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OVERVIEW: Travel rules valid from 4 May 2021


Due to the development of the pandemic and concerns about the spread of new coronavirus mutations, new rules for travel to the Czech Republic and for the return of Czech nationals will come into… more ►

On his first foreign trip Minister Kulhánek visited Slovakia


Minister of Foreign Affairs Jakub Kulhánek was in Slovakia on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. This was the new foreign minister's first trip abroad following his appointment to the top diplomatic post,… more ►

MFA response to the reduction of local staff


Russia has decided to limit the number of so-called local staff (i.e. Russian employees at the Czech Embassy in Moscow and the Czech House employed under local law) at the Embassy of the Czech… more ►

Czechia will reduce and cap the number of Russian embassy workers


The Russian Federation did not respond to the Czech request to return staff to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Moscow. Therefore, pursuant to Art. 11 of the Vienna Convention, the Ministry… more ►

Minister Kulhánek acquainted NATO allies with evidence of the involvement of Russian agents in the Vrbětice explosion


On Thursday, 22 April, Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek presented detailed evidence of the involvement of Russian GRU agents in the Vrbětice explosion to the North Atlantic Council. He also… more ►

Congratulatory Telegram from Secretary of State Blinken to Minister Kulhánek


Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek has received a message of congratulations from the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. more ►

North Atlantic Council statement in solidarity with the Czech Republic


Today, the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs briefed the North Atlantic Council on activities by Russian operatives inside the Czech Republic, which resulted in the explosions in 2014 of… more ►

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union in solidarity with the Czech Republic over criminal activities on its territory


The European Union strongly condemns the illegal activities on the territory of the Czech Republic that caused the explosions at the Vrbětice ammunition depot in 2014. It resulted in the deaths… more ►

President Zeman appoints Jakub Kulhánek Foreign Minister


Jakub Kulhánek became the new Minister of Foreign Affairs on 21 April 2021. He was appointed by President Miloš Zeman at Prague Castle. He thus replaces Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček, who was… more ►

Czech Republic informs NATO allies why it expelled Russian embassy staff


At a meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) on Tuesday, 20 April, the Czech Republic informed its NATO allies about the reasons for the expulsion of 18 Russian embassy employees and Russia's… more ►