For exchange students (EN)

updated 4/9

From 12 April 2021, the following exceptions on ban of the in person teaching and exams still apply:

  • in person exams can take place, with the participation of a maximum of 10 persons,
  • it is possible to carry out educational internships in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools or in school facilities for the performance of institutional and protective education,
  • it is possible to hold individual consultations (1 student and 1 academic staff).

Given the end of the ban on movement between districts, travel for the purpose of participating in education outside the district will no longer require a solemn declaration or a written proof of the reason for the trip.

updated 2/27

As of Monday, 1 March, 2021:  

  • In the built-up area of cities, it will be mandatory to wear at least a medical mask, respirator or other similarly effective protective device. Homemade/cloth masks are no longer sufficient.  
  • In the high-risk places, such as shops or public transport, it will no longer be possible to replace the respirator with two medical masks.  
  • Wearing respirators or a medical mask will be obligatory at work, with the exception of people working in one room alone. Employees will only be able to take off the protective equipment if they are alone in their workplace.
  • The government has drastically tightened free movement. It will be forbidden to leave one’s district of permanent residence or domicile, without a fundamental reason, such as a trip to work or to a doctor. Prague counts as one district. A confirmation document from employer will be required for commuting to work in another district. People can do essential shopping within their districts only.  
  • The tightening also applies to daytime movement. Only necessary trips, such as shopping, and trips to nature and outdoor sports, will be allowed. Trips can only be with members of one household and in the municipality in which a person has a permanent residence or domicile, i. e. Prague in case of FA CU students.  
  • The night curfew between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. is to remain valid. Walking dogs is allowed within 500 meters of residence late in the evening.  
  • The government has also reduced exemptions for retail shops and services. Only food stores, drugstores, pharmacies, opticians, pet stores, newsstand and tobacco shops, housewares and florists are allowed to remain open. Regarding services, an exception is granted to gas stations, car washes, and towing services as well as places issuing goods ordered from e-shops, phone and computer services, and taxis.  
  • The rules for restaurants and other catering establishments will not change and they will still be allowed to provide take-away orders.  
  • Police will check the observance of the restrictions at random, including on trains and buses. Police forces will be reinforced by up to 5,000 soldiers for this purpose. 
  • Violating the crisis measures of the government could lead to a fine of up to CZK 20,000. 

updated 2/24

As of Wednesday 24 February 2021 at midnight, wearing FFP2 respirator, nano-mask, or two medical face masks will be compulsory in shops, services, at public transport stops, on public transport, airports, health facilities with outpatient care and social service facilities. They will also have to be worn in cars with members of more than one household. Children will have to wear at least a surgical face mask.

As of the end of February, at least a surgical face mask will be compulsory for all in other places inside buildings and outdoors in municipalities. Home-made face masks are only allowed till the end of February.

updated 2/1

As of 30 January 2021 travelling to the Czech Republic for other than essential reasons is banned. The non-essential travel ban is based on Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic on the Adoption of Crisis Measures. There is an exemption for those studying in the Czech Republic. Border checkpoints are not planned, but police will conduct random checks throughout the the border areas. In such case students have to present a reason for the their arrival – Confirmation of Study or Acceptance Letter.

updated 12/1

Despite the current relaxation of some measures formulated by the government resolution on 30 November 2020, all teaching at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University will continue in a remote format until the end of the semester.

According to the current rules, examinations in the winter period can take place in two ways:

  • In-person with the participation of a maximum of 10 people (incl. teacher) in compliance with generally applicable hygiene regulations (distancing, masks, etc.).

The choice of the form of examination is up to the guarantor of each subject.

Following the Regulation of the Hygiene Station of City of Prague No. 12/2020, which prohibits the in-person participation of students in university teaching with effect from 21 September, 2020, we add the following instructions:

  • The beginning of distance learning requires an increase in communication between students and teachers, or Faculty, therefore we ask all students for active cooperation.
  • Students are required to check their contact e-mail address in the Study Information System (SIS), to which they will continuously receive information on the organization of studies in the winter semester. Keep this address up-to-date and check your incoming messages regularly.
  • Follow the information on the website and the websites of the individual departments regularly.
  • The academic year schedule remains valid. SIS will open for registration of winter semester subjects on 25 September, 2020 at 2.00 pm. The academic year will start on 1 October, 2020.
  • Unless otherwise stated in the course syllabus, the course will be taught remotely in the winter semester. The in-person form is possible only for courses which are exempted from the prohibition of physical presence in class (see the news from 18 September, 2020). This information will be clearly marked in the syllabus no later than 24 September before the opening of SIS for registration.
  • During the first week of the semester, students enrolled in the course will receive an e-mail with the introductory information for organization of the course and an electronic platform through which the teacher will communicate with them using the e-mail address specified in SIS.
  • Students will receive information about teachers‘ consultation hours and the options via which they can conduct consultations – electronic platform, by phone, etc.
  • Please note that the faculty has the obligation to register sick students and employees with covid-19, therefore we ask for your cooperation. If you become ill, report it immediately to the contact e-mail address


This week, a decision will be made, based on the number of meals served and the expected occupancy of individual canteens, to close some kitchens and to deliver meals instead.

Coming to the Czech Republic

Rules for entry to the Czech Republic are currently based therisk designation of the country you are coming from – you cansee your country´s designation and further details about theentry rules on this map

General information about entering the Czech Republic and a link to the current list of countries with a low risk of Covid-19 transmission can be found here:

The following rules are effective starting on 5.2.2021, untilfurther notice:

If coming from a country marked dark red on the map above(not on the list of low-, medium-, or high-risk countries), youmust fill in the following form to announce your arrival:www.prijezdovyformular.czYou must do this before youarrive. It is necessary to wear a FFP2 respirator(recommended) or surgical mask while travelling and afterarrival in the Czech Republic (anytime you´re outside for 10 days after arrival). It is also necessary to carry out one PCR test before arrival (in your home country, no more than 72hours before arrival) and a second PCR test 5 days or moreafter arrival (at your own expense). You must self-isolatewhile waiting to take your second test and until the resultsarrive (assume that you will spend about one week in isolationafter arrival). You must submit the negative result of yoursecond PCR test (done within the Czech Republic) to theuniversity before you can come to any university buildings(including card distribution centers). If staying in university dorms, they will house you separately until your second negative test result.

If coming from a country marked red on the map above (or on the list of „high-risk“ countries), you must fill in the followingform to announce your arrival: must do this before you arrive. It is also necessary to carry out one PCR test (less than 72 hours before) or antigentest (less than 24 hours old) before arrival and a second PCR test up to 5 days after arrival (at your own expense). You mustself-isolate while waiting for the results of your second test (after arrival) and you must submit the negative result of yoursecond PCR test (done within the Czech Republic) to theuniversity before you can come to any university buildings. It is necessary to wear a FFP2 respirator or surgical maskanytime you´re outside for 10 days after arrival. If staying in university dorms, they will house you separately until yoursecond negative test result.

If coming from a country marked orange on the map above (oron the list of „medium-risk“ countries), you must fill in thefollowing form to announce your arrival:www.prijezdovyformular.czYou must do this before youarrive. It is necessary to carry out one PCR test (less than 72 hours before) or antigen test (less than 24 hours old) beforearrival, and you must submit this negative test result to theuniversity before coming to any university buildings. It isnecessary to wear a FFP2 respirator or surgical mask anytimeyou´re outside for 10 days after arrival.

If your country is green on the map above (or on the list of„low-risk“ countries), you do not need to fill in the arrivalform or submit a test upon arrival.

Testing – Tests can done at one of the medical faculties ofCharles University, which offers a reduced price for Charles University students but has limited capacity – if you are anErasmus student, you should have received information abouttesting from the institutional office ( It is also possible to get tested directly at the airport: There are variousplaces in the center of Prague that also do tests, the followinglocation is intended to serve visitors:

Send the results of your test to your Faculty of Artscoordinator, or to





Testing – Tests can done at one of the medical faculties of Charles University, which offers a reduced price forCharles University students but has limited capacity – ifyou already have your student card, you can register here: It is also possibleto get tested directly at the airport: There are various places in the center of Prague that also do tests,the following location is intended to serve visitors: Send the results of your test to your Faculty of Artscoordinator, or to

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:

Rules at the Faculty of Arts

  • If you receive a positive test result for Covid-19, you are required to report it as soon as possible to the faculty by sending an e-mail to along with the following personal details: first name, last name, your student identification number (i.e. the number that is located under the photo on your ISIC/ID card).
  • It is now necessary to wear a face mask inside all faculty buildings. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you come to the Czech Republic with masks (ideally several reusable ones, made out of a material that can be washed in hot water). If you are unable to buy these in advance in your home country, it is possible to buy fabric masks in many small shops in Prague – but in that case you should at least have some disposable ones available for when you arrive. If you are feeling creative, are also numerous tutorials for making face masks (with or without sewing) on the internet.