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Entry Rules to CZE

 

 

TRAVEL FROM COUNTRIES BASED ON COVID-19 SITUATION

LOW RISK COUNTRIES (GREEN): unrestricted travel, applications for all visa types = full visa services, entry conditions apply (see below)

Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macao, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican


MEDIUM RISK COUNTRIES (ORANGE): essential travel (unless fully vaccinated), applications for all long-term visas + residence permits, entry conditions apply (see below)

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HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (RED): essential travel (unless fully vaccinated), applications for all long-term visas + residence permits, entry conditions apply (see below)

Poland, Romania


VERY HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (DARK RED): essential travel (unless fully vaccinated), applications for all long-term visas + residence permits, entry conditions apply (see below)

all countries not listed


 

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ENTRY CONDITIONS & QUARANTINE MEASURES 

 

SUMMARY

---FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS can travel to CZE for any purpose from any country and can apply for any type of visa.

Vaccination certificate must be presented upon entry / filing of visa applications. Entry conditions and quarantine measures apply.

---BEFORE ARRIVAL, ALL TRAVELLERS MUST:

1) fill out Passenger Locator Form

2) get tested with PCR method 72 hrs. before entry (residents can get tested with AG method 48 hrs. before entry)

---AFTER ARRIVAL, MOST TRAVELLERS MUST:

get tested with a PCR method

 

DETAILED OVERVIEW

CZE citizens and residents (PDF, 137 KB)

EU citizens and visa holders (PDF, 137 KB)

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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:

ENTRY CONDITIONS AND QUARANTINE MEASURES do not apply / apply partially if you are one of the following:

international transportation worker

● person transiting thr CZE by land for up to 12 hours

● person traveling to CZE by land for up to 12 hours !except for trips begun on Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022! – persons travelling from very high risk of Covid-19 transmission (“dark red”) countries can arrive for the following purposes only: essential subsistence, child welfare, animal care, financial and post services, fueling, urgent health care, visit of social care facilities, urgent administrative proceedings, funeral

● person who traveling to CZE by land from neighboring countries for up to 24 hours

● staff accredited at diplomatic missions in the Czech Republic, incl. private support staff, or official of international organizations registered by the MFA of the Czech Republic

● holder of a diplomatic passports travelling for official purposes for up to 72 hours

minor with mental disorder, autism, cognitive dysfunction or severe mental illness who cannot observe quarantine measures – medical note issued in English by a physician in CZE or another EU country must have been issued to this effect (confirmation must include a stamp and identification and contact information of the physician)

cross-border worker, pupil or student (the so-called “pendler”) travelling back and forth on weekly basis

parent / guardian travelling from a neighboring country to visit / take care for a child

spouse or registered partner travelling from a neighboring country 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

cross-border integrated emergency system worker

child younger than 12

fully vaccinated person obligation to fill out an entry form and PCR test 72 hrs. before travel applies

● person with booster vaccination obligation to fill out an entry form applies

● person who took ill with Covid-19 within the past 180 days and possesses a digital certificate to this effect that CZE recognizes obligation to fill out an entry form and PCR test 72 hrs. before travel applies

EU citizen (incl. CZE citizen)[1], if not entering CZE by public mass transportation these persons can enter with a negative antigen test or a PCR test (as opposed to the general obligation to enter with a negative PCR test)

long-term and permanent residents in CZE these persons can enter with a negative antigen test or a PCR test (as opposed to the general obligation to enter with a negative PCR test)

● person entering CZE by public mass transportation from a neighboring country for up to 24 hours these persons can enter with a negative antigen test or a PCR test (as opposed to the general obligation to enter with a negative PCR test)

critical infrastructure worker entering in the interest of CZE these persons do not need to get tested in CZE 5th – 7th day after arrival

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ENTRY AND STAY:

List of countries according to risk level

Ministry of Health

Ministry of the Interior

Gvt Portal - Entering CZE


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

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