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Coronavirus - Information of MoI

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  1. Important notice
  2. Entry into the territory of the Czech Republic
  3. General information
  4. Information for foreign nationals
  5. Information of the Psychological Section (various languages)

  

1. Important notices

  • As of December 27th, 2021, the rules for entry into the Czech Republic will be tightened for foreign nationals.
    Foreign nationals (who are entitled to enter) travelling to the Czech Republic will have to present a negative PCR test result before the travel. This obligation applies also to vaccinated persons and persons who recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months. It applies to travels from all countries regardless of the level of risk of the COVID-19 transmission. Persons who are not vaccinated or who did not recover from COVID-19 in the last six months, have to undergo a PCR test between 5th and 7th day after arrival.
    This requirement does not apply to persons vaccinated with the COVID booster shot, children under 12 and children in the age group 12-18 years who are fully vaccinated (booster shot not required). Other exceptions are specified in the protective measure.
    New Year’s Eve celebrations:
    For the period from December 30th, 2021 to January 1st, 2022, stricter entry conditions are introduced for short-term travels (up to 24 hours) with the aim to reduce travels to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Persons travelling to the Czech Republic will have to present a negative PCR test result before travel, the only exception applies to persons vaccinated with the booster shot.
    Above mentioned rules are not applicable for Czech citizens and foreign nationals with permanent or long-term residence in the territory of the Czech Republic, current rules are still valid. If they arrive by a means of public transport, they are still allowed to only have the result of an antigen test instead of the result of an PCR test before entering the territory of the Czech Republic, and if they arrive individually (by car) such persons are exempt from the obligation to have a test before entering the territory of the Czech Republic. Vaccinated persons are exempt from testing.

  • On December 20th, 2021, a crisis measure to prevent the import of a new COVID variant into the territory of the Czech Republic from the region of South Africa has expired. The conditions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are still regulated by the protective measure of the Ministry of Health of December 6th, 2021 (HERE).

  • Archive of notices (COVID-19)

  

2. Entry into the territory of the Czech Republic

The rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Ministry of Health Protective Measure from December 23rd, 2021 (pdf, 536 kB). List of countries with a low, medium, high risk and very high risk of COVID-19 transmission is HERE (pdf, 443 kB). Information regarding entry to other countries is the responsibility of the embassies in the countries of destination and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Quarantine measures and RT-PCR test conditions are the responsibility of the Ministry of Health. Information regarding recognition of vaccination certificates from other countries is here: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/recognition-of-vaccination-certificates-from-other-countries/

The activities of diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic are gradually resumed. Depending on the epidemiological situation, the conditions for entry into the Czech Republic will also be gradually relaxed. More detailed information regarding the stay of third country nationals in the Czech Republic can be found here.

  

Rules for entry and return to the Czech Republic (as of December 27th, 2021)
- citizens and residents of the Czech Republic

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Rules for entry and return to the Czech Republic (as of December 27th, 2021)
- foreign nationals with a short-term visa issued after 11 May 2020 or long-term visa issued by the Czech Republic
- citizens of EU+ and foreign nationals with a long-term visa or a long-term or permanent residence permit issued by EU+

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Rules for entry and return to the Czech Republic (as of December 7th, 2021)
- third-country nationals who do not have any residence permit issued by the Czech Republic or a long-term visa or long-term or permanent residence permit issued by other EU+ country
- third-country nationals who have a short-term visa issued by the Czech Republic before May 11th, 2020 or short-term visa issued by other EU+ country or travel to the Czech Republic in visa-free regime

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TELEPHONE AND EMAIL HOTLINE

Telephone and email hotlines inquire only about rules related to the entry into the territory of the Czech Republic. The information is provided in the Czech and English language. Individual exemption requests will not be answered, Ministry of the Interior does not grant any individual exemptions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic.

Telephone hotline: +420 974 801 801 Mo - Th: 8.00 - 16.00 and Fr: 8.00 - 12.00
Email hotline: cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

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3. General information

  

4. Information for foreign nationals

  

5. Recommendations of the Psychology Section of the Ministry of the Interior

  

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