Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th.
Can I travel to the Czech Republic?
Countries are divided into three categories: green, orange and red. The list is defined by a notice of the Ministry of Health and will include green and orange countries (marked with *). The categories apply the following rules:
1. Red Countries
Red countries are not included on the list of the countries with a low risk of C-19 transmission (see list below).
Red countries within the EU
Travellers from these countries (both foreign nationals and Czech citizens) must fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form prior to entry to the Czech Republic and submit a PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days of entry in CZE in case of the test undergone in Czechia OR right after arrival in case of the test underone in other EU country that is no older than 72 hours.
Attention: after arrival from the red country, the free-movement within the territory oc CZE is banned for 10 days. This can be terminated by subissino of a negative PCR test result.
Red countries outside the EU
Find out if you are allowed to enter Czechia according to the Ministry of Health Protective Measure. Make sure that the Embassy of Czechia in your country is open.
People coming from a third country must fill the the Public Health Passenger Locator Form before your arrival and to submit a PCR test result to the regional hygienic station within 7 days of entry into CZE.
Exceptions to the obligations to fill the form and submit a PCR test result:
- if your stay in the red country didn‘t exceed 12 hours in last 14 days
- cross-border workers, pupils and students (only neighboring countries)
- urgent travels to and from the Czech Republic not exceeding 24 hours
- transit up to 12 hours through the Czech Republic
- All exceptions to the obligations are described in the Ministry of Health Protective Measure.
2. Orange Countries
Orange countries are included on the list of the countries with a low risk of C-19 transmission and marked with * (see list below).
There are no obligations in relation to the COVID-19 pandemia. In case you are a foreigner working or studying in Czechia, you have to submit a PCR test result to your employer or your educational institution otherwise you cannot enter the workplace or the educational instituton
3. Green Countries
Green countries are those on the list of the countries with a low risk of C-19 transmission (see list below).
Travellers from these countries (both foreign nationals and Czech citizens) may enter without the obligation to fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form and without the obligation to undergo the PCR test or quarantine.
4. Low-risk Countries (effective from 14 December)
The latest information released by the Ministry of Health, which took effect on 16th November, issues a list of countries, or their parts, with a low risk of COVID-19 transmission and is as follows:
- 🇦🇺 Australia *
- 🇫🇷 France *
- 🇬🇷 Greece *
- 🇯🇵 Japan
- 🇩🇰 Denmark *
- 🇰🇷 South Korea
- 🇳🇴 Norway *
- 🇳🇿 New Zealand
- 🇫🇮 Finland *
- 🇮🇸 Iceland *
- 🇮🇪 Ireland *
- 🇲🇹 Malta *
- 🇸🇬 Singapore
- 🇹🇭 Thailand
- 🇻🇦 Vatican City State
- 🇵🇹 Autonomous Region of the Azores, Madeira, Portugal *
- 🇪🇸 Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Spain *
The list is updated regularly.