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The traveler’s map (conditions of entry into the country / obligations upon return to the Czech Republic)


Do you plan to travel abroad and do not know what conditions associated with measures against COVID-19 apply to you and what are your obligations after returning to the Czech Republic? Take a look at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the so-called Traveler Map.

There you can find the country you plan to visit and see if you need to take a test before leaving, or go to the mandatory quarantine, etc. This map also contains information on the obligations arising from returning from that country. Those can include, for example, the obligation to take the COVID-19 test and have negative results, a completed arrival form, etc.

It is recommended to register in the DROZD system (only in Czech) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before traveling to European countries. This will allow you to get help more quickly if you need it.

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.

If you have any further questions regarding traveling abroad during the pandemic, 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 basic information regarding traveling to other countries available).

Rules for returning to the Czech Republic

If you are returning to the Czech Republic, please refer to the conditions of entry from foreign countries in the Possibilities and obligations of foreigners when entering the Czech Republic.

For all citizens of the Czech Republic, their family members, and foreigners residing in the Czech Republic, if you have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 less than 14 days prior to your travel to the Czech Republic, you may travel to the Czech Republic, but if possible, travel to the Czech Republic and travel only by individual transport. If you must use public transport, you are obliged to inform the carrier. In any case, you are obliged to inform the local regional health station upon arrival. At the same time, immediately upon arrival, go into the ordered isolation and wear a respirator or other protective equipment without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (class FFP2 / CN 95) everywhere outside the home until the isolation is completed.

The rules of entry and return to the Czech Republic for citizens of the Czech Republic and residents of the Czech Republic (citizens of the Czech Republic and their family members who hold a temporary residence permit in the Czech Republic, EU+ citizens holding a certificate of temporary residence in the Czech Republic and foreigners holding a long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic) can be found in the scheme of the Ministry of the Interior. 

The rules of entry to the Czech Republic for foreigners with an issued visa and EU+ citizens and residents (foreigners with a short-term visa issued after 11 May 2020 and a long-term visa issued by the Czech Republic, EU+ citizens and foreigners with a long-term visa, long-term residence or permanent residence issued in EU+ countries) can be found in this scheme.

For the third country nationals who do not have a residence permit issued by the Czech Republic or do not have a long-term visa, long-term or permanent residence permit in another EU+ country
and third-country nationals who have a short-term visa issued by the Czech Republic before 11 May 2020 and who have a short-term visa issued in another EU+ country or enter the Czech Republic on a visa-free basis, the following scheme applies.

The exact conditions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic, including exceptions, can be found clearly in the table of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

The most detailed information on traveling to and from individual countries can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website in the COVID 19 Guide (only in Czech).

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