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Foreigners living in the CZ



Regulation 

The rules of entry and return to the Czech Republic for Czech citizens and foreigners with a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic and EU + citizens and foreigners with a long-term or permanent residence permit in EU + countries can be found in the scheme (only in Czech) of the Ministry of the Interior. You can find more detailed conditions in the table (only in Czech) of the Ministry of the Interior.

Entry into the Czech Republic of citizens of third countries that are not on the list of countries with a low risk of infection is limited. This does not apply to holders of a valid long-term visa, a long-term, temporary or permanent residence permit issued by the Czech Republic, foreigners who have been issued a short-term visa by the Czech Republic after 11 May 2020 if they have a proper test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus and foreigners with a long-term or permanent residence permit in the European Union.

Residents of the Czech Republic may enter the Czech Republic even if they have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 prior to travel. Please refer to the Traveler's Map for details.

The ban on entry of citizens of countries with an extreme risk of covid-19 who have stayed in these countries for more than 12 hours in the last 14 days and foreigners who have stayed in these countries for more than 12 hours in the last 14 days does not apply to foreigners who hold a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic and EU citizens who hold a certificate of temporary residence in the Czech Republic.

You can find information on how to enter the Czech Republic or, on the contrary, how to leave the Czech Republic for a specific country on the COVID Guide of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

All necessary information about conditions of entering the Czech Republic is accessible on Ministry of Interior websites. The summary is also available in English.

In case of any doubts or questions please do not hesitate to contact the Czech Ministry of Interior on +420 974 801 801 (Mon. – Thu., 8:00 – 16:00; Fri. 8:00 – 12:00) or by email. Both services (phone/mail) are provided also in English.


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