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Travel to and from the Czech Republic is restricted due to COVID-19 measures.

Effective from September 21st, 2020 all persons travelling from countries that are not on the list of the countries with a low risk of contagion have the obligation to contact the regional hygienic station according to the place of stay before their arrival. Electronic form is available here: Public Health Passenger Locator Form https://plf.uzis.cz/ or http://www.prijezdovyformular.cz/. This form has to be submitted also during the border control or the controls during the stay in the territory. Arriving persons are obliged to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test in the Czech Republic within 5 days from the arrival. If the persons do not submit a COVID-19 PCR test result to the respective hygienic station within 7 days from the arrival, a necessary quarantine measure shall be ordered. This is not applicable to:

  • crew members;
  • for citizens of the European Union and foreigners with a long-term or permanent residence permit in the European Union who transit within 12 hours through the Czech Republic;
  • for diplomats and officials of international organizations registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided that their stay in the territory does not exceed 14 days;
  • for persons under 5 years of age

Passengers may also submit a COVID-19 PCR test result that was issued by other EU member country. This document have to be delivered to the respective hygienic station immediately after the arrival and cannot be older than 72 hours. This rule applies to the Czech citizens, EU citizens and non-EU nationals with a long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic or other EU country. Non-EU nationals with a proven long-lasting relationship with the EU citizen (who must have a certificate of temporary residence or permanent residence permit in CZE) will be allowed to enter the CZE. For obtaining an authorisation of the Ministry of Foreign affairs it is necessary to submit a declaration of honour of partnership.

There is still a ban on entry into the territory of the Czech Republic for all third-country nationals who are not on the list of countries with a low risk of COVID-19 and for third-country nationals who have temporary or permanent residence in these countries. This does not apply to:

  • nationals of Czechia;
  • British nationals and nationals of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Czechia;
  • passengers with a long-term residence permit issued by Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom and Vatican City (Holy See);
  • spouses of British nationals or of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia;
  • passengers younger than 21 years who are children of British nationals or of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia;
  • passengers with a D visa issued by Czechia;
  • passengers with a C visa issued by Czechia after 11 May 2020;
  • passengers who are unmarried partners of British nationals or of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State residing in Czechia. They must have a confirmation of their relationship issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechia.

For more information and exemptions you can refer to the Ministry of the Interior and Ministry of Health.

There are free movement restrictions in the Czech territory and wearing face masks is mandatory.

You can also contact the nearest embassy of the Czech Republic. You can find an overview on the diplomatic missions page.

All passengers, except children 12 years old and below, as well as passengers with moderate or severe disability, travelling from Dubai to UK or Europe (and other mandated destinations) will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure and present the test result certificate at check-in.