Visitor limits for Czech zoos raised; health workers can visit Prague Zoo for 1 crown in June

The limit on the number of visitors to Czech zoos, botanical gardens and arboretums will be significantly increased from Thursday


Written by ČTK Published on 03.06.2020 09:41:59 (updated on 03.06.2020) Reading time: 1 minute

Prague, June 2 (CTK) – The limit for the number of visitors to zoos, botanical gardens and arboretums will be increased to the maximum capacity of 250 per hectare from the current 150 as of this Thursday, Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtěch (ANO) has tweeted.

At first, the government wanted to increase the limit along with another wave of relaxation of lockdown rules as of June 8.

For Prague Zoo, 14,500 visitors will be allowed as opposed to the current 8,500, which should accommodate for most of the zoo’s normal traffic.

The acceleration by four days was agreed on by Vojtěch along with the epidemiological group headed by Rastislav Maďar.

The main reason is to enable the health personnel, firefighters and police to visit the Prague Zoo as a thanks to their work during the coronavirus crisis. Now they can go to the zoo for a symbolic one-crown entrance fee during June.

Last Saturday, the Prague zoo already exhausted the maximum capacity in the morning.

“This is a very nice gesture and we want them to use this opportunity,” Vojtěch said.

The government is planning to lift the limit for zoos and botanical gardens completely as of mid-June.

As of next Monday, public events for up to 500 participants may be held. The mandatory wearing of face masks will be cancelled for swimming pools and visitors to theaters, cinemas and concert halls will be able to offer all seats.

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