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

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from testing and self-isolation.

Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccine
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 26.10.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Czechia and their family members;
– 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);
– nationals of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay;
– 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;
– 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 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), if arriving from these countries;
– passengers who in the past 14 days have only been in, and arrive from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Malta, New Zealand, Portugal (Madeira), Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Spain (excluding Balearic Islands), United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;
– 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;
– passengers with a “C” visa valid for travel to CZ, issued after 1 August 2021, by other EEA Member State;
– passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
– passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Turkey or Ukraine. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty);
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Georgia, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or USA. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/
– passengers younger than 18 years if accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
2. Passengers 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 Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, France, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Vatican City (Holy See);
– passengers arriving on a direct flight from Austria, Germany, Poland or Slovakia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure for a maximum stay of 24 hours. They must have a return ticket;
– nationals of Czechia with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– 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;
– passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Czechia and 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 and a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival;
– passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Turkey or Ukraine. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty);
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, issued in Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Georgia, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, USA, United Arab Emirates or United Kingdom, in English. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). Details can be found at https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty/ ;
– passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof of recovery, issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival;
– passengers with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Panama, North Macedonia (Rep.), Turkey or Ukraine.
– 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;
– children of nationals of Czechia younger than 21 years, with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
– passengers younger than 12 years.
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:
– until 26 October 2021, passengers younger than 6 years;
– effective 27 October 2021, passengers younger than 12 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 could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Third-country nationals who do not have any residence permit issued by the Czech Republic or long-term or permanent residence permit issued by another EU+ country can travel only for essential reasons. This rule does not apply to the citizen of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19. An entry ban for citizens coming from countries with extreme risk of transmission is in place, with the exceptions of citizens and residents of Czechia.
 

Lockdown Details

It is not mandatory to wear a facemask outdoors if a maximum number of 2 people at 2 metres distance is respected.

The usage of a facemask is still mandatory within territorial clusters (for example in healthcare and social service facilities, on public transport, when travelling by subway etc.), with some exceptions.

Wearing a facemask is also compulsory in vehicles with people who do not belong to the same household and in areas of municipalities open to the public, if there are more than two people present, who are closer than two metres from each other and who are not members of the same household.

Wearing FFP2 masks is mandatory in the indoor space of retail outlets, service outlets, international airports, public transport, including platforms and waiting rooms and in private vehicles (with the exception of people from the same household).

In the most high-risk places, such as shops or public transport means, it will no longer be possible to replace the respirator with a double surgical mask.

Physical distance should be kept whenever possible, with some exceptions. In all establishments a 2-metres distance has to be maintained.

Indoors events can take place with a maximum of 500 participants (and 50% maximum capacity). Open-air events can be attended by up to 1000 people (and 50% maximum capacity).

Retail sales and service provision are both permitted. In shopping centres, mass gatherings must be avoided.

Bars and restaurants are open. A mask must be worn and can be removed only for eating and drinking. A minimum distance of 1,5 metres between tables must be respected. Maximum 4 guests can sit at the same table (excluding members of the same household).

Furthermore, clients must present:

-A negative result to a PCR test. Accepted tests: PCR (not older than 7 days), antigenic (not older than 72 hours);
-Or proof of vaccination, valid 14 days after the second dose, or 14 days after the unique dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
-Or proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days;
 

Sources

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