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Visa Services and Hygienic Measures


All consulates of the Czech Republic have now resumed visa services with the exception of Chile. Short-term exceptions might involve temporary closures due to quarantine measures indicated here.

Visa services resumption is taking place as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues.

We therefore ask for applicants´ cooperation in observing hygienic rules when visiting consulates. Applicants are required to use hands´ disinfection, wear face masks and maintain at least 2 meters distance. The number of persons who can simultaneously enter the consulate premises is limited.

We also ask for applicants´ understanding that the amount of applications consulate can accept and process while observing the preventive hygienic measures cannot approximate the amount of applications accepted and processed before the state of emergency.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to enable arrival of those foreign nationals who need visas to stay in the Czech Republic. However, at the same time, it is not be possible to accommodate all applicants in the midst of the pandemics while observing the preventive hygienic measures. Consulates publish the information about the number of applications they currently have the capacity to accept and process on their websites.

The extent of the visa services currently provided remains limited – refer to the overview in Point III of this article.

Full visa services are provided only in countries with low risk of Covid-19 (see Point I of this article for list of consulates).

The extent of the visa services that consulates are currently allowed to provide is anchored in the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from November 3, 2020.