Note: Last update of this article occurred on November 19th.
1. Important new notices
The Czech Republic has recently relaxed its borders slightly. As of Monday of November 9th it is possible to enter the country, however there is a new Ministry of Health Protective Measure which regulates the entry of persons to the Czech Republic. The new measure reacts to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 infection and coordination at the EU level. The consequent epidemiological measures and restrictions are applicable both to the Czech citizens returning to the Czech Republic and to all foreign nationals.
2. 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. The categories apply the following rules:
Red – 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 undergo the PCR test or quarantine after the entry.
Orange – travellers from these countries may enter without the obligation to fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form. Those foreign nationals travelling to the Czech Republic for the work or study purpose are be obliged to submit a negative PCR test result prior to entry to workplace or an educational institution in the Czech Republic. This applies only to foreign nationals.
Green – 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.
As of November 17th 2020 it is possible to travel to or from the Czech Republic for urgent health, family, business or work reasons for the period of time not exceeding 24 hours without necessity of filling ‘the passenger locator form’ or undergo PCR testing.
3. Countries on the Ministry of Health’s list
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
- 🇩🇰 Denmark
- 🇪🇪 Estonia
- 🇫🇮 Finland
- 🇮🇸 Iceland
- 🇮🇪 Ireland
- 🇯🇵 Japan
- 🇰🇷 South Korea
- 🇳🇴 Norway
- 🇳🇿 New Zealand
- 🇬🇷 Greece
- 🇸🇬 Singapore
- 🇹🇭 Thailand
- 🇻🇦 Vatican City State
- 🇵🇹 Autonomous Region of the Azores, and Madeira, Portuguese Republic
- 🇪🇸 Canary Islands, Spain
The list is updated regularly.