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Czech Republic

Travel to Czech Republic

If you are travelling to Czech Republic, you must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form and take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All passengers who have spent at least 12 hours in a country that is not on the list of countries with a low risk of COVID-19 in the last 14 days must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at their own expense within 5 days of their arrival.

Required forms

All passengers who have spent at least 12 hours in a country that is not on the list of countries with a low risk of COVID-19 in the last 14 days must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form to be accepted on the flight.

Quarantine

If passengers do not submit a COVID-19 PCR test result to the respective health station within 7 days of their arrival, a necessary quarantine measure will be ordered.

Exemptions

The requirement to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 5 days of arrival does not apply to:

  • International transport workers, if the reason for entry is supported by an adequate document,
  • EU citizens and foreign nationals with permitted long-term or permanent residence in the European Union who transit across the Czech Republic for up to 12 hours or who travel to the Czech Republic for urgent health, family, business or work reasons for the period of time not exceeding 12 hours,
  • Accredited members of diplomatic missions in the Czech Republic including private servants, holders of diplomatic passports who are travelling to the Czech Republic for the purpose of diplomatic service and officials of international organisations registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided that their stay in the country does not exceed 14 days,
  • Persons below the age of 5,
  • Citizens of the Czech Republic, citizens of the European Union and their family members with their place of residence in the territory of the Czech Republic and foreigners with a residence permits for a stay over 90 days issued by the Czech Republic who travel with a tour operator or via travel agency but only in regions as mentioned in the list here,
  • Cross-border workers, pupils and students who for the purpose of work performance or education on a regular basis at least once a week justifiably cross the state border with the Czech Republic from or to the neighbouring state;

It is prohibited to enter the territory of the Czech Republic for all third country nationals of those countries that are not on the list of countries, which have a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and for third country nationals who are temporary or permanent residents in such third countries.

This does not apply to:

  • Foreign nationals with a long-term residence permit or permanent residence permit for residence in countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19,
  • Holders of a valid long-term visa, a long-term / temporary or permanent residence permit card for residence in the territory of the Czech Republic, issued by the Czech Republic,
  • Foreign nationals who were issued a short-term visa by the Czech Republic after 11 May 2020,
  • Foreign nationals with permitted long-term or permanent residence in the European Union who transit across the Czech Republic for up to 12 hours,
  • Family members within the meaning of Section 15(a) of Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Territory of the Czech Republic and on Amendments to Certain Acts, as amended, citizens of the Czech Republic or citizens of the European Union with their place of residence in the territory of the Czech Republic,
  • Foreign nationals whose entry into the country is in the interest of the Czech Republic, provided that the reason for their entry into the country is supported by an adequate document,
  • International transport workers, provided that the reason for their entry into the country is supported by an adequate document,
  • Accredited members of diplomatic missions in the Czech Republic including private servants, holders of diplomatic passports who are travelling to the Czech Republic for the purpose of diplomatic service provided that their stay in the country does not exceed 14 days and officials of international organisations registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
  • In special urgent situations (the need to provide planned medical services, performance of an obligation imposed by a court, a trip based on a summons from a government authority, execution of a judgment, dealings with public authorities, necessary care for close family members who are unable to take care of themselves on their own, exercise of the right to take care of a minor child or be in contact with a minor child, other humanitarian situations), provided that the reason for the entry into the country is supported by an adequate document,
  • For a foreign national who has a demonstrable permanent partnership with a citizen of the Czech Republic or with the EU citizen with temporary residence certificate for a stay of over 90 days or with permanent residence permit, who has accepted the obligations set out in the affidavit, lives demonstrably in the same household with him or her and has been admitted to the territory of the Czech Republic pursuant to this point based on a confirmation issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

Other information

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

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

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

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