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Warning! Czech border closure for travellers from Canada - valid from November 9, 2020.

As of  November 9, 2020, the borders of the Czech Republic will be closed, with limited exceptions, to travelers from countries not on the list of the Czech Republic's Ministry of Health Travel Directive, that categorizes countries in relation to their infection rates overall. This Directive is issued in accordance with the recommendation of the EU Council. Therefore, on November 4, 2020, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic issued a decision removing Canada from Travel Directive, meaning that border closure applies to travellers from Canada as of November 9, 2020, until further notice. Czech citizens with valid Czech travel documents can travel to the Czech Republic without any entry limitations.

The Entry Ban Exceptions apply to Canadians and residents of Canada who are holders of a long-term visa or long-term permit in the Czech Republic or in any of the EU countries, to travellers whose journey is in the national interest of the Czech Republic and to travellers in exceptional and emergency situations. For any travel that might fall within the exception cases contact the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic at cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz or at the hotline  +420 974 820 680 - option no. 3.

As of November 9, 2020, all possible travellers from Canada, including the Czech citizens, are obliged to fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form online before the travel. Minor passengers must be included in thePublic Health Passenger Locator Form of the relevant adult traveller.  The completed form is automatically sent online to the Regional Hygiene Station in the traveller's Czech residence.

After filling out and submitting the form online, the traveller will receive an email with the  Confirmation of Submission of the Form. Please print the Confirmation and present it at the airline's check-in desk before departure and at the border crossing (airport) in CR.

Within five days after the arrival to the Czech Republic, the traveller is obliged to undergo a RT-PCR test for the presence of the COVID-19 virus and report the result of the test to the Regional Hygiene Station, listed here.  The virus test obligation does not apply to childern under 5 years.

Within 10 days after arrival to CR or until the notification of a negative test result, the traveller is obliged to observe the principles of a restricted movement, ie to limit movement away from home to a minimum.

For more information follow the website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.