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Study in the CZ

Rules and recommendations

Foreigners who have been granted a relevant residence permit and are admitted to studies can travel to the Czech Republic.

Students who have spent more than 12 hours (24 hours in the case of neighboring countries) are required to prove they have taken a test or show that they are exempt before entering the school. Until then, they may not enter the school. This does not apply to those who have had a covid-19 disease in the last 180 days and those who have been vaccinated in a EU+ country and at least 14 days have passed since the complete vaccination (for details on the recognition of vaccination, see Possibilities and Obligations of Foreigners Entering the Czech Republic). If you are traveling from a low or medium risk country and can and will take the test after you arrive in the country, you may attend school until the test result is available, but you must wear only a respirator or other protective device without an exhalation valve and with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (FFP2/CN 95 class) at all times. You may use this form of PCR results or this form of antigen results

Children under 6 years of age (those who are not crossing the border regularly) must not enter an educational institution (kindergarten) for 7 days after returning from a country with a high or very high risk of infection.

For the exact rules for entering the Czech Republic, see this page, you can also use the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

The student is also obliged to inform the school if he/she goes for more than 12 hours (in the case of neighboring countries the period is 24 hours) to a country with a low, medium, high, or very high risk of infection. 

Cross-border students and pupils who cross the border into the Czech Republic at least once a week are not obliged to register electronically, test or quarantine.

Students from all countries can apply for long-term visas and long-term stays in order to study at a university in the Czech Republic and can come to the Czech Republic if all conditions are met.

A student arriving at this extraordinary time should check all extraordinary measures concerning accommodation/dormitories and the functioning of the university.

A school that has accepted a foreigner for educational purposes is obliged to provide him accommodation for the entire period of stay in the Czech Republic, health care for the entire period of stay, and its payment and return to the country of origin in case of loss of purpose.

Information in English on the conditions of entry into the Czech Republic can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior

In case of doubts or questions, please call the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic: +420 974 801 801(Mon - Thu: 8:00 - 16:00 and Fri: 8:00 - 12:00). Or by e-mail: Information is available in the Czech and English languages. 

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