The translations of changes on PES 5 are in progress.

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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: +420 224 183 200 (the line works MON-FRI of 8: 00-16: 00).

The following regimes now apply to Germany:

From September 25th, 2020, persons arriving in Germany who have resided in the Czech Republic in the last 14 days must generally be quarantined. Exceptions are set by each federal state in its own regulations.

Saxony: According to the decree effective from November 2nd to November 30th, 2020, persons arriving in Saxony from abroad who have stayed in the risk areas for the previous 10 days must remain in their household for 10 days immediately after their arrival. The home quarantine can be terminated with a negative coronavirus test, which can be performed no earlier than 5 days after arrival.

Small border visits (eg for shopping or refueling) are possible for up to 24 hours in both directions without quarantine.

Bavaria: The Bavarian Administrative Court annulled with immediate effect the Bavarian Government's order on testing obligations for the cross-board workers. More details on the web page of the Ministery of Foreign Affairs.

The following regime now applies to Austria:

As of October 31st, 2020, Austria has included the Czech Republic among the risk areas - persons arriving from the Czech Republic are obliged to submit a medically confirmed negative PCR test upon entering Austria, which must not be older than 72 hours. If travelers do not have it, they must isolate themselves in suitable accommodation (at their own expense) and request a test within 48 hours. In case of a negative test result, the quarantine will be terminated.

Cross-border workers have an exception - trips as part of regular commuting from the Czech Republic to Austria and from Austria to the Czech Republic with confirmation from the employer (not in the case of personal caregivers). 

The exception also applies to regular trips (commuting) to / from Austria for the purpose of schooling or study. (Detailed information)

The following regimes now apply for Slovakia:

Details can be found in section Traveling abroad > Slovakia.

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

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

Cross-border workers heading to the Czech Republic:

Cross-border workers commuting to the Czech Republic at least once a week are currently not obliged to fulfil any arrival form or to submit a negative PCR test in order to cross the borders.  Though, we recommend checking the Ministry of Interior websites regularly.