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Covid - 19: Entry rules to the Czech Republic

As of August 23, 2021, the USA is considered a country with  high risk of COVID-19 transmission (red country).

NEW: Persons who are fully vaccinated with one of the EU approved vaccines in one of the countries given below can arrive with no additional requirements for any purpose. 

Fully vaccinated persons (= at least 14 days after administration of a second dose, in case of a two-phased vaccine) with one of the following vaccines:

AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)

● Moderna (Spikevax)

● Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty)

● Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

● Covishield

in one of the countries whose vaccination certificate CZE recognizes:

EU Member States   

● United States of America,

Armenia, Brazil, Chile, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican)

can arrive to the Czech Republic (or apply for any visa - see article on visa services) for any purpose without needing to observe any additional quarantine measures (i.e. no need to get tested or to self-isolate). You will only be required to fill out an entry form before arriving.

In order to be allowed entry as a fully vaccinated person, you will be required to present your VACCINATION CERTIFICATE.

 

ENTRY FROM MEDIUM, HIGH AND VERY HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (ORANGE, RED AND DARK RED)

MEDIUM RISK COUNTRIES (ORANGE): Austria, Finland, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia + Madeira

HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (RED): United States of America, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland + Azores, Canary Islands

VERY HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (DARK RED): all countries not listed

RESIDENTS IN CZ + EU+ (PDF, 155 KB)

THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS (PDF, 152 KB)

+ rules for fully vaccinated persons (above)

FILL OUT AN ENTRY FORM BEFORE ARRIVAL -  www.prijezdovyformular.cz

You are requested to fill out this form arriving from ALL COUNTRIES, including from the "green" countries.

EXCEPTIONS FROM QUARANTINE MEASURES – "ENTRY RULES" do not apply to you if you are one of the following:

international transportation worker

EU citizen (incl. CZE citizen)[1]

● holder of long-term or permanent residence permit in the EU (incl. in CZE) if transiting through CZE by land no longer than 12 hours and not from an extreme risk country

● holder of long-term or permanent residence permit in the EU (incl. in CZE) if travelling to or from CZE by land for no longer than 12 hours and not from an extreme risk country

● holder of long-term or permanent residence permit in the EU (incl. in CZE) if travelling from CZE by land to a neighboring country for no longer than 24 hours and not from an extreme risk country

● staff of diplomatic missions in CZE, if staying not longer than 72 hours

diplomatic passport holder travelling to CZE for official purposes, if staying not longer than 72 hours

● official of international organization registered with the Czech MFA, if staying not longer than 72 hours

child younger than 6

● child 6-12 years old - must get tested but can do so within five days after arrival, otherwise all quarantine measures apply

minors with mental disorder, autism, cognitive dysfunction or severe mental illness - must possess a medical note in English issued by a physician in CZE or another EU country certifying that this person is not in a position to observe quarantine measures

professional artist or cultural events essential support staff – must get tested but can do so within five days after arrival, otherwise all quarantine measures apply

professional athlete, state representations´ member or sport events essential support staff – must get tested but can do so within five days after arrival, otherwise all quarantine measures apply

cross-border worker, pupil or student (the so-called “pendler”) travelling back and forth on weekly basis

parent / guardian travelling from Austria, Germany, Poland or Slovakia to visit / take care for a child

spouse or registered partner travelling from Austria, Germany, Poland or Slovakia to visit a spouse or registered partner who works or studies in CZE

correctional or police officer carrying out an escort or accompanying an aircraft

critical infrastructure worker whose services are in the interest of the Czech Republic

EU citizen holding temporary residence permit OR holder of permanent residence permit issued by CZE WHO tested positive for Covid-19 less than 14 days before the planned arrival - do not have to fill out arrival form (příjezdový formulář), otherwise all quarantine measures apply

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ENTRY AND STAY:

Countries according to risk of Covid-19 (overview in Czech)

Ministry of Health

Ministry of the Interior

Attachments

RESIDENTS IN CZ + EU+ 154 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 23, 2021

THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS 151 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 23, 2021