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Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic applicable from 9 November 2020
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Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic applicable from 9 November 2020

 

As of Monday, 9 November 2020, a new Ministry of Health Protective Measure is in force which regulates the entry of persons to the Czech Republic. The new measure reacts to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and coordination at the EU level. The consequent epidemiological measures and restrictions are applicable both to Czech citizens returning to the Czech Republic and to all foreign nationals.

The Ministry of Health Protective Measure applicable from 9 November 2020 (pdf, 135 kB)

The mechanism for evaluating the epidemiological situation of individual EU Member State is a novelty. Based on established criteria, the list of countries with a low risk of Covid-19 incidents will be updated regularly.

Countries are divided into three categories: green, orange and red. The list is determined by a notice of the Ministry of Health and will include green and orange countries.

Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic applicable from 9 November 2020

Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic applicable from 9 November 2020

Green:  Travellers from these countries (both foreign nationals and Czech citizens) may enter without needing to fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form and without needing to undergo a PCR test or quarantine.

Orange: Travellers from these countries may enter without needing to fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form. Those foreign nationals travelling to the Czech Republic for work or study are obliged to submit a negative PCR test result prior to entering a workplace or educational institution in the Czech Republic. This applies only to foreign nationals.

Red: Travellers from these countries (both foreign nationals and Czech citizens) must fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form prior to entering the Czech Republic and undergo a PCR test or quarantine after entry.

EU+ countries are evaluated in accordance with the EU Council Recommendations based on three main criteria: 14-day incidence (the total number of newly notified Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days), test positivity rate (the percentage of positive tests among all tests for Covid-19 infection carried out during the last week), and testing rate (the number of tests for Covid-19 infection per 100,000 inhabitants carried out during the last week; this rate must be at least 300 per 100,000 inhabitants). The data are provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Those EU+ countries that notify a 14-day incidence of maximum 25 and a test positivity rate of maximum 4% will be included in the list as green countries. Those EU+ countries that notify a 14-day incidence of maximum 250 and a test positivity rate above 4% or that notify a 14-day incidence between 25 and 350 and a test positivity rate of at least 4% will be included in the list as orange countries. All countries that are not included in the list will be automatically considered to be red countries (including countries outside the EU).

Citizens of third countries, meaning countries outside the EU+, continue to be banned from entry to the Czech Republic, apart from the listed exceptions, in accordance with the EU coordinated approach. Conditions for entry and categories of persons that are eligible for entry are regulated by the new Protective Measure. The conditions for entry can be found at the website of the Ministry of the Interior.

CAUTION: The Crisis Measure restricting free movement of persons in the territory of the Czech Republic is in force. Therefore, besides the above-mentioned conditions, it is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only in absolutely necessary cases. This applies likewise to arrivals from green countries. All persons entering the Czech Republic must observe the free movement restrictions.

Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic applicable from 9 November 2020

Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic applicable from 9 November 2020

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