Current information on COVID-19 in the Czech Republic

General conditions for non-infectivity: the person must not have symptoms of covid-19, must have a result from an antigen test no older than 72 hours, or PCR test no older than 7 days, be at least 22 days after the 1st dose of the vaccination, or have proof of having had covid-19 for no longer than 180 days. It is no longer mandatory to wear protection outdoors where it will be possible to keep a maximum number of two people, at less than two meters apart. However, an exception to this rule applies for the time strictly necessary for the consumption of food and beverages outside catering establishments. However, this rule does not apply to passengers from countries at a certain risk of infection (see below).

The rules on public events and restaurants have been relaxed from Monday 17 May. Restaurants can open according to the set rules (limited capacity and general conditions for non-infectivity).

Outdoor cultural events (music, theater, film and other performances) can be attended by a maximum of 2000 seated spectators and up to 1000 spectators indoors (under strict hygienic conditions using antigen / PCR tests, respiratory protection and maximum capacity utilization of 50% both outdoors and indoors).

Museums, galleries, castles, chateaus, exhibition grounds, trade fairs and other facilities are accessible, incl. retail stores, organized group visits are allowed. Bars and pubs can open according to the set rules (limited capacity, general conditions for non-infectivity and closing at 10 p.m., dancing is not allowed).

From 24 May, guests are allowed to utilize all forms of accommodation, provided that guests meet the general conditions for non-infectivity.

Congresses and conferences can be visited by 250 people inside and outside according to the set rules (general conditions for non-infectivity).

Czech venues take your safety seriously. Increased hygiene measures are applied in venues: above-standard cleaning, disinfectants are available for delegates, tailored made catering, health check of employees and more.

Rules for arrival from abroad:

Passengers from countries where there is a certain risk of infection must wear a respirator or approved mask 14 days after returning to the Czech Republic.

When arriving from countries with higher than low risk, fill in the arrival form and undergo the RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at your own expense.

List of countries by risk of infection: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk/

Countries with a low risk of infection (green countries)

It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic without any conditions.

Countries with a medium risk of infection (orange countries):

Fill in the electronic Arrival Form and before entering the territory of the Czech Republic, have a written confirmation from an accredited laboratory of a negative result of the antigenic or RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.

Countries at high risk of infection (red countries)

Fill in the electronic Arrival Form and before entering the Czech Republic, have a written confirmation from an accredited laboratory of a negative result of an antigenic or RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and after entering the Czech Republic you must undergo an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 within 5 days. Self-isolation is required until a negative test result is obtained.

Countries with a very high risk of infection (dark red countries)

Fill in the electronic Arrival Form and before entering the territory of the Czech Republic, you must have a written confirmation from an accredited laboratory of a negative result of the RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, which was performed no more than 72 hours before the start of the trip. Not earlier than the 5th day, but no later than the 14th day after entry into the territory of the Czech Republic, to undergo an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 at your own expense. Self-isolation is required until a negative test result is obtained.

Countries with an extreme risk of infection

Fill in the electronic Arrival Form and before entering the Czech Republic, you must have a written confirmation from an accredited laboratory of a negative result of the RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, which was performed no more than 72 hours before the start of the trip and confirmation of booking for RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, which will be performed within 24 hours of entering the territory of the Czech Republic.

Within 24 hours of entering the Czech Republic, you must undergo an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 at your own expense and no earlier than the 10th day, but no later than the 14th day after entering the Czech Republic, PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2. Self-isolation is required until a negative test result is obtained.

Exceptions

Passengers from Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and, from 21 June 2021 from Serbia, do not need to take any of the previous steps if they have been vaccinated with COVID-19 from these countries for at least 14 days.

From 21 June groups of persons, who do not have the obligation to undergo testing and self-isolation after the arrival from the countries with a medium or high risk:

  • Persons who had Covid-19 in last 180 days (it is necessary to have a written medical certificate in English from EU+ country where the isolation was completed.
  • Persons vaccinated in the EU+ countries – 22 days after application of a first dose or rafter 14 days in case of one-dose vaccination (it is necessary to have a national certificate)
  • Czech citizens and EU+ citizens with certificate of temporary residence or permanent residence permit in Czechia fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination (it is necessary to have a certificate)

A foreigner detained by the police is obliged to undergo a PCR test.

Prague Airport continues to accept international flights. Air carriers continue to connect Prague with international destinations. Please, check https://www.prg.aero/en/destinations to see current routes available.

Help us stop COVID-19. When visiting the Czech Republic, please follow basic hygiene rules: wear FFP2/KN95 face-mask indoor and outdoor, wash your hands carefully, keep social distancing.

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