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Airlines Updates
Published on 22.10.2021, Smartwings:

Smartwings resumes Prague-Dubai service, using 737 MAX.

Published on 27.09.2021, Smartwings:

Smartwings to launch Canary Islands - Belgrade flights.

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

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 on 27.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Czechia and their family members; - 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); - nationals of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the
cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport; - passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport; - 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 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), if arriving from these countries; - passengers who in the past 14 days have only
been in, and arrive from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar,
Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty; - 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; - passengers with a "C" visa valid for travel to CZ, issued after 1
August 2021, by other EEA Member State; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; -
passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo
Verde, Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore,
Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax)
and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in
Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq,
Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri
Lanka, Syria, USA or Uzbekistan. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at
https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ - passengers younger than 18 years if accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

2. Passengers 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: - nationals and residents
of Czechia arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Portugal
(Azores only), Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - nationals of Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at
most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - 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 with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia and a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken
at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - nationals of Czechia with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were vaccinated at least
14 days before arrival; - passengers with residence permit issued by Czechia with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before
arrival; - passengers between 12 and 18 years with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; - nationals of
Czechia with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo Verde,
Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand,
Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay.. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and
Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with residence permit issued by Czechia with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days
before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo Verde, Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, New
Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay.. Vaccines accepted are
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers between 12 and 18 years with a digital COVID-19 vaccination
certificate showing that they were vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo Verde, Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia,
Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates,
United Kingdom or Uruguay. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - nationals of Czechia with an EU
Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) with a proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia
with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) with a proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid
Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were vaccinated with a booster dose; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were vaccinated with a
booster dose and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo Verde, Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, New
Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay. Vaccines accepted are
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
vaccinated with a booster dose at least 14 days before arrival and, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives,
Mexico, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, USA or Uzbekistan, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria),
Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ ; - passengers with a residence permit
issued by Czechia with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival, issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo Verde, El
Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Togo,
Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay. - nationals of Czechia with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most
180 days before arrival, issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North
Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay. - passengers younger than 12
years.

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 12 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.

4. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Published on 21.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Czechia and their family members; - 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); - nationals of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the
cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport; - passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport; - 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 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), if arriving from these countries; - passengers who in the past 14 days have only
been in, and arrive from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar,
Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty; - 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; - passengers with a "C" visa valid for travel to CZ, issued after 1
August 2021, by other EEA Member State; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; -
passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo
Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab
Emirates or United Kingdom. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19
vaccination certificate in English showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei
Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo
(Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab
Emirates, USA or Uzbekistan. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at
https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ - passengers younger than 18 years if accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

2. Passengers 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 arriving from
Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Portugal (Azores only), Qatar,
Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving on a direct flight from Austria, Germany, Poland or Slovakia with a
negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure for a maximum stay of 24 hours. They must have a return ticket; - nationals of Czechia with a negative
COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - 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 with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia and 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) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia and a negative
COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were
fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before
arrival and issued in 19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo Verde, El
Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates
or United Kingdom. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination
certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman
Isl., Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon,
Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, USA or
Uzbekistan, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at
https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ ; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before
arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival in 19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Capo Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New
Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom; - 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; - children of nationals of Czechia younger
than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - passengers younger than 12 years.

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 12 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.

4. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Published on 20.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Czechia and their family members; - 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); - nationals of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the
cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport; - passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport; - 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 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), if arriving from these countries; - passengers who in the past 14 days have only
been in, and arrive from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar,
Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty; - 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; - passengers with a "C" visa valid for travel to CZ, issued after 1
August 2021, by other EEA Member State; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; -
passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Cape
Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab
Emirates or United Kingdom. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19
vaccination certificate in English showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei
Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo
(Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab
Emirates, USA or Uzbekistan. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at
https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ - passengers younger than 18 years if accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

2. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe, are
not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - 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); - passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Czechia.

3. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, 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.

4. Passengers 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 who in the
past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Argentina,
Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Portugal (Azores only), Qatar, Romania, Rwanda,
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving on a direct flight from Austria, Germany, Poland or Slovakia with a negative COVID-19
antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure for a maximum stay of 24 hours. They must have a return ticket; - nationals of Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test
taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - 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 with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia and 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) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia and a negative COVID-19 antigen
test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at
least 14 days before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore,
Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech
(Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain,
Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan,
Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria,
Thailand, United Arab Emirates, USA or Uzbekistan, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech
(Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ ; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11
days and at most 180 days before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival in Albania, Andorra,
Armenia, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey,
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom; - 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; - children of nationals of Czechia younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours
before departure from the first embarkation point; - passengers younger than 12 years.

5. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe must complete a "Passenger Locator Form" before boarding at
http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/ - This does not apply to passengers 6 years and younger.

6. 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 12 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 Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

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

Published on 13.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Czechia and their family members; - 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); - nationals of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the
cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport; - passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport; - 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 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), if arriving from these countries; - passengers who in the past 14 days have only
been in, and arrive from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar,
Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty; - 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; - passengers with a "C" visa valid for travel to CZ, issued after 1
August 2021, by other EEA Member State; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; -
passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El
Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine or United Kingdom. Vaccines
accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives,
Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, USA or Uzbekistan. Vaccines accepted
are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ - passengers
younger than 18 years if accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

2. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe, are
not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - 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); - passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Czechia.

3. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, 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.

4. Passengers 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 who in the
past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Argentina,
Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Portugal (Azores only), Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi
Arabia, Spain (Canary Isl. only), United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving on a direct flight from Austria, Germany, Poland or Slovakia with
a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure for a maximum stay of 24 hours. They must have a return ticket; - nationals of Czechia with a negative
COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - 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 with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia and 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) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia and a negative
COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were
fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before
arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore,
Togo, Turkey, Ukraine or United Kingdom. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei
Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo
(Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab
Emirates, USA or Uzbekistan, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be
found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ ; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days
before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador,
Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine or United Kingdom; - 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; - children of
nationals of Czechia younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - passengers younger
than 12 years.

5. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe must complete a "Passenger Locator Form" before boarding at
http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/ - This does not apply to passengers 6 years and younger.

6. 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 12 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 Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

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

Published on 06.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Czechia and their family members; - 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); - nationals of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the
cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport; - passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport; - 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 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), if arriving from these countries; - passengers who in the past 14 days have only
been in, and arrive from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar,
Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty; - 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; - passengers with a "C" visa valid for travel to CZ, issued after 1
August 2021, by other EEA Member State; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; -
passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El
Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine or United Kingdom. Vaccines
accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong
(SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory,
Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, USA or Uzbekistan. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen,
Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ - passengers younger than 18 years if accompanied by their
parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

2. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe, are
not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - 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); - passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Czechia.

3. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, 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.

4. Passengers 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 who in the
past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Argentina,
Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab
Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving on a direct flight from Austria, Germany, Poland or Slovakia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most
48 hours before departure for a maximum stay of 24 hours. They must have a return ticket; - nationals of Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before
departure from the first embarkation point; - 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 with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia and 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) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia and a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure
from the first embarkation point; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; - passengers
with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe
Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine or United Kingdom. Vaccines accepted are
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq,
Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi
Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, USA or Uzbekistan, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and
Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ ; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery,
issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival
in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey,
Ukraine or United Kingdom; - 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; - children of nationals of Czechia younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the
first embarkation point; - passengers younger than 12 years.

5. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe must complete a "Passenger Locator Form" before boarding at
http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/ - This does not apply to passengers 6 years and younger.

6. 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 12 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 Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

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

Published on 30.11.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Czechia and their family members; - 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); - nationals of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the
cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport; - passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport; - 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 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), if arriving from these countries; - passengers who in the past 14 days have only
been in, and arrive from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar,
Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty; - 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; - passengers with a "C" visa valid for travel to CZ, issued after 1
August 2021, by other EEA Member State; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; -
passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe
Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine or United Kingdom. Vaccines accepted are
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English showing that they
were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong (SAR China), India,
Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines,
Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates or USA. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech
(Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ - passengers younger than 18 years if accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

2. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe, are
not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - 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); - passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Czechia.

3. Passengers arriving from, or who in the past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, 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.

4. Passengers 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 who in the
past 14 days have been for more than 12 hours in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe; - passengers arriving from Argentina,
Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, France, Indonesia, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Malta, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi
Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving on a direct flight from Austria, Germany, Poland or Slovakia with a negative COVID-19
antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure for a maximum stay of 24 hours. They must have a return ticket; - nationals of Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test
taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - 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 with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia and 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) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia and a negative COVID-19 antigen
test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at
least 14 days before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine or United
Kingdom. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination
certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory,
Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates or USA, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen,
Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ ; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as
proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180
days before arrival in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey,
Ukraine or United Kingdom; - 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; - children of nationals of Czechia younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the
first embarkation point; - passengers younger than 12 years.

5. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe must complete a "Passenger Locator Form" before boarding at
http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/ - This does not apply to passengers 6 years and younger.

6. 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 12 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 Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

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

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).

Quarantine

Quarantine requirements:
Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to the Czech Republic’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red.
Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

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Insurance
Certification

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

Document checklist
1. Passenger Locator Form.
2. All travellers must furnish proof of vaccination, recovery or a test result. Details in the section below.
3. Travellers are also required to provide proof of either a booster dose or negative PCR test result.
All travellers can enter if their ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ includes one of the following:
Proof of vaccination (14 days after the last dose).
Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (valid 180 days).
Negative test result. Both antigen (48 hours) and PCR (72 hours) certificates are valid.
Travellers must also provide proof of either a booster dose or negative PCR test result.
In addition:
All travellers must complete a Passenger Locator Form.

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Vaccination

THIS COUNTRY IS ALREADY CONNECTED TO THE GATEWAY AND IS ISSUING AND/OR VERIFYING AT LEAST ONE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE (VACCINATION, RECOVERY, TEST)
The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available as of 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:
• Proof of vaccination 14 days after the second dose (the same rule applies to single-dose vaccines).
• Proof of recovery from COVID-19 valid 180 days.
• Negative test result. Both PCR (72 hours) and Rapid Antigen tests (48 hours) are valid.

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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:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    All travellers must provide a certificate of vaccination or recovery plus proof of either a booster dose or a negative PCR test result.

    COVID-19 certificates should include one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination 14 days after the last dose.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (valid 180 days).
    • Negative test result. Both antigen (48 hours) and PCR (72 hours) certificates are valid.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to the Czech Republic’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of the Interior

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

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU/Schengen 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, land transit is allowed up to 12 hours without any restrictions. However, travellers arriving from high risk countries may not be permitted entry.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    All travellers must provide a certificate of vaccination or recovery plus proof of either a booster dose or a negative PCR test result.

    • The Ministry of the Interior provides detailed information on the correct vaccine dosages and dates, duration of recovery, and certified test results, with examples of certificates.
    • Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. Foreign nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.
    Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. 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
    The Czech Republic will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    14.01.2022
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities tighten entry rules for travelers from Austria, Azores, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Sweden (SVI, 31.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    From 27 December, all travellers entering this country must provide a certificate of vaccination or recovery plus proof of either a booster dose or a negative PCR test result.

    COVID-19 certificates should include one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination 14 days after the last dose.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (valid 180 days).
    • Negative test result. Both antigen (48 hours) and PCR (72 hours) certificates are valid.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to the Czech Republic’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of the Interior

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

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU/Schengen 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, land transit is allowed up to 12 hours without any restrictions. However, travellers arriving from high risk countries may not be permitted entry.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    From 27 December, all travellers entering this country must provide a certificate of vaccination or recovery plus proof of either a booster dose or a negative PCR test result.

    • The Ministry of the Interior provides detailed information on the correct vaccine dosages and dates, duration of recovery, and certified test results, with examples of certificates.
    • Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. Foreign nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.
    Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. 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
    The Czech Republic will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    06.01.2022
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities impose COVID-19 PCR test for arriving travelers starting 27 December (Schengen Visa Info, 24.12.2021). Authorities impose entry rules for some travelers from Canary Islands, Iceland, Latvia and Portugal (Schengen Visa Info 18.12.2021). Czech Republic, France, Portugal: Update: Czech Republic’s authorities impose restrictions for unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers from France and Madeira (SVI, 11.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    From 27 December, all travellers entering this country must provide a certificate of vaccination or recovery plus proof of either a booster dose or a negative PCR test result.

    COVID-19 certificates should include one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination 14 days after the last dose.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (valid 180 days).
    • Negative test result. Both antigen (48 hours) and PCR (72 hours) certificates are valid.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to the Czech Republic’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of the Interior

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

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU/Schengen 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, land transit is allowed up to 12 hours without any restrictions. However, travellers arriving from high risk countries may not be permitted entry.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    From 27 December, all travellers entering this country must provide a certificate of vaccination or recovery plus proof of either a booster dose or a negative PCR test result.

    • The Ministry of the Interior provides detailed information on the correct vaccine dosages and dates, duration of recovery, and certified test results, with examples of certificates.
    • Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.
    Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars close at 10pm and you are not allowed to drink alcohol outside licensed premises at any time. Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. Christmas markets are closed. 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
    The Czech Republic will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    24.12.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities impose entry rules for some travelers from Canary Islands, Iceland, Latvia and Portugal (Schengen Visa Info 18.12.2021)
    Czech Republic, France, Portugal: Update: Czech Republic’s authorities impose restrictions for unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers from France and Madeira (SVI, 11.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form. They must show either a negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or proof of past infection.

    Travellers can enter the Czech Republic if they can provide one of the following: 

    • Proof of vaccination 14 days after the last dose.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 valid 180 days.
    • Negative test result. Both antigen (48 hours) and PCR (72 hours) certificates are valid.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to the Czech Republic’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red.

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

     

     

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

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU/Schengen 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, land transit is allowed up to 12 hours without any restrictions. However, travellers arriving from high risk countries may not be permitted entry.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    • They must also show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result.  The Ministry of the Interior provides detailed information on the correct vaccine dosages and dates, duration of recovery, and certified test results, with examples of certificates.
    • Entry requirements also depend on the colour attirubted to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.
    Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars close at 10pm and you are not allowed to drink alcohol outside licensed premises at any time. Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. Christmas markets are closed. 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
    The Czech Republic will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    22.12.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities impose entry rules for some travelers from Canary Islands, Iceland, Latvia and Portugal (Schengen Visa Info 18.12.2021)
    Czech Republic, France, Portugal: Update: Czech Republic’s authorities impose restrictions for unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers from France and Madeira (SVI, 11.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can enter the Czech Republic if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

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

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU/Schengen 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, land transit is allowed up to 12 hours without any restrictions. However, travellers arriving from high risk countries may not be permitted entry.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    They must also show proof of either a negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or proof of past infection. The Ministry of the Interior provides detailed information on the correct vaccine dosages and dates, duration of recovery, and certified test results, with examples of certificates.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attirubted to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Due to the spread of a new coronavirus variant, the Czech authorities are temporarily restricting entry from some countries and banning entry from others. The countries affected include South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi and Lesotho. Only Czech nationals and approved residents can enter from these countries. They must still complete a PCR test (72 hours) and have confirmation of a booking for a second PCR test to be carried out within 24 hours of arrival.

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.
    Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars close at 10pm and you are not allowed to drink alcohol outside licensed premises at any time. Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. Christmas markets are closed. 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
    The Czech Republic will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    20.12.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, France, Portugal: Update: Czech Republic’s authorities impose restrictions for unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers from France and Madeira (SVI, 11.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can enter the Czech Republic if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

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

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU/Schengen 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, land transit is allowed up to 12 hours without any restrictions. However, travellers arriving from high risk countries may not be permitted entry.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    They must also show proof of either a negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or proof of past infection. The Ministry of the Interior provides detailed information on the correct vaccine dosages and dates, duration of recovery, and certified test results, with examples of certificates.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attirubted to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Due to the spread of a new coronavirus variant, the Czech authorities are temporarily restricting entry from some countries and banning entry from others. The countries affected include South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi and Lesotho. Only Czech nationals and approved residents can enter from these countries. They must still complete a PCR test (72 hours) and have confirmation of a booking for a second PCR test to be carried out within 24 hours of arrival.

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.
    Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars close at 10pm and you are not allowed to drink alcohol outside licensed premises at any time. Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. Christmas markets are closed. 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
    The Czech Republic will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    15.12.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, France, Portugal: Update: Czech Republic’s authorities impose restrictions for unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers from France and Madeira (SVI, 11.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can enter the Czech Republic if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

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

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU/Schengen 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, land transit is allowed up to 12 hours without any restrictions. However, travellers arriving from high risk countries may not be permitted entry.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    They must also show proof of either a negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or proof of past infection. The Ministry of the Interior provides detailed information on the correct vaccine dosages and dates, duration of recovery, and certified test results, with examples of certificates.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attirubted to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Due to the spread of a new coronavirus variant, the Czech authorities are temporarily restricting entry from some countries and banning entry from others. The countries affected include South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi and Lesotho. Only Czech nationals and approved residents can enter from these countries. They must still complete a PCR test (72 hours) and have confirmation of a booking for a second PCR test to be carried out within 24 hours of arrival.

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars close at 10pm and you are not allowed to drink alcohol outside licensed premises at any time Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. Christmas markets are closed. 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
    .
    The Czech Republic requires proof of vaccination. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required.

    Read more
    13.12.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities announce new entry rules because of COVID-19 concerns (Schengen Visa Info, 07.12.2021). Czech authorities impose entry rules for unvaccinated travelers from Hong Kong (SVI, 30.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can enter the Czech Republic if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    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, land transit is allowed up to 12 hours without any restrictions. However, travellers arriving from high risk countries may not be permitted entry.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Health

    Ministry of the Interior

     

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    All travellers must show either a negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or proof of past infection.

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red.

    The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Green (low-risk) and Orange (medium-risk) countries

    • Passenger Locator Form.
    • Before arrival, or no later than 5 days after entry, travellers must undergo either an antigen or PCR test.
    • Travellers exempted from testing include Czech and EU+ citizens whose vaccinations in third countries meet EMA guidelines, and persons recovered from COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days.

    The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on exemptions from testing for certain travellers e.g. children below 12, minors with disabilities, cross-border workers and transport workers.

    Red (high-risk) and Dark Red (very high-risk) countries

    • Passenger Locator Form.
    • Complete a PCR test 72 hours before arrival.
    • Complete a second PCR test between the 5th and 7th day of arrival. At all times when outside wear a facemask.
    • Travellers exempted from testing include Czech and EU+ citizens whose vaccinations in third countries meet EMA guidelines, and persons recovered from COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on exemptions from testing for certain travellers e.g. children below 12, minors with disabilities, cross-border workers and transport workers.

    Find out more:

    National classification of risk areas

    Entry rules

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    Health cover for temporary stays

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars close at 10pm and you are not allowed to drink alcohol outside licensed premises at any time Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. Christmas markets are closed. 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
    .
    The Czech Republic requires proof of vaccination. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required.

    Read more
    09.12.2021
  • Czech Republic The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health has announced that starting from today, December 7, persons who reach Czechia by using individual land transport will no longer be required to fill in the arrival form.

    However, the same has revealed that since the new COVID-19 Omicron variant has already been detected and is circulating within the European Union, the completion of the entry form will remain mandatory for everyone else, even for those travelling from green-listed countries, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “The Ministry responds to the court’s decision and changes the conditions for filling in the arrival form from December 7. It will no longer be required of persons who enter the territory of the Czech Republic and travel only by individual land transport at all times. In connection with the omicron variant, an entry form from green countries is still required when entering the Czech Republic,” the statement of the Ministry reads.

    In addition, the changes by the Czech Republic’s authorities also concern exceptions that apply to non-EU citizens. Based on the new rules, third-country nationals who must travel to Czechia for absolutely necessary purposes should provide valid proof for their trip by presenting a document issued by the central state administration.

    “Newly, the mere general indication of the need for physical presence does not fulfil the condition of a proper justification,” the authorities emphasised.

    Moreover, the document that allows a third country traveller to reach Czechia for essential purposes can’t be issued for accompanying family members of a person that falls under the exemption list.

    Except for the changes mentioned above, the Czech authorities have explained that non-EU travellers under the age of 12 also fall under the exemption list provided that they are travelling together with their legal guardian or another accompanying person who holds a vaccination or recovery certificate.

    This means that all children under the age of 12 are not required to fill in the entry form.

    Lastly, through the same update, it has been revealed that Czechia now recognises vaccination certificates of third-country travellers.

    Nonetheless, it has been highlighted that a vaccination certificate should indicate that the holder has been fully immunised against the COVID-19 disease with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency in order to be considered valid.

    Read more
    08.12.2021
  • Czech Republic The Czech Republic will reduce the validity of COVID-19 vaccination certificates to only nine months, starting from January 2022.

    Such a decision has been confirmed by Czechia’s Minister of Health, Adam Vojtěch while stressing that in order to have a valid certificate, people will be required to get a booster jab, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Czechia’s recent announcement comes following the recommendation of the European Commission for shortening the limit of the acceptance of vaccination documents, based on the guidance of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    Recently, the European Commission proposed that the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which permits vaccinated persons to travel within EU countries more freely amid the ongoing pandemic situation, should be updated.

    However, the proposal does not include booster shots, even though the Commission stressed that “it can reasonably be expected that protection from booster vaccinations may last longer than that resulting from the primary vaccination series,” as reported by CNBC.

    Read more
    06.12.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech authorities impose entry rules for unvaccinated travelers from Hong Kong (SVI, 30.11.2021).

    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:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    All travellers must show either a negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or proof of past infection.

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red.

    The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Green (low-risk) and Orange (medium-risk) countries

    • Passenger Locator Form.
    • Before arrival, or no later than 5 days after entry, travellers must undergo either an antigen or PCR test.
    • Travellers exempted from testing include Czech and EU+ citizens whose vaccinations in third countries meet EMA guidelines, and persons recovered from COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days.

    The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on exemptions from testing for certain travellers e.g. children below 12, minors with disabilities, cross-border workers and transport workers.

    Red (high-risk) and Dark Red (very high-risk) countries

    • Passenger Locator Form.
    • Complete a PCR test 72 hours before arrival.
    • Complete a second PCR test between the 5th and 7th day of arrival. At all times when outside wear a facemask.
    • Travellers exempted from testing include Czech and EU+ citizens whose vaccinations in third countries meet EMA guidelines, and persons recovered from COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on exemptions from testing for certain travellers e.g. children below 12, minors with disabilities, cross-border workers and transport workers.

    Find out more:

    National classification of risk areas

    Entry rules

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    Health cover for temporary stays

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars close at 10pm and you are not allowed to drink alcohol outside licensed premises at any time Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. Christmas markets are closed. 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
    .
    The Czech Republic requires proof of vaccination. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required.

    Read more
    30.11.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities tighten up entry restrictions for travelers from Andorra, Canary Islands, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Madeira, Romania, Spain (SVI, 21.11.2021).

    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:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    All travellers must show either a negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or proof of past infection.

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red.

    The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Green (low-risk) and Orange (medium-risk) countries

    • Passenger Locator Form.
    • Before arrival, or no later than 5 days after entry, travellers must undergo either an antigen or PCR test.
    • Travellers exempted from testing include Czech and EU+ citizens whose vaccinations in third countries meet EMA guidelines, and persons recovered from COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days.

    The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on exemptions from testing for certain travellers e.g. children below 12, minors with disabilities, cross-border workers and transport workers.

    Red (high-risk) and Dark Red (very high-risk) countries

    • Passenger Locator Form.
    • Complete a PCR test 72 hours before arrival.
    • Complete a second PCR test between the 5th and 7th day of arrival. At all times when outside wear a facemask.
    • Travellers exempted from testing include Czech and EU+ citizens whose vaccinations in third countries meet EMA guidelines, and persons recovered from COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on exemptions from testing for certain travellers e.g. children below 12, minors with disabilities, cross-border workers and transport workers.

    Find out more:

    National classification of risk areas

    Entry rules

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    Health cover for temporary stays

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    All schools are open. Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars close at 10pm and you are not allowed to drink alcohol outside licensed premises at any time Other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you will be asked to show your COVID status before entry. Christmas markets are closed. 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
    .
    The Czech Republic requires proof of vaccination. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required.

    Read more
    26.11.2021
  • Czech Republic The Czech authorities have decided to tighten up entry restrictions for travellers from Germany, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Andorra, Romania, Spain, the Canary Islands and Madeira, after a spike up in the number of cases in these seven countries and two islands in recent weeks.

    According to the decision announced by the Czech Ministry of Health, starting from Monday, November 22, Germany, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Andorra will be added to the dark red category, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “Romania, the Canary Islands and Madeira will be moved to the red category. The orange category will expand to include Spain,” the Ministry notes in a press release announcing the changes to the lists, adding that the changes have been made based on available data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

    The decision means that travellers from Germany, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Andorra, who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and have not recovered from the virus in the last 180 days, aside from having to fill in the prearrival form, will also need to undergo an antigen or PCR test before they reach the country if they are travelling by public transportation. This test is not required for those reaching Czechia with private transportation.

    However, arrivals from dark red areas, no matter the type of transportation, should also take a second PCR test between the fifth and the fourteenth day of their arrival in the Czech Republic, in which period of time they must remain isolated.

    Currently, subject to these restrictions are the other countries in dark red, which, aside from the five mentioned above, are also Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Latvia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Third-countries that are not listed as green are also part of this list.

    At the same time, starting from November 22, the exact same restrictions will also apply to arrivals from Romania, the Canary Islands and Madeira, and the rest of the countries in the red category.

    The red category also consists of Finland, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland and the Balearic Islands.

    Read more
    22.11.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news:

    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:

    All travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

    All travellers must show either a negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or proof of past infection.

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure according to Czechia’s national classification of risk areas: green, orange, red and dark red.

    The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on the latest travel rules, requirements and exemptions from countries of departure according to risk.

    Green (low-risk) and Orange (medium-risk) countries

    • Passenger Locator Form.
    • Before arrival, or no later than 5 days after entry, travellers must undergo either an antigen or PCR test.
    • Travellers exempted from testing include Czech and EU+ citizens whose vaccinations in third countries meet EMA guidelines, and persons recovered from COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days.

    The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on exemptions from testing for certain travellers e.g. children below 12, minors with disabilities, cross-border workers and transport workers.

    Red (high-risk) and Dark Red (very high-risk) countries

    • Passenger Locator Form.
    • Complete a PCR test 72 hours before arrival.
    • Complete a second PCR test between the 5th and 7th day of arrival. At all times when outside wear a facemask.
    • Travellers exempted from testing include Czech and EU+ citizens whose vaccinations in third countries meet EMA guidelines, and persons recovered from COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days. The Ministry of Health provides detailed current information on exemptions from testing for certain travellers e.g. children below 12, minors with disabilities, cross-border workers and transport workers.

    Find out more:

    National classification of risk areas

    Entry rules

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    Health cover for temporary stays

    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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants, bars and other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you may be asked to show your COVID status before entry. 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.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    08.11.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news:

    International Restrictions:
    Authorities suspend self-isolation rules for unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers from high risk areas (SVI, 28.10.2021).
    Czech government tightens entry rules for travelers from Latvia and Romania from 11 October because of COVID-19 (SVI, 09.10.2021).
    *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 of a FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’) in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 1.5m where possible when in public.
    Shops and services are open and operating with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants, bars and other leisure venues (cinemas, theatres) are open with restrictive measures in place. From 1 November you may be asked to show your COVID status before entry. 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.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    05.11.2021
  • Czech Republic The Czech Republic’s authorities have announced that starting from today, October 27, travellers reaching the country from red or dark red-listed areas are no longer required to follow self-isolation rules since this measure has been dropped.

    “The Ministry of Health is issuing a new protective measure with effect from Wednesday, October 27, which regulates the conditions for returning from abroad. It will no longer be necessary to undergo self-isolation for returns from red and dark red countries,” the statement of the Ministry reads.

    Accordingly, under the new rules unvaccinated and unrecovered travellers from the following countries are now eligible to skip the quarantine requirement when travelling to Czechia:

    Red countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Croatia, Ireland, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria, Greece, Slovakia
    Dark red countries: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovenia and all other countries that are not part of other lists
    “We wanted to reflect the court’s decision as much as possible. We have therefore issued a new protective measure, which is simplified and better understood and takes into account the court decision,” the Minister of Health, Adam Vojtěch, said, commenting on the country’s new rules.

    Nonetheless, even though the self-isolation rule has been abolished for all those entering Czechia from one of the countries mentioned above,everyone is still required to follow several other entry rules, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    In line with the latest update from the Ministry of Health of Czechia, all persons returning from a red or dark red country must fill in the arrival form, regardless of their vaccination status. Moreover, they need to submit the confirmation on its completion if required at the border.

    Vaccinated and recovered travellers are only required to fill in the entry form. They are exempt from the testing requirement.

    “Return testing conditions do not apply to persons who have at least 14 days after full vaccination or who have experienced covid-19 in the last 180 days. All they have to do is fill in the arrival form,” the Ministry explained.

    Read more
    28.10.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Health authorities update list of countries according to degree of COVID-19 risk (Brno daily, 09.08.2021). 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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    04.10.2021
  • Czech Republic The Czech Republic’s Embassy in London has reminded citizens of the Czech Republic that starting from October 1, they will no longer be permitted to enter the United Kingdom by presenting only an identity card at the UK port of entry.

    Authorities in the UK applied new changes to the entry rules from the beginning of this year when the Brexit transition period came to an end, while travellers from European countries will now be obliged to present a passport when reaching the UK, starting from October 1, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    However, the government has clarified that passengers included in one of the categories below are subject to the exemptions:

    Travellers who have been granted the settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, if their identity card of the Czech Republic is registered in the application
    Travellers who have submitted their applications to the EU Settlement Scheme and have not received a decision yet if their identity card is registered in the application
    Travellers have an EU Settlement Scheme family permit
    Travellers have a work permit for a cross-border worker
    The passenger has a work permit for a cross-border worker
    “Outside these categories – due to the complexity of the issue and the individual approach of the British immigration authorities strongly encourage you each planned entry to the UK to check the identity card of the Czech Republic on the website of the British government www.gov.uk site,” the statement published by the Czech’s Republic Embassy in London reads.

    Previously, the United Kingdom stressed that starting from October 1, travellers from the European Union and Schengen Area would be obliged to present a valid passport when showing up at UK borders, as they would no longer be permitted to enter the UK by presenting only their ID cards.

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    01.10.2021
  • Czech Republic Travellers from Lithuania planning to enter the Czech Republic will be subjected to more stringent entry restrictions, starting from Monday, September 27, as the country has been added to the dark red or very high-risk countries list.

    All passengers from dark red and red categorized countries are obliged to undergo double testing requirements by getting tested before and after reaching Czechia, as well as submit to the five-day-long quarantine upon arrival.

    Other countries in the dark red category include Russia, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Georgia, and Turkey.

    According to the weekly risk assessment published by the Czech authorities, France, Spain, Netherlands, and Monaco have been added to the orange category, meaning that their arrivals can enter the country by completing the entry form and undergoing a PCR or antigen test no later than the fifth day upon arriving in Czechia, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “Testing conditions and self-isolation on return do not apply to persons who have at least 14 days after full vaccination or who have experienced COVID- 19. All they have to do is fill in the Arrival Form,” the authorities have explained.

    The orange category consists of medium-risk countries and currently includes Andorra, Denmark, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Sweden, Italy, Iceland, Finland, Malta, the Spanish Canary Islands, and Portugal.

    On the other hand, countries in the green category currently include Vatican City, Poland, and Hungary. The same entry rules apply for both arrivals from green and orange countries.

    As per third countries, Australia, Hong Kong, Jordan, Korea, Canada, Qatar, Macao, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Taiwan are currently in the green category.

    Moreover, countries at high risk of infection (red category) include Bulgaria, Belgium, Ireland, Croatia, Cyprus, Norway, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Germany, Estonia, Austria, Romania, Greece, San Marino, and Switzerland. The same rules as for travellers from the dark red category apply for the red category arrivals.

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    27.09.2021
  • Czech Republic Czech authorities have published the latest risk assessment, removing Croatia, Austria and Ireland from the epidemiologically safe list.

    Thus, starting on Monday, September 13, arrivals from those countries have to undergo an antigen or PCR test before reaching Czechia and self-isolating for 14 days upon arrival. However, the quarantine time can be reduced if another test is carried out no earlier than on the fifth day of the isolation, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Every traveller reaching the Czech authority must fill in an Arrival Form. Fully vaccinated travellers with one of the European Medicines Agency approved vaccines (Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Janssen) are exempted from these entry requirements.

    Furthermore, travellers from the following countries are obliged to undergo the same entry requirements as they are placed on the red and dark red category:

    Bulgaria
    Belgium
    Iceland
    Cyprus
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Lithuania
    Liechtenstein
    Monaco
    Germany
    Estonia
    France
    Greece
    Slovenia
    Switzerland
    Spain and its Balearic Islands
    Portugal
    On the other hand, entry requirements will be tightened for Andorra, Denmark, San Marino, Slovakia, Sweden, the Canary Islands and Madeira, as the Czech authorities have placed these countries on the orange list. Arrivals from this category must undergo a PCR or antigen test before reaching the country or no later than the fifth day upon arrival. Other countries on Czechia’s orange list are Italy, Finland and Malta.

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    13.09.2021
  • Czech Republic Travellers arriving from the Netherlands, Norway, San Marino and Slovenia who have not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 will now be subject to stricter rules when entering Czechia since the countries have been moved to the red category.

    Except for these countries, unvaccinated and unrecovered travellers from Ireland will also have to follow stringent entry rules as the county has been placed on the dark red category, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The decision to impose entry restrictions against persons arriving from one of the countries mentioned above was taken in line with the most recent data provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and will enter into force tomorrow, September 6.

    According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health of Czechia, starting from tomorrow, unrecovered and unvaccinated travellers arriving from a red or dark red-listed country will have to undergo COVID-19 testing before entry if they used any form of public transport to reach Czechia.

    In addition, each person must fill in an Arrival Form, go into self-isolation as soon as they enter Czechia, and undergo a second COVID-19 test after the fifth day of isolation.

    Besides the countries mentioned above, the same rules apply to the countries that are already part of Czechia’s red list:

    Andorra
    Bulgaria
    Belgium
    Denmark
    Cyprus
    Lithuania
    Liechtenstein
    Monaco
    Estonia
    France
    Greece
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Germany
    Spain, including the Canary and Balearic Islands
    Portugal, including Madeira
    Similarly, arrivals from the US, Israel, Lebanon, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Montenegro are required to follow the same rules since these countries are already part of the dark red category.

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    06.09.2021
  • Czech Republic The Czech Republic’s authorities have announced that since August 23, vaccination certificates that have been issued in several third countries are now accepted as valid proof of immunity.

    According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health of Czechia, third-country nationals who have been fully vaccinated in a non-European country with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or another equivalent vaccine approved by the World Health Organization are now recognised.

    “Vaccination of third-country nationals who have completed vaccination from a non-EU country with a substance approved by the European Medicines Agency or its equivalent vaccine approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use is also newly recognized,” the Ministry’s statement reads.

    Consequently, upon the recognition of the vaccination certificate, fully vaccinated third-country nationals can enter Czechia without having to follow testing and self-isolation rules. They are only required to fill in an entry form, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Based on the regulation on the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate and on the fulfilment of all the requirements, the certificates issued by the following third countries are recognised when entering Czechia:

    North Macedonia
    Ukraine
    Turkey
    Armenia
    Brazil
    Great Britain
    Chile
    Israel
    Jordan
    Kosovo
    Kuwait
    Lebanon
    Malaysia
    Moldavia
    Pakistan
    Saudi Arabia
    Serbia
    Sri Lanka
    United States
    “The regulation on the EU digital certificate COVID also allows for the recognition of certificates related to COVID-19 issued by third countries. The system of issuing these certificates, their verifiability and functionality have been verified by the bodies of the European Commission,” the Ministry added.

    The same Ministry has revealed that to be permitted access to certain services in the Czech Republic, certificates issued by third countries mentioned above can be used as long as they prove to be valid by using a QR code reader.

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    26.08.2021
  • Czech Republic The Czech authorities have announced that all persons who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the COVID-19 disease arriving from Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, Andorra, and San Marino will be subject to stricter entry rules, as the countries have been placed in the red category.

    Such a decision to place the above-mentioned countries in the red category has been taken in line with the latest data provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and will start being effective from tomorrow, August 16, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Except for the newly added countries, the red category already includes Ireland, Estonia, Iceland, France, the Netherlands, Malta, Greece, the Canary Islands, and Portugal.

    As such, according to a press release issued by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health, all persons arriving from a country placed on Czechia’s red category must fill in the arrival form and undergo COVID-19 testing before entry if they used public transport to reach the country.

    In addition, everyone is required to go in quarantine as soon as they enter Czechia and undergo a second test after the fifth day of isolation.

    However, it has been noted that testing and self-isolation requirements apply only to those who have not been vaccinated and to the ones who haven’t recovered from the COVID-19.

    “Testing conditions and self-isolation on return do not apply to persons who have at least 14 days after full vaccination (14 days after the second dose in the case of a two-dose schedule, 14 days after vaccination in the case of a single-dose vaccine) or those who have experienced covid- 19. All they have to do is fill in the Arrival Form,” the Ministry emphasised.

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    16.08.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Health authorities update list of countries according to degree of COVID-19 risk (Brno daily, 09.08.2021). 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.

    Read more
    13.08.2021
  • 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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

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    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
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