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Traveling During the State of Emergency

 

Based on the decision of the Government of the Czech Republic declaring the state of emergency, the following travel restrictions related to high epidemic risk countries will take effect on Saturday March 14th, 2020 (0:00 AM). Effective from March 16th, 2020 (0:00 AM) these measures will be extended to non-risk countries.

Travel information – COVID-19 (applied from 16 March 2020 0:00 AM)

Travel information – COVID-19 (applied from 16 March 2020 0:00 AM)

 

Measures in force from Monday March 16th, 2020 (0:00 AM):

From midnight from Sunday to Monday, the ban to entry is extended to all foreigners, not only from high risk epidemic countries. Foreigners residing in the Czech Republic with temporary residence over 90 days or permanent residence are excluded from this measure.

Further, the ban to travel from the Czech Republic will apply on citizens of the Czech Republic.


The following exceptions to travel restrictions are still valid:

The Minister of the Interior, based on Government Resolution No. 198 of 12 March 2020

Orders

1. The prohibition of entry, as referred in point I. of the Resolution, does not apply for:

  • international transport: lorry drivers, bus drivers, transport aircraft crews, train drivers, train crews and wagon examiner, ship's captains and crew members, crew of vehicles of road managers; the exception also applies for persons who are working in international transport abroad – we highly recommend that the employer fill in in this form, see bellow;
  • members of the mission under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, members of the consular posts under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and officials of international organizations, including their family members;
  • members of rescue services, such as fire brigade, rescue service and mountain rescue service, police in performance of their duties;
  • persons who demonstrably regularly crossing internal borders, in particular cross-border workers working within 100 km from the national border;
  • citizens of Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia who demonstrably regularly crossing internal borders, in particular cross-border workers working within 100 km from the national border;
  • experts in the fight against epidemics, humanitarian and medical aid;
  • Members of the European Parliament;
  • holders of diplomatic and service passports issued by the Czech Republic;
  • minors up to 18 years of age, if they are EU-nationals and his/her parent is a national of the Czech Republic;
  • persons transferring blood, bone marrow for the purpose of transplantation, and transplantation center collection teams transporting organs for transplantation;
  • persons undergoing surgery or serious medical treatment abroad because of their serious medical condition;
  • persons arriving in the Czech Republic after using airport transit through high epidemic risk country.

 

2. The prohibition of exit to high risk epidemic countries, as referred in point I. 5. of this resolution, does not apply for:

  • foreigner with a permanent residence permit or temporary residence permit (stay over 90 days) who expresses an interest in traveling abroad; such persons  will not be entitled to re-enter the territory of the Czech Republic during the state of emergency;
  • citizens of the Czech Republic with a proven residence permit in high epidemic risk country;
  • diplomatic officers, administrative officers, consular officers and technical officers, including their family members, pursuant to Section 2 of Act No. 150/2017 Sb., on Foreign Service and amending certain acts;
  • international transport: lorry drivers, bus drivers, transport aircraft crews, train drivers, train crews and wagon examiner, ship's captains and crew members, crew of vehicles of road managers; the exception also applies for persons who are working in international transport abroad – we highly recommend that the employer fill in in this form, see bellow;
  • members of the mission under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, members of the consular posts under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and officials of international organizations, including their family members;
  • members of rescue services, such as fire brigade, rescue service and mountain rescue service, police in performance of their duties;
  • persons who demonstrably regularly crossing internal borders, in particular cross-border workers working within 100 km from the national border;
  • citizens of Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia who demonstrably regularly crossing internal borders, in particular cross-border workers working within 100 km from the national border;
  • experts in the fight against epidemics, humanitarian and medical aid;
  • Members of the European Parliament;
  • holders of diplomatic and service passports issued by the Czech Republic;
  • persons transferring blood, bone marrow for the purpose of transplantation, and transplantation center collection teams transporting organs for transplantation;
  • persons undergoing surgery or serious medical treatment abroad because of their serious medical condition;
  • persons arriving in the Czech Republic after using airport transit through high epidemic risk country.

 

MFA Consular Hotlines: +420 224 183 200, +420 224 183 100

Hotline for questions about travelling during the state of emergency: +420 739 608 533 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Nonstop hotlines of the National Institute of Public Health: +420 724 810 106, +420 725 191 367

 

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