Our locations in Prague, Olomouc, and Baden-Baden are always virtually connected and so we were able to face potential shut-downs calmly.
But when the Czech government closed the borders in a rather martial way, personal contact was cut off. Soon we realized that personal contact is irreplaceable, especially in these uncertain times.. That's why I, as the managing director, took the first opportunity that arose to travel from Germany to Prague again.
German citizens are now allowed to travel to the Czech Republic on business for up to 72 hours and to move around there quite freely. Here is my experience report and a tip on how to get across the border. To enter the Czech Republic, you need:
Crossing the border is only possible on the main routes, so it is no problem to use the motorway from Dresden or Nürnberg.
My experience when crossing the border was that - at least at night - there were no queues. The border guards were extremely polite, which is not necessarily a matter of course in darkness, cold, and rain with the obligatory mouthguard, and on the German side I unfortunately could not always observe this tone towards foreigners, to put it euphemistically.
Many hotels in Prague are closed, so I booked in advance. In our company life goes on normally, but outside there are many restrictions. First of all, the obligation to wear a "ridiculous rag" which is followed by most people, whether in the park or on the tram. Those who drink their coffee or eat their Rohlik on the way have a good excuse and these are not rare in Prague, especially since the restaurants are still closed and delivery services have to be ordered in the morning because lunch is sacred to the Czechs.
Apart from that, the atmosphere is striking: no tourists - imagine the Charles Bridge without people in the middle of the day! A good time for unusual photos...