Czech Republic (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test is required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation is required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Czechia;
– nationals of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Vatican City (Holy See);
– British nationals with a certificate of application for the status of UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement Beneficiary issued by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden; and their family members;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia;
– passengers with a long-term residence permit issued by Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
– spouses of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia; They must have a marriage certificate or a confirmation of partnership.
– passengers younger than 21 years who are children of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia;
– spouses of British nationals residing in Czechia; They must have a birth certificate and a copy of their parent’s residence permit.
– passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals residing in Czechia;
– passengers who are unmarried partners of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechia.
– passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia;
– passengers with a C visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020.
2. A completed “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” must be presented before boarding. The form can be found at http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/ .
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 5 years;
– nationals of Czechia with a service passport;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and passengers with a D visa or a residence permit issued by Czechia, with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by a medical facility in Czechia or another EEA Member State at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
– passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs at most 14 days before arrival.
– passengers arriving from Australia, Iceland, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand or Vatican City (Holy See).
3. Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) or the islands of Azores (Portugal), Balearic (Spain) or Canary (Spain) must have:
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test. The test must have been taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 5 years;
– nationals of Czechia with a service passport;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and passengers with a D visa or a residence permit issued by Czechia, with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by a medical facility in Czechia or another EEA Member State at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
– passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs at most 14 days before arrival.
4. Passengers arriving from a country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican City (Holy See) or from the islands of Azores (Portugal), Balearic (Spain) or Canary (Spain) must have medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 5 years;
– nationals of Czechia with a service passport;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and passengers with a D visa or a residence permit issued by Czechia, with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by a medical facility in Czechia or another EEA Member State at most 90 days before arrival. The certificate must be in Czech or English;
– passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs at most 14 days before arrival.
5. Passengers could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival and quarantine.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons. Travelling for the purpose of tourism, or to visit friends, is not possible.

Entry without restrictions is allowed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

Travellers from “orange”, “red” and “dark red” areas have to provide a negative test.

“Orange” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “orange” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

“Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense within 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

“Dark Red” countries: before entering the Czech Republic, individuals who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “dark red” must provide a negative antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic, the individual must undergo another RT-PCR test at his own expense no earlier than 5 days after arrival. Free movement is prohibited until a negative test result is available. Individuals must wear a face mask (FFP2 or surgical) for 10 days after entering the Czech Republic.

Additional information can be found at covid.gov.cz

From 5 February 2021, travellers from “red” and “dark red” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided (no earlier than 5 days after entry in Czechia for travellers from “dark red” areas).
 

Lockdown Details

Stricter measures and closures are in effect starting December 27. Most retail stores are closed. Shops carrying essential goods (such as supermarkets and pharmacies) remain open. Restaurants and bars are closed but takeaway and deliveries are allowed.

Starting December 18, hotels once again cannot accept travelers traveling for tourism, but they are allowed to accommodate business travelers and other essential travel.

For details on the closures of businesses, check the latest updates here https://covid.gov.cz/en/.
 

Sources

https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx
Data Source: covidcontrols.co