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Cross-border workers



Cross-border workers outside the Czech Republic

If you are one of the cross-border workers, it is recommended to frequently check the website of the embassy of the country in which you work. Conditions change dynamically.

If you can't find the answer on the page, call the Information Center for Trips Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic: +420 222 264 222 (available on MON-FRI from 08:00 - 16:00, however from 18.2. even outside this time frame there will be basic information regarding traveling to other countries available).

If you have lost your job as a cross-border worker, see the Guide to Applying for Unemployment Benefit for Cross-border workers (only in Czech) issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

The following regimes now apply to Germany:

The Czech Republic is no longer on the list of high-risk countries. It is no longer necessary to register when traveling from the Czech Republic. However, it is still obligatory to have a certificate of infection-free status, i.e. a certificate of a test, vaccination, or covid-19 disease.

Cross-border workers are exempted from the obligation to present proof of infection-free status. 

If the cross-border worker has been in a high-risk country or an area with a particularly contagious variant of the virus in the last 10 days before entering Germany (e.g. on a holiday), they are subject to strict entry rules.

Except for Saxony and Bavaria, which you will find below, you will find the rules of all Länder on the Federal Government website (German, English, French). Further information on entering Germany can be found on the website (only in Czech or German) of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Berlin.

Saxony:

Cross-border workers are exempted from electronic registration, quarantine, and testing. 

More information can be found on the website of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Dresden (only in German or Czech). 

Bavaria:

Cross-border workers are exempted from electronic registration, quarantine, and testing. 

Further information can be found on the website of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Munich.

The following regime now applies to Austria:

Cross-border workers do not have to prove they are free of infection when entering Austria and do not have to fill in an entry form.

Particular national rules are set by the Länder, so check the specific rules that apply where you are traveling. 

Furter information can be found on the website of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Vienna (only in Czech or German).

The following regimes now apply to Slovakia:

It is possible to enter Slovakia as before the covid-19 pandemic, i.e. without electronic registration, proof of infection-free status, or quarantine.

Details can be found in the section Traveling abroad > Slovakia and on the website of the Czech Embassy in Bratislava

Poland 

For Poland, the conditions may also vary according to the type of profession, see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for the latest information.

Czech cross-border workers heading back to the Czech Republic:

Neither fulfilling the arrival form nor submitting the PCR test result is required for Czech cross-workers while coming back to the Czech Republic.

Cross-border workers heading to the Czech Republic:

From 9.4.2022 it is possible to enter the Czech Republic as before the pandemic covid-19


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