COVID-19: Czech Republic Gives Tourists from Safe Countries the Green Light

COVID-19: Czech Republic Gives Tourists from Safe Countries the Green Light

What You Should Know before You Come to Enjoy Life

The Czech Republic has eased the measures for travelling from low risk countries. You can finally plan your holiday!

Conditions for entry to the territory of the Czech Republic as of August 1st 2020:

Since 15 June, you can come to the Czech Republic as a tourist if you are from the green labelled countries. You no longer need to show a negative Covid-19 test on the borders and quarantine won' be required. If you are from an orange or red labelled country on the map, a test is still required on the borders. The countries are divided according to risk in relation to the Covid-19 virus by the Czech Ministry of Health. The map is available here.

Green – low risk European countries:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the Vatican

Green – low risk non-European countries:
Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand and Tunisia

Foreigners entering the Czech Republic from countries listed below must be in posession of a recent Covid-19 test:

Red – high risk:
Romania, All other countries

Czech citizens and foreigners with long-term residency in the Czech Republic must show their test results upon return from red (high risk) countries only. If the traveller does not have their test results to hand, they are required to be quarantined.

Current information on entry to the territory of the Czech Republic is available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.


Face masks are required:
- In interiors, if there are more than 100 people participating in an event (unless you are eating or drinking)
- In Prague metro system (masks are still recommended in all kinds of public transport)
- In some regions or locations

The following is recommended when entering shops, restaurants, cafés and bars:
- Disinfect your hands upon entry
- Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from the staff and other customers
- Only remove your face mask when eating or drinking
- Pay by card, preferably contactless, whenever possible

Information of the government of the Czech Republic as regards fighting the infection:

Status Quo as of August 1st
Status Quo as of August 1st

Status Quo as of August 1st

On 17 May 2020, the state of emergency in the Czech Republic ended. 

Hotels, restaurants, shops, exchange offices and tourist information centres are open. Their operation might be restricted and there are measures in place to protect visitors and employees. Taxis are also in service.

Public transport all over the country operates under the standard regime, however, in some regions passengers are required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouths for the duration of their ride. Face masks, respirators and protective gloves can be purchased at any pharmacy and in medical facilities.

Air traffic is gradually being restored. See current information on the website of Václav Havel Airport in Prague or Brno Airport

Castles, châteaux, museums and galleries are open to the public. In each of the fourteen regions of the Czech Republic you can visit dozens of historical sites, including châteaux and castles that are presented in the UNESCO list. See current information on the website of the National Heritage Institute.

Disinfectants are available everywhere. The number of visitors in the individual monuments and facilities might be limited. 

If you believe you are suffering from any symptoms of COVID-19 (shortness of breath, cough, temperature over 37 degrees Celsius, pain in muscles, headache, tiredness) call line 112 and consult the situation with medical staff, who speak English, German and French.

COVID-19 testing requires payment, the maximum price of which is CZK 1,756 (EUR 65). Foreigners can have the test done at the following medical facilities:

or contact international info line 112.