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COVID-19: State of emergency in the Czech Republic

As a result of the critical epidemiological situation, a crisis measure has been in force in the Czech Republic since 22 October 2020.

These measures prohibit  free movement of persons throughout the Czech Republic. It is possible to come to the Czech Republic only in strictly necessary cases. It is not possible to travel for pleasure or visiting friends. This is especially applies to people who so far have been able to come from the so-called green countries indefinitely. This is now changing and valid possibility of arrival only in absolutely necessary cases from all countries. Restrictions include for example, the closure of hotels and accommodation facilities (for tourist purposes) or a stay at public only in two persons. This decision does not restrict the travel of commuters in any new way. We consistently remind the obligation of persons who come to the Czech Republic in absolutely necessary cases to comply with the quarantine measure, consisting in completing the arrival form before the trip, and passing the covid-19 test after the arrivalthe the Czech Republic. Restrictions on the free movement of persons in the Czech Republic apply until 3 November 2020, with the possibility of extension.

Effective as of September 21st, 2020 all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of the countries with a low risk of contagion have the obligation to contact the regional hygienic station according to the place of stay before their arrival.

Electronic form has to be submitted also during the border control or the controls during the stay in the territory. Arriving persons are obliged to undergo a PCR test in the Czech Republic within 5 days from the arrival. If the persons do not submit a PCR test result to the respective hygienic station within 7 days from the arrival, a necessary quarantine measure shall be ordered.

The rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Ministry of Health


Coronavirus - Information of the Ministry of Interior

Third-country nationals with a proven long-lasting relationship with the EU citizen (who must have a certificate of temporary residence or permanent residence permit in CZE) will be allowed to enter the CZE. For obtaining an authorisation of the Ministry of Foreign affairs it is necessary to submit a declaration of honour of partnership download here.






Rules of entering from the Ministry of Health 271 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Oct 22, 2020

Conditions of entry 258 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Oct 22, 2020