Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

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4th February 2021 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

FAQs on the wearing of face masks

Adjustment of the facemask obligation as of 1 February   Lufthansa is adapting the obligation to wear mouth-nose covers while travelling. From 1 February 2021, only facemasks of the following standards will be permitted on flights to and from Germany: FFP2, KN95 and N95 standard or surgical masks. These have to be worn during boarding, on board and when leaving the aircraft. Masks made of fabric will no longer be permitted, visors and masks with valves have not been permitted already. Thus, in order to protect the health of all passengers and employees, the Lufthansa Group Airlines are taking up the regulation the German federal states have issued on 19 January 2021.
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27th January 2021 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Flights between Prague and Ostrava

Try domestic route between Prague and Ostrava, LOT Airlines now offers flights up to 5 times a week. If you need to travel to Warsaw, continue on the same flight or use direct connection to Poland up to twice a week.  
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20th January 2021 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Prague Airport Handles Nearly 3.7 Million Passengers in 2020 and Is Ready for 2021 Traffic Enhancement

Throughout the course of 2020, a total of 3,665,871 passengers passed through the gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague. The operation of the airport was unprecedented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the related restrictions on travel and the worldwide decline in demand for flying. As a result, 79% fewer passengers were handled in Prague compared to 2019. In January and February 2020, there were direct flights serviced from Prague to a total of 111 destinations around the world. In the following months, the offer was limited and continued changing based on the epidemiological situation. Passengers were offered flights to up to 87 destinations on an ongoing basis. Last year, the routes to the United Kingdom were, traditionally, the most popular, with the greatest number of passengers flying to/from London. The airport is ready to resume its operations this year and continues to focus to the measures aimed at protecting the health of both passengers and airport employees.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic