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Conditions for entry from the Netherlands to the Czech Republic

Due to the unfavourable 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 have been in force since May 4, 2021.

The Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic distinguishes between five categories of countries:

  • low-risk countries (green)
  • medium-risk countries (orange)
  • high-risk countries (red)
  • very-high-risk countries (dark red)
  • extreme-risk countries (black)

 

Since April 5, 2021, the Netherlands has been in the category of very-high-risk countries (dark red).

 

CONDITIONS FOR TRAVEL TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC FROM THE CATEGORY OF VERY-HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES (DARK RED) after the stay exceeding 12 hours during the last 14 days:

Conditions for Czech citizens, their family members with a residence permit, for EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic:

Table with rules for Czech citizens, their family members and residents (PDF, 211 KB)

Czech citizens, their family members with a residence permit, EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic must fill in an arrival form before travelling to the Czech Republic and undergo an antigen or PCR test no more than 24 hours (antigen) or 72 hours (PCR) prior to the journey and have a written confirmation of the result. Subsequently, they must submit a second PCR test (antigen is not sufficient) performed in the Czech Republic, no sooner than 5 days, however no later than the 14th day after arrival. Self-isolation is required until confirmation of a negative test result. It is also mandatory to wear a respirator (more details in point I.16 of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic) everywhere outside the home for a period of 14 days after arrival.

Czech citizens, their family members with a residence permit, EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, whose test showed the presence of coronavirus less than 14 days before the planned entry into the Czech Republic, must travel to and then within the Czech Republic by private transport, if possible. In case of travel by public transport, the carrier must be informed about a possible persistent COVID-19 infection prior to the start of the journey. Regardless of the mode of transport, the traveller must inform the healthcare professionals who administer the coronavirus test and the locally competent regional hygiene station after entering the Czech Republic. Travellers are also obliged to observe the rules of isolation after entering the Czech Republic, for a period of 3 days after symptoms have dissipated, but for at least 14 days from the first positive coronavirus test, unless the regional hygiene station decides otherwise.

 

Conditions for all foreigners with an exception of family members of Czech citizens, EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic:

Table with rules for foreigners (no residents) (PDF, 205 KB)

Foreigners (with an exception of family members of Czech citizens, EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic) must fill in an arrival form before travelling to the Czech Republic and have a written confirmation of a negative result of a PCR test (antigen is not sufficient), carried out no more than 72 hours prior to the journey. Subsequently, they must submit a second PCR test (antigen is not sufficient) performed in the Czech Republic, no sooner than 5 days, however no later than the 14th day after arrival. Self-isolation is required until confirmation of a negative test result. It is also mandatory to wear a respirator (more details in point I.16 of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic) everywhere outside the home for a period of 14 days after arrival.

 

Exceptions to the obligations to fill the arrival form and undergo a test are described  in points I.6 and I.7 of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

 

Foreigners can travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons, not for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends. Exceptions from the entry ban and other rules for entering the Czech Republic can be found in the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

 

Detailed information – detailed rules for entry of Czech citizens and foreigners to the territory of the Czech Republic can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.


Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic with effect as of May 4, 2021

List of countries according to the level of risk of COVID-19 contagion

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