Czech Republic subsidises spa holidays

The Czech Republic is supporting providers of spa medical procedures and curative rehabilitation treatments who have been impacted by COVID-19. In accordance with EU State aid rules, it is providing a contribution of CZK2,000 (US$89) per person for a spa holiday.

The measure directly offers cash to customers using spa facilities, and is targeted at both locals and wider EU/EEA citizens.

Customers must buy a curative preventive stay of at least six nights and five cures in a Czech spa facility by the end of March 2022. If the idea works, it is likely to be extended.

Discounted stays can only be provided by facilities with special permission to provide spa medical procedures and curative rehabilitation treatments. The discount does not apply to stays carried out under public health insurance.

The most visited Czech spa towns include Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, Františkovy Lázně and Poděbrady.  Visit Czech Republic Is promoting selected spas, spa towns and spa hotels.