The request for the RT-PCR test can be issued by a doctor or an employee of the regional hygiene station.
After sharing your data, the doctor or hygiene station employee will put you in the system. You will not receive the request for the test physically, but electronically - it is only in the system.
Choose a centre for testing in advance. You can choose any centre across the Czech Republic. Then select the day which suits you the best, and book it. You can find the list of testing centres on UZIS website and Czech Ministry of Health (in Czech). There is also a website for all testing spots in Prague.
Before the sampling
Do not clean your teeth, do not eat or drink at least 1-2 hours before the sampling. This way there is a higher chance to detect the virus.
If you are not sent for a test by a doctor, you can pay for it yourself. The maximum price for a standard RT-PCR test with results within 48 hours is CZK 1,750. Surcharges for above-standard services are possible.
Indicated testing - free of charge
Indicated testing - you have RT-PCR test free of charge if you have been in touch with infected (and he shared your name to the officials) or have symptoms of COVID-19.
If you go for a test, keep in mind that you may be infectious and therefore be potentially spreading the infection. Do not stay outside for too long. Go straight to the test and back home as soon as possible.
The general practitioner refused to give me a test request
The GP is required to issue the request if you have been in contact with an infected person or if you have symptoms of COVID-19. If your general practitioner still does not want to do so, contact the relevant regional hygiene station in your area.