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Rules for entering the Czech Republic

Within the antiepidemic measures, the following conditions apply for the entry in the Czech territory for both third-country nationals as well as EU and Czech citizens.

The rules for entry in the territory of the Czech Republic are currently, due to the Covid-19 epidemic, determined by the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health regarding the conditions of entry in the Czech territory. The conditions of entry vary depending on the category of a risk infection of the country from which the person arrives.

What categories have foreign countries newly been divided into based on the risk of infection?

The Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health 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)
     

What are the conditions for returning to the Czech Republic from individual categories of countries?

For general conditions of entry in the Czech territory depending on the above stated categories of the countries of departure, kindly visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.


What are the conditions for returning to the Czech Republic from Vietnam?

Vietnam is considered a very-high-risk country.

1) Persons travelling to the Czech Republic from Vietnam must before their arrival fill in an arrival form (online).

2) They must also undergo an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-Cov-2, administered no more than 72 hours before the beginning of the journey and possess a written confirmation of the result. In case of Czech citizens, their family members who have registered their temporary residence in the Czech Republic, EU citizens who have registered their temporary residence in the Czech Republic and citizens of third countries who have permanent residency in the Czech Republic it is sufficient to undergo an antigen test performed within 24 hours before starting the journey .

3) Subsequently, no earlier than the 5th day and no later than the 14th day after the entry, they must undergo an RT-PCR test administered in the Czech Republic.

4) Self-isolation is required until the confirmation of a negative test result.


For exceptions from the above stated rules and for the text of the respective Protective measure visit the website of Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.

 

Are there any restrictions as to the entry of foreigners in the Czech territory?

The entry of foreigners in the Czech territory is currently determined by the above stated Protective Measure of the Czech Republic. Vietnamese citizens and citizens of third countries who have a temporary or permanent residence in Vietnam are banned entry in the Czech Republic with exceptions specified in part no. II.2 of the above stated Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

 

For more information visit the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.