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Czech Republic travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

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

Additional changes remain likely.

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

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

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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 01.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Czechia;
– British nationals and 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, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia;
– passengers with a long-term 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, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vatican City (Holy See);
– spouses of British nationals or of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have an original marriage certificate or a copy (or a proof of the registered partnership) and a copy of the residence permit issued by Czechia or a document confirming the residence in Czechia, such as a lease contract or a copy of the Czech national ID card of the resident of Czechia;
– passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals or of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have an original birth certificate or a copy, and a copy of the residence permit of the parent or a document confirming the residence in Czechia, such as a lease contract or a copy of the Czech national ID card of the parent;
– passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia;
– passengers with a C visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued on arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See).

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Quarantine

If travelling from and resident in a ‘medium’ or ‘high risk’ country, you will need to provide a negative test result taken in the last four days, or self-isolate for fourteen days. Citizens and residents of EU+ countries with residence on the territory of Czech Republic, cross-border workers and students, may be subject to 14-day self-quarantine instead of providing a negative certificate. The same applies for Czech Republic citizens returning from abroad (apart from Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Germany).

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

A mandatory 14-day quarantine or negative COVID result is compulsory for most individuals (Czech citizens/EU nationals/other foreigners) returning from abroad.

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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  • Czech Republic Border between countries Poland and Czechia to be fully reopened on 30 June (The First News, 30.06.2020). A total of 17 airlines have already announced their intention to resume direct flights from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Specifically, 55 destinations have been listed, 10 of which are already in operation. This week, direct flights to seven other destinations will be resumed, namely to Belgrade, Brussels, Budapest, Kosice, Keflavik, Manchester and Munich. (AviTrader, 16.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    The Czech Republic does not apply any restrictions on exiting the country. As entry is concerned, non-essential travel is not recommended, however the introduced restrictions are now being gradually eased and lifted. Free movement has been restored with the majority of EU+ Member States. In particular, people coming from countries with a low risk of infection can travel in the Czech Republic without restrictions. People from countries with a medium and high risk of infection must enter quarantine or prove themselves with a negative COVID 19 test. The list of EU countries by level of disease risk can be found at: Coronavirus Information [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/seznam-evropskych-zemi-podle-miry-rizika-nakazy/]
    In line with the Commission and Council recommendations, CZ has started to ease restrictions for countries with low risk level. As of July, the national safe list of third countries includes the following 8 countries: Montenegro, Serbia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, South Korea and Japan. In case of Serbia and Montenegro, the pre-COVID regime was introduced. As regards other countries, reciprocity principle is not fulfilled and, therefore, entry is allowed only to exempted travellers.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are various measures in place to control the spread of the virus. You do not have to wear face masks in most places. However it is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose when on the Prague Metro, in the airport, and in health facilities and social care facilities. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m or more when in public. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m or more when in public. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    07.07.2020
  • Czech Republic Border between countries Poland and Czechia to be fully reopened on 30 June (The First News, 30.06.2020). A total of 17 airlines have already announced their intention to resume direct flights from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Specifically, 55 destinations have been listed, 10 of which are already in operation. This week, direct flights to seven other destinations will be resumed, namely to Belgrade, Brussels, Budapest, Kosice, Keflavik, Manchester and Munich. (AviTrader, 16.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    The Czech Republic does not apply any restrictions on exiting the country. As entry is concerned, non-essential travel is not recommended, however the introduced restrictions are now being gradually eased and lifted. Free movement has been restored with the majority of EU+ Member States. In particular, people coming from countries with a low risk of infection can travel in the Czech Republic without restrictions. People from countries with a medium and high risk of infection must enter quarantine or prove themselves with a negative COVID 19 test.
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are various measures in place to control the spread of the virus. You do not have to wear face masks in most places. However it is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose when on the Prague Metro, in the airport, and in health facilities and social care facilities. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m or more when in public. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m or more when in public. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    02.07.2020
  • Czech Republic Border between countries Poland and Czechia to be fully reopened on 30 June (The First News, 30.06.2020). A total of 17 airlines have already announced their intention to resume direct flights from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Specifically, 55 destinations have been listed, 10 of which are already in operation. This week, direct flights to seven other destinations will be resumed, namely to Belgrade, Brussels, Budapest, Kosice, Keflavik, Manchester and Munich. (AviTrader, 16.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    The Czech Republic does not apply any restrictions on exiting the country. As entry is concerned, non-essential travel is not recommended, however the introduced restrictions are now being gradually eased and lifted. Free movement has been restored with the majority of EU+ Member States. In particular, people coming from countries with a low risk of infection can travel in the Czech Republic without restrictions. People from countries with a medium and high risk of infection must enter quarantine or prove themselves with a negative COVID 19 test.
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are various measures in place to control the spread of the virus. The wearing of a face mask outside, in the car, or in your place of residence is not obligatory. However it is mandatory to cover the mouth and nose when on public transport or in shops and other commercial locations. Social distancing of 2m or more when in public should be ensured. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    The Polish-Czech border in Silesia province, southern Poland, will be fully reopen from Tuesday, June 30, and travelers will no longer be required to submit negative coronavirus tests.

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    01.07.2020
  • Czech Republic International train services resume at Prague rail station (Media, 25.06.2020). A total of 17 airlines have already announced their intention to resume direct flights from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Specifically, 55 destinations have been listed, 10 of which are already in operation. This week, direct flights to seven other destinations will be resumed, namely to Belgrade, Brussels, Budapest, Kosice, Keflavik, Manchester and Munich. (AviTrader, 16.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    The temporary reintroduction of internal border controls is being prolonged until 30th June. Passengers can use all airports for flights within Schengen.
    In line with Commission’s recommendation, the Czech Republic applies temporary restrictions to third-country nationals coming from outside the EU/EEA, that have been prolonged until the end of June. Entry is allowed only to specific categories of persons.
    Citizens and residents of EU+ countries with residence on the territory of Czech Republic, cross-border workers and students, may be subject to 14-day self-quarantine instead of providing a negative certificate. The same applies for Czech Republic citizens returning from abroad (apart from Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Germany)
    Travelling from countries with medium and high-risk will be allowed only to exempted categories and negative PCR test will have to be submitted on entry. The list of countries is based on the epidemiologic situation and will be updated on a weekly basis. EU citizens entering for the purpose of economic activity for a period exceeding 72 hrs have to submit a medical certificate. Third-country citizens have to submit a medical certificate supplemented by a negative test.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are various measures in place to control the spread of the virus. The wearing of a face mask outside, in the car, or in your place of residence is not obligatory. However it is mandatory to cover the mouth and nose when on public transport or in shops and other commercial locations. Social distancing of 2m or more when in public should be ensured. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    The Polish-Czech border in Silesia province, southern Poland, will be fully reopen from Tuesday, June 30, and travelers will no longer be required to submit negative coronavirus tests.

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    30.06.2020
  • Czech Republic International train services resume at Prague rail station (Media, 25.06.2020). A total of 17 airlines have already announced their intention to resume direct flights from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Specifically, 55 destinations have been listed, 10 of which are already in operation. This week, direct flights to seven other destinations will be resumed, namely to Belgrade, Brussels, Budapest, Kosice, Keflavik, Manchester and Munich. (AviTrader, 16.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    The temporary reintroduction of internal border controls is being prolonged until 30th June. Passengers can use all airports for flights within Schengen.
    In line with Commission’s recommendation, the Czech Republic applies temporary restrictions to third-country nationals coming from outside the EU/EEA, that have been prolonged until the end of June. Entry is allowed only to specific categories of persons.
    Citizens and residents of EU+ countries with residence on the territory of Czech Republic, cross-border workers and students, may be subject to 14-day self-quarantine instead of providing a negative certificate. The same applies for Czech Republic citizens returning from abroad (apart from Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Germany)
    Travelling from countries with medium and high-risk will be allowed only to exempted categories and negative PCR test will have to be submitted on entry. The list of countries is based on the epidemiologic situation and will be updated on a weekly basis. EU citizens entering for the purpose of economic activity for a period exceeding 72 hrs have to submit a medical certificate. Third-country citizens have to submit a medical certificate supplemented by a negative test.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are various measures in place to control the spread of the virus. The wearing of a face mask outside, in the car, or in your place of residence is not obligatory. However it is mandatory to cover the mouth and nose when on public transport or in shops and other commercial locations. Social distancing of 2m or more when in public should be ensured. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    26.06.2020
  • Czech Republic A total of 17 airlines have already announced their intention to resume direct flights from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Specifically, 55 destinations have been listed, 10 of which are already in operation. This week, direct flights to seven other destinations will be resumed, namely to Belgrade, Brussels, Budapest, Kosice, Keflavik, Manchester and Munich. (AviTrader, 16.06.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Czechia;
    – British nationals and nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have one of the following documents:
    – a registration certificate of a European Union national issued by Czechia;
    – a European Health Insurance Card issued by Czechia;
    – a confirmation of study in Czechia.
    – spouses of British nationals or of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have an original marriage certificate or a copy (or a proof of the registered partnership) and a copy of the residence permit issued by Czechia or a document confirming the residence in Czechia, such as a lease contract or a copy of the Czech national ID card of the resident of Czechia;
    – passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals or of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have an original or a copy of the birth certificate, and a copy of the residence permit of the parent or a document confirming the residence in Czechia, such as a lease contract or a copy of the Czech national ID card of the parent;
    – passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia;
    – passengers with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia after 12 March 2020. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 4 days before arrival;
    – nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland residing in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany , Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland (excluding the Silesian region), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland;
    – British nationals and nationals of Poland (Silesian region only), Portugal and Sweden. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 4 days before arrival;
    – British nationals and nationals of Portugal and Sweden residing in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland (excluding the Silesian region), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland, with a registration certificate of a European Union national;
    – spouses and children of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland residing in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany , Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland (excluding the Silesian region), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland;
    – spouses and children of British nationals and of nationals of Portugal and Sweden residing in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland (excluding the Silesian region), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland, with a registration certificate of a European National;
    – passengers with a long-term residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland;
    – passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia before 12 March 2020;
    – passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.

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    Internal restrictions:

    All individuals outside of their home must cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf.

    *****Relaxation in restrictions:
    Ceske drahy (Czech Rails) has resumed train travel to multiple countries and locations. Passengers are required to wear a face mask and will be subject to border control and quarantine measures.
    Shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and pubs with gardens have reopened. All shops and other establishments are due to have reopened by 25 May (although this remains tentative). Gatherings up to 300 people will be allowed from 25 May. On 20 May, national authorities proposed a further easing on border.
    The government has lifted the ban on non-essential movements and travel abroad. This only applies to Czech citizens and residents who wish to leave the country; tourism into the country is still not permitted. Upon their return from abroad, they will have to produce a negative certificate for COVID-19 (the test should not be older than four days) or self-quarantine for a 14-day period. No test has to be provided if the stay abroad was less than 72 hours long.

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    23.06.2020
  • Czech Republic A total of 17 airlines have already announced their intention to resume direct flights from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Specifically, 55 destinations have been listed, 10 of which are already in operation. This week, direct flights to seven other destinations will be resumed, namely to Belgrade, Brussels, Budapest, Kosice, Keflavik, Manchester and Munich. (AviTrader, 16.06.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    This does not apply:
    – nationals of Czechia; and
    – British nationals and nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have one of the following documents:
    a. a registration certificate of a European Union national issued by Czechia; or
    b. a European Health Insurance Card issued by Czechia; or
    c. an employment contract with the place of work in Czechia; or
    d. a confirmation of study in Czechia; and
    – spouses of British nationals and of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have an original marriage certificate or a copy (or a proof of the registered partnership) and a copy of the residence permit issued by Czechia or a document confirming the residence in Czechia, such as a lease contract or a copy of the Czech national ID card of the resident of Czechia; and
    – passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals and of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have an original birth certificate or a copy, and a copy of the residence permit of the parent or a document confirming the residence in Czechia, such as a lease contract or a copy of the Czech national ID card of the parent; and
    – passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia; and
    – passengers with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia after 12 March 2020. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival; and
    – nationals of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland residing in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany , Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland (excluding the Silesian region), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland; and
    – British nationals and nationals of Belgium, Portugal and Sweden residing in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland (excluding the Silesian region), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland, with a registration certificate of a European Union national; and
    – spouses and children of nationals of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland residing in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany , Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland (excluding the Silesian region), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland; and
    – spouses and children of British nationals and of nationals of Belgium, Portugal and Sweden residing in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland (excluding the Silesian region), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland, with a registration certificate of a European National; and
    – passengers with a long-term residence permit issued by Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland; and
    – passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia before 12 March 2020; and
    – passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.

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    Internal restrictions:

    All individuals outside of their home must cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf.

    *****Relaxation in restrictions:
    Ceske drahy (Czech Rails) has resumed train travel to multiple countries and locations. Passengers are required to wear a face mask and will be subject to border control and quarantine measures.
    Shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and pubs with gardens have reopened. All shops and other establishments are due to have reopened by 25 May (although this remains tentative). Gatherings up to 300 people will be allowed from 25 May. On 20 May, national authorities proposed a further easing on border.
    The government has lifted the ban on non-essential movements and travel abroad. This only applies to Czech citizens and residents who wish to leave the country; tourism into the country is still not permitted. Upon their return from abroad, they will have to produce a negative certificate for COVID-19 (the test should not be older than four days) or self-quarantine for a 14-day period. No test has to be provided if the stay abroad was less than 72 hours long.

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    16.06.2020
  • Czech Republic Czech government to fully open country’s borders with Austria, Hungary and Germany from 5 June (Reuters, 04.06.2020). Free movement between Czechia and Slovakia to resume from 4 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of Czechia.
    – nationals of Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia traveling directly from Austria, Germany, Hungary or Slovakia.
    – British nationals and nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have one of the following documents:
    a. a European Health Insurance Card issued by Czechia; or
    b. an employment contract with the place of work in Czechia; or
    c. a confirmation of study in Czechia.
    – passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia.
    – passengers with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia before 12 March 2020.
    – passengers with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia after 12 March 2020. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    – passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia before 12 March 2020.
    – passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia after 12 March 2020. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    – residents of Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia traveling directly from Austria, Germany, Hungary or Slovakia.
    – passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals and of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have an original birth certificate or a copy, and a copy of the residence permit of the parent or a document confirming the residence in Czechia, such as a lease contract or a copy of the Czech national ID card of the parent.
    – spouses of British nationals and of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have an original marriage certificate or a copy (or a proof of the registered partnership) and a copy of the residence permit issued by Czechia or a document confirming the residence in Czechia, such as a lease contract or a copy of the Czech national ID card of the resident of Czechia.
    – passengers with a C visa issued by Czechia, whose national comment section of the visa sticker includes SEZONNI. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    – passengers with a C visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020, whose national comment section of the visa sticker includes ZAMESTNANI, and their spouses and children if they have a visa and travel together with the holder of the C visa. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 4 days before arrival.
    – passengers with an official invitation and:
    a. a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations to staff of the United Nations and subordinate agencies under the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of Specialised Agencies adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 November 1947 in New York; or
    b. a Laissez-Passer issued by the European Union; or
    c. a Laissez-Passer issued by the European Atomic Energy Community; or
    d. a legitimacy certificate issued by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
    – military personal with an official invitation and a military ID card together with a travel order, a travel warrant, or an individual or collective movement order.

    Internal restrictions:

    All individuals outside of their home must cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and pubs with gardens have reopened. All shops and other establishments are due to have reopened by 25 May (although this remains tentative). Gatherings up to 300 people will be allowed from 25 May. On 20 May, national authorities proposed a further easing on border.
    The government has lifted the ban on non-essential movements and travel abroad. This only applies to Czech citizens and residents who wish to leave the country; tourism into the country is still not permitted. Upon their return from abroad, they will have to produce a negative certificate for COVID-19 (the test should not be older than four days) or self-quarantine for a 14-day period. No test has to be provided if the stay abroad was less than 72 hours long. Until 15/06/2020.

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    10.06.2020
  • Czech Republic Czech government will open border crossings with Austria, Germany from 26 May; foreign tourist travel remains restricted (Reuters, 25.05.2020) Passengers are not allowed to enter Czechia. – This does not apply to nationals of Czechia. – This does not apply to passengers with a Czech long stay visa (D), Czech residence permit for stay over 90 days issued before 12 March 2020 or for permanent stay. Holders of long-stay visas (D, D/VR/XX in comment section of the visa) issued after 12 March 2020 must also have a laboratory confirmation of negative result of PCR test on COVID 19 issued a maximum of 4 days after the sample was taken (including this day); and a medical confirmation of this negative result. These two documents may be replaced by the letter of a Minister of the Government of the Czech Republic granting exception. – This does not apply to members of the mission under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and members of the consular posts under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations accredited in Czechia, and officials of international organizations registered with Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Czechia (EU, EU-GSA, EIB, IOM, OSCE, UNHCR, UN, WHO), including their spouses and children. A birth certificate or its copy and/or a marriage certificate must be presented together with a copy of the residence permit of the member of the mission issued by Czechia.

    In case the child/spouse is not a national of EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom or a national of EU visa free country, visa or residence permit must be presented. – This does not apply to passengers who are holders of one of the following documents and who present an official invitation: – United Nations laissez-passer issued to staff of the United Nations and subordinate agencies under the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of Specialised Agencies adopted -by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 November 1947 in New York; – European Union (EU) laissez-passer; – European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) laissez-passer; – legitimacy certificate issued by the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe; – documents issued pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article III of the Agreement between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regarding the Status of their Force (military ID cards accompanied by a travel order, travel warrant, or an individual or collective movement order) as well as documents issued in the framework of the Partnership for Peace. – This does not apply to nationals of another EU Member State, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See) with an official confirmation by an embassy of their home state or by an embassy of Czechia confirming acceptance to a flight for the purpose of repatriation to their home state and an organized transfer or their intention to transfer from the territory of Czechia to their home state. – This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, residence permit for stay over 90 days or for permanent stay in another EU Member State, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino Switzerland, United Kingdom or the Vatican City (Holy See) with an official confirmation by an embassy of the state which issued their residence permit or by an embassy of Czechia confirming acceptance to a flight for the purpose of repatriation and to an organized transfer or their intention to transfer from the territory of Czechia to their country of origin. – This does not apply to passengers younger than 21 years of age, who are children of nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A birth certificate or its copy must be presented together with a copy of the residence permit of the parent issued by Czechia or document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract or a copy of the Czech ID card of the parent. If the child is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required. – This does not apply to passengers who are spouses or registered partners of a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A marriage certificate (or proof of the conclusion of a registered partnership) or its copy must be presented together with a copy of the residence permit issued by Czechia or a document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract or a copy of a Czech ID card of the spouse. If the spouse is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required. – This does not apply to passengers who are parents caring for their children who are nationals of Czechia or who are nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom. They must have: – a birth certificate or its copy together with a copy of the residence permit or of the Czech ID card issued by Czechia to the child or a document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract; – if the child is 21 years or older, a document confirming dependency and need of care, e.g., medical confirmation; – if the parent is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required. – This does not apply to passengers who are parents dependent on their children who are Czech nationals or for nationals of another EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A birth certificate or its copy must be presented together with a copy of a residence permit issued by Czechia or document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract or a copy of a Czech ID card of their child. In case the parent is not a national of EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom or a national of EU visa free country, visa or residence permit must be presented. Furthermore, document confirming dependency and need of care must be presented (such as medical confirmation). – This does not apply to passengers who are children dependent on their parents who are Czech nationals or for nationals of another EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A birth certificate or its copy must be presented together with a copy of a residence permit issued by Czechia or document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract or a copy of a Czech ID card of their parent. In case the child is not a national of EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom or a national of EU visa free country, visa or residence permit must be presented. Furthermore, document confirming dependency and need of care must be presented (such as medical confirmation). – This does not apply to nationals of EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia with a document confirming residence in Czechia, e.g., a lease contract and one of the following documents: – European Health Insurance Card issued by Czechia; – employment contract with the place of work in Czechia; – confirmation of study in Czechia. – This does not apply to passengers with a short-stay visa (C) issued by Czechia, whose national comment section of the visa sticker includes line SEZONNI.

    They must also have a laboratory confirmation of negative result of PCR test on COVID 19 issued a maximum of 4 days after the sample was taken (including this day); and a medical confirmation of this negative result. These two documents may be replaced by the letter of a Minister of the Government of the Czech Republic granting exception. – This does not apply to passengers with a short-stay visa (C) issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020, whose national comment section of the visa sticker includes line ZAMESTNANI and their spouse and minor children who are holders of visas and travel together with the holder of the short-stay visa (C). Each person must also have a laboratory confirmation of negative result of PCR test on COVID 19 issued a maximum of 4 days after the sample was taken (including this day); and a medical confirmation of this negative result. These two documents may be replaced by the letter of a Minister of the Government of the Czech Republic granting exception.

    Internal restrictions:

    All individuals outside of their home must cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf. Relaxation in restrictions: Shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and pubs with gardens have reopened. All shops and other establishments are due to have reopened by 25 May (although this remains tentative). Gatherings up to 300 people will be allowed from 25 May. On 20 May, national authorities proposed a further easing on border. The government has lifted the ban on non-essential movements and travel abroad. This only applies to Czech citizens and residents who wish to leave the country; tourism into the country is still not permitted. Upon their return from abroad, they will have to produce a negative certificate for COVID-19 (the test should not be older than four days) or self-quarantine for a 14-day period. No test has to be provided if the stay abroad was less than 72 hours long. Until 15/06/2020.

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    27.05.2020
  • Czech Republic

    International restrictions:

    Entry to the Czech Republic is only permitted for those with a valid reason. Valid reasons include: Holders of permanent or long-term (more than 90 days) residence permits; EU citizens travelling to the Czech Republic for business if the stay does not exceed 72 hours and a negative PCR test is provided; Students of EU universities under certain conditions (see the website of the Ministry of the Interior for details); Third-country nationals working in key sectors (see the website for details); EU nationals transiting through the Czech Republic to their home countries; Cross-border workers who must submit all relevant documentation when crossing the national border and provide a negative test for COVID-19 every 14 days to be able to enter the country. The government has lifted the ban on non-essential movements and travel abroad. This only applies to Czech citizens and residents who wish to leave the country; tourism into the country is still not permitted. Upon their return from abroad, they will have to produce a negative certificate for COVID-19 (the test should not be older than four days) or self-quarantine for a 14-day period. No test has to be provided if the stay abroad was less than 72 hours long. Foreigners who are exempt from entry restrictions are also obliged to present a valid certificate or self-quarantine. Authorities announced that internationals whose visas or residence permits have expired, amid the Coronavirus, will be allowed to stay in the Czech Republic until July 17.

    Internal restrictions:

    All individuals outside of their home must cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf. Relaxation in restrictions Shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and pubs with gardens have reopened. All shops and other establishments are due to have reopened by 25 May (although this remains tentative). Gatherings up to 300 people will be allowed from 25 May. On 20 May, national authorities proposed a further easing on border restrictions from 8 June, when people coming from low-risk countries, such as Austria, Croatia or Slovakia, would not need a negative test to enter the country.

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    21.05.2020
  • Czech Republic

    International restrictions:

    Entry to the Czech Republic is only permitted for those with a valid reason. Valid reasons include: Holders of permanent or long-term (more than 90 days) residence permits; EU citizens travelling to the Czech Republic for business if the stay does not exceed 72 hours and a negative PCR test is provided; Students of EU universities under certain conditions (see the website of the Ministry of the Interior for details); Third-country nationals working in key sectors (see the website for details); EU nationals transiting through the Czech Republic to their home countries; Cross-border workers who must submit all relevant documentation when crossing the national border and provide a negative test for COVID-19 every 14 days to be able to enter the country. The government has lifted the ban on non-essential movements and travel abroad. This only applies to Czech citizens and residents who wish to leave the country; tourism into the country is still not permitted. Upon their return from abroad, they will have to produce a negative certificate for COVID-19 (the test should not be older than four days) or self-quarantine for a 14-day period. No test has to be provided if the stay abroad was less than 72 hours long. Foreigners who are exempt from entry restrictions are also obliged to present a valid certificate or self-quarantine. Authorities announced that internationals whose visas or residence permits have expired, amid the Coronavirus, will be allowed to stay in the Czech Republic until July 17.

    Internal restrictions:

    The ‘state of emergency’ ended on 17 May. All individuals outside of their home must cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf. Universities, driving schools, fitness centres, libraries and shops of up to 2,500 square meters reopened. Relaxation in restrictions Since 11 May, international bus and rail services have resumed and non-EU seasonal workers are now allowed to enter the country. Shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and pubs with gardens have reopened. All shops and other establishments are due to have reopened by 25 May (although this remains tentative). Gatherings are allowed in groups of up to ten individuals. Universities reopened on 4 May. On 2 May the foreign minister announced that it was the government’s intention to have the country’s international borders opened by July Czech Airlines on 18 May resumed daily flights between Prague and Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam. Routes to Stockholm and Bucharest are due to resume soon.

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    19.05.2020
  • Czech Republic Passengers are not allowed to enter Czechia. – This does not apply to nationals of Czechia. – This does not apply to passengers with a Czech long stay visa (D), Czech residence permit for stay over 90 days issued before 12.3.2020 or for permanent stay. Holders of long-stay visas (D, D/VR/XX in comment section of the visa) issued after 12.3.2020 must present another two documents: a laboratory confirmation of negative result of PCR test on COVID 19 and a medical confirmation of this negative result. These two documents may be replaced by the letter of a Minister of the Government of the Czech Republic granting exception. – This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic and service passports. – This does not apply to members of the mission under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and members of the consular posts under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations accredited in Czechia, and officials of international organizations based in Czechia registered with Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Czechia, including their family members. – This does not apply to nationals of another EU Member State, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See) with an official confirmation by an embassy of their home state or by an embassy of Czechia confirming acceptance to a flight for the purpose of repatriation to their home state and an organized transfer or their intention to transfer from the territory of Czechia to their home state. – This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, residence permit for stay over 90 days or for permanent stay in another EU Member State, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino Switzerland, United Kingdom or the Vatican City (Holy See) with an official confirmation by an embassy of the state which issued their residence permit or by an embassy of Czechia confirming acceptance to a flight for the purpose of repatriation and to an organized transfer or their intention to transfer from the territory of Czechia to their country of origin. – This does not apply to passengers younger than 21 years of age, who are children of nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A birth certificate or its copy must be presented together with a copy of the residence permit of the parent issued by Czechia or document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract or a copy of the Czech ID card of the parent. If the child is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required. – This does not apply to passengers who are spouses or registered partners of a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A marriage certificate (or proof of the conclusion of a registered partnership) or its copy must be presented together with a copy of the residence permit issued by Czechia or a document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract or a copy of a Czech ID card of the spouse. If the spouse is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required. – This does not apply to passengers who are parents caring for their children who are nationals of Czechia or who are nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom. They must have: – a birth certificate or its copy together with a copy of the residence permit or of the Czech ID card issued by Czechia to the child or a document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract; – if the child is 21 years or older, a document confirming dependency and need of care, e.g., medical confirmation; – if the parent is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required. – This does not apply to passengers who are parents dependent on their children who are Czech nationals or for nationals of another EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A birth certificate or its copy must be presented together with a copy of a residence permit issued by Czechia or document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract or a copy of a Czech ID card of their child. In case the parent is not a national of EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom or a national of EU visa free country, visa or residence permit must be presented. Furthermore, document confirming dependency and need of care must be presented (such as medical confirmation). – This does not apply to passengers who are children dependent on their parents who are Czech nationals or for nationals of another EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A birth certificate or its copy must be presented together with a copy of a residence permit issued by Czechia or document confirming residence (address) in Czechia such as lease contract or a copy of a Czech ID card of their parent. In case the child is not a national of EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom or a national of EU visa free country, visa or residence permit must be presented. Furthermore, document confirming dependency and need of care must be presented (such as medical confirmation). – This does not apply to nationals of EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia with a document confirming residence in Czechia, e.g., a lease contract and one of the following documents: – European Health Insurance Card issued by Czechia; – employment contract with the place of work in Czechia; – confirmation of study in Czechia. – This does not apply to passengers with a short-stay visa (C) issued by Czechia, whose national comment section of the visa sticker includes line SEZONNI. Another two documents must be presented: a laboratory confirmation of negative result of PCR test on COVID 19 and a medical confirmation of this negative result. These two documents may be replaced by the letter of a Minister of the Government of the Czech Republic granting exception. – This does not apply to passengers with a short-stay visa (C) issued by Czechia after May 11, 2020, whose national comment section of the visa sticker includes line ZAMESTNANI and their spouse and minor children who are holders of visas and travel together with the holder of the short-stay visa (C). Another two documents must be presented for each person travelling: a laboratory confirmation of negative result of PCR test on COVID 19 and a medical confirmation of this negative result. These two documents may be replaced by the letter of a Minister of the Government of the Czech Republic granting exception.

    Internal restrictions:

    A ‘state of emergency’ has been extended to 17 May. All individuals outside of their home must cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf. Universities, driving schools, fitness centres, libraries and shops of up to 2,500 square meters reopened. Relaxation in restrictions From 11 May, international bus and rail services are expected to gradually resume and non-EU seasonal workers will be allowed to enter the country. From 11 May, all border crossings will open to all passengers, which were previously limited to commuters and road freight transport. Operational hours remain between 05.00 to 23.00 (local time). From 11 May, shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and pubs with gardens will be able to resume their activities. All shops and other establishments are due to have reopened by 25 May (although this remains a tentative). Gatherings are allowed in groups of up to ten individuals. Universities reopened on 4 May. On 2 May the foreign minister announced that it was the government’s intention to have the country’s international borders opened by July

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://cz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/czech-republic-prolongs-air-and-land-border-controls-with-austria-and-germany-until-april-24/ https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

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    12.05.2020
  • Czech Republic Czech authorities announced that they will continue control of Czech borders until June 13, 2020. (OSAC, 05.05.2020)
    The government has decided not to introduce border controls with Poland and Slovakia, as both the latter have border controls in place at the common borders with the Czech Republic.

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Czechia.
    -This does not apply to nationals of Czechia.
    -This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic and service passports.
    -This does not apply to passengers with a Czech residence permit for stay over 90 days or for permanent stay.
    -This does not apply to passengers with a Czech long-stay visa (not including visa stickers with a national comment D/VR/XX).
    -This does not apply to nationals of EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia with a document confirming residence in Czechia, e.g., a lease contract and one of the following documents: European Health Insurance Card issued by Czechia, employment contract with the place of work in Czechia or confirmation of study in Czechia.
    -This does not apply to nationals of another EU Member State, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See), with an official confirmation by an embassy of their home state or by an embassy of Czechia confirming acceptance to a flight for the purpose of repatriation to their home state and an organized transfer or their intention to transfer from the territory of Czechia to their home state.
    -This does not apply to passengers who are spouses or registered partners of a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia. An original or a copy of the marriage certificate or of proof of the registered partnership is required together with a copy of the residence permit or of the Czech ID card issued by Czechia to the spouse. If the spouse is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required.
    -This does not apply to passengers younger than 21 years of age, who are children of nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom residing in Czechia. A birth certificate or its copy is required together with a copy of the residence permit or of the Czech ID card issued by Czechia to the parent. If the child is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required.
    – This does not apply to passengers who are parents caring for their children who reside in Czechia and who are nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or United Kingdom. They must have:
    – a birth certificate or its copy together with a copy of the residence permit or of the Czech ID card issued by Czechia to the child;
    – if the child is 21 years or older, a document confirming dependency and need of care, e.g., medical confirmation;
    – if the parent is not a national of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or of an EU visa free country, a visa or a residence permit is required.
    -This does not apply to passengers with a long-stay visa, residence permit for stay over 90 days or for permanent stay in another EU Member State, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino Switzerland, United Kingdom or the Vatican City (Holy See) with an official confirmation by an embassy of the state which issued their residence permit or by an embassy of Czechia confirming acceptance to a flight for the purpose of repatriation and to an organized transfer or their intention to transfer from the territory of Czechia to their country of origin.
    -This does not apply to members of the mission under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and members of the consular posts under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations accredited in Czechia, and officials of international organizations based in Czechia registered with Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Czechia, including their family members.

    Internal restrictions:

    Temporary reintroduction of border closures with Austria and Germany extended until at least 13 June.
    A nationwide quarantine has been extended.
    All individuals in Prague outside of their home MUST cover their mouth and nose with either a prospective medical mask, self-made mask or scarf.
    Schools and universities have been suspended and all events hosting more than 100 people are banned.

    Relaxation in restrictions: From 11 May, international bus and rail services are expected to gradually resume and non-EU seasonal workers will be allowed to enter the country. From 11 May, all border crossings will open to all passengers, which were previously limited to commuters and road freight transport. Operational hours remain between 05.00 to 23.00 (local time). From 11 May, shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and pubs with gardens will be able to resume their activities. All shops and other establishments are due to have reopened by 25 May (although this remains a tentative). Gatherings are allowed in groups of up to ten individuals. Universities reopened on 4 May. On 2 May the foriegn minister announced that it was the government’s intention to have the country’s international borders opened by July.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/extraordinary-and-protective-measures-and-recommendations/
    https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx
    https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/development-of-events-over-time/
    https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/measures-adopted-by-the-czech-government-against-coronavirus-180545/
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