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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Czech Republic
Data Last Updated: August 14, 2021

General Information

Partially Open

At present Czech Republic has reopened its borders to tourists coming from within the EU countries and some third countries considered as "low-risk".

Vaccinated travelers can enter with no need to undergo testing or quarantine, but they must show proof of having been vaccinated by any of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency and it should already be 14 days since the last dose was administered.

Those who have recovered from the virus can also enter with no need to test or quarantine if they can show proof of recovery.

For unvaccinated travelers, they are required to submit a negative Covid-19 test result. If taken via PCR, the test should be done in the past 72 hours, and 48 hours if it's via rapid antigen test. 

Travelers who came from countries considered high-risk or those under the red or dark red category will be subject to more stringent entry measures. Aside from submitting a negative Covid-19 test result, they will be tested upon arrival. They must also self-isolate for 10 days and get tested for Covid-19 on the fifth day of isolation. Only when the result is negative will they be allowed to end quarantine. 

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

Visit the Czech Republic

Official Coronavirus - Czech Republic

Reopen Europa - CZE

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.

The government has extended the state of emergency until 23 December but on 3 December, shops were allowed to reopen and the nighttime curfew was lifted. On 7 December, children went back into the classroom and as of 9 December, restaurants must close at 8pm and it is prohibited to drink alcohol in public.

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

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Open to Tourists From:

18 Countries

Australia

Austria

Bulgaria

Germany

Hungary

Iceland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Liechtenstein

New Zealand

Norway

San Marino

Singapore

Slovakia

South Korea

Thailand

Vatican City

Test Required For Tourists From:

3 Countries

Ireland

Luxembourg

Portugal

Not Allowing Tourists From:

206 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Curaçao

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

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Guernsey

Guinea

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Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

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Isle of Man

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Jamaica

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

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Kuwait

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Laos

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Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

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North Korea

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Oman

Pakistan

Palau

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Republic of Congo

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Samoa

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Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

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South Africa

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Sudan

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Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Sweden

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Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

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Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

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United Arab Emirates

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Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

16 Countries

Andorra

Belgium

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

France

Greece

Latvia

Lithuania

Monaco

Netherlands

Poland

Romania

Slovenia

Spain

Switzerland

More Details

The Czech Republic reopened its borders for tourism in June 2020. In October of that same year, the country has to close its borders to address the increasing cases of Covid-19 infections. Early this year, the country reopened its borders again but has imposed rules and restrictions on arriving visitors depending on which country they came from.

The rules and requirements for entry into the Czech Republic have been changing rapidly due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation around the world. If you are planning to visit this beautiful European country, here are the entry rules and requirements that you should be aware of.

Who Can Enter the Czech Republic?

Citizens of EU member states who have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus are permitted to enter the Czech Republic without the need to test or self-isolate upon entry. However, in order to be considered "fully vaccinated", it should already be at least 14 days since the last dose of the vaccine was administered. Furthermore, the vaccine should be any of those vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency, which include Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Janssen.

Those who have been infected with the Covid-19 virus in the past 180 days are also eligible to enter the country quarantine-free, for as long as they can show proof. Kids who are 6 to 12 years of age are exempted from the testing requirements unless they came from countries that are categorized as "dark red" or "red". In which case, they must get tested and self-isolate upon entry into the country. All travelers entering the Czech Republic will be required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

Travelers Outside the EU

Travelers who came from outside of the European Union will only be allowed entry into the Czech Republic if they came from countries with a low risk of transmission. These countries are categorized as "green". Currently, here's the list of third countries under the Czech Republic's green list.

  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Montenegro
  • Hong Kong
  • Croatia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Canada
  • Qatar
  • South Korea
  • Kosovo
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Lebanon
  • Lichtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Macau
  • Hungary
  • the Kingdom of Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Austria
  • San Marino
  • North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • United States of America
  • Germany
  • Serbia
  • Brunei
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Vatican City

The rules of entry for travelers coming from these countries are the same as that of travelers coming from within the EU countries. This means that vaccinated travelers are not required to self-isolate or get tested upon entry. But they must show proof of vaccination and that the vaccines should be approved by the European Medicines Agency.

Entry Rules for Unvaccinated Travelers

Unvaccinated travelers who are citizens of the EU countries will be allowed entry into the Czech Republic only if they came from those countries that are in the orange category and are considered "low" and "medium" risk. However, they must be able to show proof of having tested negative for the virus. The test should be taken within 72 hours if PCR test and 48 hours if rapid antigen test. Those who cannot show a negative test result must go into a 10-day quarantine and get tested after five days. If the result is negative, they will be allowed to end their quarantine.

Here's a list of EU countries that are currently considered by the Czech authorities as low and medium risk:

  • Belgium
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Madeira (Portugal)

Travelers from Very High-Risk Countries

Travelers who came from countries in the EU that are categorized under the red and dark red categories have to adhere to a more stringent entry requirement since these countries are considered high-risk or very high risk.

Regardless of their vaccination status, these travelers should provide a negative result of the Covid-19 test before entry. If taken via PCR test, it should be within 72 hours or 48 hours if rapid antigen test.

Within the first five days of arrival in the Czech Republic, these travelers will be asked to take another PCR test. They must stay self-isolated until the result returns negative.

Currently, here are the EU countries that are under the red and dark red categories.

  • France
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Portugal (including the Azores)
  • Greece
  • Canary Islands
  • Denmark
  • Cyprus
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain (including the Balearic Islands)

Travelers from Countries with Extreme Risk of Covid-19 Infection

Travelers who came from countries with extreme risk of Covid-19 infections are currently banned from entry into the Czech Republic, regardless of their purpose of visit and their vaccination status. Currently, here are the countries that the Czech authorities deemed to have an extreme risk of Covid-19 infections.

  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • India
  • South Africa
  • Colombia
  • Lesotho
  • Namibia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Pemba islands)
  • Tunisia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

The only time travelers coming from these countries will be allowed into the Czech Republic is if they are citizens and residents of the country. Those carrying diplomatic duties will also be allowed entry. However, these travelers will have to present a negative result of the Covid-19 test, undergo double testing upon arrival, and self-isolate for ten days.

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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