Conditions of entry from 1 June 2021

Conditions of entry from 1 June 2021

The Czech Republic is ready to host tourists. From 21st June, the number of countries from which it will be possible to arrive in the Czech Republic will be extended to all member states of the European Union and Serbia.

HomeConditions of entry from 1 June 2021
At present, non-essential travel is allowed from green countries and persons from Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia. All other non-essential travel is still temporarily forbidden. All people entering the Czech Republic will still need to observe the current rules, like vaccination, PCR tests or certificate about covering from COVID-19. Travelers must be able to provide national certificate about vaccination. Specimens of national certificates are listed on the website of the Ministry of Health.
From 1st July, the EU Digital COVID certificate for vaccination, testing or covering from COVID-19 will be used exclusively when traveling within the EU. Fully vaccinated citizens of the Czech Republic will have their rules relaxed when traveling throughout the EU.

Low-risk countries (known as green countries)

List of countries: Union of Australia, Republic of Iceland, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Republic of Malta, Principality of Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Poland, San Marino, Republic of Romania, Republic of Singapore, Kingdom of Thailand, Vatican City State
 
No restrictions on entry to the Czech Republic (but still need to comply with the conditions for individual restaurants, hotels, etc.).

Medium-risk countries (known as orange countries)

List of countries: Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Finland, Republic of Croatia, Republic of Ireland, Italian Republic, Republic of Cyprus, Principality of Liechtenstein, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Republic of Hungary, Kingdom of Norway, Portuguese Republic (including Azores and Madeira), Republic of Austria, Slovak Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, Swiss Confederation, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.
 
Visitors from orange countries are not allowed to enter the Czech Republic for tourism.
 
All persons who have stayed in one of the orange countries for more than 12 hours in the last 14 days must comply with the following entry conditions:
  • Fill in and submit the online form (https://plf.uzis.cz/) for entry into the Czech Republic before entering the Czech Republic (proof of accepted form have to be printed or online, NOT only SMS).
    • Does not apply to children under 5 years of age or to those who have already had COVID.
    • People who have already had COVID must have a doctor's certificate, which includes: patient’s name and surname, date of birth, residential address and information that the person has recovered from COVID. Based on this confirmation, the person can come to the Czech Republic within 180 days from the date of the positive test for COVID.
  • Before entering the Czech Republic, they must have a confirmation (in English) of a negative antigen test (taken no more than 24 hours before the beginning of the trip (departure of a plane)) or PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before the beginning of the trip (departure of a plane)). Test results must be from an accredited laboratory (NO self-tests will be accepted). A link to the list of antigen tests that will be recognized within the Member States of the European Union is here.
    • Instead of the above, they can submit a certificate in English of covering from COVID-19 from a doctor operating in the Czech Republic or the EU, if:
      • They do not have symptoms of COVID-19, and they have passed the specified quarantine period after a positive test, and more than 14 days and less than 180 days have passed since their first positive PCR test.
All people entering the Czech Republic from orange countries will still need to observe the conditions for individual restaurants, hotels, etc.

High-risk countries (known as red countries)

List of countries: Principality of Andorra, Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of Denmark, French Republic, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hellenic Republic, Republic of Slovenia, Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom of Sweden.
 
Visitors from red countries are not allowed to enter the Czech Republic for tourism.
 
All persons who have stayed in one of the red countries for more than 12 hours in the last 14 days must comply with the following entry conditions:
  • Must comply with all listed conditions of the orange countries.
  • In addition, after entering the territory of the Czech Republic, they must pass a PCR test at their own expense within a maximum of 5 days. Until the negative result is received, they must "self-isolate", meaning the person must stay in an accommodation facility which was mentioned in the entry form. The person can leave the hotel only for emergency reasons – getting food or health reasons.
All people entering the Czech Republic from red countries will still need to observe the conditions for individual restaurants, hotels, etc.

Very high-risk countries (known as dark red countries)

List of countries: all other EU and non-EU countries.

Visitors from dark red countries are not allowed to enter the Czech Republic for tourism.

All persons who have stayed in one of the dark red countries for more than 12 hours in the last 14 days must comply with the following entry conditions:
  • Must comply with all listed conditions of the orange countries, with one exception. Before entering the Czech Republic travelers from dark red countries may only submit a PCR test—not an antigen test— taken no more than 72 hours before the beginning of the trip. Confirmation of PCR test results in English must be from an accredited laboratory (NO self-tests will be accepted).
  • In addition, they must undergo a PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day, but no later than the 14th day after entering the Czech Republic. Until the negative result is announced, "self-isolation" applies, meaning….
Vaccination Exceptions
Persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia do not have to undergo PCR tests. These travelers must provide confirmation of vaccination against COVID-19 in English and at the same time:
  • No less than 22 days and no more than 3 months from the first dose of vaccine (for two-dose vaccines).
  • The two-dose vaccination course has been completed, and less than 9 months have passed since the first dose was given.
  • No less than 14 days, and no more than 9 months after administration of a single-dose vaccine .
These persons do not have to undergo self-isolation after entering the territory of the Czech Republic.

From 21st June this rule is extended to all citizens of the EU and Serbia.

In the case of a positive test after arrival in the Czech Republic:
  1. A foreigner who had to fill in a form before arriving in the Czech Republic has provided their place of residence. After performing the PCR test, they will move to that address to self-isolate. If the PCR test is positive, they must stay at that residence. They will be contacted by KHS (Regional Hygiene Station) and will be ordered to quarantine for 14 days.
    1. If there is no mutation (e.g. variants found in Brazil, South Africa, India) and the traveler has quarantined for the last 3 days, the quarantine is automatically terminated on day 15 (test day is day 0).
    2. If there is a mutation, which KHS will notify during the first call, the quarantine will only be terminated after a negative PCR test in consultation with KHS — the length of quarantine will be determined individually with KHS in case of positive tests. The same conditions will apply in the event of a positive test required for return to the home country.
  2. Czechs returning from abroad: the same rules apply, just instead of KHS they will communicate with their general practitioner.
Visas are only granted to embassies of the Czech Republic from low-risk countries (green countries). There are no exceptions for tourism. Only visitors from green countries can travel for tourism reasons, the rest can travel only for specific reasons mentioned above.