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Information for visa applicants

Information for visa applicants

Foreigners entering the Czech Republic from the countries that are not listed as low risk of COVID-19 contagion (or stayed in those countries more than 12 hours in past 14 days) must fill in online Public Health Passenger Locator Form. Proof of registration will be requested upon entry.

Foreigners coming from orange and red countries must hold negative Antigen or PCR test result before entry. From foreigners entering from dark red countries only negative result of PCR test is acceptable. Those coming from red or dark red countries must stay in mandatory quarantine for minimum of 5 days. 5 days after arrival that are obliged to undergo PCR test and must wear respiratory protective equipment for 10 days. This duty does not apply to children under 5 years of age.

Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic, Update June 21, 2021:

The current Protective measures and List of Countries according to the level of Covid-19 risk :

Visits to  Ministry of the Interior (Department for Asylum and Migration Policy) offices with effect from October 22nd, 2020 by appointment only

Information on resumed visa agenda:

Obligatory submission of document against introduction of infectious disease upon application submission

Applicants for Schengen visas and long-term visas and residence permits for purposes of economic and education activities are obliged to submit, upon lodging the application document on fulfilling requirements against introduction of infectious disease.

The document is to be issued by the receiving entity in the Czech Republic, i.e. employer or school (university).

Entry with short term Schengen visa:

Entry allowed only with Schengen visa issued by the Czech Republic after May 11, 2020.

Simplified change of Employer for Employee card and Blue card holders if the new employer is implementing or assisting in the implementation of crisis measures in times of emergency. In such cases the Notification on change of employer must be submitted on the day of change at the latest and such change of employer is effective immediately.

  • For the period of state of emergency, it is allowed to change the employer even within the first 6 months of employment in the Czech Republic.  

Document against introduction of infectious disease:

  • sworn statement to be submitted on entry to Ministry of Interior Dept. For Asylum and Migration Policy (for registration and biometrics)
  • Please see the document here. (doc, 69 kB)

In case of further visa related queries please contact us at:

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