(ČIA) At its meeting on October 20, 2021, the Czech government decided to shorten the validity of COVID-19 tests. Newly, antigen tests will be valid for 24 hours, and PCR tests will be valid for three days. Except for children up to the age of 18, tests will no longer be covered by health insurance as of November. Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (ANO) further said that as of November, restaurant operators would have to check vaccination or testing as of November. As of October 25, respiratory protective equipment will be necessary for all interior premises.