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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Czech Republic
Data Last Updated: October 24, 2020

General Information

Substantially Closed

At present Czech Republic has reopened its borders to tourists and is starting to allow travellers from the EEA (European Economic Area) and certain low-risk third countries as recommended by the EU council.

Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health issues a list of countries or parts thereof with a low risk of Covid-19 contagion. Travelers from these countries can enter Czech Republic with no restrictions.

Travelers coming from high-risk countries must produce a negative COVID-19 test or enter a two-week quarantine.

The list is being updated regularly. For the latest updates, refer to these links:

List of countries according to the level of risk

Official Coronavirus - Czech Republic

Reopen Europa - CZE

LATEST UPDATE - On October 22, the Czech Republic has once again closed its borders for tourism after a significant increase of Covid-19 cases. The ban on tourism entry will remain until at least November 3, where it will be reviewed again for possible extension. For now, only essential travelers will be permitted entry.

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Following an increase in infections, authorities in the Czech Republic further tightened certain coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related restrictions on Oct. 9.

Casinos and indoor sports facilities, including indoor swimming pools and wellness centers, will be closed. Restaurants, bars, discos, and night clubs will have to close at 2000.

Table seating will be limited to four people at the same table. Live music performances are suspended. Beginning Oct. 12, weddings and funerals will be limited to 30 people, while demonstrations will be limited to a maximum of 500 people. Excluding clinical and practical teaching, students will not be allowed on university campuses.

These measures will be in place until at least Oct. 26. On Oct. 5, authorities declared a 30-day state of emergency in response to an increase in COVID-19 infections. The use of protective face coverings remains mandatory in all indoor areas, including on public transportation.

Airlines & Transport

Flights have resumed in the Czech Republic since June 15. There are lots of major airlines that have reinstated their flights or are starting to reschedule them back for dates in the near future, especially airlines within Europe.

Status of Opening to Tourists

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Last Updated: October 26, 2020

The major European destination reopened its borders for tourism to welcome travelers as of June 15, 2020. However, Czech Republic's borders are open mainly for select countries from the European Union and select third countries.

Here are the current COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions you should be aware about if planning to travel to the Czech Republic.

October 26 update: As of October 22, the Czech Republic has once again closed its borders for tourism after a significant increase of Covid-19 cases. The ban on tourism entry will remain until at least November 3, where it will be reviewed again for possible extension. For now, only essential travelers will be permitted entry.

Which Countries Are Allowed To Enter Czech Republic?

Safe list countries can travel to Czech Republic the same way they could before the pandemic. Therefore, travelers from these countries will not have any quarantines or testing imposed upon them for now.

That is to say that any EU nation or 'safe' country suggested by the EU not listed on the safe list of Czech Republic will be considered as unsafe. On the contrary, if granted entry, they will be subject to quarantine, PCR tests, valid reason to travel, and other entry requirements.

The EU suggested a list of 15 third-party countries to be given entry into EU nations as of July 1st. The Czech Republic has accepted the recommendation as of July 15th.

Here's the list of safe low-risk countries that are permitted to travel to Czech Republic:


The most up to date information is on the official Czech Republic website here

Are There Any Tests And Quarantine Required?

All travelers from a safe low risk country will not be subjected in any tests and quarantine.

On the other hand, all travelers from an EU and third-party (high risk) not on the safe list will be required to undergo tests and/or a 14-day quarantine period.

Other Safety Measures

The use of masks will remain mandatory at larger events and in the metro. Throughout the country, citizens will put on a mask only when visiting a medical or social facility.

What's The Deal With The Czech Republic and the #LoveIsNotTourism movement?

As of July 20, 2020, the Czech Republic changed the entry rules for unmarried couples to finally meet again in the country. The Czech government states that the couple will need to apply for the exception with the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Applicants can email vo@mzv.cz to start the process.

For instance, an American with a Czech partner who have been separated by the entry ban.

What's Open in Czech Republic?

  • Hotels and other accommodations
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Shopping malls, boutiques, and department stores
  • Zoos and botanical gardens but only up to 250 people
  • Galleries and museums but only up to 500 people max
  • Theatres, cinemas, concert halls but with a maximum of 500 people, with an empty seat in between
  • Cultural monuments, castles, and outdoor exhibits but a maximum of 250 people per hectare
  • Swimming pools and water parks but a maximum of 500 people
  • Sports, gatherings, festivals, shows, and markets but a maximum of 500 people
  • Weddings and church services but a maximum of 500 people

Sources: Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic | Travel State Gov | U.S. Embassy in The Czech Republic | Ministry of Health


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Information for Non-Tourists

Restrictions have been reimposed for travelers coming from Montenegro and Serbia as of July 13, and restrictions were never eased with those from Sweden; travelers from these countries must present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival or self-isolate for 14 days.

Travel is prohibited from all other countries, excluding for residents of countries with which travel restrictions have been lifted, close family members of Czech residents, diplomats, transport workers, and for urgent circumstances decided on a case-by-case basis.

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