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From September 1, tests will not be reimbursed anymore (except for semi-vaccinated persons, children and some other groups).


Before departure

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

At the international airports in the Czech Republic, the obligation to wear a respirator of class FFP2 (KN 95) without an exhalation valve, or another protective means of the nose and mouth with a filtering effect of at least 94% applies. Children from 3 to 15 years of age have an exception and can wear only a medical veil, but we also recommend the use of a respirator.

Exceptions to wearing the veil have children under 2 years of age (including of) and persons with intellectual disabilities and severe mental disorders if they cannot wear the veil due to this condition. 

Returning to the Czech Republic for Czech citizens 

The currently valid rules of entry into the Czech Republic can be found in this life situation. 

For the purpose of entering the Czech Republic, the same rules apply as for Czech citizens for family members of Czech citizens who have a temporary residence permit in the Czech Republic, for foreigners with a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic, and for EU citizens with a temporary residence permit issued on the territory of the Czech Republic.

For foreigners

Other foreigners (citizens of third countries who do not have a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic or who do not have a long-term or permanent residence permit in another EU+ country and citizens of third countries who have been issued a short-term visa by the Czech Republic before 11 May 2020 and who have been issued a short-term or long-term visa in another EU+ country) are prohibited from coming to the Czech Republic for other than necessary reasons. These reasons include the necessity to provide for the basic necessities of life, to provide for the care of children; the necessity to provide for the care of animals, to use essential financial and postal services, to refuel, to make acute trips to medical facilities; to social services facilities; to attend urgent official business and to attend a funeral. Travel for tourism purposes is therefore not permitted. Please refer to the current measure for further information.

If you are traveling for any of the above reasons, proceed according to the obligations of foreigners when entering the Czech Republic.


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 as transit airports

If the air transit of a citizen of the Czech Republic, the EU or a foreigner with a long-term or permanent residence permit in the EU does not exceed 12 hours, he/she does not have to fill in an electronic form or undergo a test.

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 of the Foreign Affairs: +420 222 264 222 (available on MON-FRI from 08:00 - 16:00. Additionally, outside of this time frame there will be available basic information regarding traveling to other countries).

Related measures

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?