Czechia

Border Entry โš ๏ธ - Restrictions โš ๏ธ
  • Entry Requirements

    • ๐Ÿ  Quarantine - โš ๏ธ Depends, self-isolation is required for some countries.

    • ๐Ÿ“‹ Test - ๐Ÿ”… Negative COVID-19 test is required for some countries.

    • ๐Ÿ˜ท Masks - ๐Ÿ”… Masks are required in enclosed public places, Masks are required in public transport

  • Internal Restrictions

    • ๐ŸŽŠ Events - โš ๏ธ Events of more than 20 people banned.

    • ๐Ÿ” Attractions - ๐Ÿšซ Open

    • ๐ŸšŽ Transportation - โš ๏ธ Operational with restrictions

    • ๐Ÿ›’ Shopping - โœ… Open

    • ๐Ÿ” Restaurants - โš ๏ธ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

It is not mandatory to wear a facemask outdoors if a maximum number of 2 people at 2 metres distance is respected. The usage of a facemask is still mandatory within territorial clusters (for example in healthcare and social service facilities, on public transport, when travelling by subway etc.), with some exceptions. Wearing a facemask is also compulsory in vehicles with people who do not belong to the same household and in areas of municipalities open to the public, if there are more than two people present, who are closer than two metres from each other and who are not members of the same household. Wearing FFP2 masks is mandatory in the indoor space of retail outlets, service outlets, international airports, public transport, including platforms and waiting rooms and in private vehicles (with the exception of people from the same household). In the most high-risk places, such as shops or public transport means, it will no longer be possible to replace the respirator with a double surgical mask. Physical distance should be kept whenever possible, with some exceptions. In all establishments a 2-metres distance has to be maintained. Indoors events can take place with a maximum of 500 participants (and 50% maximum capacity). Open-air events can be attended by up to 1000 people (and 50% maximum capacity). Retail sales and service provision are both permitted. In shopping centres, mass gatherings must be avoided. Bars and restaurants are open. A mask must be worn and can be removed only for eating and drinking. A minimum distance of 1,5 metres between tables must be respected. Maximum 4 guests can sit at the same table (excluding members of the same household). Furthermore, clients must present: -A negative result to a PCR test. Accepted tests: PCR (not older than 7 days), antigenic (not older than 72 hours); -Or proof of vaccination, valid 14 days after the second dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson); -Or proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;

Internal Restrictions: March 12, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

Third-country nationals who do not have any residence permit issued by the Czech Republic or long-term or permanent residence permit issued by another EU+ country can travel only for essential reasons. This rule does not apply to the citizen of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19. An entry ban for citizens coming from countries with extreme risk of transmission is in place, with the exceptions of citizens and residents of Czechia. The rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Ministry of Health Protection Measure. (https://bit.ly/3x2Auxt) Travellers must fill in the Passenger Locator Form (https://plf.uzis.cz/) before arrival. Czechia adopts its own national classification of risk areas based on data compiled by ECDC. Countries are classified, according to their epidemiological situation, as: Low-risk (green), Medium-risk (orange), High-risk (red), Very high-risk (dark red) and extreme risk (grey). The following conditions apply to travellers who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the country of departure, and who will stay in Czechia for more than 12 hours: Low-risk (green) countries -Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. -Negative pre-departure antigen (48 hours) / PCR (72 hours) test before or after arrival (within 5 days). -Exception from testing for: -Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (it is necessary to have the digital EU certificate or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed). -Persons fully vaccinated in a EU+ country if at least 14 days from the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required). -Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website). Medium-risk (orange) countries -Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. -Negative pre-departure antigen (48 hours) / PCR (72 hours) test before or after arrival (within 5 days). -Exception from testing for: -Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (the digital EU certificate or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed are required). -Persons fully vaccinated in a EU+ country if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required). -Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website). High-risk (red) countries -Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. -Negative pre-departure PCR test (72 hours) before arrival (citizens and residents of Czechia can undergo antigen test and if they travel by individual transport they are not required to undergo further testing upon arrival). -PCR test on the 5th day after arrival at the earliest and self-isolation until the negative result. -Exception from testing and self-isolation apply for the following categories: Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (the digital EU certificate or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed are required). -Persons fully vaccinated in a EU+ country if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required). -Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website). Very high-risk (dark red) countries -Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. -Negative pre-departure PCR test (72 hours) before arrival (citizens and residents of -Czechia can undergo antigen test and if they travel by individual transport they are not required to undergo further testing upon arrival). PCR test on the 5th day after arrival at the earliest and self-isolation until the negative result. -Exception from testing and self-isolation for: -Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (the digital EU certificate or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed are required). -Persons fully vaccinated in a EU+ country after at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required). -Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website). Extreme risk (grey) countries Only citizens and residents of Czechia, foreign nationals with a long-term residence permit and accredited members of diplomatic missions, are allowed to enter Czechia from extreme risk countries. The following conditions apply: -Necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form. -Negative pre-departure PCR test (72 hours) before arrival (citizens and residents of Czechia can undergo antigen test and if they travel by individual transport they are not required to undergo further testing upon arrival). -Self-isolation until a further negative result to 2 PCR tests โ€“ 1st taken within 24 hours after arrival, plus a 2nd PCR test taken no earlier than day 10 after arrival. -Exception from testing and self-isolation for: -Persons who had COVID-19 in a EU+ country in the last 180 days (it is necessary to have the digital EU certificate on it or a written medical certificate from the EU+ country where the isolation was completed). -Persons fully vaccinated in the EU+ countries if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (the digital EU certificate or a national certificate are required). -Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination if at least 14 days from the application of the last dose have elapsed (a certificate is required, whose sample is published on the Ministry of Health website).

Border Restrictions: March 12, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Regulations

Published 01.09.2021 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Czechia and their family members; - nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City (Holy See); - nationals of Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Singapore; - passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport; - passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport or a Macao (SAR China) passport; - British nationals with a certificate of application for the status of UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement Beneficiary issued by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden; and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See), if arriving from these countries; - passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in, and arrive from Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty; - spouses of British nationals residing in Czechia. They must have a marriage certificate or a confirmation of partnership; - passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals residing in Czechia. They must have a birth certificate and a copy of their parent's residence permit; - passengers who are unmarried partners of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechia; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Czechia; - passengers with a "C" visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020; - passengers with a "C" visa valid for travel to CZ, issued after 1 August 2021, by other EEA Member State; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; - passengers with digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in North Macedonia (Rep.), Turkey or Ukraine. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Armenia, Brazil, Bhutan, Chile, India, Iraq (Kurdistan), Israel, Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Palestine, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom or USA, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ ; - passengers younger than 18 years if accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). 2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Albania, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Finland, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, or Vatican City (Holy See), - nationals of Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - nationals of Czechia with a service passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours; - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia and a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia and a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in North Macedonia (Rep.), Turkey or Ukraine. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Armenia, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, India, Iraq (Kurdistan), Israel, Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Palestine, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom or USA, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; - passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival in North Macedonia (Rep.), Turkey or Ukraine. - spouses of nationals of Czechia and their children younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - children of nationals of Czechia younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; - passengers arriving from Madeira (Portugal); - passengers younger than12 years. 3. Passengers must complete a "Passenger Locator Form" before boarding. The form can be found at http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/ - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 6 years; - nationals of Czechia with a service passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours; - passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours. 4. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.

Last Update: August 30, 2021

Latest Changes

August 07
  • โš ๏ธ Travel to the Czech Republic from Iceland, Estonia, and Madeira will be more complicated as of Monday. Expats

July 24
  • โš ๏ธ Citizens of the Netherlands and Spain will be subject to testing and quarantine rules when wishing to enter the Czech Republic. SchengenVisaInfo

July 23
  • โš ๏ธ The Netherlands, Spain, and the Balearic Islands will be listed among the highest risk states on the Czech travel map from Monday. Expats

July 08
  • โœ… Czechs may travel to Slovakia without quarantine for one month. Expats

July 04
  • โš ๏ธ Spanish travellers planning to head to the Czech Republic will have to follow test and quarantine requirements from July 5. SchengenVisaInfo

July 02
  • โš ๏ธ Covid test to be necessary for people returning from abroad. Expats

June 29
  • โš ๏ธ The Czech Health Ministry has banned Czechs from travelling to Russia, Tunisia and other countries. Reuters

June 24
  • โœ… Citizens of Bulgaria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Hungary, Norway, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, and Spainโ€™s Balearic Islands can now enter. SchengenVisaInfo

June 14
  • โœ… From June 21, the Czech Republic allows citizens of the EU and Serbia, who either underwent vaccination or have negative test results. TASS

June 12
  • โœ… Citizens of Poland, Romania, and Monaco now permitted to enter without being subject to testing or quarantine requirements. SchengenVisaInfo

June 08
  • โœ… People from all of the EU and Serbia will be able to travel to the Czech Republic without limits as of June 21. Expats

June 07
  • โœ… As of today Germany, Slovakia, and Luxembourg will move to orange on the Czech Republic's color-coded Covid travel map. Expats

May 25
  • โš ๏ธ The Ministry of Health announced that Croatia, Netherlands, and San Marino have been placed on the COVID-19 high-risk list. SchengenVisaInfo

May 24
  • โš ๏ธ The Ministry of Health announced that Croatia, Netherlands, and San Marino were placed on the COVID-19 high-risk list. SchengenVisaInfo

May 18
  • โš ๏ธ The Czech Republicโ€™s authorities have announced that France, Slovakia, and Andorra have been placed on the countryโ€™s red list. SchengenVisaInfo

May 17
  • โœ… The relaxations are here but in most cases visitors to restaurants, gyms, or events need to be tested, vaccinated, or recovered. Expats

May 16
  • โœ… Slovakia has been elevated to high risk status while France has been lowered to the same in the latest Czech risk assessment map. Expats

May 14
  • โœ… From May 15, citizens who received both vaccine doses allowed to travel to Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia w/o quarantine. SchengenVisaInfo

  • โœ… Outdoor swimming pools may reopen as of Monday, May 31, and indoor pools and wellness centers as of June 14. Expats

  • โœ… Europe's four Visegrad countries on Fri lifted travel restrictions between the Czech Republic &Hungary for vaccinated against COVID-19. MinneapolisStarTribune

May 13
  • โš ๏ธ Proof of vaccination will be needed for travel, but for now the Czech Republic won't recognize accinations carried out in other countries. Expats

May 09
  • โœ… Citizens of Israel will be permitted to enter the Czech Republic without a PCR test or quarantine upon their arrival. SchengenVisaInfo

May 04
  • โš ๏ธ The CZ Government placed Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, and San Marino on the list of countries heavily affected by COVID-19. SchengenVisaInfo

  • โš ๏ธ Czech residents able to return from abroad from the "orange" and "red" countries without coronavirus tests and quarantine from May 4. Expats

  • โœ… Another lockdown relaxation starts May 10, face mask rules to ease. Expats

May 03
  • โœ… Another relaxation will cover, along with retail shops, some services such as shoe repairs, jewelry shops, travel agencies, etc. Expats

May 01
  • โœ… Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and San Mario will be moved to high risk (from very high risk) category, valid from Monday. Expats

April 27
  • โš ๏ธ The Czech Republic has banned all travels to India as of Tuesday. Expats

  • โœ… Restrictions will be relaxed from 3 May. Hairdressers, beauty salons, sports, and cultural activities will be able to resume. TheMayor

April 17
  • โš ๏ธ The overnment has placed Belgium and Denmark on the list of countries profoundly affected by the Coronavirus, known as the red list. SchengenVisaInfo

April 12
  • โš ๏ธ Croatia citizens will have to fill in the arrival form and undergo a Coronavirus test before entering the territory. SchengenVisaInfo

  • โœ… As of Monday, Czechs are allowed again to travel to other counties and a night-time curfew has ended. AssociatedPress

April 06
  • โœ… The end of 9 p.m. curfew and limits on movement between districts lifted from next week. Reuters

April 05
  • โš ๏ธ From April 5, Belgium and the Netherlands will be included on the COVID-19 dark red list; SchengenVisaInfo

March 29
  • โš ๏ธ Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia, and Andorra have been added to high risk countries on Monday, March 29. SchengenVisaInfo

March 23
  • โš ๏ธ From Monday, March 22, Cyprus and Poland will be part of the countries in the dark red category. SchengenVisaInfo