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 homemade masks will no longer be permitted.  If these types of masks (FFP2, N95) are not immediately available, two surgical masks may be worn together as an alternative temporary solution.

Actions to Take:

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