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Benefits for vaccinated persons

Find out more about the benefits for people vaccinated against Covid-19!

Last update 18.06.2021

Some restrictions have been eased for people vaccinated against Covid-19 and more will be eased in the future according to the epidemiological situation. 

Gathering
  • fully vaccinated persons may not be subject to routine screening tests for performing work duties (for example, teachers, doctors, and social care centre staff);
  • vaccinated persons or persons who have recovered from Covid-19 and who are from one household can be admitted to social care centres.
  • From 20 May, fully vaccinated persons and persons who have had Covid-19 may not wear mouth and nose coverings and not observe a two-metre distance from others when at work premises or in meetings in the same room. Such rules only apply to permanent groups of persons, such as staff teams, amateur arts groups, and sports teams, up to a maximum of 20 persons:

    • The regulations stipulate that proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 can be requested from employees by their employers and from amateur art group and sports team members by their groups/teams.

Services
  • From 15 June, vaccinated persons and persons who have recovered from Covid-19 are allowed to go to the cinema, theatre performances, concerts, and clubs, participate in guided museum group tours and amateur group rehearsals within one group, as well as receive other similar services without having to wear nose and mouth coverings or observe a 2-metre distance from others:
    • in order to provide such services, staff at all cultural sites  also need to be vaccinated or have recovered from the virus;
    • event organisers will have to ensure that visitors who do not meet these requirements are not allowed to enter.
  • From 15 June, public indoor catering services are available for vaccinated and recovered persons, persons who can present a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test, as well as for children accompanying these persons, if they are under the age of 12, without the need of any tests.
  • From 15 June, indoor sports training may take place without additional conditions if persons taking part have been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 (ensuring that these requirements are also met by the staff).
Events
  • From 15 June, upon presenting a digital Covid-19 certificate, people may attend public events if they:
    • have been vaccinated against Covid-19;
    • have recovered from Covid-19 within the last six months;
    • have tested negative for Covid-19 within the last 48 hours;
    • have tested negative for Covid-19 with a quick antigen test within the last 6 hours;
    • All these cases get recorded in the digital Covid-19 certificate, which will have to be presented at the entrance to the event:
      • parents may attend these events together with their children who have not been vaccinated and haven’t had Covid-19 if the children are under the age of 12; no tests will be required in these cases.
  • From 15 June, the number of vaccinated persons that can attend a marriage ceremony is not limited, however, the number of present vaccinated persons or persons who have recovered from Covid-19 must be agreed on with the registry officer or clergy person in advance:
    • persons attending a marriage ceremony will be required to prove with a Covid-19 certificate that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from the virus. 
    • persons vaccinated against Covid-19 and persons who have recovered from Covid-19 will not be obliged to wear a mask or observe a distance of two meters during an indoor or outdoor marriage ceremony in a church or registry office.
Travelling
  • As of 15 June, travel restrictions have been eased for vaccinated persons:
    • getting tested for Covid-19 is not required when entering/returning from a low or high-risk country (EU, EEA, Switzerland, UK, as well as other countries);
    • self-isolation is not required when entering/returning from a low or high-risk country (EU, EEA, Switzerland, UK, as well as other countries).

Find out more about travel restrictions in the section: "Overview of entry restrictions and security measures"!


Who is considered a vaccinated person?

The regulations specify when a person is considered to be vaccinated against Covid-19:

  • from the twenty-second day until the ninetieth day after receiving the first dose of the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine:
    • in order to also be considered vaccinated against Covid-19 three months after receiving the first dose, the person must have received a booster dose by the 90th day;
    • after being vaccinated, the person continues to have the status of a vaccinated person, but if the booster dose is not received by the 90th day, the person can no longer be considered vaccinated.
  • from the fifteenth day after being fully vaccinated with any other vaccine registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent vaccine registered by a regulator or recognised by the World Health Organisation in accordance with the instructions for use of the vaccine: 
    • Comirnaty (Pfizer) (two doses required);
    • Moderna (two doses required);
    • Janssen (one dose required).

Based on the results of clinical vaccine trials that demonstrate the development of protection after vaccination, a person can be considered vaccinated two weeks after completing a full vaccination course. However, the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine already provides sufficient protection after the first dose and it remains sufficient until the 90th day, according to the annotation of the amendments to the regulations.

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