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90/180 Rule


The short-term stay in the Schengen Area cannot exceed 90 days within 180 days. If the length of the stay has reached 90 days, the foreigner is required to leave the Schengen Area.

Each visitor needs to keep track of the number of days and not to exceed the allowed number. In case of multiple entries, the accumulated amount of days can be determined by the entry/exit stamps in the passport. A useful tool to calculate the number of days is a calculator available on the website of the European Commission.

This 90/180 rule does not apply to visitors who (1) stayed in the Czech Republic / Schengen Area on the basis of a Schengen (short-stay) visa and for the subsequent stay received an additional short-stay visa for the Czech Republic only (this visa is issued only on a very exceptional basis), (2) will continue their stay in the Czech Republic based on a long-term visa or residence permit, or (3) can continue to stay in the Czech Republic based on a bilateral agreement.