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Before you travel to the Czech Republic: Step-by-step guide on quarantine measures

Effective from 21.09.2020!!!! - this article  provides information about testing labs and duties of foreigners in the territory of the Czech Republic after arrival

1. BEFORE YOU TRAVEL, FILL OUT A FORM FOR REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION

www.prijezdovyformular.cz  (inbound clearance)

(You do NOT need to fill out the form if you have stayed in and are arriving from  Australia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand)

OR if you are

● employed in international transportation

● EU citizen or third country citizen with long-term or permanent residence in the EU transiting through the Czech Republic for less than 12 hours

● holder of diplomatic passport or international organization staff if the stay will not exceed 14 days

● pupils, students, pendlers and other cross-border workers who cross the border regularly at least once a week

 

YOU NEED TO FILL OUT THE FORM IF YOU ARE ARRIVING FROM ANY OTHER COUNTRY EXCEPT FROM ONE OF THOSE LISTED ABOVE AND IF YOU HAVE STAYED IN THIS OTHER COUNTRY FOR MORE THAN 12 HOURS IN THE PAST 14 DAYS

Access the form on this webpage: www.prijezdovyformular.cz.

Children younger than 18 accompanied by a family member do not need to fill out their own form – the accompanying adult will register them by filling out the field about minor co-travelers.

Explanation: The countries listed are on the so-called green list, meaning they are considered to be low-risk in terms of COVID-19 spread.

 

2. PREPARE A CONFIRMATION FOR PASSPORT CONTROL

Once you fill out and submit the form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You will need to show this confirmation when passing through the passport control. You may either print out the confirmation or display it on your mobile. The confirmation e-mail will containing a QR code that will display an on-line version of the confirmation. Do keep the confirmation on you while in the Czech Republic. If the case be, you can be asked to show it if subjected to control on the territory of the Czech Republic.

 

3. GET TESTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER ARRIVAL

YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO UNDERGO A COVID-19 TEST IMMEDIATELY AFTER ARRIVAL, AT MOST WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF ARRIVAL.

We suggest to make every attempt to schedule your test appointment with the test site before you travel. There is currently a very high demand to get tested. Please plan ahead and avoid waiting lines!

HOW DO I FIND A TEST SITE?

List of COVID19 testing centers (in Czech only): testing centers (odběrová místa)

The list is available in Czech only. We suggest to ask your inviting party to help you find the nearest test site.

You may also seek assistance with the coronavirus help line 1221 (Mo-Fri 8 am - 7 pm and Sat-Sun 9 am 4:30 pm) or with the help line of the Ministry of Health: + 420 224 972 222 (Mo-Fri 9 am - 5 pm), e-mail verejnost@mzcr.cz.

If the above does not help, you may also seek assistance directly with a Regional Hygienic Station according to the region where you will stay (mostly in Czech, however):

You can also take the test directly at the Václav Havel Airport testing center

List of Regional Hygienic Stations:

Hygiene station: Email address:
Prague covid-hc@hygpraha.cz
Central Bohemian Region covid-hc@khsstc.cz
Southern Bohemian Region covid-hc@khscb.cz
Plzeň Region covid-hc@khsplzen.cz
Karlovy Vary Region covid-hc@khskv.cz
Ústí nad Labem Region covid-hc@khsusti.cz
Liberec Region covid-hc@khslbc.cz
Hradec Králové Region covid-hc@khshk.cz
Pardubice Region covid-hc@khspce.cz
Vysočina Region covid-hc@khsjih.cz
South Moravian Region pendleri@khsbrno.cz
Olomouc Region covid-hc@khsolc.cz
Zlín Region covid-hc@khszlin.cz
Moravian Silesian Region covid-hc@khsova.cz

 

Important Notice: Starting 24.08.2020 according to valid Ministry of Health Protective Measure, foreigners traveling to the Czech Republic for the purpose of economic activity, educational activity (students, teachers) must undergo PCR test for the second time after 14 days from entry into the territory.