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Czech Republic: Current entry conditions for travelers from the USA

At present, the Czech Republic lists the USA as a country with a very high risk of COVID-19 transmission ("dark-red country"). Eligible travelers from the USA continue to be allowed entry into the Czech Republic.


ELIGIBLE TRAVELERS FROM THE USA TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Travel from the USA into the Czech Republic [1] is allowed ONLY for:

  • Czech citizens, if they hold a valid Czech passport or a valid Czech ID card (občanský průkaz).
  • Non-Czech citizens, if they hold:
    • CDC-issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card [2], and are fully vaccinated [3]; AND
    • a valid passport, AND
    • a visa, if required.

Due to the listing of the USA as a dark-red country, the scope of our Visa Section operations is restricted.

Prior to the commencement of their travel from the USA to the Czech Republic, eligible travelers shall check with the operating airlines about their conditions for acceptance of passengers, as well as the respective countries' conditions for transit (COVID-19 testing, face covering, etc.).

A quick-reference entry/transit guide for any country is available on the IATA website upon clicking on the map of the respective country.
 



CONDITIONS OF ENTRY FOR ELIGIBLE TRAVELERS

For eligible travelers from the USA to the Czech Republic on/after August 23, 2021, there are certain entry obligations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

► Czech citizens aged 12 and older who are fully vaccinated
AND

► Non-Czech citizens aged 12 and older who are eligible to travel from the USA must:

  • Prior to entry into the Czech Republic, notify their arrival by completing an online Public Health Passenger Locator Form. Accompanying adults complete the form for children aged 17 and younger.
  • At airport check-in for their flight to the Czech Republic and after entry into the Czech Republic, during a border or residence control, submit their:
    • CDC-issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card [2], and
    • confirmation on completing the Locator Form.

► Czech citizens aged 12 and older who are not fully vaccinated [3] and who travel from the USA must:

  • Prior to entry into the Czech Republic, notify their arrival by completing an online Public Health Passenger Locator Form. A mandatory item is their place of stay (the name of a city, town, or village) where they will self-isolate after arrival in the Czech Republic. Accompanying adults complete the form for children aged 17 and younger.
  • At most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point in the USA, take a Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test [4].
  • At airport check-in for their flight to the Czech Republic and after entry into the Czech Republic, during a border or residence control, submit their:
    • medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus test result;
    • confirmation on completing the Locator Form.
  • Not earlier than on Day 5, and not later than on Day 7 after entry into the Czech Republic, take a Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test at a Czech COVID-19 testing center of their choice. The cost of testing shall be borne by travelers. Advance scheduling of the test appointment is possible, also before travel. Until obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result from a Czech testing center, they must use an FFP2-type face mask whenever they leave their residence.

Anyone who crosses the Czech border during the pandemic agrees to be subject to a check for symptoms of an infectious disease and, if necessary, to taking of a biological sample for the purpose of testing for the presence of COVID-19. Anyone experiencing an onset of infectious disease upon entering the Czech Republic shall immediately contact any Czech provider of general medical care by phone/e-mail.

Effective November 22, 2021, some stores and services in the Czech Republic are only accessible to fully vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19.

For an in-depth list of conditions of entry into the Czech Republic, consult the website of the Czech Ministry of the Interior. Enquiries regarding entry into the Czech Republic shall be sent via e-mail to cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz, an information hotline operated by the Czech Ministry of the Interior.

All Czech protective measures against the pandemic are published on a dedicated website of the Czech Ministry of Health. An information hotline on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination is available by dialing +420 226 201 221 (8 AM-7 PM Central European time).

When planning to travel back into the USA after a stay in the Czech Republic, verify that your travel credentials make you admissible to re-enter.


[1] This includes air travel from the USA to the Czech Republic with transfers, as long as passengers' stay in any transit country does not exceed 12 hours, or as long as the passengers remain in airport transit areas.

[2] or an EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC)

[3] Furthermore, irrespective of their vaccination status, travel from the USA to the Czech Republic is possible for:
- EU citizens;
- spouses of Czech/EU citizens resident in the Czech Republic;
- children under the age of 21 whose parent is a Czech/EU citizen resident in the Czech Republic;
- holders of a valid residence permit in the Czech Republic or in another EU Member State;
- holders of a valid long-term ("D") visa issued by the Czech Republic;
- holders of a valid Schengen visa issued by the Czech Republic on/after May 11, 2020;
- children under the age of 18 when accompanied by their parent (non-Czech or non-EU citizen), provided this parent (a) is not required a visa for entry into the Czech Republic, and (b) holds CDC-issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card [2], and (c) is fully vaccinated.
These eligible travelers must, however, follow identical pre-departure and post-arrival protocols as Czech citizens traveling from the USA who are not fully vaccinated.

[4] Instead of the RT-PCR test, Czech citizens, EU citizens resident in the Czech Republic, and holders of a valid permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic may opt for an antigen test, if taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point in the USA.

Attachments

Locator Form 117 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Sep 24, 2020