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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Czech Republic
Data Last Updated: April 06, 2021

General Information

Partially Open

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

The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health has categorized countries according to their Covid-19 risk. The following rules will apply when entering the country:

Dark red countries - travelers must fill in an arrival form before entering the country. At the same time, undergo the first PCR test before entering, the test should not be older than 48 hours. Subsequently, they must submit a second PCR test performed in the Czech Republic no earlier than the 5th day after entry. Self-isolation is required until a second negative test is submitted.

Red countries - travelers from these countries must fill in the arrival form and submit to the regional hygiene station the result of the PCR test within 7 days of arrival for the test performed in the Czech Republic or submit the test result, which was performed in the EU countries

Orange countries - travelers from these countries can arrive without having to fill in an arrival form. Foreigners must submit a negative PCR test before entering a workplace or educational institution in the Czech Republic.

Green countries - you can enter the Czech Republic without restrictions.

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

The Czech Ministry of Health still bans the entry of travelers coming from countries with an extremely high risk of spreading the so-called South African mutation of the Coronavirus. The ban has been effective since February 26 for Botswana, Brazil, Swaziland, South Africa, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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

Select Country of Residence
Open to Tourists From:

7 Countries

Australia

Iceland

New Zealand

Singapore

South Korea

Thailand

Vatican City

Test Required For Tourists From:

4 Countries

Greece

Ireland

Portugal

Spain

Not Allowing Tourists From:

223 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Austria

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

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Isle of Man

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Sint Maarten

Slovakia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

9 Countries

Andorra

Belgium

Bulgaria

Cyprus

France

Italy

Netherlands

Poland

Slovenia

More Details

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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