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Complex information valid from February 15th, 2021 from 0:00

  

  1. Conditions for entry related to residence
  2. Conditions for entry related to the epidemic
  3. International transport

  

Conditions for entry related to residence:

The Czech territory can be entered by:

  • Czech citizens
  • EU citizens
  • third country citizens with residence permit in the Czech Republic
  • third country citizens with residence permit in another EU member state
     

For the purpose of entry, it is necessary to have a Certificate for International Transport Workers OR another proof of professional competence (template available at the MoI website).

  

Conditions for entry related to the epidemic:

Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic
From a green country
- included in the countries with a low risk of COVID-19 transmission list







It is obligatory to neither fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form prior to entry to the Czech Republic, nor to undergo the RT-PCR test or necessary quarantine measures after the entry.
From an orange country
- included in the countries with a low risk of COVID-19 transmission list marked with *
From a red country
- included not included in the countries with a low risk of COVID-19 transmission list
From a dark red country
- countries with a very high risk of COVID-19 transmission

There is obligation to wear a respirator (without exhalation valve that is certified at least FFP2, KN95, N95, AS/NZ P2, DS FFR, Korea 1st class FFR) or at least a surgical facemask outside of home for the duration of 10 days from the entry to the Czech territory.

  

International transport:

  • Lorry drivers (drivers’ assistants are not drivers and the exception cannot be applied to them),

  • Bus drivers (esp. repatriation buses),

  • Transport aircraft crews and crews of service flights,

  • Train drivers, train crews and carriage inspectors,

  • Ship captains and cargo vessel crews,

  • Road managers’ vehicle crews,

  • Drivers of a vehicle for up to 9 passengers, who are transporting one of the above mentioned categories of people to their place of work and back, and the empty journeys associated with those transportations. The driver must be employed in the same company as the people he/she is transporting.

  • External drivers of a vehicle for up to 9 passengers, but only in case of alternating ship captains and cargo vessel crews (the driver must carry a contract / agreement).

  • Accompanying vehicles of excessive cargos (must be proved with a power of attorney from the carrier or the organization responsible for transport)
     

Explanation:

This includes exceptions for people working in international transport.
 

Lorry drivers or other freight vehicle drivers - the decisive factor is classification of vehicles in the vehicle registration ID as category N - a vehicle for transport of cargo. All member states have the same categories of vehicles, therefore this concerns foreign vehicles as well. Information in the vehicle registration ID should either indicate that it is a “freight vehicle” or indicate the category.

The rule applies for the following categories:

  • N1 = maximum permissible weight does not exceed 3,5t - this can include standard cars, e.g. station wagons, which in past used to be distinguished by bars separating the trunk, now only by the classification in the vehicle’s registration ID; this category mostly includes vans

  • N2 = maximum permissible weight is more than 3500 kg, but does not exceed 12 000 kg

  • N3 = maximum permissible weight is more than 12 000 kg

 Note: for distinguishing personal transport from freight transport - personal transport vehicles are in category M.
 

Drivers cannot transport other people (driver’s assistant, family members etc., unless they one of the exceptions applies to them - e.g. repatriation and family reunification).

Transport aircraft crews - this includes the crew and pilots, aircrafts with passengers and cargo planes, as well as crews of flights for technical purposes (maintenance and service), position flights (empty flights) etc.

Crews of aircrafts for aerial work - this includes very specific situations - especially aerial photography, aerial work in agriculture, construction etc.

Drivers transporting international transport workers - lorry drivers or e.g. cargo ship crew can be transported by another driver - but only in case of alternating ship captains and cargo ship crews the driver can be contractual/external (the driver must show a haulage agreement). Ship captains and cargo ship crews must have the Certificate Form for International Transport Workers. A driver transporting people other than ship captains and cargo ship crews must have the Certificate Form for International Transport Workers - i.e. a driver transporting people to work must be employed in the same company.
 

For the above mentioned professions, this includes:

  • those who are crossing the state border of the Czech Republic in a freight vehicle, boat or train,

  • those who are commuting to work in another state - e.g. sailors driving a car from Děčín to Hamburg, people driving a car to pick up a lorry - however, they still must use the means in order to work in international transport (see above - not a domestic van driver working in Germany).

For these cases it is NECESSARY to prove this fact - i.e. to have relevant documents proving their professional qualification or have the Certificate Form for International Transport Workers. This Certificate includes a section for drivers transporting e.g. sailors to their workplace and back.

  


MV-2021/2/15-V3

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