Govt approves COVID III, lifts restrictions on borders

(ČIA) Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s (ANO) government approved the COVID III program on May 18, 2020. The state will gradually release CZK 150bn for these guarantees. Self-employed persons and companies with up to 250 workers will receive a 90% guarantee, companies with 250 to 500 employees can use an 80% guarantee. The ministers also supported easing of the border regime from May 26, 2020. It will be possible to leave the Czech Republic at more border crossings and checks will only be random. However, the obligation to submit a negative test for COVID-19 when entering the Czech Republic will continue to apply.



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