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Information for EU citizens

Information for EU citizens

All foreigners whose residence permit expired during the state of emergency may stay in the Czech Republic for additional 60 days after the end of the state of emergency. This applies both to those who require a visa and those who are visa-free. Expired Schengen visa and visa-free stay does not need to be extended. Instead a so-called “exit stamp” will be issued at the time of departure. More information can be found on the MOFA website.

Please see the conditions for entry to the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures below. 

EU citizens

EU citizens can enter for the purpose of work or business for the period not exceeding 72 hours PCR COV-SARS-2 testing result certificate not older than 4 days must be presented upon the entry control at the border

EU citizens can also enter for the purpose of work, business or study for a period longer than 72 hours. PCR COV-SARS-2 testing result certificate not older than 4 days must be presented upon the entry control at the border. In necessary cases confirmed by Minister of the given sector these persons may enter without test certificate and must undergo testing after entering territory of the Czech Republic and submit the result certificate to the regional hygienic station.

The receiving body in the Czech Republic must e.g. arrange accommodation, health care or transfer from the state borders.

Cross border workers

Cross border workers and students who are regularly crossing the border: 

  • May enter the Czech Republic with PCR COV-SARS-2 testing result certificate not older than 4 days and then undergo another testing each 30 days.
  • Without this certificate these persons are subject to the quarantine obligation and may undergo PCR testing within 72 hours from the entry.
  • This obligation does not apply do cross border workers in healthcare, social services, basic integrated rescue system services and workers of critical infrastructure entities if their stay in the Czech Republic does not exceed 14 days.

Cross border workers should also take into consideration and adhere to the legislation of the respective countries in which they work. More information on legislation in other EU countries can be found at https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/overview-of-eu-member-states-arrangements-covid-19.aspx.