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Changes in Rules for Entering the Czech Republic

Based on Protective Measure issued by the Czech Ministry of Health starting on December 27, 2021, the rules for foreigners entering the territory of the Czech Republic will tighten up. All vaccinated persons and persons with valid recognized certificate of recovery from Covid-19 (not older than 180 days) must submit certificate of a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours before entering the country). Exempted are children, vaccinated below the age of 18 and all persons vaccinated with so called booster shot (3rd vaccine). For citizens of the Czech Republic, the rules do not change.

All foreigners must fill a passenger locator form before their travel, confirmation e-mail needs to be printed and submited at the border crossing. 

On Thursday December 23, 2021, the Czech Ministry of Health acquired new protective measure, which changes the rules on travel for foreigners entering the Czech Republic. New rules come into effect on December 27,2021.

For Czech citizens, citizens of EU countries and non-EU citizens with temporary or permanent residence permit on the territory of the Czech Republic the rules remain same as before.

  • To enter the Czech Republic from all countries despite the risk category, the PCR test will be required (not older than 72 hours prior to the entry) for all vaccinated and for those with certificate of recovery from Covid – 19.
  • The obligation to submit the PCR test will not affect persons who have so called booster shot (3rd vaccination). Children up to 12 years are exempted from the vaccinations or PCR testing. The PCR test is not required for vaccinated persons between 12 and 18 years of age.
  • Please read full details in English
  • For un-vaccinated persons a negative PCR test is required followed by a second PCR test after the arrival to the Czech Republic. This test must be conducted between the 5th and 7th day after the arrival. Detailed measures are available in Czech language on the website of the Czech Ministry of Health