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Airlines Updates

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

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

CSA Czech Airlines
Prague – Bologna
Prague – Dusseldorf

Smartwings
Prague – Lanzarote
Prague – Valencia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional changes remain likely.

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

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

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Czech Republic
Crossing Rules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 24 April 2020 to TBD

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

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 05 June 2020 to TBD

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

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Flight Restrictions

published 09.11.2020

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

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

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to category.

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.

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Insurance
Certification

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

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.

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

    Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure.

    Travelling abroad

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure.

    Travelling abroad

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Other:

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure.

    Travelling abroad

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    Additionally, the following rules apply:

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

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

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government extends restrictions on movement beyond 21MAR21, until further notice (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government extends restrictions on movement beyond 21MAR21, until further notice (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic updates list of high-risk COVID-19 countries (Schengen Info, 08.03.2021). Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic updates list of high-risk COVID-19 countries (Schengen Info, 08.03.2021). Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic updates list of high-risk COVID-19 countries (Schengen Info, 08.03.2021). Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

    Find out more:

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

    Read more
    09.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

    Read more
    05.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

    Read more
    02.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government to restrict movement throughout country until 28 March in bid to limit spread of COVID-19 (OSAC, 01.03.2021). Government to restrict people’s movements, contacts to slow spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 26.02.2021). Authorities in Czech Republic ban travel to several countries such as Botswana, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and others because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 24.02.2021). Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021).

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

    Read more
    01.03.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government to restrict people’s movements, contacts to slow spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 26.02.2021). Authorities in Czech Republic ban travel to several countries such as Botswana, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and others because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 24.02.2021). Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

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

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

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

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

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities in Czech Republic ban travel to several countries such as Botswana, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and others because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 24.02.2021). Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. From 25 February, you are required to wear a face covering of FFP2 standard or higher (in Czech known as ‘respirátor’), or two medical face masks, in places with a high number of people, such as public transport, shopping centres or in medical facilities. The full list can be found in the list of measures published by the Ministry of Health (in Czech only). The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    Schools are open for a limited number of age groups.

    Read more
    25.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries. A Medical Certificate is required for people who suffered Covid-19 disease in the past. 

     

    Find out more: 
    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Restrictions on the entry of foreigners

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    23.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for the Czech Republic, the following rules apply:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    19.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. All citizens of third countries which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in such third countries are prohibited from entering the territory of the Czech Republic, with some exceptions, as specified in the Protective measure.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative test not older than 24 hours or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    16.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

     

    Contact point for the Czech Republic: 

    +420 974 801 801
    Mo – Th: 8.00 – 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 – 12.00
    (The telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English)

    For inquiries related to the entry into the territory, you can send an email to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.

    Important phone numbers

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    12.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic imposes fresh entry restrictions for countries affected by COVID-19 (SVI, 08.02.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, all non-essential travel to Czechia is banned, regardless of the country of origin. People working, studying and visiting their families in Czechia are exempted from the travel ban, as well as people travelling to health and social facilities, weddings and funerals.
    Transit up to 12 hours is allowed.

    Travelling for tourism or to visit friends is not possible.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

    Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

    Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (marked in green):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    09.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Border closed to all foreigners on 29-30 January; only essential travel will be allowed (Slovak Spectator, 29.01.2021). Disruption reported at Czech-German border as tighter restrictions for travel into Germany come into force (The Local, 26.01.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    As of 31 January 2021, foreigners can travel to Czechia only for absolutely essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    As of 5 February 2021, Czechia applies a new classification of risk areas.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “high-risk”, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional health centre either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin.

    The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions:

    • if your stay in a “red” country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    From 5 February 2021, a new category is introduced: “dark red” (high-risk) countries. Travellers from “dark red” areas have to submit a first PCR test taken 48 hours or less prior to the entry, followed by a second PCR test performed in the Czech Republic at the earliest on day 5 from entry. Self-isolation is mandatory until the second negative test result is provided.

    Travellers from “orange” and “red” countries must submit, upon entry, an antigen or PCR test done 48 hours or less. In the case of red countries, a person must additionally undergo a second PCR test in the Czech Republic (this can be done also earlier than day 5 from the entry). Self-isolation is mandatory until the second negative test result is submitted.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    From 5 February 2021, travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all travellers arriving from “high-risk” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (marked in green):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    05.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Border closed to all foreigners on 29-30 January; only essential travel will be allowed (Slovak Spectator, 29.01.2021). Disruption reported at Czech-German border as tighter restrictions for travel into Germany come into force (The Local, 26.01.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travel to Czechia is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “high-risk”, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional health centre either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin.

    The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a “red” country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “low-risk”, in case of “orange” countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of “green” countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “high-risk” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (marked in green):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    02.02.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Disruption reported at Czech-German border as tighter restrictions for travel into Germany come into force (The Local, 26.01.2021). Extension of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic until 14 February (GOV.UK, 26.01.2021) Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travel to Czechia is possible only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “high-risk”, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional health centre either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin.

    The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a “red” country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For travellers from EU countries classified as “low-risk”, in case of “orange” countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of “green” countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for travellers arriving from “high-risk” countries.

     

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (marked in green):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

     

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. The Czech Government has directed that all people should reduce contact with persons from other households. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    26.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Authorities extend state of emergency until 14 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    22.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    Additional information can be found on covid.gov.cz

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    A ban for non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) is in place, with some exceptions. For the categories who are allowed to enter, the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    21.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to the Czech Republic: You are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential reasons, such as work, medical treatment or family reunion, or if you hold residency or a valid long-term visa for the Czech Republic. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Details on regulations in place for travellers, permitted reasons for entry, and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.
    If you are legally permitted to travel, check our advice for the country you are visiting and each country that you would transit. Some other countries have closed their border with the Czech Republic in some areas, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    15.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. From 27 December, all shops and services are closed, except for pharmacies and grocery stores, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making an essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including permitted reasons for moving around (including during curfew hours) and some rules on the operation of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for a limited number of age groups. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    13.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    11.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Czechia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days from the entry. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    List of open Embassies

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    08.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Entry to the Czech Republic by direct flight from the UK is permitted only for passengers who are either Czech citizens or those who hold residency or a long-term valid visa for the Czech Republic. You must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test that has been taken in the UK and is no older than 72 hours. Without Czech citizenship, proof of residency or a long-term visa, you will not be permitted to enter the Czech Republic.

    On arrival in the Czech Republic, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days, before undertaking a further RT-PCR or antigen test between 5-7 days after arrival. A negative test result ends this period of self-isolation. You are also required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival.

    Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    04.01.2021
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    The Czech government has prolonged restrictions on all direct flights from the UK until further notice. Entry to the Czech Republic is possible only for Czech citizens and those with residency or valid long-term visas for the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    As of 20th December 2020, all the people who entered the territory of the Czech Republic and who in the last 14 days stayed in the territory of the United Kingdom, are subject to a ban on free movement for a period of 10 days, or until they submit the negative result of an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2.

    In addition, citizens of the Czech Republic and their family members, EU citizens with a temporary or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, and their family members, as well as holders of a valid long-term visa, long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, are allowed to enter the territory provided that they show a negative antigen or RT-PCR test to the air carrier before boarding. The test must be carried out in the UK no later than 72 hours before departure. Apart from the above-mentioned categories, also outpatient, repatriation and rescue flights are allowed to enter. Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    31.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    From 18 December, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential purposes, such as work, essential health or family trips or to attend a funeral. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Border controls have not been reintroduced, but you may be asked to prove that the purpose of your visit is essential. Hotels and accommodation providers are closed in the Czech Republic.
    On 20 December, the Czech Government introduced a mandatory quarantine period for those who have travelled from the UK, or spent more than 24 hours in the UK during the past 14 days. If this applies to you, you should self-isolate, and take a Covid-19 PCR test between 5 and 7 days after your arrival into the Czech Republic from the UK. This is in response to evidence of a new variant of Covid-19.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    As of 20th December 2020, all the people who entered the territory of the Czech Republic and who in the last 14 days stayed in the territory of the United Kingdom, are subject to a ban on free movement for a period of 10 days, or until they submit the negative result of an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2.

    In addition, citizens of the Czech Republic and their family members, EU citizens with a temporary or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, and their family members, as well as holders of a valid long-term visa, long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, are allowed to enter the territory provided that they show a negative antigen or RT-PCR test to the air carrier before boarding. The test must be carried out in the UK no later than 72 hours before departure. Apart from the above-mentioned categories, also outpatient, repatriation and rescue flights are allowed to enter. Other foreigners may fly only for air transit or transfer at the same airport, provided that they do not stay in the Czech Republic for more than 12 hours.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    30.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    From 18 December, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential purposes, such as work, essential health or family trips or to attend a funeral. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Border controls have not been reintroduced, but you may be asked to prove that the purpose of your visit is essential. Hotels and accommodation providers are closed in the Czech Republic.
    On 20 December, the Czech Government introduced a mandatory quarantine period for those who have travelled from the UK, or spent more than 24 hours in the UK during the past 14 days. If this applies to you, you should self-isolate, and take a Covid-19 PCR test between 5 and 7 days after your arrival into the Czech Republic from the UK. This is in response to evidence of a new variant of Covid-19.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    As of 20th December 2020, all the people who entered the territory of the Czech Republic and who in the last 14 days stayed in the territory of the United Kingdom, are subject to a ban on free movement for a period of 10 days, or until they submit the negative result of an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. Cross-border workers are not affected by the ban. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 
    Conditions for entry into Czechia
    List of countries according to the level of risk
    Protective measure
    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    28.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech government lifts the suspension on flights from the UK for Czech citizens or those with residence in the Czech Republic. A negative RT-PCR or antigen test, taken in the UK within the previous 72 hours, is required. (Gov.UK, 23.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    From 18 December, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential purposes, such as work, essential health or family trips or to attend a funeral. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Border controls have not been reintroduced, but you may be asked to prove that the purpose of your visit is essential. Hotels and accommodation providers are closed in the Czech Republic.
    On 20 December, the Czech Government introduced a mandatory quarantine period for those who have travelled from the UK, or spent more than 24 hours in the UK during the past 14 days. If this applies to you, you should self-isolate, and take a Covid-19 PCR test between 5 and 7 days after your arrival into the Czech Republic from the UK. This is in response to evidence of a new variant of Covid-19.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    As of 20th December 2020, all the people who entered the territory of the Czech Republic and who in the last 14 days stayed in the territory of the United Kingdom, are subject to a ban on free movement for a period of 10 days, or until they submit the negative result of a RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2. 

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In the case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries, the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high-risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), the free movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore, a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary for the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighbouring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit for up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

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    24.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Government introducing a mandatory quarantine period for those that have travelled from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020). Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    From 18 December, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential purposes, such as work, essential health or family trips or to attend a funeral. Entry for tourism is not permitted. Border controls have not been reintroduced, but you may be asked to prove that the purpose of your visit is essential. Hotels and accommodation providers are closed in the Czech Republic.
    On 20 December, the Czech Government introduced a mandatory quarantine period for those who have travelled from the UK, or spent more than 24 hours in the UK during the past 14 days. If this applies to you, you should self-isolate, and take a Covid-19 PCR test between 5 and 7 days after your arrival into the Czech Republic from the UK. This is in response to evidence of a new variant of Covid-19.
    The Czech government have classified countries as either ‘high’, or ‘low’ risk. The UK is as ‘high’ risk. Travellers coming from the UK are required to either present a negative RT-PCR. When undergoing a PCR test in the Czech Republic, you should avoid all but essential movements until a negative test result is presented. In all cases, passengers from the UK should complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form for presentation on arrival. Details on regulations in place for travellers and more information on entry requirements and local restrictions can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    20.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020). Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    • if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national list of low-risk third countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. You must avoid all non-essential movement, except for travelling to work, shopping or visiting parks for exercise. All shops and some services are open, with social distancing measures in place. From 18 December, restaurants and bars are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Most Christmas markets are closed. A limited number are open, but the consumption of food and drink is not permitted on site. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    All cultural venues, including museums, galleries, theatres and attractions such as zoos, are closed. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to, or from work, or making a essential trip. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    17.12.2020
  • Czech Republic The Czech Republic will return to the fourth level on the PES scale as of Friday, Dec. 18, but shops and services can remain open.

    The date for the arrival of first batch of Pfizer vaccine has also been announced, pending EU approval, and the government extended the time that the military can help to stop the spread of the virus until June 2021.

    Under the fourth level of PES, restaurants, pubs, hotels, swimming pools and fitness centers will have to close. How long the stricter rules will be in place depends on the future development of the epidemiological risk score, calculated on a risk index scale of zero to 100.

    For Dec. 15, the risk index is at 66, down from 71 the day before, according to the Health Ministry. For the PES level to drop down again, the risk level index number will have to reach 60 or below for at least three days.

    The nightly curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. will be reimposed. Gatherings of up to six people are permitted. Weddings, funerals and religious services can have up to 20 people.

    https://www.expats.cz/

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    15.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Hotels expected to be closed as COVID-19 cases intensify (Expats.cz, 14.12.2020). Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020). Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national safe list of Third-Countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 23 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 3 December, all shops and services are open, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are allowed to open from 6am to 8pm, with maximum of 4 people sitting at one table. Some Christmas markets are now open. However, you are not allowed to consume food or drink there. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. Museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos are also open from 3 December, with social distancing measures in place. Theatres and cinemas remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    14.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Government extends state of emergency to 23 December (Reuters, 09.12.2020). Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national safe list of Third-Countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 12 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 3 December, all shops and services are open, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are allowed to open from 6am to 8pm, with maximum of 4 people sitting at one table. Some Christmas markets are now open. However, you are not allowed to consume food or drink there. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. Museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos are also open from 3 December, with social distancing measures in place. Theatres and cinemas remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    11.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national safe list of Third-Countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 12 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. From 3 December, all shops and services are open, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are allowed to open from 6am to 8pm, with maximum of 4 people sitting at one table. Some Christmas markets are now open. However, you are not allowed to consume food or drink there. Drinking alcohol in public spaces is forbidden. Museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos are also open from 3 December, with social distancing measures in place. Theatres and cinemas remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education you are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    09.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    for EU countries classified as “high-risk” (marked in red) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”

    in case of orange countries marked with *entry is allowed without restrictions and without the requirement to fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a confirmation of a negative PCR test result has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Travelling abroad

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries) the free-movement within the territory is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by submission of a negative PCR test result to the regional hygienic station either within 7 days from the entry, or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    •  if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;
    • for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;
    • in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 24 hours;
    • in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    as of 16.11.2020, the national safe list of Third-Countries includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. From these countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Third-country nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 12 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. As of 3 December, all shops and services will be open, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are allowed to open from 6am to 10pm, with maximum of 4 people sitting at one table. Some Christmas markets are now open. However, you are not allowed to consume food or drink there. Museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos are also open from 3 December, with social distancing measures in place. Theatres and cinemas remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education interested parties are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    08.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply: 

    For EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station either within 5 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hour before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”:

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a PCR test has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, find out if you are allowed to enter Czechia according to the Ministry of Health Protective Measure and make sure that the Embassy of Czechia in your country is opened. Furthermore, the following restrictions apply: 

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station within 5 days from the entry. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 12 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. The Czech government advises that people adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. As of 3 December, all shops and services will be open, with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants and bars are allowed to open from 6am to 10pm, with maximum of 4 people sitting at one table. Some Christmas markets are now open. However, you are not allowed to consume food or drink there. Museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos are also open from 3 December, with social distancing measures in place. Theatres and cinemas remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some rules on operation of shops or restaurants, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. For specific information on education interested parties are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    02.12.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply: 

    For EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station either within 5 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hour before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”:

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a PCR test has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, find out if you are allowed to enter Czechia according to the Ministry of Health Protective Measure and make sure that the Embassy of Czechia in your country is opened. Furthermore, the following restrictions apply: 

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station within 5 days from the entry. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 12 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. All shops and services are closed. Essential shops and services such as grocery stores and garden centres remain open (though many of these must still close on Sundays). Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer a takeaway service. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of six people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 11pm and 5am unless you are travelling to or from work or making a necessary trip to ‘preserve health or property’. All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, curfew and closure of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups. Foreign nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

    Read more
    23.11.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply: 

    For EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station either within 5 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hour before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”:

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a PCR test has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, find out if you are allowed to enter Czechia according to the Ministry of Health Protective Measure and make sure that the Embassy of Czechia in your country is opened. Furthermore, the following restrictions apply: 

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station within 5 days from the entry. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency in the Czech Republic is in place until 12 December.
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. All shops and services are closed. Essential shops and services such as grocery stores and garden centres remain open (though many of these must still close on Sundays). Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer a takeaway service until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to or from work, or making a necessary trip to ‘preserve health or property’. All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, curfew and closure of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups.

    Read more
    20.11.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply: 

    For EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station either within 5 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hour before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”:

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a PCR test has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, find out if you are allowed to enter Czechia according to the Ministry of Health Protective Measure and make sure that the Embassy of Czechia in your country is opened. Furthermore, the following restrictions apply: 

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station within 5 days from the entry. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. All shops and services are closed. Essential shops and services such as grocery stores and garden centres remain open (though many of these must still close on Sundays). Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer a takeaway service until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to or from work, or making a necessary trip to ‘preserve health or property’. All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, curfew and closure of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups.

    Read more
    19.11.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply: 

    For EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station either within 5 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hour before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For EU countries classified as “low-risk”:

    in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a PCR test has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. 

    In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:

    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;

    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.

    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.

    Find out more:

    koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries:

    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00).

    There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.

    Detailed information on the exceptions 

    Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible.

    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced.

    Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures

    In case of travellers for essential reasons, find out if you are allowed to enter Czechia according to the Ministry of Health Protective Measure and make sure that the Embassy of Czechia in your country is opened. Furthermore, the following restrictions apply: 

    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station within 5 days from the entry. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: 

    – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days;

    – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries;

    – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours;

    – in case of transit up to 12 hours.

    For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries):

    entry is allowed without restrictions. 

    Find out more: 

    Conditions for entry into Czechia

    List of countries according to the level of risk

    Protective measure

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. All shops and services are closed. Essential shops and services such as grocery stores and garden centres remain open (though many of these must still close on Sundays). Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer a takeaway service until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to or from work, or making a necessary trip to ‘preserve health or property’. All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, curfew and closure of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups.

    Read more
    17.11.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU: On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic. Detailed information on the exceptions. Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures.
    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:
    For EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station either within 5 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hour before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days; – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries; – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours; – in case of transit up to 12 hours. For EU countries classified as “low-risk”: in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a PCR test has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. Ministry of Interior.
    Find out more: Conditions for entry into Czechia, List of countries according to the level of risk , Protective measures.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.Find out more: koronavirus.mzcr.cz and Entry from abroad.

    *From Third Countries: On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic. Detailed information on the exceptions. Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible. This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures.
    In case of travellers for essential reasons, find out if you are allowed to enter Czechia according to the Ministry of Health Protective Measure and make sure that the Embassy of Czechia in your country is opened. Furthermore, the following restrictions apply: For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station within 5 days from the entry. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days; – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries; – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours; – in case of transit up to 12 hours. For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries): entry is allowed without restrictions.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. All shops and services are closed. Essential shops and services such as grocery stores and garden centres remain open (though many of these must still close on Sundays). Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer a takeaway service until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to or from work, or making a necessary trip to ‘preserve health or property’. All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, curfew and closure of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools are open for some age groups.

    Read more
    16.11.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU: On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic. Detailed information on the exceptions. Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures.
    In case of travellers for essential reasons, the following entry restrictions apply:
    For EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station either within 5 days from the entry or right after arrival in case of a test taken no more than 72 hour before departure from the country of origin. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days; – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries; – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours; – in case of transit up to 12 hours. For EU countries classified as “low-risk”: in case of orange countries marked with *, entry is allowed without restrictions. In case a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, a PCR test has to be delivered to the employer or the educational institution. In case of green countries, entry is allowed without restrictions. Ministry of Interior.
    Find out more: Conditions for entry into Czechia, List of countries according to the level of risk , Protective measures.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.Find out more: koronavirus.mzcr.cz and Entry from abroad.

    *From Third Countries: On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic. Detailed information on the exceptions. Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible. This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures.
    In case of travellers for essential reasons, find out if you are allowed to enter Czechia according to the Ministry of Health Protective Measure and make sure that the Embassy of Czechia in your country is opened. Furthermore, the following restrictions apply: For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (red countries), it is mandatory to present a negative test for Covid-19 to the regional hygienic station within 5 days from the entry. Furthermore a Passenger Locator Form is mandatory. The above-mentioned requirements are not necessary in the following conditions: – if your stay in a red country did not exceed 12 hours in last 14 days; – for cross-border workers, pupils and students coming from neighboring countries; – in case of urgent travel (for work and/or health-related reasons) for a period of time not exceeding 12 hours; – in case of transit up to 12 hours. For non-EU countries classified as “low-risk” (green countries): entry is allowed without restrictions.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. All shops and services are closed. Essential shops and services such as grocery stores and garden centres remain open (though many of these must still close on Sundays). Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer a takeaway service windows until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to or from work, or making a necessary trip to ‘preserve health or property’.
    All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, curfew and closure of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. All schools are closed but kindergartens remain open.

    Read more
    13.11.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU: On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic. Detailed information on the exceptions. Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. Find out more: koronavirus.mzcr.cz and Entry from abroad.

    *From Third Countries: On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic. Detailed information on the exceptions. Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible. This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. All shops and services are closed. Essential shops and services such as grocery stores and garden centres remain open (though many of these must still close on Sundays). Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer a takeaway service windows until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to or from work, or making a necessary trip to ‘preserve health or property’.
    All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, curfew and closure of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. All schools are closed but kindergartens remain open.

    Read more
    05.11.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From within the EU: On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic. Detailed information on the exceptions Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible. This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. Find out more: koronavirus.mzcr.cz and Entry from abroad.

    *From Third Countries: On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic. Detailed information on the exceptions. Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible. This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. All shops and services are closed. Essential shops and services such as grocery stores and garden centres remain open (though many of these must still close on Sundays). Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer a takeaway service windows until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to or from work, or making a necessary trip to ‘preserve health or property’.
    All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, curfew and closure of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. All schools are closed but kindergartens remain open.

    Read more
    03.11.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: Entry is not permitted.
    On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.
    Detailed information on the exceptions. Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible.
    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures see here.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    *Find out more: here and in Entry from abroad.

    *From Third Countries: On 21 October 2020 the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic, which came into force on 22 October 2020 (06:00). There are exceptions to the ban on free movement, including in particular travelling to work, to see the family, to healthcare facilities, to weddings or funerals, abroad or returning to one’s place of residence in the Czech Republic.
    Detailed information on the exceptions. Taking into account the other introduced restrictions (such as closure of hotels and accommodation facilities for tourists, or limiting the group size in public spaces to a maximum of two people), it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, i.e. traveling for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends is not possible.
    This decision does not affect cross-border workers in any new way. Border controls have not been reintroduced. Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic of 21st October 2020 no. 1078 on the Adoption of Crisis Measures see here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. All shops and services are closed. Essential shops and services such as grocery stores and garden centres remain open (though many of these must still close on Sundays). Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer a takeaway service windows until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. You should not leave your place of residence between 9pm and 5am unless you are travelling to or from work, or making a necessary trip to ‘preserve health or property’.
    All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, curfew and closure of shops, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. All schools are closed but kindergartens remain open.

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    30.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: As of 22.10.2020, a new lockdown measure is in place and only essential travel is allowed, following specific prescriptions according to the risk level of the country of origin.
    An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website.
    For countries classified as “low-risk”, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as “high-risk”, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists.
    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *Find out more: here and here.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    *Find out more: here and in Entry from abroad.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required.
    *Find out more: Return from abroad; Third-country nationals; Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus.

    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Essential shops and services remain open: these include grocery stores, pharmacies and garden centres. All other shops and services are closed. Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer takeaway through service windows until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. All schools are closed but kindergartens remain open.

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    27.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: * Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view.
    An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website.
    For countries classified as “low-risk”, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as “high-risk”, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists.
    For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).
    *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic: A new lockdown measure is in place, according to which only essential movement is allowed. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *Find out more: here and here.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    *Find out more: here and in Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required.
    *Find out more: Return from abroad; Third-country nationals; Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus.

    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Essential shops and services remain open: these include grocery stores, pharmacies and garden centres. All other shops and services are closed. Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer takeaway through service windows until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. A maximum of two people are allowed to gather inside or outside, except for family members from the same household. All cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – also remain closed. Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. All schools are closed but kindergartens remain open.

    Read more
    22.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: * Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website.
    For countries classified as “low-risk”, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as “high-risk”, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as “high-risk” (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).
    *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic: This map shows the classification of countries according to the level of risk. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries classified as “low-risk” without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from “high-risk” countries. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *Find out more: here and here.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    *Find out more: here and in Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required.
    *Find out more: Return from abroad; Third-country nationals; Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic: There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor public spaces and on public and shared private transport, including outdoor transport stops and stations. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed, but some offer takeaway through service windows until 8pm. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. From Monday 12 October all cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – will be closed for 2 weeks.
    Full details of all restrictive measures in place, including some exemptions to the wearing of masks, can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. All schools are closed until 1 November.

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    20.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: * Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).
    *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic: This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. hereCountry specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *Find out more: here and here.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    *Find out more: here and in Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required.
    *Find out more: Return from abroad; Third-country nationals; Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic:There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed until 3 November, but some offer takeaway through service windows until 20:00. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. From Monday 12 October all cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – will be closed for 2 weeks. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    All schools are closed until 1 November.

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    16.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: * Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).
    *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic: This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. hereCountry specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: A herePassenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *Find out more: herewww.mvcr.cz and here koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    *Find out more: here and Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic:There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants, bars and clubs are closed until 3 November, but some offer takeaway through service windows until 20:00. Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited. From Monday 12 October all cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – will be closed for 2 weeks. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    All schools are closed until 1 November.

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    14.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: * Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).
    *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic: This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. hereCountry specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: A herePassenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *Find out more: herewww.mvcr.cz and here koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    *Find out more: here and Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic:There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between 8pm and 6am and a maximum of 4 people are allowed to sit at a table. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    Some types of schools are open, but there are restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are therefore advised to contact their local Czech authority.

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    12.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: * Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).
    *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic: This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. hereCountry specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: A herePassenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *Find out more: herewww.mvcr.cz and here koronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    *Find out more: here and Entry from abroad

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic:There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between 10pm and 6 am and a maximum of six people are allowed to sit at a table. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    Some types of schools are open, but there are restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are therefore advised to contact their local Czech authority.

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    09.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: * Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).
    *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic: This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. hereCountry specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    * Mandatory Travel Documentation: A herePassenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *Find out more: herewww.mvcr.cz and herekoronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit.
    Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    *Find out more: here

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic:There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between 10pm and 6 am and a maximum of six people are allowed to sit at a table. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    Some types of schools are open, but there are restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are therefore advised to contact their local Czech authority.

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    07.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *From EU: * Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine). *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic- hereThis map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. hereCountry specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. * Mandatory Travel Documentation: A herePassenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *Find out more: herewww.mvcr.cz and herekoronavirus.mzcr.cz

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. *Find out more: here

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions. Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required. *Find out more: Return from abroad, Third-country nationals and Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Czech Republic:There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    *Public spaces and services: It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between 10pm and 6 am and a maximum of six people are allowed to sit at a table. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    Some types of schools are open, but there are restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are therefore advised to contact their local Czech authority.

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    06.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    *Travel from EU: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists.
    For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).


    *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic
    This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. Find out more: www.mvcr.cz and koronavirus.mzcr.cz.

    *Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    The list of countries by level of risk can be found at here.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions. Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required. Find out more: Return from abroad. Third-country nationals. Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between 10 pm and 6 am. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools and universities are now open, but there are some restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice.

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    02.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    Travel from EU: *Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries defined as “high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions.
    For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists.
    For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine). *Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic
    This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. Find out more: www.mvcr.cz and koronavirus.mzcr.cz.

    Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours.
    The list of countries by level of risk can be found at here.

    From Third Countries: Travellers coming from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan can enter the territory of Czechia without restrictions. Travellers coming from third-countries where there is a high risk of infection can enter the territory of Czechia only for the special reasons specified in the protective measures and are subject to presentation of a negative PCR test within 5 days (from six years of age). Moreover, an arrival form must be filled in order to notify the entry to the relevant regional hygienic station. Alternatively, quarantine is required. Find out more: Return from abroad. Third-country nationals. Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between 10 pm and 6 am. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools and universities are now open, but there are some restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice.

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    01.10.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    Travel from EU: *Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Spain. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. An updated list of countries according to their level of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website.

    This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. *Rules and Exceptions: The Czech Republic divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine). *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *For more information: here www.mvcr.cz and here.

    Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found at here.

    From Third Countries: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan. Additional information available here: Third-country nationals and Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between 10 pm and 6 am. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools and universities are now open, but there are some restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice.

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    29.09.2020
  • Czech Republic Latest news: Czech Republic, Egypt: Flights between countries will resume from 1 October (Arab News, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    Travel from EU: *Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Spain. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Travelling from the Czech Republic or returning to the Czech Republic. This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). Countries marked in red are considered at high risk of infection of Covid-19. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions. A test for Covid-19 will be required when returning from countries marked in red. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. *Rules and Exceptions: The Czech Republic divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for Covid-19 or quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and to citizens of EU countries who are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine). *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection. *For more information: here www.mvcr.cz and here.

    Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply:
    1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone;
    2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found at here.

    From Third Countries: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan. Additional information available here: Third-country nationals and Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between 10 pm and 6 am. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools and universities are now open, but there are some restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice.

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    28.09.2020
  • Czech Republic International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    **Travelling from the EU: Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.

    *Travelling from Czechia or returning to Czechia: This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). If countries are marked in red, there is an unfavorable development of covid-19 with a high risk of infection in that country. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. A test for covid-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red.
    Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    *Rules and Exceptions: Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. *For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. *For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. *For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).

    **Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found here.

    **Third Countries: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan.

    Internal Restrictions:
    It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between 10 pm and 6 am. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools and universities are now open, but there are some restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice.

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    24.09.2020
  • Czech Republic International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    **Travelling from the EU: Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from Czechia or returning to Czechia: This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). If countries are marked in red, there is an unfavorable development of covid-19 with a high risk of infection in that country. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. A test for covid-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. *Rules and Exceptions
    Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. *For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. *For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists.* For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).

    **Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found here.

    **Third Countries: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan.

    Internal Restrictions:
    It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all indoor public spaces and on public transport. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Restaurants and bars are required to close between midnight and 6 am. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools and universities are now open, but there are some restrictions in place. New restrictions may be introduced at short notice.

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    22.09.2020
  • Czech Republic International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.


    **Travelling from the EU: Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from Czechia or returning to Czechia: This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). If countries are marked in red, there is an unfavorable development of covid-19 with a high risk of infection in that country. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. A test for covid-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. *Rules and Exceptions

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    18.09.2020
  • Czech Republic *****International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.
    **From within the EU: Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Romania and, from 24/8, Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. This map shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). If countries are marked in red, there is an unfavorable development of covid-19 with a high risk of infection in that country. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. A test for covid-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. **Rules and Exceptions: Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists.
    For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure
    protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).

    ***Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found here. .

    ***Third Countries: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose when on public transport, at indoor events with more than 100 participants and at indoor public spaces, excluding schools, shops, bars, restaurants and service providers. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. In Prague only, face masks are also required in shops and shopping centres. Restaurants and bars are required to close between midnight and 6 am. From 14 September, anyone entering shared spaces in schools will have to cover their mouth and nose. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools and universities are now open. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

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    11.09.2020
  • Czech Republic *****International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.
    **From within the EU: Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Romania and, from 24/8, Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. .**Rules and Exceptions: Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply. More info here . Citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).

    **Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found here .

    **Third Country Nationals: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are various measures in place to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The details of these measures can be found in the sections below.
    It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose when on public transport, at indoor events with more than 100 participants and at indoor public spaces, excluding schools, shops, bars, restaurants and service providers. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. In Prague only, face masks are also required in shops and shopping centres. Restaurants and bars are required to close between midnight and 6 am. From 14 September, anyone entering shared spaces in schools will have to cover their mouth and nose. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health. Schools and universities are now open. UK nationals in need of specific information on education are advised to contact their local Czech authority.

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    09.09.2020
  • Czech Republic *****International Restrictions:
    There are restrictive measures in place if you are travelling from or have spent 12 hours within the past 14 days in a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.
    **From within the EU: Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Romania and, from 24/8, Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. .**Rules and Exceptions: Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply. More info here . Citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).

    **Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found here .

    **Third Country Nationals: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. From 1 September, it is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose when on public transport, at indoor cultural events with more than 100 participants and at indoor public spaces, excluding schools, shops, bars, restaurants and service providers. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the Ministry of Health website . Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    07.09.2020
  • Czech Republic *****International Restrictions:
    **From within the EU: Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Romania and, from 24/8, Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Czechia or returning to Czechia This map [shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). If countries are marked in red, there is an unfavorable development of covid-19 with a high risk of infection in that country. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. A test for covid-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red. Country specific [https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/cz/udalosti_a_media/tiskove_zpravy/x2020_04_25_rozcestnik_informaci_k_cestovani.html] Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.**Rules and Exceptions: Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/extraordinary-and-protective-measures-and-recommendations/] (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).

    **Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found at [koronavirus.mzcr.cz]

    **Third Country Nationals: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. From 1 September, it is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose when on public transport, at indoor cultural events with more than 100 participants and at indoor public spaces, excluding schools, shops, bars, restaurants and service providers. You should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/current-measures/]. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    28.08.2020
  • Czech Republic *****International Restrictions:
    **From within the EU: Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Romania and, from 24/8, Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Czechia or returning to Czechia This map [shows countries which are safe for travel (in green). If countries are marked in red, there is an unfavorable development of covid-19 with a high risk of infection in that country. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. A test for covid-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red. Country specific [https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/cz/udalosti_a_media/tiskove_zpravy/x2020_04_25_rozcestnik_informaci_k_cestovani.html] Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.**Rules and Exceptions: Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/extraordinary-and-protective-measures-and-recommendations/] (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).

    **Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found at [koronavirus.mzcr.cz]

    **Third Country Nationals: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Tunisia, South Korea and Japan.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. There are few social distancing restrictions in Prague. It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose when on the Prague Metro and in all Czech airports, and you should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Outside of Prague, there are some localised restrictions in place in response to local outbreaks of Coronavirus. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/current-measures/]. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    25.08.2020
  • Czech Republic *****International Restrictions:
    **From within the EU: Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Romania and, from 24/8, Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.
    **Travelling from Czechia or returning to Czechia: This map shows [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk] countries which are safe for travel (in green). If countries are marked in red, there is an unfavorable development of covid-19 with a high risk of infection in that country. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. A test for covid-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red. Country specific Travel Advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. **Rules and Exceptions: Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, specific conditions determined by the protective measure apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or by undergoing a period of quarantine).
    **Transit: Transit from low-risk countries is allowed without any restrictions in place. For other countries the transit is allowed only to return to the home country, and a diplomatic note with information on the date and place of entry and exit is needed. As regards EU transit from high risk countries, the following rules apply: 1. Airport transit: EU citizens have no additional obligations, if they do not leave the airport transit zone; 2. Land transit: upon entry to the Czech Republic, EU citizens shall contact the regional hygiene station according to the place of entry and inform it that entry is done only for the purpose of transit. Furthermore, if a person is travelling from a high-risk country or has spent there more than 12 hours in the last 14 days, transit has to happen within 12 hours. The list of countries by level of risk can be found at koronavirus.mzcr.cz. The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at [koronavirus.mzcr.cz].
    **Third Country Nationals: The following third countries are considered to be at low risk of Covid-19: Australia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. There are few social distancing restrictions in Prague. It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose when on the Prague Metro and in all Czech airports, and you should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public. Outside of Prague, there are some localised restrictions in place in response to local outbreaks of Coronavirus. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/current-measures/]. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    18.08.2020
  • Czech Republic *****International Restrictions:
    **From within the EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Romania. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. As of 3.8.20, the COVID-19 epidemiological situation of the following areas is considered to be risky: Austria: Upper Austria, Vienna; Bulgaria: Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv; Croatia: Vukovarsko, Zagreb, Osječko, Split – Dalmatia; Portugal: Lisbon; Spain: Cataluna, Aragón, Navarra, País Vasco; Sweden: Västerbotten, Västra Götaland, Gävleborg; Switzerland: Genf. Rules and Exceptions: Czechia divides countries in two categories: green and red. For countries classified as green, entry is allowed without restrictions. For EU countries classified as red, presentation of a negative test for covid-19 or undergoing a period of quarantine is necessary. This applies both to Czech citizens and also to citizens of those EU countries who can also travel to the Czech Republic as tourists. For non-EU countries classified as red (countries which are not on the list) where there is a high risk of infection, the specific conditions determined by the protective measure [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/extraordinary-and-protective-measures-and-recommendations/] still apply (citizens of these countries may only travel to the Czech Republic for the reasons specified in the protective measure and subject to presentation of a negative test for covid-19, or them undergoing a period of quarantine). Specific measures for Czech citizens leaving or returning to Czechia. This map [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk] shows countries which are safe for travel using the color green. If countries are marked in red, there is an unfavorable development of covid-19 with a high risk of infection in that country. Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. However, a test for covid-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red.
    **Transit: Transit is allowed within low-risk countries 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 the 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 them 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. The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at [koronavirus.mzcr.cz].
    **Third Country Nationals: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.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. Outside of Prague, there are some localised restrictions in place in response to local outbreaks of Coronavirus. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/current-measures/]. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    06.08.2020
  • Czech Republic *****International Restrictions:
    **From within the EU: Non-essential travel is not recommended, however the introduced restrictions are being gradually eased and lifted. Free movement has been restored with the majority of EU+ Member States. Travellers coming from countries with a low risk of infection can travel to the Czech Republic without restrictions. Travellers from countries with a medium and high risk of infection are subject to quarantine unless they provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours.
    The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk].
    **Transit: Transit is allowed within low-risk countries 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 the 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 them 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. The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at [koronavirus.mzcr.cz].
    **Third Country Nationals: As of 13/7/20, foreign nationals from all safe countries (the so-called “green list”) can arrive in the Czech Republic without any restrictions, i.e. without the requirement to establish their purpose of stay. In its national list, the Czech Republic takes into consideration the epidemiological situation in a particular country, touristic exchange and reciprocity. The list currently includes these countries:EU Member States (except Sweden), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican, UK. Official information available at [www.mzv.cz].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.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. Outside of Prague, there are some localised restrictions in place in response to local outbreaks of Coronavirus. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/current-measures/]. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    03.08.2020
  • Czech Republic *****International Restrictions:
    From within the EI: Non-essential travel is not recommended, however the introduced restrictions are being gradually eased and lifted. Free movement has been restored with the majority of EU+ Member States. Travellers coming from countries with a low risk of infection can travel to the Czech Republic without restrictions. Travellers from countries with a medium and high risk of infection are subject to quarantine unless they provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk]
    Transit: Transit is allowed within low-risk countries 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 the 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 them 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. The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk].
    Third Country Nationals: As of 13/7/20, foreign nationals from all safe countries (the so-called “green list”) can arrive in the Czech Republic without any restrictions, i.e. without the requirement to establish their purpose of stay. In its national list, the Czech Republic takes into consideration the epidemiological situation in a particular country, touristic exchange and reciprocity. The list currently includes these countries: European Union Member States, except Sweden. Andorra, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican
    United Kingdom. Official information available [https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/].
    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]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.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. Outside of Prague, there are some localised restrictions in place in response to local outbreaks of Coronavirus. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/current-measures/]. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    27.07.2020
  • 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:
    If you are travelling from a country not considered to be low risk by the Czech government, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for limited, specific purposes. Details of how countries are classified, and the regulations in place for travellers from those countries, can be found on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior [https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx].
    ***From EU: Non-essential travel is not recommended, however the introduced restrictions are being gradually eased and lifted. Free movement has been restored with the majority of EU+ Member States. Travellers coming from countries with a low risk of infection can travel to the Czech Republic without restrictions. Travellers from countries with a medium and high risk of infection are subject to quarantine unless they provide a negative COVID-19 test. The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at: koronavirus.mzcr.cz Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. However, a test for COVID-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red.
    ***Transit: Transit is allowed within low-risk countries 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 the 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 them that entry is done only for the purpose of transit The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at: koronavirus.mzcr.cz
    ***Third Countries: As of 13/7/20, foreign nationals from all safe countries (the so-called “green list”) can arrive in the Czech Republic without any restrictions, i.e. without the requirement to establish their purpose of stay. In its national list, the Czech Republic takes into consideration the epidemiological situation in a particular country, touristic exchange and reciprocity. The list currently includes these countries: European Union Member States, except Sweden: Andorra, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican
    United Kingdom. Official information available at www.mzv.cz
    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:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed.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. Outside of Prague, there are some localised restrictions in place in response to local outbreaks of Coronavirus. Full details of all restrictive measures in place can be found in English on the website of the Ministry of Health [https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/current-measures/]. Schools and universities are now slowly re-opening.

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    23.07.2020
  • 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
    ***From EU: Non-essential travel is not recommended, however the introduced restrictions are being gradually eased and lifted. Free movement has been restored with the majority of EU+ Member States. Travellers coming from countries with a low risk of infection can travel to the Czech Republic without restrictions. Travellers from countries with a medium and high risk of infection are subject to quarantine unless they provide a negative COVID-19 test. The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at: koronavirus.mzcr.cz Citizens and residents of the Czech Republic can travel to countries marked in green without restrictions when returning. However, a test for COVID-19 will be required when travelling from countries marked in red.
    ***Transit: Transit is allowed within low-risk countries 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 the 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 them that entry is done only for the purpose of transit The list of countries by level of disease risk can be found at: koronavirus.mzcr.cz
    ***Third Countries: As of 13/7/20, foreign nationals from all safe countries (the so-called “green list”) can arrive in the Czech Republic without any restrictions, i.e. without the requirement to establish their purpose of stay. In its national list, the Czech Republic takes into consideration the epidemiological situation in a particular country, touristic exchange and reciprocity. The list currently includes these countries: European Union Member States, except Sweden: Andorra, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican
    United Kingdom. Official information available at www.mzv.cz
    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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    15.07.2020
  • 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. 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