Dear travelers, how to prepare for travel against coronavirus? Here are a few points that will help you manage travel, international flights, vacations or business trips more safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to changing conditions, we recommend that passengers contact the Information Center for Travel Abroad, tel. 22 41 83 200, before the trip.
Vaccination against COVID-19, EU certificate
The COVID certificate has been valid in the European Union since 1 July. Holders of the covid certificate, with a few exceptions, have a guaranteed journey across borders without any additional restrictions. See the country text below for specific information. However, in view of the growing number of people infected in part of the Union, it is possible that some states may in the future require the owners of so-called covid passports, for example, an additional test or quarantine.
Testing COVID-19 at Václav Havel Airport
We have launched the possibility of testing for COVID-19 in the immediate vicinity of Václav Havel Airport. The offer is valid for all passengers who have a scheduled departure or departure arrival from/to Prague and they need to be tested.
K2 Pharm Technology is currently performing these PCR and antigen assays provides testing at GoParking Prague Ruzyně Airport for our travel clients offices. In both cases, these are some of the best tests in the world and in the ratio between price and quality, they completely excel in this comparison.
- For the PCR test, if you have ordered a hotel or a ticket from us, you will pay an unbeatable CZK 990.
- For others 1590 CZK per person.
- For others with a result of up to 4 hours, it is CZK 2,250 per person.
The test results are fully recognized for travel abroad.
In order to be able to schedule the exact date and time of the test, it is necessary to make a reservation. You can do this free of charge using the following form:
Additional information to the order form
- Leave the field on the test date before departure or after arrival blank if variant does not apply. Fill in after the date and time or as an indication, eg 1.7.2021 morning.
- The data you send us is used solely and exclusively for immediate operations related to securing the reservation of the COVID-19 test.
- After filling in the required data and sending the form, expect a call from WEB SHOP FLY customer service, who will discuss the details of the visit with you and provide additional information.
Frequently asked Questions
As long as the covid regulations apply, can Czechs and Slovaks leave Vienna?
Yes, citizens from the Czech Republic and Slovakia can travel from Vienna Airport. It is still possible to enter Austria without a negative test and without mandatory quarantine and without registration in the following cases, which must be credibly proven upon entry:
Transit or transit through Austria without stopping, which exceptionally applies even in case of necessary interruptions. Also transport to the airport, or transport of passengers from the airport Flughafen Wien Schwechat, resp. to/from Vienna Central Station, Hauptbahnhof Wien, is possible, but only if the passenger, resp. their escort will leave the territory of Austria immediately after import/export.
And at the airport it is mandatory to wear an FFP2 respirator, surgical drapes from 25.01.2021 are not accepted.
Použitý zdroj: The Legal Information System of the Republic of Austria
How does the FRANKD PCR test work?
FRANKD uses patented technology to improve the productivity of the testing process to speed it up, simplify it and significantly reduce its cost compared to standard RT-PCR laboratory tests. The simplified process allows on-site testing using trained personnel. FRANKD tests are manufactured in Europe, use unique technology and do not compete for the same indicators used by standard RT-PCR laboratory tests.
FRANKD assays are NAAT assays that allow the detection of nucleic acids in an isothermal amplification reaction. In this case, we can detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in an isothermal reaction within 30 minutes. They allow results to be obtained without the RNA purification step and can directly test a sample that is taken from a swab, thus minimizing false positive results. This is a method that is about 60 minutes faster than standard RT-PCR testing. This allows you to change the test to screening tests.
FRANKD tests are an ideal test for airport testing because they are quick and easy.
What is the principle of the Healgen Ag Rapid antigen test?
The Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab) is an immunochromatographic membrane assay that uses highly sensitive monoclonal antibodies to detect the nucleocapsid protein from SARS-CoV-2 in direct nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs.
The test strip consists of the following parts: sample pads, reagent pads, reaction membranes, and absorbent pads. The reagent pad contains colloidal gold conjugated to anti-nucleocapsid monoclonal antibodies, the reaction membrane contains secondary antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein. The test strip is attached inside the plastic device.
When the sample is added to the sample well, the conjugates dried in the reagent pad are dissolved and migrate with the sample. If the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antigen is present in the sample, a complex will be formed between the anti-SARS-2 conjugate and the virus, which will be captured by specific anti-SARS-2 monoclonal antibodies coated in the test line (T) region. The absence of the test line (T) indicates a negative result. For procedural control, a red line always appears in the area of the control line (C), which means that the correct sample volume has been added.
The critical issue with antigen tests is not specificity (false positive results) or sensitivity (false negative results), but the limit of detection (LoD). It shows how good the test for capturing low viral load in asymptomatic people is. Antigen assays use different LoD measurements than RT-PCR assays due to the nature of antigen identification by antigen as opposed to RNA.
As a result, they are less accurate than RT-PCR, but there is still a huge difference between the available assays. Most antigen tests will have a very high LoD, so they have limited use in obtaining asymptomatic or even symptomatic cases. For effective testing, a test with the best possible LoD is needed.
Who provides testing for COVID-19 at Václav Havel Airport?
PCR and antigen testing are provided by our partner company K2pharm s.r.o..
Traffic lights of other countries
The current travel traffic light for the whole world and other recommendations for tourism are published by the American one CDC.gov: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html
I bought a ticket. What now
If you have purchased a ticket, we recommend that you follow the carrier’s information at company website. It is usually possible to cancel or change the ticket. However, the rules for these changes are governed by the airline’s rules.
Each carrier has its own procedures. In case of refund of your flight is need to always contact us. We will inform you of the conditions and arrange the return money.
If your flight is later than the following week, we recommend wait to cancel. Airlines cancel flights gradually, so it’s up to you flight may still change.
Please note that all refunds must be made by our agents. In the event that you receive any notification of the amount to be paid to you returned, it is necessary to send it to us so that we can also send this money to Your bank account.
Full financial compensation is not possible. The company has set up a “KEEP YOUR TICKET “, when the ticket can be canceled and used for the same flight in another date. This program is valid for one year. If this solution is not for you satisfactory, the refund is subject to the standard conditions of the ticket.
Full financial compensation is not possible. The carrier offers the possibility of vouchers in the value of the purchased ticket. Based on this voucher, it is possible to purchase any ticket from Qatar of the same or higher value.
Solutions always individually, contact us.
Refund possible via voucher.
The procedure is not uniform for other companies.
Protect yourself and other passengers in vehicles. Pay attention to adequate hand hygiene and protect your mouth with a drape or respirator. Minimize contact with people and, if possible, keep it safe distance.
- Wear a mask covering your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Stay 1.5 meters away from others who do not live with you.
- Avoid the crowds.
- Avoid poorly ventilated interiors.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
Web site links
More detailed information can be found on the following websites:
- Telephone numbers of crisis lines of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/
- Signpost of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic travel information
- State Institute of Public Health: http://www.szu.cz/
- Travel during a coronavirus pandemic https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/travel-during-coronavirus-pandemic_en
- Mobile application with practical information on trips to the European Union https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.europa.publications.reopeneu
- World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- iDNES.cz: EU started using covid passports. Authorities issued over 200 million, 1.7.2021
On behalf of WEB SHOP FLY, we wish you good health in these difficult ones days and we believe that together we will handle the situation considerately!