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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.

How to get tested?



You have several options on how to get tested:

a) you can use tests paid for by your health insurance within comprehensive testing

  • 5 RT-PCR tests per month if you meet at least one of the following conditions: you are under 18 years old, you cannot get vaccinated for health reasons and you have the contraindications written in the ISIN system, or you have undergone at least one dose of vaccine but the period of 14 days after the second dose has not yet passed
  • 2 RT-PCR tests per month if you are fully vaccinated and it has been more than 14 days since the last dose of vaccine

b) if you have symptoms or if you have been in touch with an infected person, a doctor or an employee of the regional hygiene station will issue the request for the RT-PCR test

c) you can pay for the test yourself as a self-payer

Indicated testing - free of charge

Indicated testing - you have RT-PCR test free of charge if you have been in touch with an infected person (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.

Test request

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 center for testing in advance. You can choose any center across the Czech Republic. Then select the day which suits you the best, and book it.

You can find the list of testing centers on UZIS website (in Czech). There is also a website for all testing centers in Prague.

I don't have a PCR test request

If you need to get tested and do not have an eRequest, you can get tested by RT-PCR test paid for by the health insurance if you meet one of these conditions:

  • 5 RT-PCR tests per month if you meet at least one of the following conditions: you are under 18 years old, you cannot get vaccinated for health reasons and you have the contraindications written in the ISIN system, or you have undergone at least one dose of vaccine but the period of 14 days after the second dose has not yet passed
  • 2 RT-PCR tests per month if you are fully vaccinated and it has been more than 14 days since the last dose of vaccine

or you can pay for the test yourself as a self-payer.

If you have been in risky contact with someone, ask him to report you as his risky contact during the tracing. In such case, an eRequest will be generated while filling in the self-reporting form. If you will not be reported as risky contact, the eRequest cannot be issued and you have to pay for the test yourself.

If you had a positive result on a self-test, we recommend having your result confirmed by a professionally performed test. If you had a positive result on an antigen test performed by a healthcare professional, the provider who tested you has to issue you a request for a confirmatory RT-PCR test. It is not possible to issue a certificate about having undergone the disease without a positive result of the RT-PCR test. In the case of a positive result on a self-test, it is possible to contact your GP and consult the next steps with him.

Workers of Infoline 1221 cannot issue you an eRequest.

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.

Self-payers

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 814 CZK (200 CZK for the collection and 614 for the PCR test). Surcharges for above-standard services are possible. The maximum price for an antigen test is 201 CZK.


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Frequent questions about this topic

What if I need to go for testing, because I had been in contact with infected, but I do not have anyone to take me there?
Do I need to pay for the rest if I have the symptoms?
Do I need to go for a test in my district?
When do I need to pay for the test?
Can test samples be sent outside the test center?
My general practitioner refuses to write me an eRequest.
The testing point requested payment of the PCR test even after June 1. What should I do?