Current information on COVID-19 in the Czech Republic

We would like to remind you that it is your responsibility to check whether you are allowed to travel to Brno. Before arranging transport and accommodation:

  • Check your country's travel regulations
  • Check your employer's business travel and/or reimbursement rules
  • Check the Czech regulations for entering the country
  • Check your country's regulations for returning home

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 fully vaccinated and have proof of national vaccination (i.e. have at least 14 days after the last dose of vaccine), 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).

General conditions for services for e.g. cultural events, restaurants, hospitality, museums, galleries, castles and other can be found at https://covid.gov.cz/en/measures

Hospitality: in addition to meeting the general conditions for non-infectivity, the stay can be for a maximum of 7 days and in the case of a longer stay it is necessary to prove proof of non-infectivity again.

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

Rules for arrival from abroad (as of July 28, 2021):

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

Please note that third-country nationals who:

  • do not have any residence permit issued by Czechia or long-term or permanent residence permit issued by another EU+ country
  • have a short-term visa issued by Czechia before 11th May 2020 or short-term or long-term visa issued by other EU+ country
  • are not residents of countries with a low risk

are allowed entry to the Czech Republic ONLY for the reasons listed in the part II./2. of the MoH Protective Measures.
( = A third-country national is a citizen of a state that is not member of the EU nor a citizen of Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.)

Czech embassies in some countries cannot currently issue visas due to covid restrictions. Please check the conditions for issuing a visa at the relevant embassy. Congress secretariat may provide an invitation letter, but cannot guarantee the issuance of a visa (https://www.interspeech2021.org/passport-visa).

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

List of countries by risk of infection (world): https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/news/before_you_travel_step_by_step_guide_on.html

There is an obligation for persons arriving from all countries (including the low-risk green category) to provide a completely filled arrival form. People who have been vaccinated, people who had COVID-19 in last 180 days and children under the age of 6 do not need to take tests or self-isolation. All others are obliged to undergo tests to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and eventually undergo self-isolation according to specifications. Read more bellow.

Countries with a low risk of infection (green countries)

Fill in the electronic Passenger Locator 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 before or after arrival.

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

Fill in the electronic Passenger Locator 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 before or after arrival.

Countries at high risk of infection (red countries)

Fill in the electronic Passenger Locator Form and before entering the Czech Republic, have a written confirmation from an accredited laboratory of a negative result of a 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 not earlier than the 5th day after the arrival. 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 Passenger Locator 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 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

Entry is allowed only for citizens and residents of Czechia, foreign nationals with a long-term residence permit, accredited members of diplomatic missions and if the entry is in the interest of Czechia.

Fill in the electronic Passenger Locator 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 an 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, a PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2. Self-isolation is required until a negative result of the 2nd test is obtained.

Third-country citizens are not allowed to enter the Czech Republic.

Exceptions

From 9 July groups of persons, who do not have the obligation to undergo testing and self-isolation after the arrival:

  • 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 or a digital EU certificate on it)
  • Persons fully vaccinated in the EU+ countries – 14 days after application of the last dose (it is necessary to have a national certificate or a digital EU certificate)
  • Czech citizens and EU+ citizens fully vaccinated in a third country with the EMA approved vaccination* when it is at least 14 days after application of the last dose (it is necessary to have a certificate of which a sample is published on the Ministry of Health website)
    *EMA approved vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Third-country citizens vaccinated with the EMA approved vaccination, which do not have a digital EU certificate, have to register their national certificate of vaccination at some Czech medical centre e.g. testing points at the airport and will obtain a Czech certificate, that are fully vaccinated.

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

Warning: check the travel conditions of the airline or other transport company with which you will travel to the Czech Republic. The conditions may differ from the conditions for entry into the Czech Republic issued by the government of the Czech Republic.

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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