The translations of changes on PES 5 are in progress.


Before departure

Firstly, find out what rules apply to you before entering a foreign country (e.g. PCR test, quarantine, etc.) on the Traveler's Map. Also, check the current hygiene measures at the airport (Václav Havel Airport).

Returning to the Czech Republic

Upon arrival look at the following map to discover the list of countries and the measures that apply after returning, varying according to the degree of risk of infection. 

  1. All passengers arriving from a country that is not on the list of countries with a low risk of COVID-19 disease must fill in the arrival form before their departure to the Czech Republic.
  2. After sending the completed information, the passenger will receive a confirmation e-mail with a QR code and a link.
  3. The form can be printed or displayed on a mobile device and presented at the passport border control upon arrival in the Czech Republic.

For foreigners

It is also possible to travel to the Czech republic also for touristic purposes, however, travelers need to meet the condition of filling in the arrival form and undergo a PCR test ( either a test from the territory of the EU states not elder than 72 hours, or a test in the Czech Republic within five days). Otherwise, the traveler must remain in quarantine for 10 days.

Exemptions from the obligation to fill in the arrival forms or to undergo the test have, for example, international transport, diplomats, transit within 12 hours, cross-border workers, travel stays not longer than 24 hours, or people under 5 years of age. The movement of these travelers in the Czech Republic is limited to the necessary trips (for example, these exceptions, cannot be used for tourism and entertainment). See governmental measure for details.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic recommends that you secure travel insurance before your trip, including medical expenses in the event of COVID-19.

Czech airports like transit airports

All information for EU citizens and citizens of other countries can be found in this table.

Transit airports outside the Czech Republic

If you are traveling abroad and you have to change trains during your flight, look at the Traveler's map. The rules for transit should be written here. If this information is not explicitly written on the given page, contact the info line of the Ministry: +420 224 183 200 (available on MON-FRI from 08:00 - 16:00).

Frequent questions about this topic

Is there a need for testing at the transit airports outside the EU (eg Istanbul, Doha, Abu Dhabi, etc.)?
What hygienic rules apply at Václav Havel Airport?