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From midnight of November 25th to November 26th a state of emergency applies in the Czech Republic for a period of 30 days.

Banks and insurance

Rules and recommendations

Banks and insurance companies stay open

However, written or telephone communication should take precedence. You can deal with many things online. For example, it is advised to use internet banking.

Only urgent matters should be held in person. Prior to a personal visit to a bank or insurance company, it is a good idea to first call in, check whether the matter can be resolved in writing or via the Internet, and possibly arrange a specific date for the visit. It is necessary to wear a respirator or other protective equipment without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (class FFP2 / KN 95) during your appointment. Find more information about respiratory protection at this page. Please do keep a safe distance of at least 1,5 meters and do not forget to sanitize your hands.

If you know that you will be signing something, it is good to bring your own pen so that you do not touch objects unnecessarily on the spot.

If possible, give preference to contactless payment (transfers, card payment) before paying in cash. Contactless payment can help reduce the risk of infection.