test results after arrival to certain countries, for example Germany. From Thursday 25 February, passengers must wear a respirator in public railway or road transport. FFP2 respirators are obligatory in the course of a practical ride during exams in driving schools. The Ministry of Transport publishes general information and an overview of measures in transport adopted to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease.
OneTicket receives more features in the pilot operation. Passengers can now buy an electronic ticket through the e-shop or mobile app. This shall test the functionalities for all railway lines before routine operation starts in December 2020.
Thanks to some new legal amendments, life will be easier for drivers starting in July. Driving licences, driver's professional competence certificates and memory cards for the digital tachograph can now be obtained in any municipal department with extended powers. The applicant no longer has to submit a paper photograph when filing the application for a new licence or licence replacement. Also, the driving licence does not have to be changed if the place of residence changes. The legal fees for the driving licence changed as well. The replacement of an expired licence will still be free of charge.
Karel Havlíček has been appointed Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic January 24th 2020