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Airlines Updates

Published on 26.09.2020
Czech Airlines will resume flights to Moscow on 4 October

10.09.2020 CSA Czech Airlines and Smartwings in recent schedule update gradually filed preliminary schedule for winter 2020/21 season. Since late-August 2020, both carriers removed following routes during winter season.

CSA Czech Airlines
Prague – Bologna
Prague – Dusseldorf

Smartwings
Prague – Lanzarote
Prague – Valencia

12.08.2020 CSA Czech Airlines during the month of August 2020 schedules following service (mainly focusing on 11AUG20 – 31AUG20), as of 09AUG20 OAG schedules. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation, with last minute adjustment remains highly possible.

Prague – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Prague – Copenhagen 2 weekly
Prague – Frankfurt 3 weekly
Prague – Helsinki 2 weekly
Prague – Kosice 5 weekly
Prague – Kyiv Borispil 7 weekly
Prague – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Prague – Odessa 4 weekly
Prague – Paris CDG 7 weekly
Prague – Reykjavik Keflavik 4 weekly
Prague – Rome 4 weekly
Prague – Stockholm Arlanda 2 weekly

Smartwings during the month of August 2020 schedules 35 routes, including service to/from Poland. Planned operation as of 09AUG20 as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation.

Brno – Bourgas 3 weekly
Brno – Corfu 1 weekly
Brno – Irakleion 2 weekly
Brno – Kos 1 weekly
Brno – Rhodes 2 weekly
Brno – Zakynthos 2 weekly
Katowice – Chania 1 weekly
Katowice – Palma Mallorca 1 weekly
Katowice – Thessaloniki 1 weekly
Ostrava – Bourgas 2 weekly
Ostrava – Irakleion 1 weekly
Prague – Antalya 6 weekly
Prague – Bodrum 2 weekly
Prague – Bourgas 10 weekly
Prague – Cagliari 2 weekly
Prague – Corfu 5 weekly
Prague – Djerba 1 weekly
Prague – Fuerteventura 1 weekly
Prague – Funchal 1 weekly
Prague – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 1 weekly
Prague – Irakleion 9 weekly
Prague – Kefallinia 2 weekly
Prague – Kos 5 weekly
Prague – Malaga 2 weekly
Prague – Palma Mallorca 3 weekly
Prague – Preveza 2 weekly
Prague – Rhodes 6 weekly
Prague – Split 7 weekly
Prague – Tenerife South 1 weekly
Prague – Varna 3 weekly
Prague – Zakynthos 4 weekly
Warsaw – Chania 1 weekly
Warsaw – Palma Mallorca 1 weekly
Warsaw – Rhodes 1 weekly
Warsaw – Thessaloniki 1 weekly

Published on 14.07.2020
Smartwings since mid-June 2020 gradually resumes scheduled operation on various markets. As of 12JUL20, planned operation between 15JUN20 and 31AUG20 as follows.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation.

Brno – Bourgas eff 03JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Brno – Corfu eff 06JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Brno – Irakleion eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Brno – Kos eff 07JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Brno – Marsa Alam 16JUL20 – 29JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Brno – Rhodes eff 02JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Brno – Zakynthos eff 03JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Gdansk – Rhodes eff 13JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Katowice – Chania 1 weekly 737-800
Katowice – Palma Mallorca 1 weekly 737-800
Katowice – Thessaloniki eff 11JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Ostrava – Bourgas eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Ostrava – Irakleion eff 01JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Ostrava – Marsa Alam 15JUL20 – 23JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Prague – Antalya 6 weekly 737-800
Prague – Bodrum 2 weekly 737-800
Prague – Bourgas 10 weekly 737-800/-900ER
Prague – Cagliari eff 02JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Prague – Corfu eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 737-800/-900ER
Prague – Djerba 1 weekly 737-800
Prague – Fuerteventura eff 26JUL20 1 weekly 737-800
Prague – Funchal eff 24JUL20 2 weekly 737-900ER
Prague – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas eff 18JUL20 1 weekly 737-800 (2 weekly from 05AUG20)
Prague – Irakleion eff 01JUL20 9 weekly 737-800/-900ER
Prague – Kazan eff 04AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
Prague – Kefallinia eff 02JUL20 2 weekly 737-800
Prague – Kos eff 01JUL20 5 weekly 737-800
Prague – Malaga eff 01JUL20 3 weekly 737-800 (1 daily from 01AUG20)
Prague – Marsa Alam 15JUL20 – 31JUL20 2-3 weekly 737-800
Prague – Palma Mallorca eff 01JUL20 7 weekly 737-700/-800
Prague – Preveza eff 01JUL20 2 weekly 737-800/-900ER
Prague – Rhodes eff 01JUL20 6 weekly 737-800/-900ER
Prague – Rostov-on-Don eff 02AUG20 2 weekly A320
Prague – St. Petersburg eff 01AUG20 1 daily 737-800
Prague – Samara eff 03AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
Prague – Split 1 daily 737-800/-900ER
Prague – Tenerife South eff 03JUL20 1 weekly 737-900ER (-800 from 17JUL20, 2 weekly from 03AUG20)
Prague – Valencia eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 737-700/-800
Prague – Varna eff 03JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Prague – Zakynthos eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 737-800/-900ER
Warsaw – Bourgas eff 14JUL20 1 weekly
Warsaw – Chania eff 12JUL20 1 weekly
Warsaw – Kos eff 21JUL20 1 weekly
Warsaw – Palma Mallorca 1 weekly
Warsaw – Rhodes eff 10JUL20 2 weekly
Warsaw – Thessaloniki eff 11JUL20 1 weekly
CSA Czech Airlines July 2020 operations as of 12JUL20
Smartwings 15JUN – 31AUG20 operations as of 12JUL20

17/06/2020
CSA Czech Airline
s has filed planned operation for the month of July and August 2020, as the airline continues to restore scheduled service. The airline’s current schedule calls for 91 weekly departures (based on week of 12JUL20 schedule as of 14JUN20 OAG listing), reduced from 271 weekly flights listed as of 29MAR20.

Additional changes remain likely.

Prague – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Prague – Barcelona 2 weekly
Prague – Bucharest 4 weekly
Prague – Budapest 3 weekly
Prague – Frankfurt 8 weekly
Prague – Gothenburg 5 weekly
Prague – Helsinki 2 weekly
Prague – Kosice 4 weekly
Prague – Kyiv Borispil 7 weekly
Prague – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Prague – Madrid 2 weekly
Prague – Moscow Sheremetyevo 7 weekly (from 01AUG20)
Prague – Odessa 4 weekly
Prague – Paris CDG 21 weekly
Prague – Reykjavik Keflavik 7 weekly
Prague – Rome 6 weekly
Prague – Stockholm Arlanda 2 weekly

Following service tentatively scheduled from September 2020: Beirut, Bologna, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Malta, Milan Malpensa, Venice, Warsaw. Previously filed service to Bilbao has been removed for summer 2020.
Published on 01.06.2020
CSA Czech Airlines resumes London Heathrow from late-June 2020

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Czech Republic
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Portugal (Azores Isl.)
Passengers arriving from Azores Isl. (Portugal) must have:
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test. The test must have been taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
— This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
— This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs at most 14 days before arrival.

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to spouses of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have a marriage certificate or a confirmation of partnership.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 21 years who are children of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have a birth certificate and a copy of their parent’s residence permit.
– This does not apply to spouses of British nationals residing in Czechia. They must have a marriage certificate or a confirmation of partnership.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals residing in Czechia. They must have a birth certificate and a copy of their parent’s residence permit.
– This does not apply to family members of British nationals with a certificate of application for the status of UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement Beneficiary issued by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden.
– This does not apply to passengers who are unmarried partners of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechia.
– This does not apply to passengers with a C visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020.

A completed “Passenger Locator Form ” must be submitted before boarding. The form can be found at http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs at most 14 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Iceland, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand or Vatican City (Holy See).

Passengers arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican City (Holy See) or the islands of Azores (Portugal), Balearic (Spain) or Canary (Spain) must have medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs at most 14 days before arrival.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Spain (Balearic Isl. or Canary Isl.)
Passengers arriving from Balearic Isl. or Canary Isl. (Spain) must have:
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test. The test must have been taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
— This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
— This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs at most 14 days before arrival.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland
Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden or Switzerland must have:
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test. The test must have been taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
— This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
— This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs at most 14 days before arrival.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival and quarantine for up to 10 days.

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 24 April 2020 to TBD

Free movement prohibited Mar 24 – Apr 1, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EM_free-movement-of-persons.pdf;
As of Mar 19, any stay outside one’s residence without nose&mouth protection is forbidden, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/R_protective-respiratory-equipment.pdf;
On Mar 30 restrictions prolonged to Apr 11;
On Apr 11 prolonged until the end of the state of emergency which is currently on Apr 30th, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/71_EM_free-movement-of-persons_exceptions_10042020.pdf;
Free movement ban effectively cancelled on Apr 24th (free movement of people outside and during sports activities will be possible for groups of up to 10 people), src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/measures-adopted-by-the-czech-government-against-coronavirus-180545/;
As of Tuesday 19 May, workers in offices sitting at least 2 meters away from other colleagues, will not have to use a protective mask while working. The same exception applies to workers, who work with a high heat load, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/measures-adopted-by-the-czech-government-against-coronavirus-180545/;

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 June 2020 to TBD

As of Mar 16, no exit w/out permanent residence outside; no ingress w/out perm. res. inside; no visas, src: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx;
Internal border security re-introduced as of Mar 12, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/R_temporary-reintroduction-of-internal-border-security.pdf;
As of Mar 19, cross-border pendling (daily work) also forbidden, only visits to family allowed for pendlers, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/R_protective-respiratory-equipment.pdf;
Mandatory 14d quarantine for everyone coming from abroad as of Mar 30; internal border control prolonged to Apr 24, src: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/extension-of-temporary-reintroduction-of-border-control-at-internal-borders-of-the-czech-republic.aspx;
As of Apr 14: a) The general prohibition of travel FROM the Czech Republic is ended, b) Mandatory quarantine for everyone coming IN, c) Prohibition of ENTRY to foreigners (incl. EU citizens), with the exception of those with a valid residence permit, remains effective, src: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/main-changes-to-the-conditions-of-entry-to-the-territory-of-the-czech-republic-entering-into-force-from-april-14th-2020-0-00.aspx;
As of Apr 14, current rules prolonged to the end of state of emergency (currently set to 30 Apr), src: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/file/information-of-the-ministry-of-the-interior-of-the-cz-which-specified-the-conditions-and-particulars-required-for-entry-the-national-territory-of-the-cz-valid-from-14-04-2020.aspx;
As of April 27, the rules for crossing state borders have been changed. EU citizens arriving in the Czech Republic for the business purposes or university students from EU countries can now arrive to the Czech Republic. Czech citizens are able to travel abroad, however on their return they have to submit to a 14 days quarantine or undergo/present a test with a negative result on Covid-19, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/measures-adopted-by-the-czech-government-against-coronavirus-180545/;
As of May 1, cross-border commuters have to provide test for Covid-19 with a negative result only every 30 days (changed form 14 d) and they can submit it retrospectively to the regional hygiene station within 72 hours to avoid mandatory quarantine, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-approves-the-rules-for-relaxing-emergency-measures-from-11-may–state-of-emergency-remains-in-force-until-17-may-181311/;
As of Monday 11 May, cross-border public transportation is allowed again with the exception of air traffic, which still remains limited., src vvv;
As of Monday 11 May, all citizens will be able to cross the state border at selected border crossings. Railway corridors to Germany and Austria will also be functional. The rules for the entry of foreigners into the Czech Republic will be relaxed. Seasonal employees or holders of long-term visas will now be able to enter the Czech Republic. Each person will have to submit a negative test upon arrival., src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-approves-further-proposals-to-help-businesses–from-11-may-cross-border-passenger-transportation-to-resume-181350/;
As of 26th May, borders with Austria and Germany are completely re-opened and also all the secondary airports will be re-commissioned. General checks at the borders have also been discontinued and all crossings will once again be able to be used 24 hours a day. Each person will still have to submit a negative test upon arrival., src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-to-propose-lowering-vat-on-accommodations-and-tickets–has-decided-to-open-all-road-and-railway-crossings-with-germany-and-austria–181684/;
As of 5th June, further relaxation of border crossing: EU member states and other states of the Schengen area are divided into three categories according to the level of risk of COVID-19. Czechs and foreigners with a long-term stay in the Czech Republic will be able to travel to countries of all categories after this date and will not have to prove themselves with a negative test for coronavirus after returning from countries with low and medium risk. Foreigners arriving from medium and high-risk countries will then have to prove themselves with a negative test upon arrival (in case of absence of a negative test, these foreigners will be submitted into quarantine). List of countries: Low risk: Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Croatia, Iceland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Poland, Austria, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland; Medium risk: Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain; High risk: Sweden, United Kingdom.;

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Flight Restrictions

published 09.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to spouses of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia.
– This does not apply to spouses of British nationals residing in Czechia.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 21 years who are children of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals residing in Czechia.
– This does not apply to passengers with a C visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020.
– This does not apply to passengers who are unmarried partners of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechia.
– This does not apply to passengers who are unmarried partners of British nationals residing in Czechia. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechia.

A completed “Passenger Locator Form ” must be submitted before boarding. The form can be found at prijezdovyformular.cz
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See).

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Quarantine

The Czech Republic will start accepting “EU Digital COVID certificates” (EUDCC) from 1 July 2021. Holders of EUDCC will be allowed to enter the Czech Republic, without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine), at the condition that their certificate contains either.
*Spanish travelers going to Czech Republic will have test and quarantine requirements from 5 July 2021.
Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate:
Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival.
Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.
The following restrictions apply to travellers who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the country of departure, and who will stay in Czechia for more than 12 hours:

• Low-risk (green) countries: Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” are not subject to testing or isolation requirements. Exception from testing for:
Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (it is necessary to have the digital EU certificate or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed); Persons fully vaccinated in a EU+ country if at least 14 days from the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required); Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website).
• Medium-risk (orange) countries: Travellers arriving by public transportation are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR taken 72 hours before departure, or antigen test taken 24 hours before departure); Travellers arriving by individual transportation are subject to a COVID-19 test (either PCR or antigen) within 5 days from arrival;
People vaccinated against Covid-19 in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia, after 22 days from the first dose of the vaccine, are allowed to travel from medium-risk EU+ countries without being subject to testing or isolation requirements after arrival.

• High-risk (red) countries: Travellers arriving by public transportation are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR taken 72 hours before departure, or antigen test taken 24 hours before departure) and to self-isolation until the negative result of a PCR test taken within 5 days from arrival;
Travellers arriving by individual transportation are subject to self-isolation until the negative result of a PCR test taken within 5 days from arrival;
People vaccinated against Covid-19 in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia, after 22 days from the first dose of the vaccine, are allowed to travel from high-risk EU+ countries without being subject to testing or isolation requirements after arrival.

• Very high-risk (dark red) countries: Travellers arriving both by public or individual transportation are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR taken 72 hours before departure, or antigen test taken 24 hours before departure) and to self-isolation until the negative result of a PCR test taken no earlier than 5 days after arrival.

• Travel from “extreme risk” (gray) countries: Travellers arriving both by public or individual transportation are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR taken 72 hours before departure, or antigen test taken 24 hours before departure) and to self-isolation until the negative result of a PCR test taken within 24 hours from arrival, plus a second PCR test taken no earlier than 10 days after arrival.
The entry requirements specified above do not apply to land transit (up to 12 hours), travel from neighbouring countries (up to 24 hours), cross-border workers, diplomatic missions (up to 72 hours) or children under the age of 6.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country- subject to category.

The Czech Republic will start accepting “EU Digital COVID certificates” (EUDCC) from 1 July 2021. Holders of EUDCC will be allowed to enter the Czech Republic, without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine), at the condition that their certificate contains either.
*Spanish travelers going to Czech Republic will have test and quarantine requirements from 5 July 2021.
Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate:
Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival.
Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.
The following restrictions apply to travellers who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the country of departure, and who will stay in Czechia for more than 12 hours:

• Low-risk (green) countries: Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” are not subject to testing or isolation requirements. If travellers are unable to provide proof of full vaccination cycle, they must present negative pre-departure antigen (48 hours) / PCR (72 hours) test before or after arrival (within 5 days).

• Medium-risk (orange) countries: Travellers arriving by public transportation are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR taken 72 hours before departure, or antigen test taken 24 hours before departure);
Travellers arriving by individual transportation are subject to a COVID-19 test (either PCR or antigen) within 5 days from arrival;
People vaccinated against Covid-19 in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia, after 22 days from the first dose of the vaccine, are allowed to travel from medium-risk EU+ countries without being subject to testing or isolation requirements after arrival.

• High-risk (red) countries: Travellers arriving by public transportation are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR taken 72 hours before departure, or antigen test taken 24 hours before departure) and to self-isolation until the negative result of a PCR test taken within 5 days from arrival;
Travellers arriving by individual transportation are subject to self-isolation until the negative result of a PCR test taken within 5 days from arrival;
People vaccinated against Covid-19 in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia, after 22 days from the first dose of the vaccine, are allowed to travel from high-risk EU+ countries without being subject to testing or isolation requirements after arrival.

• Very high-risk (dark red) countries: Travellers arriving both by public or individual transportation are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR taken 72 hours before departure, or antigen test taken 24 hours before departure) and to self-isolation until the negative result of a PCR test taken no earlier than 5 days after arrival.

• Travel from “extreme risk” (gray) countries: Travellers arriving both by public or individual transportation are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR taken 72 hours before departure, or antigen test taken 24 hours before departure) and to self-isolation until the negative result of a PCR test taken within 24 hours from arrival, plus a second PCR test taken no earlier than 10 days after arrival.
The entry requirements specified above do not apply to land transit (up to 12 hours), travel from neighbouring countries (up to 24 hours), cross-border workers, diplomatic missions (up to 72 hours) or children under the age of 6.

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 20 April 2020 to TBD

Effective Mar 24 – Apr 1, source: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EM_stores.pdf;
As of Mar 19 senior-only (65+) shopping hours 10-12 introduced (in essential-goods shops only), source: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EM_Grocery-stores-10-12-a.m..pdf;
Shopping times for seniors changed to 7-9 AM as of Mar 20, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EM_stores_7-9-am_19_March.pdf;
Shopping times for seniors changed again to 08-10AM, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EM_stores-8-10-am.pdf;
Some more shops got re-opened/reclassified as essential, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EM_stores.pdf;
Additional openings: hobbymarkets, bicycle shops, outdoor sporting venues, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mimo%C5%99%C3%A1dn%C3%A9-opat%C5%99en%C3%AD-maloobchodn%C3%AD-prodej-a-prodej-slu%C5%BEeb-v-provozovn%C3%A1ch-1.pdf;
As of 20 April – gradual relaxation 1st wave: craft workshops, farmers’ markets, car dealers, outdoor training activities of professional athletes, weddings of up to 10 people, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-discusses-proposal-for-gradually-easing-exceptional-measures-181015/ and https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/86_EM_stores_exceptions_17042020.pdf;
As of 27 April – business premises up to 2 500 m2, only if they are not in shopping malls over 5 000 m2), driving schools, gyms and fitness facilities without the possibility of using locker rooms and showers, church services of up to 15 people, libraries, outdoor expositions of zoological gardens, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/measures-adopted-by-the-czech-government-against-coronavirus-180545/;
As of 11 May – shopping centres, business premises over 2 500 m2, restaurants can open their gardens while serving food there, beauty services, museums, galleries, outdoor premises of castles and chateaus, activities of professional athletes without public;
As of 25 May – restaurants, accommodation services, taxi services, tattoo salons, theatres, cultural and sporting events (up to 100 pers.), outdoor expositions of zoological gardens;
As of 22 June – minor details of 2m distance, washing hands etc. in different types of public establishments re-specified, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/158_EM_stores-and-services-from-22-June_18062020.pdf

— good concise overview: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/roadmap-for-easing-measures/ —

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 11 May 2020 to TBD

Events >30 people prohibited as of Mar 13, source: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/R_adoption-of-crisis-measures.pdf;
Public gatherings of 2+ persons prohibited Mar 24 – Apr 1 with the exception of family and close ppl, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EM_free-movement-of-persons.pdf;
On Apr 11, public gatherings of 2+ persons ban prolonged to “end of state of emergency” which is currently set to Apr 30, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/71_EM_free-movement-of-persons_exceptions_10042020.pdf;
On Apr 24, public gatherings threshold was raised to 10 persons (and general ban on free movement cancelled);
As of April 27, church services with a maximum of 15 persons can be held under strict hygienic conditions;
From 11 May, re-opening of activities of museums and galleries, cinemas, theatres, circuses and similar establishments, provided that they comply with the limitation (same as for sports, religious, club and other public events, weddings or training sessions of athletes) and church services of the number of participants to max 100 at any one time who always keep a distance of at least 2m between people, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-approves-the-rules-for-relaxing-emergency-measures-from-11-may–state-of-emergency-remains-in-force-until-17-may-181311/;
As of June 8, it is be possible to organize events with the participation of up to 500 persons, terraces of restaurant will be able to remain open even after 11 pm, it will be possible to try on clothes at outdoor markets and the number of people who may be in the zoo, botanical garden or grounds of castles is increased to 250 per hectare. In exhibition halls, castles, theatres, cinemas, concert halls and circuses can be now up to 500 persons. The obligation of social distancing in auditoriums of theatres and cinemas and the obligation of visitors of swimming pools to wear a protective mask is abolished., src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/measures-adopted-by-the-czech-government-against-coronavirus-180545/;
As of June 22, events limit raised to 1000 persons and exceptions were made above that, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/156_EM_events-more-than-1000-people_from-22-June_18062020.pdf

— see also “Shops” entry —

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 11 May 2020 to TBD

src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/R_ban_presence-at-school.pdf;
As of May 11, elementary, secondary and art schools will be able to partially open – for all types of teaching, including university teaching, there will be the restriction of not more than 15 people in any one class or group, optional preparation of 9th grade primary school pupils for acceptance examinations to secondary school, whereas attendance is not mandatory for these pupils and these pupils may be in groups of at most 15, personal attendance of students at studies at university with at most 15 students participating in a group, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-approves-the-rules-for-relaxing-emergency-measures-from-11-may–state-of-emergency-remains-in-force-until-17-may-181311/;
Starting 8 June, upper-year pupils of primary schools and students of secondary schools, conservatories and higher vocational schools will also be able to return to school voluntarily for consultations or homeroom classes. In all cases, students may only comprise groups of at most 15 individuals., src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-to-propose-lowering-vat-on-accommodations-and-tickets–has-decided-to-open-all-road-and-railway-crossings-with-germany-and-austria–181684/;

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 17 May 2020 to TBD

State of emergency declared on Mar 12 for 30 days, source: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/R_state-of-emergency.pdf;
Mobile phones and bank transactions location data ordered to be shared with the government in case of COVID-19-positive patients, presumably upon agreement by the patient, as of Mar 19, src: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EM_localisation-of-data_19_March.pdf;
State of emergency prolonged to Apr 30, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/the-government-has-decided-to-extend-the-state-of-emergency-until-30-april–more-than-a-billion-crowns-of-support-for-cultural-institutions-180964/;
On Apr 28, state of emergency has been prolonged to May 17, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-approves-the-rules-for-relaxing-emergency-measures-from-11-may–state-of-emergency-remains-in-force-until-17-may-181311/;
As of Tuesday 5 May, new exceptions to the wearing of protective masks apply for kindergarten teachers, children, pupils, students and pedagogical staff during school lectures, src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-approves-further-proposals-to-help-businesses–from-11-may-cross-border-passenger-transportation-to-resume-181350/;
On May 17th, the state of emergency has been ended;
Effective 26 May the Ministry of Health has repealed the dedicated shopping hours for seniors, discontinued the requirement for barbers, hairdressers, pedicurists, masseurs and other similar professions to use a protective shield in addition to a face mask and withdrawn the obligation for a mask to be worn at work assuming the person is working in one spot at least two metres from others, as well as for lifeguards, swimming coaches and swimming instructors also with the two-metre condition, and also public transport drivers who do not come into direct contact with passengers., src: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-to-propose-lowering-vat-on-accommodations-and-tickets–has-decided-to-open-all-road-and-railway-crossings-with-germany-and-austria–181684/;
As of July 1st, masks were made non-mandatory, except in Prague’s underground and larger events, health and social facilities. Opening hours limitations for restaurants, bars and clubs were abandoned.

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Full Restrictions

  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech authorities add Cyprus, Balearic Islands and Portugal to red list of COVID-19 countries (SVI, 13.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Land transit up to 12 hours through the Czech Republic is allowed without any restrictions in place. Transit from countries with extreme risk of transmission of COVID-19 is not permitted.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    www.mvcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals who do not have any residence permit issued by the Czech Republic or long-term or permanent residence permit issued by another EU+ country can travel only for essential reasons. This rule does not apply to the citizen of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19. An entry ban for citizens coming from countries with extreme risk of transmission is in place, with the exceptions of citizens and residents of Czechia.

    The rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Ministry of Health Protection Measure.

    Travellers must fill in the Passenger Locator Form before arrival.

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas based on data compiled by ECDC. Countries are classified, according to their epidemiological situation, as: Low-risk (green), Medium-risk (orange), High-risk (red), Very high-risk (dark red) and extreme risk (grey).

    The following conditions apply to travellers who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the country of departure, and who will stay in Czechia for more than 12 hours:

    Low-risk (green) countries

    • Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Negative pre-departure antigen (48 hours) / PCR (72 hours) test before or after arrival (within 5 days).
    • Exception from testing for:
      • Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (it is necessary to have the digital EU certificate or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed).
      • Persons fully vaccinated in a EU+ country if at least 14 days from the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required).
      • Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website).

     

    Medium-risk (orange) countries

    • Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Negative pre-departure antigen (48 hours) / PCR (72 hours) test before or after arrival (within 5 days).
    • Exception from testing for:
      • Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (the digital EU certificate or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed are required).
      • Persons fully vaccinated in a EU+ country if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required).
      • Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website).

     

    High-risk (red) countries

    • Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Negative pre-departure PCR test (72 hours) before arrival (citizens and residents of Czechia can undergo antigen test and if they travel by individual transport they are not required to undergo further testing upon arrival).
    • PCR test on the 5th day after arrival at the earliest and self-isolation until the negative result. 
    • Exception from testing and self-isolation apply for the following categories:
      • Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (the digital EU certificate or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed are required).
      • Persons fully vaccinated in a EU+ country if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required).
      • Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website).

     

    Very high-risk (dark red) countries

    • Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Negative pre-departure PCR test (72 hours) before arrival (citizens and residents of Czechia can undergo antigen test and if they travel by individual transport they are not required to undergo further testing upon arrival).
    • PCR test on the 5th day after arrival at the earliest and self-isolation until the negative result. 
    • Exception from testing and self-isolation for:
      • Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (the digital EU certificate or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed are required).
      • Persons fully vaccinated in a EU+ country after at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required).
      • Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website).

    Extreme risk (grey) countries

    Only citizens and residents of Czechia, foreign nationals with a long-term residence permit and accredited members of diplomatic missions, are allowed to enter Czechia from extreme risk countries. The following conditions apply:

    • Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form.
    • Negative pre-departure PCR test (72 hours) before arrival (citizens and residents of Czechia can undergo antigen test and if they travel by individual transport they are not required to undergo further testing upon arrival).
    • Self-isolation until a further negative result to 2 PCR tests – 1st  taken within 24 hours after arrival, plus a 2nd PCR test taken no earlier than day 10 after arrival.
    • Exception from testing and self-isolation for:
      • Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (it is necessary to have the digital EU certificate on it or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed).
      • Persons fully vaccinated in the EU+ countries if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required).
      • Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website).

     

    Find out more:
    National classification of risk areas

    Entry rules

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 10 people are allowed to meet without restrictions. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are open with restrictive measures in place. Theatres and cinemas are open with restrictions and capacity limits in place. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including rules on organising public gatherings, operation of shops, services and restaurants can be found in English on the Czech government COVID portal
    All schools are open. Foreign nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

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    16.07.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech authorities ban travel to Russia and Tunisia because of COVID-19 variants (Reuters, 29.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas. Countries are classified, according to their epidemiological situation, as: Low-risk (green), Medium-risk (orange), High-risk (red), Very high-risk (dark red) and extreme risk (black).

    It is possible to enter Czechia for any reason, including tourism, from all EU+ countries.

    The following conditions apply to travellers who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the country of departure, and who will stay in Czechia for more than 12 hours:

    • Low-risk (green) and medium-risk (orange) countries
      • A Passenger Locator Form.
      • A negative result to a pre-departure PCR test. Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Alternatively, it is possible to be tested within 5 days after arrival.
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 14 days after the second dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;

     

    • High-risk (red) and very high-risk (dark red) countries
      • A Passenger Locator Form.
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 14 days after the second dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson). 
      • A negative result to a pre-departure PCR test. Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), antigenic (taken within 24 hours prior to departure). Carriers will not accept any traveller without a Passenger Locator Form and negative Covid-19 test result.
      • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken within 5 and 14 days after arrival;
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days.

     

    • Extreme risk (black) countries
    • A Passenger Locator Form.
    • Proof of vaccination, valid 14 days after the second dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson); Carriers will not accept any traveller without a Passenger Locator Form and negative Covid-19 test result.
    • A negative result to a pre-departure PCR test. Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), antigenic (taken within 24 hours prior to departure). 
    • Confirmation of an appointment for a PCR test to be done within 24 hours after arrival. Carriers will not accept any traveller without a Passenger Locator Form, a negative Covid-19 test result and confirmation of an appointment for a PCR test to be taken upon arrival. 
    • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken within 5 and 14 days after arrival;
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days.

    The entry requirements specified above (testing, quarantine and Passenger Locator Form) do not apply to children under the age of 6.

     

    Find out more:
    National classification of risk areas
    VisitCzechRepublic
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    Transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is permitted only to citizens and residents of Czechia and their family members, who have an exception from the entry ban: 

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Russian Federation
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Tunisia
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    •  

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry is not permitted to citizens and residents of third countries where the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is moderate, high or very high, as in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions (with the obligation to fill in the passenger location form) is allowed from: Albania, Australia, Hong Kong, Island, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Macao, San Marino, Madeira, The Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican, USA.

    Entry from the following countries is permitted only to citizens and residents of Czechia and their family members, who have an exception from the entry ban:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Russian Federation
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Tunisia
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers, including also those arriving from “Green” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 10 people are allowed to meet without restrictions. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are open with restrictive measures in place. Theatres and cinemas are open with restrictions and capacity limits in place. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including rules on organising public gatherings, operation of shops, services and restaurants can be found in English on the Czech government COVID portal
    All schools are open. Foreign nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

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    12.07.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech authorities ban travel to Russia and Tunisia because of COVID-19 variants (Reuters, 29.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas. Countries are classified, according to their epidemiological situation, as: Low-risk (green), Medium-risk (orange), High-risk (red), Very high-risk (dark red) and extreme risk (gray).

    It is possible to enter Czechia for any reason, including tourism, from all EU+ countries.

    The following conditions apply to travellers who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the country of departure, and who will stay in Czechia for more than 12 hours:

    • Low-risk (green) countries
      Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” are not subject to testing or isolation requirements.
    • Medium-risk (orange) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test.
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure)
    • High-risk (red) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • A negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted but are required to be tested within the 5th day after arrival);
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 24 hours prior to departure) for citizens and residents of Czechia ;
      • A negative result of a pre-departure PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) for travellers who are neither citizens nor residents of Czechia;
      • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken within 5 days after arrival;

     

    • Very high-risk (dark red) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • A negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted but are required to be tested within the 5th day after arrival);
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 24 hours prior to departure) for citizens and residents of Czechia ;
      • A negative result of a pre-departure PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) for travellers who are neither citizens nor residents of Czechia;
      • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken within 5 days after arrival;

     

    • Extreme risk (gray) countries
      • Only citizens and residents of Czechia, and accredited members of diplomatic missions, are allowed to enter Czechia from extreme risk countries;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted);
      • Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure). For citizens and residents of Czechia, an antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure) is also accepted;
      • Self-isolation until negative results to a PCR test taken within 24 hours after arrival, plus a second PCR test taken no earlier than day 10 after arrival.

    The entry requirements specified above do not apply to land transit (up to 12 hours), travel from neighbouring countries (up to 24 hours), cross-border workers, diplomatic missions (up to 72 hours) or children under the age of 6.

     

    Find out more:
    National classification of risk areas
    VisitCzechRepublic
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    Transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is permitted only to citizens and residents of Czechia and their family members, who have an exception from the entry ban: 

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Russian Federation
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Tunisia
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    •  

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry is not permitted to citizens and residents of third countries where the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is moderate, high or very high, as in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions (with the obligation to fill in the passenger location form) is allowed from: Albania, Australia, Hong Kong, Island, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Macao, San Marino, Madeira, The Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican, USA.

    Entry from the following countries is permitted only to citizens and residents of Czechia and their family members, who have an exception from the entry ban:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Russian Federation
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Tunisia
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers, including also those arriving from “Green” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 10 people are allowed to meet without restrictions. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are open with restrictive measures in place. Theatres and cinemas are open with restrictions and capacity limits in place. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including rules on organising public gatherings, operation of shops, services and restaurants can be found in English on the Czech government COVID portal
    All schools are open. Foreign nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    08.07.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech authorities ban travel to Russia and Tunisia because of COVID-19 variants (Reuters, 29.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas. Countries are classified, according to their epidemiological situation, as: Low-risk (green), Medium-risk (orange), High-risk (red), Very high-risk (dark red) and extreme risk (gray).

    It is possible to enter Czechia for any reason, including tourism, from all EU+ countries.

    The following conditions apply to travellers who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the country of departure, and who will stay in Czechia for more than 12 hours:

    • Low-risk (green) countries
      Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” are not subject to testing or isolation requirements.
    • Medium-risk (orange) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test.
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure)
    • High-risk (red) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • A negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted but are required to be tested within the 5th day after arrival);
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 24 hours prior to departure) for citizens and residents of Czechia ;
      • A negative result of a pre-departure PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) for travellers who are neither citizens nor residents of Czechia;
      • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken within 5 days after arrival;

     

    • Very high-risk (dark red) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • A negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted but are required to be tested within the 5th day after arrival);
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 24 hours prior to departure) for citizens and residents of Czechia ;
      • A negative result of a pre-departure PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) for travellers who are neither citizens nor residents of Czechia;
      • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken within 5 days after arrival;

     

    • Extreme risk (gray) countries
      • Only citizens and residents of Czechia, and accredited members of diplomatic missions, are allowed to enter Czechia from extreme risk countries;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted);
      • Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure). For citizens and residents of Czechia, an antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure) is also accepted;
      • Self-isolation until negative results to a PCR test taken within 24 hours after arrival, plus a second PCR test taken no earlier than day 10 after arrival.

    The entry requirements specified above do not apply to land transit (up to 12 hours), travel from neighbouring countries (up to 24 hours), cross-border workers, diplomatic missions (up to 72 hours) or children under the age of 6.

     

    Find out more:
    National classification of risk areas
    VisitCzechRepublic
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    Transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is permitted only to citizens and residents of Czechia and their family members, who have an exception from the entry ban: 

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Russian Federation
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Tunisia
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    •  

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Albania, Australia, Hong Kong, Island, Israel, Japan, Lebanon,  New Zealand, Macao, San Marino, Madeira, The Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican, USA

    Entry from the following countries is permitted only to citizens and residents of Czechia and their family members, who have an exception from the entry ban.

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Russian Federation
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Tunisia
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 10 people are allowed to meet without restrictions. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are open with restrictive measures in place. Theatres and cinemas are open with restrictions and capacity limits in place. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including rules on organising public gatherings, operation of shops, services and restaurants can be found in English on the Czech government COVID portal
    All schools are open. Foreign nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    06.07.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech authorities ban travel to Russia and Tunisia because of COVID-19 variants (Reuters, 29.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas. Countries are classified, according to their epidemiological situation, as: Low-risk (green), Medium-risk (orange), High-risk (red), Very high-risk (dark red) and extreme risk (gray).

    It is possible to enter Czechia for any reason, including tourism, from all EU+ countries.

    The following conditions apply to travellers who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the country of departure, and who will stay in Czechia for more than 12 hours:

    • Low-risk (green) countries
      Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” are not subject to testing or isolation requirements.
    • Medium-risk (orange) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test.
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure)
    • High-risk (red) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted);
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure);
      • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken within 5 days after arrival.
    • Very high-risk (dark red) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted);
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure). For citizens and residents of Czechia, an antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure) is also accepted;
      • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken no earlier than 5 days after arrival.
    • Extreme risk (gray) countries
      • Only citizens and residents of Czechia, and accredited members of diplomatic missions, are allowed to enter Czechia from extreme risk countries;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted);
      • Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure). For citizens and residents of Czechia, an antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure) is also accepted;
      • Self-isolation until negative results to a PCR test taken within 24 hours after arrival, plus a second PCR test taken no earlier than day 10 after arrival.

    The entry requirements specified above do not apply to land transit (up to 12 hours), travel from neighbouring countries (up to 24 hours), cross-border workers, diplomatic missions (up to 72 hours) or children under the age of 6.

     

    Find out more:
    National classification of risk areas
    VisitCzechRepublic
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 10 people are allowed to meet without restrictions. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are open with restrictive measures in place. Theatres and cinemas are open with restrictions and capacity limits in place. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including rules on organising public gatherings, operation of shops, services and restaurants can be found in English on the Czech government COVID portal
    All schools are open. Foreign nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech authorities ban travel to Russia and Tunisia because of COVID-19 variants (Reuters, 29.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas. Countries are classified, according to their epidemiological situation, as: Low-risk (green), Medium-risk (orange), High-risk (red), Very high-risk (dark red) and extreme risk (gray).

    From 21 June, it is possible to enter Czechia for any reason, including tourism, from all EU+ countries.

    The following conditions apply to travellers who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the country of departure, and who will stay in Czechia for more than 12 hours:

    • Low-risk (green) countries
      Travellers arriving from countries classified as “green” are not subject to testing or isolation requirements.
    • Medium-risk (orange) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test.
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure)
    • High-risk (red) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted);
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure);
      • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken within 5 days after arrival.
    • Very high-risk (dark red) countries
      • Proof of vaccination, valid 22 days after the first dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
      • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted);
        Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure). For citizens and residents of Czechia, an antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure) is also accepted;
      • Self-isolation until a negative result to a PCR test taken no earlier than 5 days after arrival.
    • Extreme risk (gray) countries
      • Only citizens and residents of Czechia, and accredited members of diplomatic missions, are allowed to enter Czechia from extreme risk countries;
      • a negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test (citizens and residents of Czechia arriving by individual transport are exempted);
      • Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure). For citizens and residents of Czechia, an antigenic test (taken 48 hours prior to departure) is also accepted;
      • Self-isolation until negative results to a PCR test taken within 24 hours after arrival, plus a second PCR test taken no earlier than day 10 after arrival.

    The entry requirements specified above do not apply to land transit (up to 12 hours), travel from neighbouring countries (up to 24 hours), cross-border workers, diplomatic missions (up to 72 hours) or children under the age of 6.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

     

    Find out more:
    National classification of risk areas
    Entry rules from 21 June
    Protective measures
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic:There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport (including the stops and stations). You don’t have to wear a face covering outside when keeping a two-meter distance from others or if you are in the group of 2 people from different households (with the exception of people from the same household). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 10 people are allowed to meet without restrictions. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are open with restrictive measures in place. Theatres and cinemas are open with restrictions and capacity limits in place. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including rules on organising public gatherings, operation of shops, services and restaurants can be found in English on the Czech government COVID portal. All schools are open.

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • Czech Republic 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Czechia and their family members; – nationals of Albania, Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR
    China), Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Serbia, Singapore, Thailand and USA if arriving from their country of
    nationality; – nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy,
    Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
    and Vatican City (Holy See); – British nationals with a certificate of application for the status of UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement Beneficiary issued by Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
    Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden; and their family members; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia; –
    passengers with a residence permit issued by Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
    Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China),
    Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland,
    Thailand, USA and Vatican City (Holy See); – passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours; – spouses of British nationals residing in
    Czechia. They must have a marriage certificate or a confirmation of partnership; – passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals residing in Czechia. They
    must have a birth certificate and a copy of their parent�s residence permit; – passengers who are unmarried partners of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland,
    Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechia; –
    passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia; – passengers with a C visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020.

    2. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to
    enter. This does not apply to: – nationals of Czechia; – nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
    Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia,
    Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia; – passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by
    Czechia; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia and who are spouses or children younger than 21 years of nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,
    Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco,
    Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by
    Czechia; – passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours.

    3. Passengers must complete a “Passenger Locator Form” before boarding. The form can be found at http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/ – This does not apply to: – passengers younger
    than 6 years; – nationals of Czechia with a service passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours; – passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a
    maximum stay of 72 hours; – passengers arriving from Albania, Australia, Austria, Balearic Isl., Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary,
    Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Macao (SAR China), Madeira, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino,
    Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Thailand, USA or Vatican City (Holy See).

    4. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Monaco, Portugal (including
    Azores Isl.), Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland must have: – a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or – a
    negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. – This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 6 years; – nationals of
    Czechia with a service passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours; – passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours; –
    nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia,
    Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City
    (Holy See) with a residence permit issued by Czechia. They must have a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival. The certificate
    must be issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State, in Czech or English; – nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
    France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
    Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See). They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Andorra, Monaco, San Marino,
    Serbia, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State if they received the vaccine at least 22 days before arrival or at least 14 days before arrival if they received
    the Janssen vaccine. More details can be found at: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/vzory-narodnich-certifikatu/ ; – passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by if they
    received the vaccine at least 22 days before arrival or at least 14 days before arrival if they received the Janssen vaccine. More details can be found at:
    https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/vzory-narodnich-certifikatu/; – passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by a consulate or embassy of Czechia; -nationals of Czechia and
    nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia,
    Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City
    (Holy See) with a residence permit issued by Czechia. They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by a non-EEA country and be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before
    arrival. More details can be found at: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/vzory-narodnich-certifikatu/

    5. Passengers arriving from a country other than Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canary Isl., Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus,
    Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon,
    Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Malawi, Monaco, Mozambique, North Macedonia (Rep.), Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland,
    Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, USA, Vatican City (Holy See), Zambia or Zimbabwe
    must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. – This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 6 years; –
    nationals of Czechia with a service passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours; – passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72
    hours; – nationals of Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; – nationals of Andorra, Austria,
    Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
    Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) residing in Czechia, with a
    negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; – passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia, with a
    negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; – passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by a consulate or
    embassy of Czechia; – passengers younger than 21 years who are children of nationals of Czechia, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from
    the first embarkation point; – spouses of nationals of Czechia and their children younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before
    departure from the first embarkation point.

    6. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative
    COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 5 years. – nationals of Czechia with a
    negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. – nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,
    Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands,
    Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia. They
    must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. – passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by
    Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. – passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia and
    who are spouses or children younger than 21 years of nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
    Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia,
    Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most
    48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

    7. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.

    Read more
    23.06.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Croatia, Netherlands and San Marino placed on COVID-19 high-risk list (SVI, 24.05.2021). Fully vaccinated Czech nationals permitted to travel to neighboring countries without having to quarantine beginning 15 May (English.radio.cz, 10.05.2021). Israel nationals will be permitted to enter Czech Republic without COVID-19 test or quarantine; Czechia’s travel listing for other countries also reported (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport (including the stops and stations). You don’t have to wear a face covering outside when keeping a two-meter distance from others or if you are in the group of 2 people from different households (with the exception of people from the same household). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Indoor restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Restaurant gardens are open with restrictive measures in place. Theatres and cinemas are closed. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including rules on operation of shops, services and restaurant gardens can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal. Schools are open for some age groups.

    Read more
    25.05.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Fully vaccinated Czech nationals permitted to travel to neighboring countries without having to quarantine beginning 15 May (English.radio.cz, 10.05.2021). Israel nationals will be permitted to enter Czech Republic without COVID-19 test or quarantine; Czechia’s travel listing for other countries also reported (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport (including the stops and stations). You don’t have to wear a face covering outside when keeping a two-meter distance from others or if you are in the group of 2 people from different households (with the exception of people from the same household). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Indoor restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Restaurant gardens are open with restrictive measures in place. Theatres and cinemas are closed. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including rules on operation of shops, services and restaurant gardens can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal. Schools are open for some age groups.

    Read more
    18.05.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Fully vaccinated Czech nationals permitted to travel to neighboring countries without having to quarantine beginning 15 May (English.radio.cz, 10.05.2021). Israel nationals will be permitted to enter Czech Republic without COVID-19 test or quarantine; Czechia’s travel listing for other countries also reported (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport (including the stops and stations). You don’t have to wear a face covering outside when keeping a two-meter distance from others or if you are in the group of 2 people from different households (with the exception of people from the same household). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service.
    Theatres and cinemas are closed. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are open for some age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    12.05.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Israel nationals will be permitted to enter Czech Republic without COVID-19 test or quarantine; Czechia’s travel listing for other countries also reported (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021). Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival. 

    Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red“, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport (including the stops and stations). You don’t have to wear a face covering outside when keeping a two-meter distance from others or if you are in the group of 2 people from different households (with the exception of people from the same household). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service.
    Theatres and cinemas are closed. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are open for some age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    11.05.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entrance.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measures
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a face covering in all indoor public spaces and on public transport (including the stops and stations). You don’t have to wear a face covering outside when keeping a two-meter distance from others or if you are in the group of 2 people from different households (with the exception of people from the same household). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service.
    Theatres and cinemas are closed. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors, with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are open for some age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    10.05.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entrance.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measures
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Theatres and cinemas are closed. Museums, galleries and landmarks are open to visitors in some regions (including Prague), with hygiene measures in place. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, or of regions with landmarks that are open to visitors, can be found in English on the
    Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are open for some age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    03.05.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entrance.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measures
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries and theatres, are closed. Zoos and botanical gardens are open.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, can be found in English on theCzech government Covid portal. Schools are open for some age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entrance.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measures
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries and theatres, are closed. Zoos and botanical gardens are open.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.

    Read more
    29.04.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021). Czech authorities add Andorra, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia to ‘dark red category’, obliging them to test and quarantine (SchengenInfo, 30.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entrance.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed.

    As of 27 April, transit from the following countries through the Czech Republic is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel to the Czech Republic is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19, as well as third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries, are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the decree on Protective Measures.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    As of 27 April, entry from the following countries is not permitted:

    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • India
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Colombia
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Peru
    • Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Czech citizens, persons with residency in the Czech Republic and their family members have an exception from the entry ban.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test.

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the country;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 24 hours after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measures
    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries and theatres, are closed. Zoos and botanical gardens are open.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021). Czech authorities add Andorra, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia to ‘dark red category’, obliging them to test and quarantine (SchengenInfo, 30.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure.

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries and theatres, are closed. Zoos and botanical gardens are open.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.

    Read more
    26.04.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021). Czech authorities add Andorra, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia to ‘dark red category’, obliging them to test and quarantine (SchengenInfo, 30.03.2021). Parliament extends government’s power to fight COVID-19 until 11 April (Reuters, 26.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure.

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 2 people from different households are allowed to meet indoors and outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries and theatres, are closed. Zoos and botanical gardens are open.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.

    Read more
    15.04.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021). Czech authorities add Andorra, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia to ‘dark red category’, obliging them to test and quarantine (SchengenInfo, 30.03.2021). Parliament extends government’s power to fight COVID-19 until 11 April (Reuters, 26.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a facemask (FFP2, KN95) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Other:

    For citizens of the Czech Republic (including their family members) and EU/foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit, specific rules apply according to the means of transport they use (private or public).

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure.

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    Up to 10 people are allowed to meet indoors and up to 20 people outdoors. Some shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries and theatres, are closed. Zoos and botanical gardens are open. Full details of all restrictive measures in place including a list of open shops and services and rules on their operation, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal. Schools are open for some age groups.

    Read more
    13.04.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021). Czech authorities add Andorra, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia to ‘dark red category’, obliging them to test and quarantine (SchengenInfo, 30.03.2021). Parliament extends government’s power to fight COVID-19 until 11 April (Reuters, 26.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Essential shopping, exercise and travel to work are permitted within your district (‘okres’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website.
    All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
    The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal. Schools are closed.

    Read more
    12.04.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government will lift curfew and limits on movement between districts on 11 April (Reuters, 06.04.2021). Czech authorities add Andorra, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia to ‘dark red category’, obliging them to test and quarantine (SchengenInfo, 30.03.2021). Parliament extends government’s power to fight COVID-19 until 11 April (Reuters, 26.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Essential shopping, exercise and travel to work are permitted within your district (‘okres’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website.
    All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
    The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal. Schools are closed.

    Read more
    07.04.2021
  • Czech Republic The Czech Republic’s government has announced that from April 5, Belgium and the Netherlands will be included on the COVID-19 dark red list, in which are placed countries profoundly affected by the Coronavirus disease.

    At the same time, Ireland and Malta will be placed on the red list of countries, while Iceland will move to the orange list, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Czechia’s Ministry of Health decision comes after taking into account the updated data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which shows the degree of risk which countries face from the spread of the virus.

    Besides Belgium and the Netherlands, the Czech Republic’s red, dark category includes European Union countries and third countries that are not listed in other categories.

    Ireland and Malta have recently registered many cases of COVID-19 infection; therefore there have been placed on the COVID-19 red list. This category includes countries highly affected by the disease.

    At present, Czechia’s red list includes the following countries, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, Malta, Croatia, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Austria, Latvia, Germany, Greece, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain as well as the Canary Islands.

    As for the orange category, which includes countries that have reported fewer COVID-19 cases of infection than the dark red and red category, it currently comprises Portugal and the Azores and Baleric Islands. This category will also include Iceland from April 5.

    At present, countries that have reported fewer cases of COVID-19 infection are the Vatican City State, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Singapore, therefore these countries are placed on the COVID-19 green list.

    “Given the emergence of new mutations in covid-19 and community-wide spread across Europe, the ECDC recommends that all persons postpone travel unless absolutely necessary,” the statement reads.

    Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health continues to urge all its citizens to avoid unnecessary travel abroad due to the spread of new variants of the virus.

    In addition, the same ministry has banned travel to the following countries in which the COVID-19 has been roughly spread such as Botswana, South Africa, Brazil, Kenya, Lesotho, Colombia, Malawi, Peru, Mozambique, Swaziland/ Eswatini, Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Pemba), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    Read more
    06.04.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech authorities add Andorra, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia to ‘dark red category’, obliging them to test and quarantine (SchengenInfo, 30.03.2021). Parliament extends government’s power to fight COVID-19 until 11 April (Reuters, 26.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Essential shopping, exercise and travel to work are permitted within your district (‘okres’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website.
    All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
    The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal. Schools are closed.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech authorities add Andorra, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia to ‘dark red category’, obliging them to test and quarantine (SchengenInfo, 30.03.2021). Parliament extends government’s power to fight COVID-19 until 11 April (Reuters, 26.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Essential shopping, exercise and travel to work are permitted within your district (‘okres’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website.
    All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
    The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal. Schools are closed.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Parliament extends government’s power to fight COVID-19 until 11 April (Reuters, 26.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red” or “Dark Red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must present a PCR test (no rapid antigen test is accepted).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) must be worn for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 14 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “Orange”, “Red” and “Dark Red” countries.

    A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past.

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Essential shopping, exercise and travel to work are permitted within your district (‘okres’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the > Ministry of Interior website All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
    The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the
    Czech government Covid portal. Schools are closed.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Czech Republic The Czech Republic Ministry of Health has announced that based on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) data, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia, and Andorra have been added to the dark red category today, on Monday, March 29.

    According to the new change in measures, apart from the countries added on the dark red list, Slovakia and Madeira will move to the red list.

    Previously, the Czech Republic added Cyprus and Poland, as well as Greece, Latvia, Andorra, and Spain, Portugal, and Madeira, to the list of countries with a high risk of COVID-19.

    While announcing the new measures, the Czech Republic Ministry of Health noted that all persons returning to Czechia from the dark red category of countries must fill in the Arrival Form and submit the PCR test result before entering the country.

    “For the PCR test, the maximum age is 72 hours before the start of the journey. Subsequently, it is mandatory to undergo a second PCR test in the Czech Republic, but not before the 5th day after entry. Self-isolation is required until a second negative test is submitted,” the press release reads.

    Apart from Slovakia and Madeira that have been recently added to the red list, the group already includes Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Monaco, Norway, Croatia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, the Netherlands, Austria, Romania, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and the Canary Islands.

    All persons returning from one of the countries placed on the red category are obliged to submit the PCR or antigen test result and fill in the Arrival Form. The antigen test cannot be older than 24 hours, and the PCR test cannot be older than 72 hours.

    In addition, after the fifth day of entry in the Czech Republic, each passenger must undergo a PCR test and stay self-isolated until the test results are received, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. If the results of the test are negative, the traveller may leave self-isolation.

    Similarly, all persons returning to the Czech Republic from a country listed on the orange category are required to undergo the same measures as those returning from countries listed on the dark red and red category. The orange category includes Ireland, Portugal, Azores, and the Balearic Islands.

    Employees and students are required to present a test result to the employer or their school if they are returning from any country that is part of the dark red, red, or orange category.

    For preventative measures, all persons must wear a medical protective mask for fourteen days when away from home.

    Except for the three mentioned categories, persons returning from a country listed in the green category do not have to apply any recommendations. The green category currently includes Iceland, the Vatican City State, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Parliament extends government’s power to fight COVID-19 until 11 April (Reuters, 26.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange”, “red” or “dark red” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test).

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

    • Travellers from “Orange” countries must also wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Red” countries must undergo another RT-PCR test at their own expenses within 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Face masks (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) must be worn for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic;
    • Travellers from “Dark Red” countries must undergo another RT-PCR test at their own expenses no earlier than 5 days from arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from “Red” and “Dark Red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more:
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic:
    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement.. Essential shopping, exercise and travel to work are permitted within your district (‘okres’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey.
    Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website .
    All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
    The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are closed. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government extends restrictions on movement beyond 21MAR21, until further notice (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement.. Essential shopping, exercise and travel to work are permitted within your district (‘okres’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey.
    Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website .
    All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
    The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are closed. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government extends restrictions on movement beyond 21MAR21, until further notice (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement.. Essential shopping, exercise and travel to work are permitted within your district (‘okres’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey.
    Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website .
    All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
    The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are closed. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government extends restrictions on movement beyond 21MAR21, until further notice (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Shopping and exercise are only permitted within your municipality (‘obec’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website. All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal. Schools are closed.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic updates list of high-risk COVID-19 countries (Schengen Info, 08.03.2021). Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Shopping and exercise are only permitted within your municipality (‘obec’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website. All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal. Schools are closed.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic updates list of high-risk COVID-19 countries (Schengen Info, 08.03.2021). Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Shopping and exercise are only permitted within your municipality (‘obec’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website. All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are closed.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic updates list of high-risk COVID-19 countries (Schengen Info, 08.03.2021). Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Shopping and exercise are only permitted within your municipality (‘obec’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website. All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are closed.

    Read more
    09.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Shopping and exercise are only permitted within your municipality (‘obec’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website. All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are closed.

    Read more
    05.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Shopping and exercise are only permitted within your municipality (‘obec’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website. All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are closed.

    Read more
    02.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021). Government to restrict people’s movements, contacts to slow spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 26.02.2021). Authorities in Czech Republic ban travel to several countries such as Botswana, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and others because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 24.02.2021). Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in built up areas with a face covering of surgical mask standard or higher. In places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres and medical facilities, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. Shopping and exercise are only permitted within your municipality (‘obec’). You must not travel outside of your district (‘okres’ in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to the airport, to attend a medical appointment, or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions, including an affidavit form to confirm that a journey between districts is essential, can be found on the Ministry of Interior website. All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. The Czech Government has banned contact between people from different households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the Czech government Covid portal.
    Schools are closed.

    Read more
    01.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government to restrict people’s movements, contacts to slow spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 26.02.2021). Authorities in Czech Republic ban travel to several countries such as Botswana, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and others because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 24.02.2021). Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:*Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. From 1 March, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) while outside your home. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public.
    From 1 March, there are restrictions on freedom of movement. You must avoid all non-essential movement. In addition, you must not travel outside of your district (okres in Czech) unless this is for a permitted exceptional reason. Exceptions are permitted for essential travel to work, to attend a medical appointment or to care for an infirm relative, but you may be asked to provide written evidence of the need for your journey. Please note that the size of districts varies: the city of Prague is classed as one district. Further information on movement restrictions can be found on the Ministry of Interior website (in Czech).
    All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, which are operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed.
    The Czech Government has directed that all people should minimise contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around during daytime and curfew hours, and rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    Schools are closed.

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities in Czech Republic ban travel to several countries such as Botswana, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and others because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 24.02.2021). Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. From 25 February, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’), or two medical face masks, in places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres or in medical facilities. The full list can be found in the list of measures published by the Ministry of Health (in Czech only). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    Schools are open for a limited number of age groups.

    Read more
    25.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    23.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    19.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    16.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    12.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (marked in green):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    09.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Border closed to all foreigners on 29-30 January; only essential travel will be allowed (Slovak Spectator, 29.01.2021). Disruption reported at Czech-German border as tighter restrictions for travel into Germany come into force (The Local, 26.01.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, foreigners can travel to Czechia only for absolutely essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “high-risk”, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional health centre either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin.

    The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions:

    • if your stay in a “red” country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    From 5 February 2021, a new category is introduced: “dark red” (high-risk) countries. Travellers from “dark red” areas have to submit a first PCR test taken 48 hours or less prior to the entry, followed by a second PCR test performed in the Czech Republic at the earliest on day 5 from entry. Self-isolation is mandatory until the second negative test result is provided.

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries must submit, upon entry, an antigen or PCR test done 48 hours or less. In the case of red countries, a person must additionally undergo a second PCR test in the Czech Republic (this can be done also earlier than day 5 from the entry). Self-isolation is mandatory until the second negative test result is submitted.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “high-risk” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (marked in green):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    05.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Border closed to all foreigners on 29-30 January; only essential travel will be allowed (Slovak Spectator, 29.01.2021). Disruption reported at Czech-German border as tighter restrictions for travel into Germany come into force (The Local, 26.01.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travel to Czechia is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “high-risk”, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional health centre either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin.

    The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a “red” country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “low-risk”, in case of “orange” countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of “green” countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “high-risk” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (marked in green):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    02.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Disruption reported at Czech-German border as tighter restrictions for travel into Germany come into force (The Local, 26.01.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travel to Czechia is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “high-risk”, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional health centre either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin.

    The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a “red” country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “low-risk”, in case of “orange” countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of “green” countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “high-risk” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (marked in green):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    26.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    22.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    21.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to the Czech Republic: You are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential reasons, such as work, medical treatment or family reunion, or if you hold residency or a valid long-term visa for the Czech Republic. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Details on regulations in place for travellers, permitted reasons for entry, and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.
    If you are legally permitted to travel, check our advice for the country you are visiting and each country that you would transit. Some other countries have closed their border with the Czech Republic in some areas, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    15.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    13.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    11.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    08.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    04.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    The Czech government has prolonged restrictions on all direct flights from the UK until further notice. Entry to the Czech Republic is possible only for Czech citizens and those with residency or valid long-term visas for the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    As of 20th December 2020, all the people who entered the territory of the Czech Republic and who in the last 14 days stayed in the territory of the United Kingdom, are subject to a ban on free movement for a period of 10 days, or until they submit the negative result of an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2.

    In addition, citizens of the Czech Republic and their family members, EU citizens with a temporary or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, and their family members, as well as holders of a valid long-term visa, long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, are allowed to enter the territory provided that they show a negative antigen or RT-PCR test to the air carrier before boarding. The test must be carried out in the UK no later than 72 hours before departure. Apart from the above-mentioned categories, also outpatient, repatriation and rescue flights are allowed to enter. Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    31.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    From 18 December, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential purposes, such as work, essential health or family trips or to attend a funeral. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Border controls have not been reintroduced, but you may be asked to prove that the purpose of your visit is essential. Hotels and accommodation providers are closed in the Czech Republic.
    On 20 December, the Czech Government introduced a mandatory quarantine period for those who have travelled from the UK, or spent more than 24 hours in the UK during the past 14 days. If this applies to you, you should self-isolate, and take a Covid-19 PCR test between 5 and 7 days after your arrival into the Czech Republic from the UK. This is in response to evidence of a new variant of Covid-19.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    As of 20th December 2020, all the people who entered the territory of the Czech Republic and who in the last 14 days stayed in the territory of the United Kingdom, are subject to a ban on free movement for a period of 10 days, or until they submit the negative result of an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2.

    In addition, citizens of the Czech Republic and their family members, EU citizens with a temporary or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, and their family members, as well as holders of a valid long-term visa, long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, are allowed to enter the territory provided that they show a negative antigen or RT-PCR test to the air carrier before boarding. The test must be carried out in the UK no later than 72 hours before departure. Apart from the above-mentioned categories, also outpatient, repatriation and rescue flights are allowed to enter. Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    30.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    From 18 December, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential purposes, such as work, essential health or family trips or to attend a funeral. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Border controls have not been reintroduced, but you may be asked to prove that the purpose of your visit is essential. Hotels and accommodation providers are closed in the Czech Republic.
    On 20 December, the Czech Government introduced a mandatory quarantine period for those who have travelled from the UK, or spent more than 24 hours in the UK during the past 14 days. If this applies to you, you should self-isolate, and take a Covid-19 PCR test between 5 and 7 days after your arrival into the Czech Republic from the UK. This is in response to evidence of a new variant of Covid-19.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    As of 20th December 2020, all the people who entered the territory of the Czech Republic and who in the last 14 days stayed in the territory of the United Kingdom, are subject to a ban on free movement for a period of 10 days, or until they submit the negative result of an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    28.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    From 18 December, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential purposes, such as work, essential health or family trips or to attend a funeral. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Border controls have not been reintroduced, but you may be asked to prove that the purpose of your visit is essential. Hotels and accommodation providers are closed in the Czech Republic.
    On 20 December, the Czech Government introduced a mandatory quarantine period for those who have travelled from the UK, or spent more than 24 hours in the UK during the past 14 days. If this applies to you, you should self-isolate, and take a Covid-19 PCR test between 5 and 7 days after your arrival into the Czech Republic from the UK. This is in response to evidence of a new variant of Covid-19.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    As of 20th December 2020, all the people who entered the territory of the Czech Republic and who in the last 14 days stayed in the territory of the United Kingdom, are subject to a ban on free movement for a period of 10 days, or until they submit the negative result of a RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2. 

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    24.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Government introducing a mandatory quarantine period for those that have travelled from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    From 18 December, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential purposes, such as work, essential health or family trips or to attend a funeral. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Border controls have not been reintroduced, but you may be asked to prove that the purpose of your visit is essential. Hotels and accommodation providers are closed in the Czech Republic.
    On 20 December, the Czech Government introduced a mandatory quarantine period for those who have travelled from the UK, or spent more than 24 hours in the UK during the past 14 days. If this applies to you, you should self-isolate, and take a Covid-19 PCR test between 5 and 7 days after your arrival into the Czech Republic from the UK. This is in response to evidence of a new variant of Covid-19.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    20.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020). Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    17.12.2020
  • Czech Republic The Czech Republic will return to the fourth level on the PES scale as of Friday, Dec. 18, but shops and services can remain open.

    The date for the arrival of first batch of Pfizer vaccine has also been announced, pending EU approval, and the government extended the time that the military can help to stop the spread of the virus until June 2021.

    Under the fourth level of PES, restaurants, pubs, hotels, swimming pools and fitness centers will have to close. How long the stricter rules will be in place depends on the future development of the epidemiological risk score, calculated on a risk index scale of zero to 100.

    For Dec. 15, the risk index is at 66, down from 71 the day before, according to the Health Ministry. For the PES level to drop down again, the risk level index number will have to reach 60 or below for at least three days.

    The nightly curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. will be reimposed. Gatherings of up to six people are permitted. Weddings, funerals and religious services can have up to 20 people.

    https://www.expats.cz/

    Read more
    15.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020). Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national safe list of Third-Countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 3 December, all shops and services are open, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are allowed to open from 6am to 8pm, with maximum of 4 people sitting at one table. Some Christmas markets are now open. However, you are not allowed to consume food or drink there. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. Museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos are also open from 3 December, with social distancing measures in place. Theatres and cinemas remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information