The Czech Republic has received the international mark “Safe Travels Stamp” awarded by the World Tourism & Travel Council and holds the status of a safe destination.

Entrepreneurs and associations in tourism can apply for the Safe Travels mark from October 1 2021 via the registration form on the CzechTourism agency’s website. Here you will also find recommendations and the resulting principles, rules and conditions of using the Safe Travels mark for individual industries (e.g retail stores, hotels, restaurants, saunas, swimming pools, golf courses, cinemas, cable cars and others), which undertakes to comply with by submitting the form. The granting and use of the Safe Travels mark is free of charge. Compliance with binding health and hygiene standards in operations and companies will be carried out by an external supplier in the form of mystery shopping.

The Safe Travels stamp is an award for destinations and companies around the world that have adopted the global standardised SafeTravels recommendation in the field of health and hygiene. This mark will help travellers identify countries and companies around the world that have implemented these globally standardised “safe travel” standards.

“Like the Open forever initiative, the Safe Travels Stamp is based on a system of self-regulation” said Jan Herget, director of CzechTourism, adding: “Both our projects will help not only to remain open forever, but also to attract foreign tourists. If you look at the booking portals today, you will see that some hotels already have the Safe Travels mark embedded in their profiles. Therefore, I believe that obtaining the mark will be an important competitive advantage for Czech entrepreneurs”.