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COVID19 testing in the Czech Republic - duties of third country citizens with residence permit issued by the CZE from 21.09.2020

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

Effective from September 21st, 2020 all persons traveling from countries that are not on the list of the countries with a low risk of contagion ( Israel is a high risk country) have the obligation to contact the regional hygienic station according to the place of stay before their arrival to the territory of the Czech Republic. Electronic form is available here:

Public Health Passenger Locator Form

This form has to be submitted also during the border control or the controls during the stay in the territory.

Arriving persons are obliged to undergo a PCR test in the Czech Republic within 5 days from the arrival. If the persons do not submit a PCR test result to the respective hygienic station within 7 days from the arrival, a necessary quarantine measure shall be ordered.

It is also possible to submit a PCR test result that was issued by other EU member country. The document has to be delivered to the respective hygienic station immediately after the arrival and cannot be older than 72 hours. The rule applies to the Czech citizens, EU citizens and third-country nationals with a long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic or other EU country.

Third-country nationals with a proven long-lasting relationship with the EU citizen (who must have a certificate of temporary residence or permanent residence permit in CZE) will be allowed to enter the CZE. For obtaining an authorization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs it is necessary to submit a declaration of honor of partnership download it here:Čestné prohlášení o partnerském vztahu (DOCX, 17 KB).

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

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.