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ENTRY RULES to the CZECH REPUBLIC

Below are the conditions for travelling from different countries to the Czech Republic. Hong Kong and Macao are currently considered as green - low risk.

LOW RISK COUNTRIES (GREEN) (as of August 2): Albania, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macao, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, USA, Vatican 

MEDIUM RISK COUNTRIES (ORANGE) (as of August 2): Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Switzerland + Madeira 

HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (RED) (as of August 2): Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Portugal + Canary Islands

VERY HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (DARK RED) (as of August 2): all countries not listed

EXTREME RISK COUNTRIES (BLACK): Botswana, Brasil, Colombia, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mosambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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ENTRY FROM LOW RISK COUNTRIES (GREEN)

LOW RISK COUNTRIES (GREEN) (as of August 2): Albania, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macao, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, USA, Vatican 

ENTRY RULES: RESIDENTS IN CZ + EU+ (JPG, 176 KB)

ENTRY RULES: THIRD COUNTRY CITIZENS (JPG, 171 KB)

 

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

MEDIUM RISK COUNTRIES (ORANGE) (as of August 2): Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Switzerland + Madeira 

HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (RED) (as of August 2): Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Portugal + Canary Islands

VERY HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (DARK RED) (as of August 2): all countries not listed

ENTRY RULES: RESIDENTS IN CZ + EU+ (JPG, 176 KB)

ENTRY RULES: THIRD COUNTRY CITIZENS (JPG, 171 KB)

 

ENTRY FROM EXTREME RISK COUNTRIES (BLACK)

EXTREME RISK COUNTRIES (BLACK): Botswana, Brasil, Colombia, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mosambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

It is currently not possible to arrive to CZE from extreme risk countries.

Exceptions: (1) permanent, temporary and long-term residence permit holders, (2) EU citizens who are holders of temporary residence permit, (3) persons travelling in foreign policy or public health interest, (4) diplomatic missions and int´l organisations staff, (5) professional athletes and members of state sport representations - must be supported by the National Sports Authority, (6) int´l transportation workers, (7) holders of long-term visas isssued after August 2 (concerns purpose of study in accredited university programs - consulates in "black" countries accept long-term visa applications for this purpose only).

ENTRY RULES: RESIDENTS IN CZ + EU+ (JPG, 176 KB)

ENTRY RULES: THIRD COUNTRY CITIZENS (JPG, 171 KB)

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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.

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HOW DO I FIND A TEST SITE?

There is a test site at the Václav Havel International Airport in Prague.

Refer to the LIST OF TEST SITES(Note: The list is available in Czech only. Ask your inviting party to help you find the nearest test site.)

Plan ahead and schedule your test appointment before you travel.

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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 athletestate 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: https://coronavirus.mzcr.cz/en

● Ministry of the Interior: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx

 

 


[1] Referring to EU here = EU Member States + Andorra, Island, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican