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Travelling to the Czech Republic

With effect from 17.1.2022 Australia is no longer on the list of countries with a low risk of COVID transmission. As such, it is now considered a country with a high risk of COVID transmission. 

New Zealand is considered a low risk country in terms of the risk of infection. 

While travelling to the Czech Republic, all travellers have to fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form before entering the country and undergo a PCR Covid-19 test (exemptions apply for fully vaccinated). Unvaccinated  persons  have restricted access to the services in the Czech Republic (accomodation, restaurants etc.

As of 21.12.2021, the rules for entry for foreign nationals into the Czech Republic have been tightened. Foreign nationals have to fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form before entering the country and undergo a PCR COVID-19 test 72 hours or less prior to departure, even if they are vaccinated (children up until the age of 12, fully vaccinated persons up until the age of 18 and those who have already received their booster shot are now exempt from the requirement to undergo testing before arrival). 

Detailed conditions of entry to the Czech Republic can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior. 

All  travellers  to the Czech Republic are obliged:

- to travel in accordance with the current Ministry of Health Protective Measure. 

- to posses (printed)  filled-in Public Health Passenger Locator Form and present proof of completion to border control on request. 

 - to undergo an antigen test 48 hours or less or RT- PCR  72 hours or less prior to departure to the Czech Republic (exemptions apply for Czech citizens and residents depending on vaccination status). 

For more detailed  information, please see the website of Ministry of the Interior or Ministry of Health

Please check in advance with your airlines and transit countries for their sanitary regulations (tests, vaccination, face covering, etc.).

International vaccination certificates from Australia  and New Zealand with QR code  are  recognized in the Czech Republic (please see the website of Ministry of Health here).

As of November 22, 2021, accommodation, restaurants, beauty and sports services and others are accessible by fully vaccinated persons only (with few exemptions). The aim of this measure is to reverse the current rapid spread of Covid-19 in the Czech Republic.

The following services and places will be accessible by fully vaccinated persons:

  • Restaurants
  • Accommodation provided publicly, such as hotels, B&Bs, Airbnb
  • Beauty services, such as hairdressers, cosmetics, pedicure / manicure
  • Sporting services and facilities, such as swimming pools, fitness and other indoor sporting
  • Organised public event

From January 17, 2022, the Visa Section of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Sydney will be running on a restricted basis as a result of Australia being removed from the list of countries considered by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic to have a low risk of COVID transmission. 

In case a visa/residency permit needs to be submitted, please contact the visa section of the Consulate on visa_sydney@mzv.cz