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Do you need a visa ?

If you plan to travel to the Czech Republic then you should go through following information to determine if you need a visa to enter the Czech Republic and what kind of visa should you apply for. You should bear in mind that the Czech Republic is the member of Schengen area and a Schengen visa issued by any member state of the Schengen area is valid for the Czech Republic as well.

visa free

visa free

List of States Whose Citizens Are Exempt from Visa Requirements

Schengen visa

Schengen visa

List of States Whose Citizens Are Required to Have Visa

 

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AUS_NZ

Special note for Australian and New Zealand Passport Holders

Holders of valid Australian or New Zealand passports can enter the Schengen area (including the Czech Republic) and stay there for up to 90 days within every 180 days without a visa, excluding those travelling for gainful purposes. This 90 days period applies to the whole Schengen area and the 180 days period is counted from the date of the first entry to the Schengen area.
Holders of Australian and New Zealand Emergency passports, Convention Travel documents and  Certificate of Idenntity documents do need visa to enter the country.

Important Notes

Australian and New Zealand Passport Holders travelling to the Czech Republic may be asked to produce the following documents by the immigration officers at the border crossing:

  1. passport valid for at least 3 months after the last day of your stay
  2. evidence of sufficient financial funds (cash, cerdit cards etc.)
  3. travel health insurance policy that covers medical expenses related to injury or illness in the Czech Republic including expenses connected with transportation of the foreigner to the country of which they are a passport holder or to a country in which they have permanent residence. Minimum insurance cover must be of 30,000.- EUR. The policy must be valid for the duration of their stay in the Czech Republic
  4. evidence of accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay in the Czech Republic or evidence of sufficient financial funds for accommodation
  5. evidence of sufficient funds to cover the travel expenses (e.g.return ticket to their country of residence, financial funds to buy such a ticket).