With effect from Friday, February 5, 2021, the conditions for the entry of persons into the Czech Republic are changing. In addition to green, orange and red, the Czech Republic will also introduce a fourth category of dark red, so-called very high-risk countries. Arrival from red and orange countries will be conditioned by antigen or PCR test before entering the Czech Republic. In the case of dark red countries, PCR test must be followed by a five-day quarantine, which ends with another PCR test. In addition, there is an obligation to wear a respirator for at least 10 days after arrival.
From February 5, the following rules apply for arrivals from foreign countries:
As a passenger from dark red countries (applies both to foreigners and Czech citizens), you have the obligation to notify the relevant regional hygienic station before entering the territory of the Czech Republic by filling in an online arrival form. At the same time, you have an obligation to undergo the first PCR test before entering the territory of the Czech Republic (the test can not older than 48 hours). Subsequently, you will have to submit the second PCR test performed in the Czech Republic no earlier than 5 days after entry. The result of the test must then be notified to the hygienic station. Self-isolation is required until a second negative test is submitted and you will need to wear a respirator of at least FFP2 class for another five days after submitting the results of your second PCR test.
If you are travelling from these countries (both as a foreigner or Czech citizen), you must fill in an online arrival form before entering the Czech Republic. At the same time, you have to undergo an antigen or PCR test before entering the territory of the Czech Republic which must not be older than 48 hours. Subsequently, you will have to undergo a second PCR test in the Czech Republic, which can be performed as soon as 5 days after arrival. The result of the test must then be notified to the hygienic station. Self-isolation is required until a second negative test is submitted.
Passengers from these countries (both foreigners and Czech citizens) must fill in an online arrival form before entering the Czech Republic. At the same time, there is an obligation to undergo an antigen or PCR test before entering the territory of the Czech Republic which must not be older than 48 hours.
Passengers can arrive from these countries without any restrictions.
Exceptions to the rules
The above does not apply:
a) for international transport staff if the reason for entry is confirmed by an appropriate document,
b) for citizens of the European Union, including citizens of the Czech Republic, and foreigners with a long-term or permanent residence permit in the European Union who transit within 12 hours through the Czech Republic or travel to or from the Czech Republic for a period not exceeding 24 hours,
c) for accredited members of diplomatic missions in the Czech Republic, including private officials, holders of diplomatic passports travelling to the Czech Republic for business purposes and officials of international organizations registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if their stay in the territory does not exceed 14 days,
d) for persons under 5 years of age,
e) for citizens of the Czech Republic, citizens of the European Union and their family members residing in the Czech Republic and for foreigners with a residence permit of more than 90 days issued by the Czech Republic who stayed only in the regions listed in the list of countries at low risk of contracting COVID-19,
f) for cross-border workers, pupils and students who, for the purpose of performing work or education, regularly and at least once a week legally cross the state border with the Czech Republic to or from a neighbouring state
For all trips abroad, it is necessary to check the conditions of entry, restrictions and preventive measures of the destination country in advance. Before travelling abroad or before returning to the Czech Republic via the territory of a third country, it is recommended to check in advance the currently valid conditions of transport directly with the agreed public transport carrier (plane, bus, train). It cannot be ruled out that individual transport companies will require prior electronic registration from passengers as well as a negative test for COVID-19 before the start of the journey.
The official information line provides information in Czech and English and is available from Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm and on Friday from 8 am to 12 noon on the number: +420 974 820 680 (option 3)
E-mail address for questions related to the conditions of entry into the territory of the Czech Republic: firstname.lastname@example.org