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EMERGENCY SITUATON: Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic valid from February 5, 2021 - update on February 4, 2021

The conditions for entry of persons to the Czech Republic - update on March 2, 2021
 
 

  • The government has declared the state of emergency. Find out more here. The rules are being tightened (with some exceptions), especially for:
    • wearing respirators and surgical drapes (the obligation to wear a surgical drape applies, a respirator is mandatory in selected places - especially public transport and shops),
    • free movement on the territory (from March 1st, 2021 ban on movement between districts - more for example here),
    • schools, kindergartens and children's groups will be closed.
       
  • As of March 1st, 2021, updated Ministry of Health protective measure regarding the conditions of entry to the Czech Republic will be effective. Information on the website will be updated accordingly. 

  • As of February 26th, 2021 it is not possible to travel to the countries with an extreme risk of COVID-19 transmission. This travel ban applies to the Czech citizens and foreigners living in the territory of the Czech Republic. Countries with an extreme risk of COVID-19 transmission are listed in the Ministry of Health Protective Measure (pdf, 41 kB).

  • As of February 14th, 2021 Germany will classify the Czech Republic as "an area of variant of concern" and at the same will reintroduce the border controls. Entry to Germany from the Czech Republic will be allowed only to a limited number of categories of travellers (such as transport personnel or some categories of cross-border workers) who will be obliged to present a negative PCR / antigen test result not older than 48 hours on the entry. The obligation to present a negative test will apply also to persons transiting the Czech Republic, including transport workers. In response to this situation, the conditions for entry into the Czech Republic were adjusted as well.
    Transport personnel who transit through the Czech Republic to Germany will be newly obliged to carry a negative PCR / antigen test result not older than 36 hours at the entry to the Czech Republic.

  • Archive of notices (COVID-19)

 

Entry into the territory of the Czech Republic

The rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Ministry of Health (pdf, 101 kB). List of countries with a low, medium and high risk of COVID-19 transmission is here (pdf, 45 kB). Information regarding entry to other countries is the responsibility of the embassies in the countries of destination and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Quarantine measures and RT-PCR test conditions are the responsibility of the Ministry of Health.

The activities of diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic are gradually resumed. Depending on the epidemiological situation, the conditions for entry into the Czech Republic will also be gradually relaxed. More detailed information regarding the stay of third country nationals in the Czech Republic can be found here.

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TELEPHONE AND EMAIL HOTLINE

Mo - Th: 8.00 - 16.00 a Fr: 8.00 - 12.00
+420 974 801 801

Telephone hotline provides information in Czech and English language.

Email hotline for inquiries related to the entry into the territory of the Czech Republic: cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz.
Individual exemption requests will not be answered, Ministry of the Interior does not grant any individual exemptions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic.

  

 

 

HOW DO I FIND A TEST SITE?

Refer to the LIST OF TEST SITES regularly updated by the Ministry of Health.

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):

PRAGUE REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION – scroll down for the list of test sites, incl. contact info and opening hours

CENTRAL BOHEMIA REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION

SOUTH BOHEMIA REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION + pdf-list of hospital test sites (last update in August)

SOUTH MORAVIA REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION

KARLOVY VARY REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION

VYSOČINA REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION + e-mail your questions to koronavirus@khsjih.cz

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION

LIBEREC REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION + contact for the Liberec Hospital test site

MORAVIA SILESIA REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION 

OLOMOUC REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION  

PARDUBICE REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION

PLZEŇ REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION + info line contacts in the region

ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION + help line + 420 704 829 502, Mo-Fri: 7:00 - 17:00

ZLÍN REGIONAL HYGIENIC STATION

 

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