From 15 November 2021 until further notice, the updated measures of the Ministry of Health are in effect:
The Crisis Management still recommends wearing respirators during all classes, even in smaller groups. Please, in mutual consideration, wear respirators any time you are asked to do so.
The operation of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, is restricted by the extraordinary measures adopted by the Government of the Czech Republic:
It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 respirator or similar protective equipment (e.g., KN95) in all indoor (i.e., not only on “indoor common”) areas of the faculty.
The obligation to wear a respirator does not apply to:
Especially, we would like to remind you that these obligations apply also to areas of CU FA Library.
The V-T-D condition (vaccination-test-past disease) – by which you may prove the absence of COVID-19 at places where the meeting of these conditions is required – is met by persons that from 1 November:
Recommendation of the Crisis Management of CU FA
Due to the worsening epidemic situation, we strongly recommend that all persons staying at the buildings of CU FA not only strictly adhere to all applicable hygiene measures but also to according to the principle of mutual consideration. Above all, we discourage everyone to
Based on the current government measures, the following rules apply to teaching in the winter semester.
Classes are taught face to face. Exceptions are courses for which the programme guarantor has decided to switch to distance learning. The relevant department or institute will inform students of these exceptions. Neither teachers nor students are obliged to wear respirators during classes. Outside of classes, it is mandatory to wear respirators on the faculty premises.
The requirement to check for the absence of Covid-19 infection currently applies only to academic ceremonies and enrolment. Classes and examinations are now not subject to this obligation, regardless of the number of participants, and therefore checks will be carried out neither at building entrances nor by teachers in classrooms.
We will inform you of any changes in time.
University Enrolment 2021/22
The persons present must not show clinical signs of COVID-19 and must provide proof of:
(i) at least 14 days have passed since the administration of the second dose of the vaccine if they were administered a two-dose vaccine according to the Summary of Product Characteristics (hereinafter “SPC”); or
(ii) at least 14 days have passed since the administration of a single dose of the vaccine if they were administered a single-dose vaccine according to the SPC,
a national certificate of performed vaccination is a certificate issued in the official language of a Member State of the European Union or in English by an authorized body operating in the Czech Republic or in another Member State of the European Union, a sample certificate can be found in the list of recognized national certificates on the website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, the certificate must contain information on the person vaccinated, the type of vaccine administered, the date of administration of the vaccine and the identification of the body that issued the certificate; a national certificate of vaccination is also a certificate of vaccination issued in accordance with the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation;
a national certificate of completed vaccination is a certificate in English issued by an authorized body operating in a third country to a citizen of the Czech Republic or a citizen of the European Union with a temporary or permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic, stating that vaccination with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency has been fully completed, a sample certificate can be found in the list of recognized national certificates on the website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, the certificate must contain information on the person vaccinated, the type of vaccine administered, the date of administration of the vaccine and the identification of the body that issued the certificate, the details listen on the certificate must be verifiable by remote access directly from the certificate; or
For operational reasons, we strongly urge you to choose option 1 or 2 if you need proof of a negative test. The self-test option is very impractical, given that the test must be performed on site and that it is necessary to wait for the results on the premises of the faculty afterwards. We would like to thank you in advance for respecting our wishes and contributing to a smooth enrollment process.
Please have your COVID-related documentation ready upon entry to the building (either on paper or on your phone). In view of the necessary documentation check, please allow some time and arrive at the building approximately 30 minutes before the start of the enrollment process, so that you are able to make your way to the lecture hall (room P131) on time.
Without the necessary COVID-related documentation, you will not be allowed to attend.
Entry to Faculty of Arts buildings
As of July 1st, it is no longer necessary to show a negative Covid-19 test to enter Faculty of Arts buildings. Nonetheless, please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.
It is still necessary to wear an FFP2 respirator or mask of similar quality at all times while inside the building.
If you test positive for Covid-19 at any time, you must report it to the faculty by sending an e-mail to email@example.com along with the following personal details: first name, last name, and student identification number (i.e. the number that is located under the photo on your ISIC/ID card).
Accommodation at Charles University Dormitories
Measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and the rules for quarantine in the dormitories of Charles University are available here
Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners
The Czech government has opened its Central covid-19 vaccination registration system for self-payers. It is aimed at persons not insured within the public health insurance system of the Czech Republic and residing within the Czech Republic for over 90 days. You can find all the relevant information at https://registrace.mzcr.cz/samoplatci.
Teaching and exams
For summer semester 20/21, your teachers will let you know if the exam for a given class will be held in person or online. If the exam is held in person, you must follow the rules at the top of this page for entry into the building, and you must keep 1,5m distance from other exam participants.
Please make sure that the e-mail address you have listed in your profile in SIS is up to date, and check it regularly. Teachers will be sending you important information about teaching and exams to this address.
Faculty of Arts libraries
For detailed information about which library services are currently available, check here: https://www.ff.cuni.cz/home/library/
Coming to the Czech Republic
Current rules for entry to the Czech Republic are based on the risk designation of the country you are coming from – you can see your country’s designation and further details about the entry rules on this map: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk/
General information about entering the Czech Republic, including links to the full text of current entry rules, can be found here: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx
Please note: If coming from a country marked black, dark red, red or orange on the map above, or if your country is not on the Czech Republic’s list of „low-risk“ countries, you must fill in the following form to announce your arrival: www.prijezdovyformular.cz You must do this before you arrive.
If you need to submit a PCR test upon arrival, it is possible to get tested at the airport (at your own expense): https://www.prg.aero/en/testing-covid-19
If you need to submit a test a few days after arrival, there are also various places in the center of Prague that do tests, the following locations are intended to serve visitors: · https://www.ghcgenetics.cz/covid/covid-en/ (rapid antigen and PCR tests) · https://www.covidpoint.cz/covid-19-testing (rapid antigen and PCR tests) · https://www.fnmotol.cz/en/samoplatci/covid-19/ (PCR tests only) · https://www.ftn.cz/en/covid-19-1144/ (PCR tests only)
Please note, that only tests carried out by Charles University will be free for most exchange students. If you are not part of the Czech healthcare system (EHIC card does not count), you are not entitled to free antigen testing for the public, so you should reserve at the above links as a self-payer.