Prague’s Václav Havel Airport is slowly crawling back to life as quarantine regulations are starting to relax in the Czech Republic, and now offers four regular flights to European destinations including Amsterdam and Düsseldorf.
While Czech residents are now permitted to leave the country following a court decision and government reversal two weeks ago, potential travelers are still advised to check with regulations in place at any destination country to ensure they’ll be allowed to enter.
Additionally, anti-coronavirus regulations currently in place in the Czech Republic require either proof of a negative test for coronavirus no older than 4 days when returning to the country, or for returning travelers to enter a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Two airlines continued weekly service to and from the Czech Republic throughout the anti-coronavirus restrictions.
Those were Belavia Belarusian Airlines and Bulgarian Airlines, who continued twice-weekly routes from Prague to Minsk and Sofia, respectively. Belarus and Bulgaria both have some of the most lenient anti-coronavirus regulations in Europe.
Two new flights to and from Prague have been added over the past two days, however.
Yesterday, Eurowings began a twice-weekly flight from Prague to Düsseldorf, a German destination that may offer additional travel possibilities. Germany currently has strict entrance requirements due to the coronavirus, however.
Today, KLM has launched daily service to Amsterdam from Prague and vice versa. The flight to Amsterdam is of particular interest for potential travelers for a pair of reasons.
No quarantine is currently required in Amsterdam, meaning that unlike Germany, most travelers will be permitted to enter the country. Non-essential travel is still discouraged in the Netherlands, and museums and other attractions are closed. When returning to the Czech Republic, residents will still need to abide by the country’s quarantine rules, meaning a negative coronavirus test or quarantine.
In addition, Amsterdam currently offers the most extensive options for international flights among the three other cities, making it a prime stopover destination for travelers who need to get somewhere else from Prague.
As the coronavirus situation improves in the Czech Republic and countries around the globe, additional flights from other carriers should start to appear at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport in the coming weeks and months.