Covid-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: September 20, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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The Embassy participated in ceremonial opening of new UPS facility in Tuchomerice

Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus and Christina Sharkey, Commercial Counselor, participated in the ceremonial opening of UPS’s new Prague package sorting and delivery facility in Tuchoměřice. Jennifer Bachus mentioned in her remarks: “UPS has made a smart bet on the Czech Republic. You can see the upward trajectory of this country, you see the growing export potential, and …

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Innovation for Life: Changes in Modern Therapies Accessibility in the CR

On September 1, Chargé d´Affaires Jennifer Bachus hosted the seminar “Innovation for Life: Changes in Modern Therapies Accessibility in the Czech Republic. ” The event featured a panel discussion with representation from key Czech healthcare sector stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, insurance companies, medical societies, Association of Innovative Pharmaceuticals, the Czech Society for Pharmacoeconomy, and patient organizations.  …

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Information on Travel Restrictions (FAQ)

The United States Embassy in Prague has resumed certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services including: spouses and under 21 children of U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful permanent residents; travelers with urgent travel needs; F, M, and certain J visas, and some work visas like H and Ls.  P visa athletes may be interviewed if they …

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Human Rights Officer Iva Ziza Commemorates Roma and Sinti Holocaust Victims

Human Rights Officer Iva Ziza joined the Museum of Romani Culture, Czech government officials, and diplomats in commemorating the Roma and Sinti victims of WWII Holocaust at Hodonin u Kunstatu. From 1940 to 1944, over 1,300 people, including women and children, were imprisoned at the site, where many of them perished, were subject to forced …

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GE Healthcare: Every Image Tells a Story Roadshow

Chargé d´Affaires Jennifer Bachus took part in GE Healthcare’s “Every Image Tells a Story Roadshow” as part of GE’s efforts to raise awareness of timely medical screening via a truck tour across Europe. GE presented its most advance medical imaging innovations, which help with early cancer detection and provide rapid diagnosis. On July 23 Bachus …

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American Quarter Horse Baby Boom in the Czech Republic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Quality Samples Program (QSP) enables potential customers around the world to discover the quality and benefits of U.S. agricultural products.  Thanks to a 2019 QSP grant to the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), 19 foals with U.S. genes were born on Czech ranches between 2020 and 2021, with the first six …

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U.S. Embassy Prague Marks 245 Years of U.S. Independence

Official Independence Day Reception Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Jennifer Bachus First and foremost, I want to thank Czech and American healthcare workers and other first responders who served on the frontlines of the pandemic these last 16 months. Both of our countries made great sacrifices and took extraordinary steps to protect and care for our …

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Chargé d’affaires Bachus Opens American Library and Cultural Center in Ústí nad Labem

Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus, Ústí nad Labem Region Governor Jan Schiller and former NHL goalie Michal Neuvirt opened a new American library and cultural center at the North Bohemian Research Library in Ústí nad Labem. “We are very much looking forward to working with the people of the Ústí Region through the North Bohemian Scientific …

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U.S. Franchise Brands Interested in Czech Market

Thinking about starting your own business? Are you interested in American franchises? Owning a franchise is an easy path to entrepreneurship representing trusted brands and proven business models.  On June 17, the U.S. Embassy Prague in cooperation with the Czech Franchise Association will introduce U.S. concepts interested in finding franchisors or master franchisors. U.S. franchise …

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Cultural Attaché Erik Black Attends Unveiling of U.S. Army Memorial in Domazlice

Cultural Attaché Erik Black and representatives of the Boy Scouts of America attended the ceremonial unveiling of a memorial to the U.S. Army’s liberation of Domažlice in World War II. The families of four American veterans — Matt Konop, Robert Gilbert, James Duncan, and Herman Geist — raised approximately twenty thousand dollars to create the …

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Cybersecurity in Healthcare Conference

U.S. Embassy Prague Commercial Section, in cooperation with the Embassies in Bratislava, Budapest, and Zagreb, organized an online conference on Cybersecurity in Healthcare on Thursday, May 20, 2021. The conference attracted participation from four European Union countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. The conference speakers gave an overview of global trends as well as the …

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Major Joshua Passer Attends the Presentation of the General Patton Honorary Scholarship

Major Joshua Passer of the Office of Defense Cooperation attended the presentation of the General George S. Patton Honorary Scholarship, sponsored by The Brian LaViolette Foundation, at Pilsen City Hall. The scholarship is intended for high school graduates who decide to join the military or the firefighters, paramedics, or want to work in the field …

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Return Travel on Recently Expired U.S. Passports

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic May 25, 2021 Location:  Czech Republic Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to …

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2020 Report on International Religious Freedom

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM MAY 12, 2021 The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious …

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Remarks by Chargé d´affaires Bachus on the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation by the U.S. Army

Ladies and Gentlemen, For the second year, we commemorate this important moment in European, Czech, and American history in the shadow of a global pandemic. We pause today to pay respect to the brave men and women – Americans, Czechs, and many others – who fought together 76 years ago to defeat Fascism. Today, we …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Czech Prime Minister Babiš

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 2, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš today. Secretary Blinken emphasized U.S. solidarity with the Czech Republic in its courageous response to Russia’s subversive and deadly actions on Czech soil. Secretary Blinken and Prime …

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U.S. Embassy Prague is announcing SelectUSA Tech Pitching Event

Are you a tech startup interested in expanding to the United States? SelectUSA might be the right way to start! U.S. Embassy Prague is announcing SelectUSA Tech Pitching Event WINNER TO GET A FREE TICKET TO Select USA Investment Summit !  Tech startups from the Czech Republic interested in expanding business operations into the United States are invited to …

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Secretary Blinken Releases 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

I am honored to release the 45th annual  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  and to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to placing human rights at the center of our foreign policy.  The cause of human rights, freedom, and dignity is close to the American heart.  As President Biden emphasized, “We must start with diplomacy rooted in America’s most cherished democratic values: defending freedom, championing …

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Secretary Blinken Meets Foreign Ministers of the Visegrád Group

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Czech Foreign Minister Petříček, Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjártó, Polish Foreign Minister Rau, and Slovak Foreign Minister Korčok OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 23, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today in Brussels with his counterparts from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Czech Prime Minister Babiš

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 5, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš today.  Secretary Blinken emphasized the U.S. commitment to the Transatlantic Alliance, U.S.-EU partnership, the common fight against malign influence, and the importance of continued military modernization and robust defense spending by NATO Allies.  Secretary …

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Health Alert – Reduced U.S. Citizen services & appointments

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic March 1, 2021 Location: Czech Republic. Event:  Reduced U.S. Citizen services and appointments at U.S. Embassy Prague.  Embassy Services:   Due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic here in the Czech Republic, the American Citizens Services (ACS) unit at U.S. Embassy Prague no longer has the capacity to offer appointments …

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Health Alert – New Lockdown Measures

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic February 28, 2021 Location: Czech Republic. Event: New Lockdown Measures in the Czech Republic Beginning March 1, 2021 and continuing for the next three weeks, authorities in the Czech Republic will restrict the free movement of people throughout the country to control the spread of COVID-19.  The 3-week lockdown …

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Health Alert – FFP2 Facemasks

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic February 22, 2021 Location: Czech Republic. Event:  Beginning February 23, 2021 Czech authorities will require FFP2 facemasks, or equivalent nano-masks (including N95 facemasks), on all forms of public transportation, in shops, hospitals, public buildings, and other public areas where a safe social distance cannot be maintained.  Textile or other …

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Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference

FEBRUARY 19, 2021 11:17 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mr. Ambassador. And it’s great to be with Angela and Emmanuel. We just spent part of — from Washington’s perspective — the morning together. But I want to say hello to everyone and thanks, you — at the Munich Conference for hosting this special session. …

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Meet the New Secretary of State Antony Blinken

For Antony Blinken, America’s new top diplomat, returning to the U.S. Department of State brings the opportunity to continue both professional and family traditions. Blinken, whom the U.S. Senate confirmed as secretary of state January 26, will lead the State Department, where he served during the Clinton and Obama administrations. His career in public service …

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Meet the New Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris

Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected Vice President after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator. Vice President Harris was born in Oakland, California to parents who emigrated from India and Jamaica. …

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Meet the New President of the United States Joe Biden

Joseph R. Biden Jr., a former vice president and a longtime Capitol Hill lawmaker known for reaching across the political aisle to get things done, takes office on January 20 as the 46th president of the United States. Biden served eight years as former President Barack Obama’s vice president and defeated incumbent President Donald J. …

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Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Needed for Travel to the United States

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order on January 12, 2021 requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving from a foreign country to the United States. This order will be effective on January 26, 2021. All air passengers …

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Czech Company Viking Masek Doubles its Wisconsin Production Capacity

Czech company Viking Masek , a leading manufacturer of automated packaging equipment, announced a major expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Oostburg, WI. The $4 million project officially broke ground in early November 2020 with expected completion in July 2021. The major campus expansion will add approximately 33,000 sq ft to its US headquarters in Oostburg, WI, …

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Ambassador King Presents Annual Human Rights Award to Veronika Jezkova

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, Ambassador Stephen King presented U.S. Embassy Prague’s annual Alice G. Masaryk Human Rights Award to Veronika Jezkova, the legal director of proFem and managing director of Pro bono alliance.  The Ambassador recognized Ms. Jezkova for her tireless advocacy to eliminate violence against women and commitment to ensuring equal …

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Ambassador King Celebrates the 31th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Ambassador King celebrated the 31 years of freedom in the Czech Republic and laid a wreath at the plaque commemorating the anti-communist Velvet Revolution at Národní třída on November 17th: “On behalf of the United States, we salute the students, civil society activists, and ordinary citizens who took enormous risks 31 years ago to demand …

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United States National Guard Medical Experts Headed to the Czech Republic

Prague, November 6 – In coming days a six-person team of U.S. military medical professionals from the Texas and Nebraska National Guards will travel to the Czech Republic to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  The team of medical professionals were selected based on their extensive experience fighting COVID-19 in the United States.  The team will …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic October 27, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending periodic updates to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions. Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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Invest with SelectUSA Program

U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service organized a one-day SelectUSA Seminar for Czech investors this past September. Czech companies that are considering opening a branch, a distribution center or a production facility in the United States received practical information for starting their business overseas. U.S. Ambassador Stephen King noted that the United States is largest market …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic October 22, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending periodic updates to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions. Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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Inaugural Reception for Czech Women in AI

The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global are proud to have hosted the inaugural reception for the Czech Women in AI (CWAI) professional network on 14 October 2020. The 4-member Steering Committee, like the CWAI members, draws from business, academia, and government: Alžběta Krausová, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: October 21, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 193,946 confirmed cases (cumulative), 79,108 recoveries, 1,619 deaths, and 1,844,788 samples tested. As a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases and the State of Emergency, additional restrictive measures have been put in place.    As of October 22, 2020, retail stores and non-essential businesses …

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United States Military Support for Czech Republic in Fight Against COVID-19

Ambassador Stephen King and Prime Minister Andrej Babis agreed today on assistance from the U.S. military to the Czech people through its National Guard state partnership program to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “This afternoon I spoke with the Prime Minister about the Czech Republic’s fight against COVID-19. We agreed on a visit of U.S. military …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: October 20, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 181,962 confirmed cases (cumulative), 74,908 recoveries, 1,513 deaths, and 1,814,002 samples tested. As a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases and the State of Emergency, additional restrictive measures have been put in place.    As of October 21, 2020, masks will be required outside in …

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Virtual Voting Assistance

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is offering recurring virtual voting assistance via Zoom for the next two weeks to provide direct support to overseas citizens. Voters can participate in any of the meetings and speak with an FVAP voting Ambassador who can answer questions about absentee voting, including inquiries about the FPCA and FWAB …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  October 13, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 121,421 confirmed cases (cumulative), 58,200 recoveries, 1,051 deaths, and 1,605,138 samples tested. Beginning October 14, 2020, additional restrictive measures will be put in place.  Gyms, fitness centers, swimming pools, theaters, cinemas, zoos and cultural venues closed on Monday, October 12 for at least two weeks.  …

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U.S. Master Franchise Opportunity – Signal 88 Security

Signal 88 Security is the world’s leading security services franchise with more than 400 franchise operations in North America, Europe, and Australia. Since its founding in the U.S.A. in 2003, Signal 88 has become well known for innovating the traditional security guard market. Signal 88 pioneered the “Mobile Patrol” security model, in which a highly …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  October 9, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 100,757 confirmed cases (cumulative), 51,160 recoveries, 869 deaths, and 1,515,912 samples tested. Beginning October 9, 2020, additional restrictive measures have been put in place.  Gyms, fitness centers and swimming pools will immediately be closed for the next two weeks.  Theatres, cinemas, zoos and cultural venues …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  October 5, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 82,446 confirmed cases (cumulative), 44,149 recoveries, 727 deaths, and 1,449,352 samples tested. Beginning October 5, 2020 an emergency measure restricting free movement will be in place.  Indoor events are restricted to 10 participants with outdoor events being restricted to 20.  Masks are required on ALL form of public …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: February 18, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: February 22, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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Covid-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: April 12, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: April 7, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: December 8, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 551,070 confirmed cases (cumulative), 484,781 recoveries, 9,036 deaths, and 3,217,762 samples tested. As a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases and the State of Emergency, additional restrictive measures have been put in place.  Due to the crisis measures issued by the Government of …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: November 9, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 414,828 confirmed cases (cumulative), 243,129 recoveries, 4,858 deaths, and 2,584,114 samples tested. *NEW* As a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases and the State of Emergency, additional restrictive measures have been put in place.  Due to the crisis measures issued by the Government …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: March 19, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:   January 29, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: January 15, 2021 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 874,605 confirmed cases (cumulative), 717,569 recoveries, 14,029 deaths, and 4,206,596 samples tested. As a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases and the State of Emergency, additional restrictive measures have been put in place.  Due to the crisis measures issued by the Government of …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:   January 25, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: November 23, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 492,263 confirmed cases (cumulative), 398,101 recoveries, 7,196 deaths, and 2,920, 257 samples tested. As a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases and the State of Emergency, additional restrictive measures have been put in place. Due to the crisis measures issued by the Government …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: February 1, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: December 3, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 533,042 confirmed cases (cumulative), 461,599 recoveries, 8,515, and 3,109,602 samples tested. As a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases and the State of Emergency, additional restrictive measures have been put in place.  Due to the crisis measures issued by the Government of the …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: February 12, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: March 12, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: December 23, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 646,312 confirmed cases (cumulative), 546,926 recoveries, 10,664 deaths, and 3,600,093 samples tested. As a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases and the State of Emergency, additional restrictive measures have been put in place.  Due to the crisis measures issued by the Government …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: February 28, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By!

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require …

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U.S. Navy International Science Challenge Global-X Awards Over $1 Million

The International Global-X Challenge, launched in April by the Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global), has selected four winning projects that will demonstrate revolutionary capabilities for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, commercial marketplace and the public. The awards, totaling over $1.1 million, fall under two challenge areas. The selected international teams of researchers will …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic September 23, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending periodic updates to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions. Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  September 21, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 49,290 confirmed cases (cumulative), 24,755 recoveries, 503 deaths, and 1,187,797 samples tested. Beginning September 21, 2020 masks covering mouth and nose will be mandatory at all outdoor events if the number of participants exceeds 100 people in Prague, Central Bohemia and Zlin regions.  Also, all universities …

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The First Day of the 20th NATO Days in Ostrava Was a Success

Saturday’s program of the 20th NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days was marked by thankfulness to the armed forces for their deployment during the coronavirus crisis. The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Andrej Babiš, thanked the enlisted units of the Army of the Czech Republic, the Customs Administration, the Prison Service …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  September 11, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 32,413 confirmed cases (cumulative), 20,787 recoveries, 448 deaths, and 1,014,369 samples tested. Beginning September 10, 2020 masks covering mouth and nose will be mandatory on ALL forms of public transport and ALL indoor spaces throughout the Czech Republic.  Most commercial establishments are open for …

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US Embassy organizes discussion on Future of Gene Therapy

On September 3, Ambassador Steven B. King hosted a seminar on the future of gene therapy in the Czech Republic with key Czech specialists and stakeholders. Panel discussion speakers included – in person as well as remotely – Deputy Minister of Health Filip Vrubel; Marek Trněný of Faculty of Medicine, Charles University;  Milan Macek, Chairman …

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Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 are as early as October 5th. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  August 21, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 21,045 confirmed cases (cumulative), 15,886 recoveries, 406 deaths, and 820,151 samples tested. Beginning September 1, 2020 masks covering mouth and nose will be mandatory on ALL forms of public transport, in health facilities, voting stations, as well as other governmental/public buildings, but not in shops, hairdressers, or restaurants.  …

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Visits Czech Republic

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo travels to Prague and Pilsen, Czech Republic; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Vienna, Austria; and Warsaw, Poland August 11 to August 15. While in Pilsen, Secretary Pompeo joined Foreign Minister Petricek to commemorate the liberation of Western Czechoslovakia by the U.S. Army in World War II.  In Prague, the Secretary met with …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  August 13, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Czech Republic has 19,075 confirmed cases (cumulative), 13,407 recoveries, 391 deaths, and 767,598 samples tested. Most commercial establishments are open for business, subject to hygiene and social distancing requirements. Masks covering mouth and nose are no longer mandatory when outside or inside most buildings and business establishments, …

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US Embassy Prague Donates FFP-3 Masks to the Military Hospital

Office of Defense Cooperation Prague utilized funds via the Department of Defense Overseas Humanitarian Assistance Program to procure $30,000 worth of FFP-3 masks for COVID first responders in the Czech Republic. These masks, purchased locally from Blyth Workwear in Prague 10, were donated to the Military University Hospital Prague. Military Hospital in Prague is an …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Prague Pride Festival with Other Embassies

The U.S. Embassy in Prague celebrates this year’s Prague Pride Festival along with other Prague-based embassies of nations that share our human rights values.  By participating in and supporting this festival, which is taking place August 3-9 throughout the city, we show our united support for human rights irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity. …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information July 31, 2020 Czech Republic has 16,342 confirmed cases (cumulative), 11,482 recoveries, 379 deaths, and 683,462 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Most commercial establishments are open for business, subject to hygiene and social distancing requirements. Masks covering mouth and nose are no longer mandatory when …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic July 30, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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American Quarter Horse Foals Sired by Top U.S. Stallions Born in the Czech Republic  

Thanks to the federal Quality Samples Program, the US Department of Agriculture funding granted to the Czech affiliation of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), first six foals with U.S. genes were born at Czech ranches in May. To celebrate the outcome of the program and to support Czech breeders of “Quarters”, Foreign Agricultural Service in cooperation with …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic July 23, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information July 23, 2020 Czech Republic has 14,570 confirmed cases (cumulative), 9,144 recoveries, 364 deaths, and 638,484 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Most commercial establishments are open for business, subject to hygiene and social distancing requirements. Masks covering mouth and nose are no longer mandatory when …

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Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

On July 16, 2020, the Commission released the draft report to the general public.  This  draft report is a consensus document that was signed and approved unanimously by all 11 commissioners.  Throughout its deliberations, the Commission greatly benefited from the perspectives of individual citizens and non-governmental organizations, many of whom attended public meetings in person, submitted written …

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U.S. Embassy in Prague Resumes Certain Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Services

Starting July 15, 2020, Embassy Prague will resume processing limited categories of non-immigrant visa applications. At this time, we are still prioritizing services for U.S. citizens and U.S. residents of the Czech Republic.  If you are interested in applying for a non-immigrant visa, please read through the instructions below to determine whether you qualify to …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic July 15, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic July 9, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). …

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Independence Day Concert at the U.S. Embassy Residence

In celebration of U.S. Independence Day, the PKF–Prague Philharmonia recorded Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” at Petschek Villa, the Residence of the U.S. Ambassador in Prague. The concert recording includes remarks from Ambassador King and a brief documentary about the residence.  It will be broadcast this Saturday, July 4 at 8pm (2pm ET) on the  ČT art channel . For the online stream please …

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Closure Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Prague will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of U.S. Independence Day and Monday, July 6, 2020 in observance of the Czech State holiday honoring Jan Hus. Actions to Take:  U.S. Citizens with emergencies in the Czech Republic should call +420 257 022 000.  The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic July 1, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information July 1, 2020 Czech Republic has 11,960 confirmed cases (cumulative), 7,776 recoveries, 349 deaths, and 555,980 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Most commercial establishments are open for business, subject to hygiene and social distancing requirements. Masks covering mouth and nose are no longer mandatory when …

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July 4th Voting Message

Location:  Czech Republic Event: Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic June 18, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). …

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COVID-19 Information

June 15, 2020 Czech Republic has 10,027 cumulative cases, 7,254 recoveries, 330 deaths, and 497,990 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Most commercial establishments are open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. Masks covering mouth and nose are no longer mandatory when outside, …

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Call for Grant Applications

The U.S. Embassy in Prague announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out programs that foster democracy, promote human rights, support labor efforts, and fight corruption. Proposals should include a program description that describes the human rights and democracy-related program goals, defines target audiences, includes measurable outcomes, notes any plans for follow-on activities, and discusses potential media amplification. Award amount: award may not …

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Ambassador King Commemorates the 78th Anniversary of Lidice Massacre

The U.S. Embassy representatives participated in the annual commemoration of one of the most brutal incidents of World War II: the Nazi annihilation of the Czech village of Lidice and the summary execution of most of its inhabitants in collective retaliation for the assassination of the senior German officer in Prague by Czech patriots in …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information June 10, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,763 confirmed cases (cumulative), 7,057 recoveries, 330 deaths, and 483,123 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. As of …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information June 8, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,629 confirmed cases (cumulative), 6,896 recoveries, 328 deaths, and 473,747 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. As of …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information June 4, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,441 confirmed cases (cumulative), 6,752 recoveries, 324 deaths, and 459,448 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. As …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic June 3, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information June 3, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,374 confirmed cases (cumulative), 6,693 recoveries, 323 deaths, and 454,397 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. As …

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Demonstration Alert – Prague, Czech Republic

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Prague, Czech Republic: U.S. Embassy – The U.S. Embassy is located at Trziste 15, Prague 1. Staromeske Namesti – The Old Town Square will be a gathering point for demonstration participants. Charles Bridge – Demonstrators plan to move from Old Town Square to the U.S. Embassy via …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information June 2, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,308 confirmed cases (cumulative), 6,642 recoveries, 321 deaths, and 447,957 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. As …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information June 1, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,273 confirmed cases (cumulative), 6,562 recoveries, 320 deaths, and 442,866 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. As …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 29, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,143 confirmed cases (cumulative), 6,464 recoveries, 319 deaths, and 430,564 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. As …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 28, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,103 confirmed cases (cumulative), 6,377 recoveries, 317 deaths, and 424,423 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. As …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 27, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,052 confirmed cases (cumulative), 6,279 recoveries, 317 deaths, and 417,422 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. As …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic May 26, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 26, 2020 Czech Republic has 9,004 confirmed cases (cumulative), 6,182 recoveries, 317 deaths, and 403,358 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: As of May 25, Czech authorities have allowed most commercial establishments are allowed to re-open for business, subject to strict hygiene and social distancing …

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COVID-19 Information May 22, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,757 confirmed cases (cumulative), 5,932 recoveries, 306 deaths, and 387,127 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement and gatherings, but many restrictions remain in place.  As of May 11, events with …

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The U.S. Embassy in Prague will be Closed on Monday, May 25, 2020

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Prague will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of U.S. Memorial Day. Actions to Take:  U.S. Citizens in with emergencies in the Czech Republic should call +420 257 022 000.  The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.  …

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COVID-19 Information May 21, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,725 confirmed cases (cumulative), 5,836 recoveries, 304 deaths, and 379,750 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement and gatherings, but many restrictions remain in place.  As of May 11, events with …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 20, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,683 confirmed cases (cumulative), 5,731 recoveries, 303 deaths, and 372,341 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement and gatherings, but many restrictions remain in place.  As of May 11, events with …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic May 19, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 19, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,594 confirmed cases (cumulative), 5,642 recoveries, 299 deaths, and 363,963 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement and gatherings, but many restrictions remain in place.  As of May 11, events with …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 18, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,480 confirmed cases (cumulative), 5,468 recoveries, 298 deaths, and 356,515 samples tested. The State of Emergency formally expired on May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement and gatherings, but many restrictions remain in place.  As of May 11, events with …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 15, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,352 confirmed cases (cumulative), 5,249 recoveries, 293 deaths, and 341,705 samples tested. State of emergency remains in effect until May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement and gatherings, but many restrictions remain in place.  As of May 11, events with …

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COVID-19 Information May 14, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,275 confirmed cases (cumulative), 5,058 recoveries, 290 deaths, and 334,714 samples tested. State of emergency remains in effect until May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement and gatherings, but many restrictions remain in place.  As of May 11, events with …

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COVID-19 Information May 13, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,223 confirmed cases (cumulative), 4,899 recoveries, 284 deaths, and 326,954 samples tested. State of emergency remains in effect until May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement and gatherings, but many restrictions remain in place.  As of May 11, events with …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 12, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,177 confirmed cases (cumulative), 4,738 recoveries, 283 deaths, and 314,138 samples tested.  The MOH reported an effective reproduction number of below 0.7 as of May 6, correlating to an overall downward trend in new cases. State of emergency remains in effect until May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic May 12, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 11, 2020 Czech Republic has 8,123 confirmed cases (cumulative), 4,482 recoveries, 280 deaths, and 306,409 samples tested.  The MOH reported an effective reproduction number of below 0.7 as of May 6, correlating to an overall downward trend in new cases. State of emergency remains in effect until May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic May 11, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 7, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,979 confirmed cases (cumulative), 4,214 recoveries, 263 deaths, and 286,821 samples tested.  The MOH reported an effective reproduction number of below 0.7 as of May 6, correlating to an overall downward trend in new cases. State of emergency remains in effect until May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic May 7, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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Joint Statement on United States – Czech Republic Joint Declaration on 5G Security

The following joint declaration was adopted by the Governments of the United States of America and the Czech Republic on May 6, 2020. Taking into account that secure fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) will be vital to both future prosperity and national security, the United States and the Czech Republic declare their desire to …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic May 6, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 6, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,899 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (cumulative), 258 fatalities and 4,017 recovered persons. Czech Republic has performed over 278,200 tests. State of emergency remains in effect until May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement and gatherings, but many restrictions remain in place. …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic May 5, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 5, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,841 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (cumulative), 252 fatalities and 3,816 recovered persons. Czech Republic has performed over 269,093 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and recently extended the measure through May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic May 4, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information May 4, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,781 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (cumulative), 249 fatalities and 3,592 recovered persons. Czech Republic has performed over 261,548 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and recently extended the measure through May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: Czech authorities are gradually lifting bans on free movement …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 30, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 30, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,581 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 227 fatalities and 3,120 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 242,088 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and recently extended the measure through May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: From April 24, the Czech Authorities lifted the ban on …

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Closure Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Prague will be closed on Friday, May 1 and Friday, May 8, 2020 in observance of local Czech holidays. Actions to Take:  U.S. Citizens in with emergencies in the Czech Republic should call +420 257 022 000.  The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive alerts and ensure you can be …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 29, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 29, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,504 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 227 fatalities and 2,960 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 234,985 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and recently extended the measure through May 17, 2020. Quarantine Information: From April 24, the Czech Authorities lifted the ban on …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 28, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 28, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,449 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 223 fatalities and 2,842 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 226,255 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended the measure through April 30. Quarantine Information: From April 24, the Czech Authorities lifted the ban on …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 27, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 27, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,408 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 221 fatalities and 2,600 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 218,474 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended the measure through April 30. Quarantine Information: From April 24, the Czech Authorities lifted the ban on …

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Office of Naval Research Global Launches $750K Challenge

“Global-X”, a nine-month international science challenge, will seek revolutionary multidisciplinary research through active worldwide cooperation to solve present and future U.S. Navy and Marine Corps needs. The Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) seeks to foster relationships with the international science community, building long-lasting partnerships around the globe. Under that premise, the command has …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 24, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 24, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,188 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 213 fatalities and 2,186 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 203,262 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended measure through April 30. Quarantine Information: From April 24, the Czech Authorities lifted the ban on free …

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A Message from Ambassador King in Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII

On the last Friday in April, the U.S. Embassy in Prague has traditionally hosted the launch of the Convoy of Liberty.  The Convoy is a magnificent tribute to the U.S. role in liberating Czechoslovakia from fascist dictatorship in 1945.  It honors the U.S., Czech, and other soldiers and civilians who brought freedom to Pilsen, Cheb, …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 23, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 23, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,136 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 210 fatalities and 2,002 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 195,725 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended measure through April 30.  Borders remain closed subject to limited exception. On April 14, the Czech authorities announced …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 22, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 22, 2020 Czech Republic has 7,041 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 204 fatalities and 1,800 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 186,918 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended measure through April 30.  Borders remain closed subject to limited exception. On April 14, the Czech authorities announced …

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Legendary American Quarter Horse Foals with Top U.S. Genes Expected in the Czech Republic

In June 2019 the Foreign Agricultural Service at the U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic assisted with the special shipment of frozen equine genetics addressed to the Czech Quarter Horse Association. The project was funded by a USDA grant through the federal Quality Samples Program (QSP).The beneficiary was the Czech affiliation of the American Quarter …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 21, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 21, 2020 Czech Republic has 6,914 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 196 fatalities and 1,597 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 178,617 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended measure through April 30.  Borders remain closed subject to limited exception. On April 14, the Czech authorities announced …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 20, 2020 Czech Republic has 6,787 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 188 fatalities and 1,311 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 172,123 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended measure through April 30.  Borders remain closed subject to limited exception. On April 14, the Czech authorities …

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The United States Concerned by Threat of Cyber Attack Against the Czech Republic’s Healthcare Sector

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 17, 2020 The United States notes with concern the warning from the Czech Republic’s National Cyber and Information Security Agency of a “real threat of serious cyber attacks” against its healthcare sector. As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, malicious cyber activity that impairs the ability …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 17, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 17, 2020 Czech Republic has 6,437 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 170 fatalities and 979 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 154,307 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended measure through April 30.  Borders remain closed subject to limited exception. On April 14, the Czech authorities announced …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 16, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 16, 2020 Czech Republic has 6,303 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 166 fatalities and 831 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 146,004 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended measure through April 30.  Borders remain closed subject to limited exception. On April 14, the Czech authorities announced …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 15, 2020 Location:  Czech Republic Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 15, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 15, 2020 Czech Republic has 6,151 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 163 fatalities and 676 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 137,409 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have extended measure through April 30.  Borders remain closed subject to limited exception. On April 14, the Czech authorities announced …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 14, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 14, 2020 Czech Republic has 6,059 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 147 fatalities and 527 recovered persons. Czech Republic has performed over 131,542 tests. Czech authorities declared a state of emergency on March 12 and have now extended the measure through April 30. Borders remain closed subject to limited exceptions. Quarantine Information: On …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 9, 2020 Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about COVID19 and local conditions.  Updated information will be prefaced with (NEW). The …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 9, 2020 Czech Republic has 5,335 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 104 fatalities and 243 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 106,845 tests. Czech authorities declared a  state of emergency  on March 12 and have now extended the measure through April 30.  Borders remain closed subject to limited exceptions. Quarantine Information: On March 30, the …

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Closure Alert – Czech Easter Holidays

Closure Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 9, 2020 Location:  U.S. Embassy in Prague Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Prague will be closed on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13, 2020 in observance of the Czech Easter holidays. Actions to Take:  U.S. Citizens with emergencies should call +420 257 022 000. Assistance: U.S. …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 8, 2020 Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic Location:  Czech Republic Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 8, 2020 Czech Republic has 5,033 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 91 fatalities and 181 recovered persons.  Czech Republic has performed over 98,681 tests. Czech authorities declared a  state of emergency  on March 12 and have now extended the measure through April 30.  Borders remain closed subject to limited exceptions. Quarantine Information: On March 30, the …

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Passport Services Alert

U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic  April 8, 2020 Passport Services Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic Location:  Czech Republic Event:  Current Status of Passport Applications for Americans Overseas Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20, 2020, the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective April …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus

Health Alert – COVID-19 Coronavirus U.S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic April 7, 2020  Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic Location:  Czech Republic Event:  The Czech Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.  U.S. Embassy Prague will be sending a daily update to ensure all US citizens have the latest information about …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information April 7, 2020 Czech Republic has 4,828 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 80 fatalities and 127 recovered persons. Czech Republic has performed over 91,247 tests. Czech authorities declared a  state of emergency on March 12 continuing for the following 30 days and have now extended the measure through April 11. Borders remain currently closed subject to limited …

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U.S. Service Franchise Opportunity – Orkin is Looking for Franchise Partners in the Czech Republic!

Orkin is the largest pest control service provider in the globe with over 450 company-owned locations in North America and with franchise operations in 33 countries and more than 80 franchised locations, including European locations. With over 100 years in the business, Orkin is well known for the use of science in controlling pests and …

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Ambassador King and MFA Petricek make a “virtual visit” to the Dukane Company

U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen King and Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček participated in a virtual visit to the Prague plant of the U.S. company Dukane IAS. The firm has voluntarily converted part of its ultrasonic welding and cutting plant into a production line for face masks.  As the company’s European Regional …

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Facebook LIVE Chat for U.S. Citizens!

Facebook LIVE Chat for U.S. Citizens! U.S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic March 17, 2020   Full video from our Virtual Town Hall for US Citizens is now available on U.S. Embassy Prague Facebook .   Location:  Czech Republic Event:  Please join Consul Kimberly Atkinson on March 18, 2020 at 1400 CET in a Facebook LIVE Chat regarding the ongoing …

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Information on the Presidential Proclamation on U.S. Travel Restrictions

As a result of the amendment to the January 31, 2020, presidential proclamation, the United States government imposed the following additional entry requirements that take effect March 13, 2020, after 11:59 p.m. ET. Presidential proclamation: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-nonimmigrants-certain-additional-persons-pose-risk-transmitting-2019-novel-coronavirus/ Any U.S. citizen or lawful U.S. permanent resident returning to the United States who has traveled to one of the …

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U.S.-Czech Business Forum – POSTPONED

U.S.-Czech Business Forum Postponed Prague, March 9 — In consultation with Czech Government authorities, including the Castle, the U.S. Embassy has regrettably agreed to postpone the U.S.-Czech Business Forum that was planned for this Thursday, March 12.  We have not yet identified a new date, but will work closely with our Czech and American partners to …

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Seminar: Invest in the United States with SelectUSA! – POSTPONED

U.S.-Czech Business Forum Postponed Prague, March 9 — In consultation with Czech Government authorities, including the Castle, the U.S. Embassy has regrettably agreed to postpone the U.S.-Czech Business Forum and all related events that were planned for this Thursday and Friday, March 12-13. We have not yet identified a new date, but will work closely …

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Explosive Ordinance Disposal Experts from Bechyne Receive New Equipment from USA

Members of the explosive disposal unit of the Bechyně engineer base received the last items in a grant from the U.S. The Army of the Czech Republic received almost four and a half million U.S. dollars worth of materiel from two foreign cooperation programs (Foreign Military Financing and the Global Train and Equip Program) aimed …

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Visit us at the Holiday World Prague Fair!

The U.S. Embassy, U.S. Commercial Service Prague will be exhibiting at Holiday World Prague fair on February 13 – 16, 2020, at Prague Letnany fairgrounds.  https://holidayworld.cz The United States is a great tourist destination offering a wide range of experiences from national parks to vibrant cities. More and more Czechs discover the United States every year. …

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Suspension of Entry into the U.S. of Foreign Nationals who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry Into The United States of Foreign Nationals who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus: Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United …

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Ambassador King Hosts the Financial Sustainability of Innovative Treatment Seminar

The U.S. Embassy Prague U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation in cooperation with the NGO Revenium, organized a seminar “Financial Sustainability of Innovative Treatment in the Czech Republic”. Ambassador Stephen B. King hosted the event which featured presentations from top Czech healthcare stakeholders including Julius Špičák, Vice Chair of Healthcare Committee, Chamber of Deputies; David Smehlik, Deputy …

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President Trump Announces his Middle East Peace Plan

The White House is pleased to share President Trump’s Vision for a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It creates a path to prosperity, security, and dignity for all involved. If the parties can agree on this framework as a basis for negotiations, the potential for both the Israelis and the Palestinians and …

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American Airlines Extends Flights from Prague to Philadelphia

American Airlines will be extending its seasonal service by 10 weeks between Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Now operating between May 8, 2020 and January 6, 2021, the extension will allow nearly 30,000 additional customers to travel between the two cities on more than 70 additional flights. This extension is …

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U.S. Embassy Joins Prague Airport Roadshow

On November 11 – 19, 2019, the U.S. Embassy Prague U.S. Commercial Section joined the Prague Airport roadshow in six cities of the Czech Republic visiting Ostrava, Olomouc, Zlin, Brno, Plzen, and Prague. The roadshow celebrated its tenth anniversary and highlighted travelling from Václav Havel Airport Prague on direct flights to the United States. The …

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U.S. Secretary of Defense and Czech Minister of Defense Sign Contract for 12 Bell Helicopters

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Czech Minister of Defense Lubomir Metnar met yesterday in a Pentagon ceremony and signed a government-to-government agreement for the sale of 12 Bell helicopters from the United States to the Czech Republic.  The sale is valued at 14.8 billion Czech crowns ($646 million).  The Czech armed forces will …

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Romano Suno – Literary & Art Contest in the American Center

Taj Johnson, the U.S. Embassy Human Rights Officer, congratulated children (as well as their teachers) who succeeded in the Romano Suno (Romani Dream) literary and art contest. The award ceremony took place at the American Center on the Human Rights Day, December 10th.   Romano Suno has been coordinated annually for more than 20 years …

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Recipient of Annual Alice G. Masaryk Human Rights Award Was Šimon Pánek

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, U.S. Embassy Prague presented the annual Alice G. Masaryk Human Rights Award to Šimon Pánek, the co-founder and Director of People in Need NGO.  Šimon Pánek was selected due to his inspirational leadership and extraordinary commitment to the foundation, development, and protection of Czech civic society. The evening was …

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Calling all U.S. Citizens in Plzeň!

All U.S. Citizens currently residing in, or traveling through, Plzeň are cordially invited to join representatives from U.S. Embassy Prague on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 13:00 – 14:30 at Univerzitní kavárna Družba, located at Sedláčkova 216/19, Plzeň. At this informal meetup event, you will have a chance to: Volunteer to serve as a Citizen Liaison Volunteer (CLV) as part of the …

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Ambassador King Visits Zatec

Ambassador King visited the hops capital of the Czech Republic – Zatec – where he spoke to 300 students from the local gymnazium and obchodni akademie in honor of International Education Week.  While there he met with Mayor Hamousova, school directors and teachers and our American Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Zatec, Alden Mohacs. The …

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Ambassador King Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Ambassador King celebrated the 30 years of freedom in the Czech Republic and laid a wreath at the plaque commemorating the anti-communist Velvet Revolution at Národní třída on November 17th: “I find it humbling to pay tribute, at this memorial, to those who struggled for the freedom of all Czechs during the Velvet Revolution. You …

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Freedom of Choice: Highlighting 30 Years of Freedom

The U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic is proud to participate in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. The Campaign Možnost Volby (Freedom of Choice), which is supported by the Embassy, congratulates Czechs on three decades of democracy. Installations in three cities present compelling stories of Czechs who, since the fall of Communism, …

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Franchising Forum & Master Franchise Conference Held in Prague

Ambassador King gave opening remarks at the annual Franchising Forum organized by the Czech Franchise Association . “When you think of franchising, you typically think of the U.S. first,” said Ambassador King. The U.S. Embassy sees increased interest from U.S. brands in the European as well as Czech market, and a number of well-known U.S. franchise concepts are looking for …

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Calling all U.S. Citizens in Ostrava!

All U.S. Citizens currently residing in, or traveling through, Ostrava are cordially invited to join representatives from U.S. Embassy Prague on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 13:00 – 15:00, at the American Corner, located inside the Knihovna města Ostravy (Public Library of Ostrava), 28. října 2, 702 00. At our Town Hall, you will have a chance to: Renew your U.S. …

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Free to Rock Screening Presented by Producer Doug Yeager

Producer Doug Yeager will present the Free to Rock document directed by 4-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Jim Brown at the Svetozor Movie Theatre on October 30, 2019 at 8:30 pm.  Of Czech musicians, Vratislav Brabec of the Plastic People of the Universe appears in the document.  The film is narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Ten years in the making, the film …

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Discussion: What can SelectUSA Summit Offer to Czech Investors

U.S. Embassy Prague Commercial Section in cooperation with the Central Bohemia Region, organized a coffee with Czech companies that participated in 2019 SelectUSA Summit in Washington as well as those considering participation in 2020. “As you all well know, the U.S. GDP is approaching 21 trillion dollars, and averaging a steady 2-3% growth per year.  We …

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Philadelphia – One of the Most Historic Cities in the U.S.

On Friday, October 4, 2019, Ambassador Stephen B. King gave opening remarks at the event to celebrate the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team playing the first NHL game of the season against the Chicago Blackhawks at the O2 arena. The event focused on promoting both the City of Philadelphia as well as the direct flight from Prague to Philadelphia …

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Calling all U.S. Citizens in České Budějovice!

All U.S. Citizens in České Budějovice are cordially invited to join representatives from U.S. Embassy Prague for routine Consular Services on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 14:00 – 16:00, at Gymnázium Jírovcova, located at Jírovcova 8, České Budějovice, 37161. At Gymnázium Jírovcova, you will have a chance to: Renew your U.S. Passport Meet our Chief …

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Digital Teaching and Learning Series Seminar

On October 1, 2019, the U.S. Embassy Prague in cooperation with the American company Blackboard Inc., organized a seminar entitled “Digital Teaching and Learning Series” focusing on distance education programs. Ambassador Stephen B. King hosted the event and remarked, “As our world is changing, the way we approach learning must change too.  The adoption and …

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Commercial UAV Expo Roundtable

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CzechInvest and the American Embassy Prague have joined forces to recruit a trade mission to The Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Las Vegas, October 28-30, 2019. The event is North America’s leading trade show and conference focused on commercial drone integration and operation. U.S. Ambassador Stephen King invited mission participants, leading …

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U.S. Embassy Commercial Office Highlights U.S. Franchise Brands

On September 18, 2019, the U.S. Embassy U.S. Commercial Service joined forces with with Czech Franchise Association (CAF) to organize a seminar highlighting U.S. franchise brands for Czech investors and media. „Franchising is really just another form of entrepreneurship. The franchise model, however, makes market entry easier, “ said Ambassador Steven B. King during his opening …

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You Will Need a Lawyer: Best Practices for Doing Business in the U.S.

On September 12, 2019, the U.S. Embassy U.S. Commercial Service worked with the newly opened branch of WeWork to launch a seminar on doing business in the United States for potential Czech investors. Ford Graham, an experienced investment lawyer with the American law firm K&L Gates , spoke on working with economic development organizations (EDOs) in different states, …

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NATO Days in Ostrava Feature C-5 Galaxy, B-52 and New U.S. Helicopters for Czech Military

The U.S. presence at NATO Days in Ostrava on September 21-22 was again robust this year – the C-5M Super Galaxy cargo plane, B-52 Stratofortress bomber, KC-135 tanker and the Venom and Viper helicopters from Bell belonged among the biggest attractions.  U.S. Ambassador Stephen King and General John B. Williams, Air Force Reserve Mobilization Assistance to …

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Ambassador King Meets the IVLP Exchange Program Alumni

On September 19, Ambassador Stephen B. King invited alumni of the  International Visitor Leadership Program  (IVLP) exchange program to his residence for a gala meeting. At this annual event, graduates meet with those who take part in the IVLP programs in the following year. The opening speech by Ambassador King, was followed by address of the chairwoman of the …

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Visit U.S. Commercial Service booth at World of Beauty and Spa Prague

The U.S. Embassy Prague is excited to introduce new American cosmetics brands searching for Czech importers/distributors at World of Beauty and Spa Letňany on September 27 – 28, 2019. Visit our booth B48 in Hall 2 and learn more about Berkana Holdings Inc. brands and Repêchage Skin Care. Representatives of Berkana Holdings Inc.will be available …

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Become a Community Solutions Program Fellow!

The Community Solutions Program is a professional leadership development program for the best and brightest community leaders worldwide. Community Solutions Fellows complete a four-month fellowship from August to December with a US nonprofit organization or local government agency. Our Community Leadership Institute provides an integrated leadership curriculum and individualized coaching throughout the fellowship. Fellows return …

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Ambassador King Hosts the Human Rights Reception

Ambassador Stephen King hosted the Human Rights Reception at his residence on September 10. The event united human rights practitioners from across the Czech Republic. The opening speech by Ambassador King was followed by an address by Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek. The Ambassador reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to human rights and core democratic values.  …

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Newport Beach Film Festival Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

The Embassy Commercial Counselor welcomed Gregg Schwenk , CEO and co-founder of Newport Beach Film Festival , recently in Prague. The Newport Beach Film Festival celebrated its twentieth anniversary and screened 350 films from 56 different countries. Next year, the festival will take place on April 23 – 30 and Czech film makers are encouraged to enter their films. Newport Beach …

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Ambassador King Hosts the PKF — Prague Philharmonia

The U.S. Embassy in Prague and Ambassador Stephen King were honored to host an exclusive performance of the PKF — the Prague Philharmonia – in the Petschek Villa garden of the American Ambassadorial residence in Prague, on September 12th.  “Music speaks a language that can be understood by all people of good will,” Ambassador King …

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Political Officer Taj Johnson Paid Homage to Roma Victims at the Hodonin Concentration Camp

On Tuesday, August 20, Moravian Roma community members, including several Roma holocaust survivors, gathered at a memorial at Hodonín u Kunštátu to commemorate Roma who died at the Nazi internment camp in 1942 and 1943. Romani men, women, and children suffered inhumane conditions in the camp while waiting to be transported to Auschwitz. Only a …

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Charge d’affairs Jennifer Bachus Attends the Annual Friends Fest in Pardubice

Charge d’affairs Jennifer Bachus attended the 4th annual Friends Fest in Pardubice on August 17th. The Friends Fest event showcases the U.S.-Czech friendship and military cooperation as NATO allies. Over 30,000 visitors attend Friends Fest to see American culture, fashion, sports, cuisine, and vehicles. At this year’s event, the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) also sent a …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Ninth Prague Pride Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Prague will celebrate this year’s Prague Pride Festival along with fifteen other embassies of nations that share our human rights values. By participating in and supporting this festival, which is taking place August 5-11 throughout the city, we show our united support for human rights irrespective of sexual orientation or gender …

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New Deputy Chief of Mission is Jennifer Bachus

Jennifer Bachus previously served as the Office Director for Central Europe at the U.S. Department of State.  Prior to that, she served as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo; Political-Economic Counselor in Astana, …

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Ambassador King Visits the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

On July 16, Ambassador King visited the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The Institute has established a long-term cooperation with the American biopharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences, concerning research, development, and the distribution of novel pharmaceuticals. The Institute and Gilead Sciences established a joint research center on July 13, 2006. …

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One Hundred Years of Great Taste with the NRA Show

U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialist Veronika Novakova traveled to the National Restaurant Association (NRA) fair in Chicago, representing European markets and presenting on market opportunities for U.S. manufacturers in the hospitality business. NRA showcases the top innovations ranging from ready-to-use convenience foods and cutting-edge equipment, to new point-of-sale (POS) technologies, back office systems and training programs. …

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Seminar on Patient Access to Innovative Treatment in the Czech Republic

On June 20, 2019, U.S. Embassy Prague U.S. Commercial Service in cooperation with the NGO Revenium, organized a seminar “Patient Access to Innovative Treatment in the Czech Republic”. Ambassador Stephen B. King hosted the event which featured presentations from top Czech healthcare stakeholders including David Smehlik, Deputy Director of General Insurance Company (VZP); Jana Prausova, …

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U.S. Beef Tours the Czech Republic

U.S. Beef Road Show, organized by the Foreign Agricultural Service in cooperation with U.S. Meat Export Federation and Bidfood Czech Republic, presented high quality USDA beef in six regions of the Czech Republic. Gastro Team Bidfood supervised by the Executive Chef and U.S. Beef Ambassador in the Czech Republic Marek Svoboda, introduced both traditional and alternative …

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United Airlines Launches New Direct Flight From Newark To Prague

Ambassador King attended the launch of new United Airlines direct flight from Newark to Prague: “A great pleasure to join United Airlines and Prague Airport for the launch of their new direct flight from Newark to Prague. This is the third direct seasonal U.S.-Czech flight. Just another way we are contributing to stronger U.S.-Czech partnership. …

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The U.S. Embassy Supports Program For Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Ambassador King presented a certificate to intern Izabela Chalupníková at the end of her time within our 9-month long Baruv Fellowship Program for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We deeply thank Izabela for her amazing work, cooperation and everything she brought to the table. The U.S. Embassy Prague entered into Public-Private Partnerships with The International School …

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Czech Delegation at WasteExpo v Las Vegas

U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialist Zdenek Svoboda accompanied a Czech delegation to the WasteExpo 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Czech companies were primarily interested in innovative U.S. waste recycling and waste-to-energy technologies. CS Prague also presented market opportunities from other European markets at the show. WasteExpo is the largest trade show in North America serving the …

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Ambassador King Visits Night of the Churches

On May 24, 2019, Ambassador King took part in Night of the Churches and visited Strahov Monastery and Trinactka Brethren Church. The Night of Churches event opens churches of all Christian denominations to the broadest general public to offer them a chance to visit their premises and learn about Christianity without any commitment.  About 1,700 churches have joined the …

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Coming Soon! New Cooperation Between USA & Czech Republic on Researching Black Holes

Coming soon! New cooperation between scientists at the University of California – San Diego and the COMPASS plasma device in the Czech Republic on researching black holes! The first ever image of a super-massive black hole was recently revealed by the Event Horizon Telescope supported by the National Science Foundation and international partners. In fact, the image was that of a plasma rapidly swirling around the black hole; and the physics of how large-scale plasma flows emerge and organize …

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UPS Opens New Prague Package Sorting and Delivery Center in Tuchomerice

Ambassador King attended a ceremony, during which UPS officially broke ground for its new Prague package sorting and delivery center in Tuchoměřice. The facility, near Vaclav Havel Airport, will be located in a key economic region of the Czech Republic, where small and large companies are turning to exports to grow their businesses. The Prague …

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President Trump Signs Proclamation to Pursue Negotiations on Automobiles

Today, President Donald J. Trump took historic action to protect the American automobile industry, its workforce, and American innovation. Following an extensive review of the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 automobile report, President Trump today issued a proclamation directing the United States Trade Representative to negotiate agreements to address the national security threat, which is …

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U.S. Ambassador and his Dutch Counterpart to Deliver Remarks at Opening of Innovation Week

U.S. Ambassador Stephen King and his Dutch counterpart Kees Klompenhouwer will address the opening session of  Innovation Week,  the largest event in the Czech Republic focused on innovation. The event will take place at Prague’s Forum Karlin on May 20 at 9:30 a.m.  Advancing U.S-Czech economic ties, including through innovation and new technologies, is a top U.S. …

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Ambassador King Continues His Support to U.S.-Czech Business by Visiting Solar Turbines Company

Ambassador King visited a production facility of U.S.-based Solar Turbines in Zebrak, Central Bohemia on May 15.  He discussed with the company leadership U.S.-Czech trade relations and Solar Turbines´ activities and plans in the Czech Republic.  “You do a great job in the area of energy and innovations.  I am pleased and impressed by what …

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Czech Firearms Manufacturer Česká Zbrojovka to Build the Headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas

The U.S.-based affiliate of Czech firearms manufacturer Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod (CZUB), announced plans to locate their North American Headquarters and build a new manufacturing facility on approximately 73 acres at the Port of Little Rock in the State of Arkansas. CZ-USA plans to implement a two-phase approach with an investment of up to …

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Ambassador hosts a Roundtable for U.S. Franchises in the Czech Market

Ambassador King hosted a roundtable for U.S. franchises in the Czech market. Franchising has become a well-known, successful, and popular concept in the Czech market and is poised for further growth. With a rather moderate start in the 1990s, McDonalds was the first U.S. franchise to enter the Czech market. Franchising has grown rapidly over …

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Ambassador King Attends the Annual Commemoration Ceremony at the Lety Memorial

Ambassador King attended the annual commemoration ceremony for the Romani victims of Nazism at the Lety Memorial. The gathering is traditionally organized by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust in the Czech Republic (VPORH), which brings together former Romani prisoners of Nazi concentration camps and their relatives, diplomats, government officials, and the …

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Opens an Office in the Czech Republic

Ambassador  King hosted an event marking Vertex Pharmaceuticals office opening in the Czech Republic. “Although, sometimes we tend to focus more on large investments, I believe that even smaller companies can make a huge difference in the market, especially in the healthcare arena,” noted Ambassador King. Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a global biotechnology company that invests …

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U.S. Diplomats Commemorated Liberation in 1945

Diplomats from the United States Embassy in Prague attended events primarily in western and souther parts of Bohemia commemorating the liberation by the U.S. Third Army commanded by General Patton. They attended ceremonies in 38 municipalities.  For Americans, it is always very special to commemorate those who fought and sacrificed their lives to protect the …

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Vaclav Havel and Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship Programs: Call for Applications

RFE/RL offers fellowship programs that provide mentoring and support for outstanding journalists dedicated to promoting human rights and democracy in our target regions: The Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship  is available to aspiring, independent journalists in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership countries and Russia. The Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship  is available to aspiring, independent journalists in the western Balkans.

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The United States Applauds the Czech Republic for Hosting the Prague 5G Security Conference

Statement from the Press Secretary Issued on: May 3, 2019 The United States applauds the Czech Republic for hosting the Prague 5G Security Conference. It was an extremely productive meeting on the need for secure telecommunications networks as the game-changing next generation wireless telecommunications networks, known as 5G, become the new global system. Government officials …

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American Publishers at the Book World Prague 2019

Commercial Service Prague will introduce American publishers to the Czech market at Book World Prague 2019 on May 9—12. The U.S. companies are seeking Czech partners interested in publishing selected American books in the Czech language. Representatives from CS Prague will be available at the Fair’s Business Center for discussions. List of participating American publishers: …

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U.S. Food Franchise Opportunity – Find Wingstop in the Czech Republic!

U.S. Commercial Service Prague is working with Wingstop, a unique franchise opportunity from Texas. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop operates and franchises more than 1,200 restaurants across the United States, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. Centered around 11 unique and highly …

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Off the Record Strategies President Meets Students of the Ostrava University

Off the Record Strategies President Mark Pfeifle engaged students of the Ostrava University in a discussion over the positive and negative implications of social media influence. He especially advocated critical thinking when assessing the value of information posted on social media and news online servers. Pfeifle also offered perspectives on cyber-related geopolitics related to the …

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Convoy of Liberty 2019

Marking the 74th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the U.S. Embassy in Prague will host the Convoy of Liberty at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26.  The Czech Army Band will be on hand to welcome the participants.  In the days following this event, American diplomats will also participate in many ceremonies …

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SelectUSA Summit – Unique Opportunity for Czech Investors

U.S. Embassy U.S. Commercial Service Prague plans to lead a delegation of Czech investors to SelectUSA summit in Washington on June 10 – 12, 2019. The Summit offers unparalleled opportunities to learn about investing in the United States. The SelectUSA Summit is for investors of all sizes – including established multinationals, small and medium enterprises, …

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U.S. Commercial Service to Introduce U.S. Pet Product Trends at FOR PETS 2019

Date/Location:  Friday, April 5, 2019, PVA Expo Letnany, from 1pm in Room n.1 at Entrance Hall I. U.S. Embassy Commercial Service Prague Specialist Veronika Novakova will introduce new trends in the U.S. pet products market at the FOR PETS Fair 2019 at Prague Letnany. The presentation is targeted at Czech importers and distributors. U.S. companies seeking …

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Trade, Research, and Innovation on Ambassador King´s Agenda during Brno Trip

U.S.-Czech trade relations and cooperation in the areas of research, development, and innovation were the main topics discussed during Ambassador Stephen King´s third trip to Brno and the surrounding region on March 18 and 19. On Monday, the Ambassador met Lord Mayor Marketa Vankova, discussed international relations with experts at Masaryk University, and took part in a presentation about successful start-ups …

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Ambassador King Meets with the IVLP Program Alumni

Ambassador King welcomed alumni of the exchange programs  International Visitor Leadership Program  (IVLP), who departed on their professional visits during 2018 and 2019, at the American Center. Ambassador King presented official certificates to the participants and acknowledged the benefit of their cooperation and partnership in strengthening Czech-American relations. Within the framework of the IVLP exchange programs, experts and leaders …

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The Hottest U.S. Trends in Natural Products

U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialist Veronika Novakova traveled to the Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) fair in Anaheim, representing European markets and presenting on market opportunities for naturally innovative U.S. manufacturers. The United States is one of the most developend markets worldwide for natural products and enormous amount of new products launches at the fair confirmed …

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018: Czech Republic The United States was founded on the premise that all persons “are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Our Constitution secures these unalienable rights by proclaiming in the First Amendment that “Congress shall make no law respecting …

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Babiš Before Bilateral Meeting

Oval Office 1:55 P.M. EST PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to have the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.  Prime Minister Babiš and Mrs. Babiš, thank you very much for being here.  It’s a great honor.  Great country. It’s — Czech Republic doing very, very well economically and all …

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Be part of the U.S. Ambassador’s Youth Council!

What is the Council?  A group of English-speaking Czech young adults (ages 18-30) who advise the U.S. Ambassador and the U.S. Embassy on how to more effectively engage with Czech youth, and who work collaboratively on projects to improve their communities and build U.S.-Czech relations. What are the benefits?  Youth Council members meet one on one with …

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Ambassador King Recognizes Czech Contributions to NATO

Ambassador King was honored to address the Czech Foreign Minister, Czech MPs, foreign Ambassadors and diplomats, and defense and security experts at the Czech Parliament seminar “20 Years of the Czech Republic in NATO.” The Ambassador recognized critical Czech contributions to NATO and reiterated the United States’ ironclad commitment to NATO’s collective security.

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Czech Army Command Sergeant Major Petr Seifert Receives the Texas Medal of Merit

As Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Petr Seifert attends the Texas Best Warrior Competition he was awarded the Texas Medal of Merit for outstanding service to the Czech Republic and the State Partnership Program. Command Sergeant Major Seifert has been instrumental in further developing the State Partnership Program between the Czech Republic and Texas and Nebraska …

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CR & USA Cooperate in the Field of Research and Innovation

The Economic Officer Ariel Jahner took part in a tour of ICRC Brno with GE Healthcare to discuss opportunities for joint Czech-U.S. R&D cooperation. “The Czech Republic and the United States both have a long history of R&D and innovation. So, it is natural that many Czech universities and research centers work with U.S. counterparts to collaborate on new medical …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 22, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek today. The Secretary thanked Foreign Minister Petricek for the Czechs’ service as U.S. Protecting Power in Syria and for continued Czech support in Afghanistan and …

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Ambassador King Launches U.S.-European Dialogue at ELI Beamlines Laser Facility

Ambassador King took part in the launching of the U.S.-European workshop at ELI Beamlines in Dolni Brezany on February 21 which will discuss collaboration between U.S. scientists and the ELI laser-technology research project. King was joined at the workshop kick-off by Nobel Physicist Gerard Mourou who is one of the founding fathers of the ELI …

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President Trump will welcome Prime Minister Babis to the White House on March 7

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Mrs. Monika Babisova of the Czech Republic for their first official visit to the White House on March 7, 2019. The President and the Prime Minister will discuss how best to advance relations between the United States and the …

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Ambassador King Meets Alumni of the IVLP Exchange Programs

Ambassador King welcomed alumni of the exchange programs  International Visitor Leadership Program  (IVLP), who departed on their professional visits during 2018, at the American Center. Ambassador King presented official certificates to the participants and acknowledged the benefit of their cooperation and partnership in strengthening Czech-American relations. President of the Czech IVLP Alumni Club, Tereza Engelova, informed participants on opportunities …

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Commercial Counsellor Sharkey Welcomes NOW Foods Supplements to the Czech Republic

Commercial Counsellor Christina Sharkey welcomed the launch of NOW Foods’ supplements in the Czech market at a press event at the Emblem Hotel in Prague. Zlatica Majercikova, NOW Foods International Business Development Manager for Eastern Europe, detailed NOW Foods long development process and extensive history alongside their most successful products. The event moderated by Petra …

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Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

For far too long, Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with impunity, covertly developing and fielding a prohibited missile system that poses a direct threat to our allies and troops abroad.  Tomorrow, the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty and begin the process of withdrawing from the INF …

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Consular Section Temporary Change to Opening Hours

Due to ongoing construction within the Consular Section, we will be closed to the public Wednesday-Friday from 12pm until further notice. If you are planning to pick up your U.S. passport, please do so on Monday-Tuesday, during normal business hours, or Wednesday-Friday, during morning hours only. In addition, from February 8 until March 1, 2019, we will not …

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Information About a Fire on the U.S. Embassy Grounds

Last night around 11:00 pm there was a fire in a temporary shed on the U.S. Embassy grounds.  We are grateful for the quick response and professionalism of the Czech firefighters who worked with the Embassy to quickly put out the fire. Thankfully, there were no injuries and no damage to any historical structures of the …

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Don’t wait, return your completed absentee ballot right away!

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. …

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Young Roma Activist Magdalena Karvayova Receives Annual Alice G. Masaryk Human Rights Award

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, U.S. Embassy Prague presented the 15th Annual Alice G. Masaryk Human Rights Award to Magdalena Karvayova, a young Roma inclusive education activist and a founder of the NGO Awen Amenca. Ms. Karvayova was selected for her …

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Ambassador King Presents Centennial Awards to Three Exceptional Czech Citizens

The U.S. Embassy announced the winners of its Centennial Awards during a special Centennial celebration held in the Ambassador’s residence. The three Centennial Awards honor Czech citizens who have made significant contributions to the U.S.-Czech relationship in the areas of enhancing security, promoting collaboration in the cultural and educational spheres, and advancing our commercial and …

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Emphasizes Energy Security in Prague

During his November 14 visit to the Czech Republic, on the day of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Czechoslovak Declaration of Independence in Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Czech President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Andrej Babis to discuss the close U.S.-Czech relationship and the issue of energy security. Speaking to Czech energy experts during a public address at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary Perry emphasized that:  …

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Ambassador King Plants Final Tree of Liberty

U.S. Ambassador Stephen King planted the final ‘Tree of Liberty’ in the Embassy gardens near the Glorietta.  He was joined by Miroslav Kundrata, CEO of the Czech Environmental Partnership, which organized the Trees of Liberty campaign, Czech military officials, a representative of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other guests. To commemorate the strong …

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis Honors Czech Soldiers’ Contributions

On Sunday October 28 U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis attended the military parade in Prague celebrating the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state 100 years ago.  He met there with Czech President Milos Zeman, Czech Minister of Defense Lubomir Metnar and other Czech and foreign officials. Mr. Mattis also met Czech Prime Minister Andrej …

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Secretary Pompeo Congratulates the Czech People on the 100th Anniversary of Independence

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Czech people on the 100th anniversary of your independence. The United States and the Czech Republic share an enduring friendship, a commitment to democratic principles, and a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Europe. Our partnership is old and deep. We …

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U.S. Commercial Service to Introduce U.S. Trends in Toys & Games at FOR TOYS Fair

U.S. Embassy Prague Commercial Service Specialist Veronika Novakova will introduce new trends in the U.S. toys & games products market at the FOR TOYS fair at Prague Letnany. The presentation will be of interest to Czech importers and distributors. U.S. companies seeking partners for the Czech market will also be introduced during the presentation. To …

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Launch of New Ford Focus in the Czech Republic

On October 10, 2018, Ambassador Steven B. King hosted the launch of new Ford Focus in the Czech Republic.  Ford Focus is one of World’s favorite family hatchbacks with more than 16 million models sold and the title of world’s best-selling car in 2012 and 2013.  This new model is expected to follow in the successful footsteps …

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Some Like it Hopped

The Foreign Agricultural Service at the U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Hop Growers of America, and Beer Academy Czech Republic, will contribute to centennial celebrations of U.S. – Czech diplomatic relations with an American hops and craft beer workshop, “Some Like it Hopped.” The topic, equally popular with Americans and …

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U.S.-Czech Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Holds in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Embassy Prague and the Czech Embassy in Washington partnered to hold a bilateral U.S.-Czech workshop on artificial intelligence (AI) at the University of Maryland on 18-19 September 2018. Dr. Stephen O’Regan, Science Director for the US Embassy’s Office of Naval Research Global, and Mr. Luděk Moravec, Czech Science Attaché to the United States, collaborated …

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Become a Community Solutions Program Fellow!

The Community Solutions Program is a professional leadership development program for the best and brightest community leaders worldwide. Community Solutions Fellows complete a four-month fellowship from August to December with a US nonprofit organization or local government agency. Our Community Leadership Institute provides an integrated leadership curriculum and individualized coaching throughout the fellowship. Fellows return …

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Ambassador King Meets the IVLP Exchange Program Alumni

On September 19, Ambassador Stephen B. King invited alumni of the  International Visitor Leadership Program  (IVLP) exchange program to his residence for a gala meeting. At this annual event, graduates meet with those who take part in the IVLP programs in the following year. The opening speech by Ambassador King, was followed by address of the chairwoman of the …

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U.S.A. Special Partner Nation of 18th NATO Days in Ostrava

The United States was a special partner nation of the 18th year of the NATO Days in Ostrava on September 14-15, which reflected the Centennial of the Czech-American relations.  The media reported that as many as 220,000 people visited the air show, a near-record attendance. General Richard Clark, the Deputy Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and …

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Ambassador King Visits Zlin Region

U.S. Ambassador Stephen King, on September 4-5, was pleased to make his first official visit to the southeast Moravian region of Zlin. Ambassador King plans to visit all fourteen regions of the Czech Republic during his tenure, and has instituted an embassy program for diplomats and staff to do the same by regularly traveling “Beyond …

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Visit U.S. Commercial Service booth at World of Beauty and Spa Prague

U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Prague, will introduce three U.S. cosmetics brands searching for Czech importers/distributors at World of Beauty and Spa Letňany on September 7 – 8, 2018.  The list of U.S. companies presented is available below. For more information, visit our booth or contact  Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov Health and Natural Beauty USA/SpringJene –  www.sprinjene.com Lafe´s Natural BodyCare …

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Prague 1968: Photographs by Paul F. Goldsmith

The American Center launched an exhibit by renowned american photographer Paul F. Goldsmith who, as a young student, captured historic moments of the Soviet led occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Back then Paul, a college student, traveled through Czechoslovakia and woke up to the Soviet invasion on 21 August, 1968. He managed to capture historic moments, which were …

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Ambassador King: Open Letter to the Freedom and Liberty-Loving People of the Czech Republic

I had the honor this past Wednesday to attend the repatriation ceremony of three Czech heroes at the Prague airport.  This was my first such experience.  I was there not only in my official role as the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, but also as a grateful father.  My son spent part of this …

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Ambassador King Visits Friends Fest – Friendly Festival Full of America

On Saturday August 11, Ambassador King visited “Friends Fest – Friendly Festival Full of America” on the Pardubice racecourse. He liked examples of American attractions and traditions, a collection of Ford cars and Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He appreciated that the organizers will use the Friends Fest admissions as a contribution to the collection to …

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Ambassador King Co-Opens the 8th Prague Pride Festival

On August 6, Ambassador King attended the opening of the 8th Prague Pride Festival which belongs among the largest cultural events of Prague´s summer season.  The Ambassador said in his speech on Strelecky Island that he is „proud that the U.S. Embassy has supported the festival since its inception in 2011 … because LGBTI person …

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U.S. and Czech Chemical and Biological Protection Specialists Train in Liberec

From 16-20 July, Nebraska and Texas National Guard CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) Specialists Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) Eric Cole and Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jeremy Garza took part in a week-long training event with the 31st CBRN Regiment in Liberec. The exchange focused on equipment, tactics, and techniques for Reconnaissance and Decontamination …

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2018 Investment Climate Statements

The U.S. Department of State’s Investment Climate Statements provide information on the business climates of more than 170 economies and are prepared by economic officers stationed in embassies and posts around the world. They analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses. Topics include Openness to Investment, Legal and …

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U.S. Military Decision Making Process Training

From July 9-12, members of the Nebraska and Texas National Guard participated in a State Partnership event with the 7th Mechanized Brigade “Dukelska” in Hranice . The event focused on ways of working with the information obtained from the battlefield environment and incorporating them into the U.S. Military Decision Making Process (MDMP). This process allows …

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Presidents Wilson and Masaryk Celebrated Independence Day in Prague

Prague, June 29  – U.S. and Czechoslovak Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (portrayed by actors from the Prague Shakespeare Company) celebrated the 242th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America at a reception hosted at U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Prague. Presidents Wilson and Masaryk, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Stephen King celebrated not only …

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Czech delegation at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington

On June 20 – 22, 2018, U.S. Commercial Service Prague and the Central Bohemia Government jointly led a delegation to fifth SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. This was the first delegation of Czech companies to attend the Summit.  During the event, delegates had the opportunity to learn about the U.S. investment climate and to …

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Johnson & Johnson New Offices Inauguration in Prague

On June 12, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Steven B. King delivered congratulatory remarks at the official opening of the new Johnson & Johnson office in Jinonice.  Ms. Erin Champlin, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Global Services, was the featured speaker at the opening ceremony which attracted Czech and international officials, community representatives as well as Johnson …

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Ambassador King Delivers Remarks at CEELI Meeting

Ambassador King delivered welcome remarks at the CEELI Institute’s Annual Meeting this morning.  The Institute’s Annual Meeting brings together board members, judges, lawyers and other experts to discuss rule of law issues and provides the Institute with an opportunity to review its efforts and programs.  This year the participants will also discuss threats to rule …

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Principles of Defense Acquisition Management Course

Principles of Defense Acquisition Management is a topic of the two week course for the Czech Army and Czech Ministry of Defense representatives. Czech Deputy Minister of Defense Daniel Kostoval and Office of Defense Cooperation Chief LTC Michael Cushwa made the opening remarks at the American Center. The course is led by experts from U.S. …

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Keller Williams, a New U.S. Real Estate Company Enters the Czech Market

U.S. Ambassador Steve King participated in the launch of Keller Williams Czech Republic, a new U.S. real estate company entering the Czech market. Keller Williams Czech Republic is a master franchisor of Keller Williams International. Around 150 real estate professionals and other guests participated in the launch event that was held at the residence of …

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Participate in Our Recruitment Event!

Would you like to pursue a professional security career at the U.S. Embassy? Now you have the opportunity to participate in our Recruitment Event. Event Information Date: July 12 ,2018 Time: 5pm until 8pm Place: American Center, Tržište 13, Praha 1 We are looking forward seeing you there! For more information about the event or …

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The Embassy Commemorates the 76th Anniversary of Lidice Massacre

The U.S. Embassy participated in the annual commemoration of one of the most brutal incidents of World War II: the Nazi annihilation of the Czech village of Lidice and the summary execution of most of its inhabitants in collective retaliation for the assassination of the senior German officer in Prague by Czech patriots in May, …

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Ambassador King Visits Teplice

Visit to Gymnazium Teplice was a success – Ambassador King was impressed during his meeting with students and his visit to the school’s bio-park and the town of Teplice. On his way to Teplice, he visited SSI Technologies in Přestanov. The company is based in Ambassador King’s hometown in Janesville, Wisconsin and has been operating …

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Ambassador King Visits Mlada Boleslav

Support for innovation and economic cooperation between Czech and U.S. companies was one of the main topics discussed during today’s meeting between Ambassador King and Mayor of Mlada Boleslav Raduan Nwelati. Ambassador King’s trip to Mlada Boleslav would not be complete without a visit to the ŠKODA AUTO Museum and Factory.

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Command Senior Leaders of V4 Countries, SPP States and NATO Meet in Vyskov

Twenty four top enlisted leaders from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Texas, Nebraska, NATO School and NATO ACT presented and discussed a wide range of NCOs related topics, such as future development of NCO Corps, mutual cooperation in the area of education and training, challenges connected with the management of enlisted force and sharing …

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Ambassador King Launches the Harley Davidson “Czech-American Challenge” Smart-Phone Application

Ambassador Stephen King participated in Harley-Davidson’s press conference to highlight the upcoming 115th H-D anniversary festival to take place in Prague in July. The conference also launched the “Czech-American Challenge” smart-phone application that U.S. Embassy Prague developed in conjunction with Harley Davidson Prague , which features information on locations in the Czech Republic of importance in the U.S.-Czech …