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Visa to the Czech Republic

The Czech Embassy has resumed limited visa activities.  Schengen visas remain suspended.

VERY HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (RSA, Namibia, Botswana, Mosambique , Lesotho, Eswatini)  - DARK RED:  essential travel, applications for all long-term visas + residence permits

Short-term travel to CZE continues to be restricted to essential travel. Essential travel does not apply to fully vaccinated personsand persons travelling from "green" countries.

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL CATEGORIES

● family members of EU / CZ citizens

● unmarried permanent partners of EU / CZ citizens

● exceptional situations when travel to the Czech Republic is essential - such circumstances must be duly atested by a head of a state institution

● travel in exceptional emergency situations: emergency medical services, duties bestowed by a court, official summons, fulfillment of judicial decision, official proceedings, entrance examination, recognition examination, indispensable care for close family members who cannot take care for themselves, parental/foster care for a child and contact with this child, other humanitarian situations

● staff accredited at diplomatic missions in the Czech Republic, incl. private support staff, and officials of international organizationsregistered by the MFA of the Czech Republic

● holders of diplomatic passports travelling for official purposes

● employees in scientifickey and highly qualified professions fulfilling conditions of the Highly Qualified Worker Program and Key and Research Staff Program

● critical infrastructure workers 

● international transport workers

● seasonal workers (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)

● health, social services, and food processing employees

QUARANTINE MEASURES BEFORE AND AFTER ARRIVAL

RESIDENTS IN CZE + CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS IN CZE AND EU+ COUNTRIES (PDF, 142 KB)

OTHER TRAVELERS = HOLDERS OF VISAS + VISA-FREE TRAVELERS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES (NON-EU+ / NON-SCHENGEN)(PDF, 140 KB)

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FILL OUT AN ENTRY FORM BEFORE ARRIVAL www.prijezdovyformular.cz

You are requested to fill out an entry form (Passenger Locator Form) arriving from ALL COUNTRIES, including from the "green" countries.

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HOW DO I FIND A TEST SITE?

There is a test site at the Václav Havel International Airport in Prague.

Refer to the LIST OF TEST SITES. (Note: The list is available in Czech only. Ask your inviting party to help you find the nearest test site.)

Plan ahead and schedule your test appointment before you travel.


EXCEPTIONS: QUARANTINE MEASURES do not apply to you or apply partially if you are one of the following:

● international transportation worker

● person transiting thr CZE by land for up to 12 hours

● person traveling to CZE by land for up to12 hours – persons travelling from very high risk of Covid-19 transmission (“dark red”) countries can arrive for the following purposes only: essential subsistence, child welfare, animal care, financial and post services, fueling, urgent health care, visit of social care facilities, urgent administrative proceedings, funeral

● person who traveling to CZE by land from neighboring countries for up to 24 hours

● staff accredited at diplomatic missions in the Czech Republic, incl. private support staff, or official of international organizations registered by the MFA of the Czech Republic

● holder of a diplomatic passports travelling for official purposes for up to 72 hours

● minor with mental disorder, autism, cognitive dysfunction or severe mental illness who cannot observe quarantine measures – medical note issued in English by a physician in CZE or another EU country must have been issued to this effect (confirmation must include a stamp and identification and contact information of the physician)

● cross-border worker, pupil or student (the so-called “pendler”) travelling back and forth on weekly basis

● parent / guardian travelling from a neighboring country to visit / take care for a child

● spouse or registered partner travelling from a neighboring country to visit a spouse or registered partner who works or studies in CZE

● correctional or police officer carrying out an escort or accompanying an aircraft

● cross-border integrated emergency system worker

● child younger than 12

● fully vaccinated person – obligation to fill out an entry form applies

● person who took ill with Covid-19 within the past 180 days and possesses a digital certificate to this effect that CZE recognizes – obligation to fill out an entry form applies

● EU citizen (incl. CZE citizen)[1], if not entering CZE by public mass transportation – these persons can enter with a negative antigen test or a PCR test (as opposed to the general obligation to enter with a negative PCR test)

● long-term and permanent residents in CZE – these persons can enter with a negative antigen test or a PCR test (as opposed to the general obligation to enter with a negative PCR test)

● person entering CZE by public mass transportation from a neighboring country for up to 24 hours – these persons can enter with a negative antigen test or a PCR test (as opposed to the general obligation to enter with a negative PCR test)

● critical infrastructure worker entering in the interest of CZE – these persons do not need to get tested in CZE 5th – 7th day after arrival

Attachments

RESIDENTS IN CZE + CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS IN CZE AND EU+... 141 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Dec 21, 2021

OTHER TRAVELERS = HOLDERS OF VISAS + VISA-FREE TRAVELERS... 139 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Dec 21, 2021