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

This page was last updated on 21 July, 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: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 20.07.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Czechia and their family members;
– nationals of Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Serbia, Singapore, Thailand and USA;
– passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport;
– passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport or a Macao (SAR China) passport;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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);
– 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 residence permit issued by Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA and Vatican City (Holy See) if arriving from these countries;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
– spouses of British nationals residing in Czechia. They must have a marriage certificate or a confirmation of partnership;
– passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals residing in Czechia. They must have a birth certificate and a copy of their parent’s residence permit;
– 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. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Fed., South Africa, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar and Pemba), Tunisia, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter.
This does not apply to:
– nationals of Czechia;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia;
– passengers with a long-term or permanent residence permit issued by Czechia;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia and who are spouses or children younger than 21 years of nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours.
3. Passengers must complete a “Passenger Locator Form” before boarding. The form can be found at http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– nationals of Czechia with a service passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours.
4. Passengers arriving from a country other than Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macao (SAR China), Malawi, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, North Macedonia (Rep.), Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar and Pemba), Thailand, Tunisia, USA, Vatican City (Holy See), Zambia or Zimbabwe, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Madeira (Portugal);
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– nationals of Czechia with a service passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 72 hours;
– nationals of Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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) residing in Czechia, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by a consulate or embassy of Czechia;
– passengers younger than 21 years who are children of nationals of Czechia, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– spouses of nationals of Czechia and their children younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or an EU Digital COVID Certificate issued at least 14 days before arrival showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. More details can be found at: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/vzory-narodnich-certifikatu/ The certificate must be issued in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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);
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival. The certificate must be issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State, in Czech or English;
– passengers with an EU Digital COVID Certificate with recovery proof issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival;
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by a consulate or embassy of Czechia.
5. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Fed., South Africa, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar and Pemba), Tunisia, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years.
– nationals of Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia and who are spouses or children younger than 21 years of nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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) with a temporary residence permit issued by Czechia. They must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or an EU Digital COVID Certificate issued at least 14 days before arrival showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. More details can be found at: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/vzory-narodnich-certifikatu/ The certificate must be issued in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, 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);
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival. The certificate must be issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State, in Czech or English;
– passengers with an EU Digital COVID Certificate with recovery proof issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival;
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by a consulate or embassy of Czechia.
6. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry is not permitted to citizens and residents of third countries where the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is moderate, high or very high, as in the decree on Protective Measures (https://bit.ly/3xuNQnk).

Entry without restrictions (with the obligation to fill in the passenger location form) is allowed from: Albania, Australia, Hong Kong, Island, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Macao, San Marino, Madeira, The Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican, USA.

Entry from the following countries is permitted only to citizens and residents of Czechia and their family members, who have an exception from the entry ban:

Botswana
Brazil
Eswatini (Swaziland)
India
South Africa
Colombia
Lesotho
Namibia
Nepal
Malawi
Mozambique
Paraguay
Peru
Russian Federation
Tanzania (including the island of Zanzibar and Pemba)
Tunisia
Zambia
Zimbabwe

All travellers who spent longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a territory classified as “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” or “Grey” (https://bit.ly/2UImaN9) are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen test). Travellers from “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must present a PCR test. Furthermore, travellers from “Grey” countries must also undergo another PCR test within 24 hours from the arrival.

Additionally, all travellers from “Orange”, “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” countries must wear an FFP2 respirator for 14 days after the arrival.

Further information can be found at covid.gov.cz

Travellers from “Red”, “Dark Red” and “Grey” areas must self-isolate until a second negative test result is provided. For travellers from “Red” areas, the test must be taken within 5 days after the arrival. For travellers from “Dark Red” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 5th of the mandatory self-isolation, and finally, for travellers from “Grey” areas, the test must be taken no earlier than on the 10th of the mandatory self-isolation.
 

Lockdown Details

The state of emergency ended and some businesses have been allowed to reopen. Some shops and services are open (with social distancing limitations). Zoos and botanical gardens have been allowed to reopen.

Shops carrying essential goods (such as supermarkets and pharmacies) remain open.

Restaurants and bars have reopened.

For checking into a hotel, visiting museums, and attending public events (among other things) people have to present (1) a PCR test less than three days old, (2) an antigen test taken in the previous 24 hours, (3) proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 180 days, or (4) vaccination proof (that meets the requirements).

 

Sources

https://www.expats.cz/czech-news/article/travel-from-czech-republic-to-india-banned-as-of-tuesday
Data Source: covidcontrols.co