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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. Fully vaccinated travelers and other eligible travelers from the USA continue to be allowed entry into the Czech Republic.

WHO CAN TRAVEL FROM THE USA TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC?

Entry from the USA into the Czech Republic is currently possible for fully vaccinated travelers(*) if they hold a valid passport - and a visa, if required - as long as they show no symptoms of COVID-19.

Irrespective of their vaccination status, entry from the USA into the Czech Republic is also possible for these eligible travelers:

  • holders of valid Czech passport or valid Czech ID card
  • family members of Czech citizens (spouse, children under the age of 21)
  • EU(+) citizens
  • family members (spouse, children under the age of 21) of EU(+) or British citizens if these citizens have residence in the Czech Republic
  • holders of valid temporary/long-term/permanent residence in the Czech Republic
  • holders of valid short-term (Schengen, "C") visas, if the visas were issued by the Czech Republic on/after May 11, 2020
  • holders of valid long-term ("D") visas issued by the Czech Republic
  • children under the age of 18 if traveling with a fully vaccinated traveler(*)

(*) i.e. holder of a CDC Vaccination Record Card or holder of an EU Digital Covid Certificate, on condition that 14 or more days elapsed between the intended date of entry into the Czech Republic and the second dose of Moderna/Pfizer vaccination, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccination.

(+) includes also Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican

Prior to the commencement of their travel from the USA to the Czech Republic, fully vaccinated travelers and other 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 FULLY VACCINATED AND OTHER ELIGIBLE TRAVELERS FROM THE USA TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 

 

PRIOR TO TRAVEL

AT AIRPORT CHECK-IN
FOR FLIGHT
TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC

AFTER ENTRY INTO THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 

Traveler’s obligation

Complete an online Public Health Passenger Locator Form

Take a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test

See (¶)

Submit a confirmation on completing the Locator Form

Submit a COVID-19 vaccination record

Submit a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result

Take a  COVID-19 RT-PCR test and use an FFP2-type face mask

See (#)

A

Minors aged 11 and less

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

B

Minors aged 12-18, fully vaccinated travelers(*)

YES - completed by accompanying adult

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

C

Minors aged 12-18, not fully vaccinated, if considered eligible travelers

YES - completed by accompanying adult

YES(¶)

YES

NO

YES

YES

D

Adults, fully vaccinated travelers(*) with a documented booster dose

YES

NO

YES

YES - booster dose must be documented

NO

NO

E

 

Adults, fully vaccinated travelers(*) if they also are Czech citizens

 

Adults, fully vaccinated travelers(*) if they also are holders of valid temporary/ long-term/ permanent residence in the Czech Republic

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

F

Adults, fully vaccinated travelers(*) (excepting Czech citizens and holders of valid temporary/ long-term/ permanent residence in the Czech Republic)

YES

YES(¶)

YES

YES

YES

NO

G

Adults, not fully vaccinated, if considered eligible travelers

YES

YES(¶)

YES

NO

YES

YES


(¶) Coronavirus (COVID-19) test prior to travel:

  • RT-PCR test, taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point in the USA.
  • Instead of the RT-PCR test, Czech citizens, EU(+) citizens with a temporary residence in the Czech Republic, and holders of a valid permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic may opt for an RAT (antigen) test, if taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point in the USA.

(#) 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. 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, travelers must use an FFP2-type face mask whenever they leave their residence.



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.