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General ban on outward travel from the Czech Republic in the state of emergency ends on 14 April 2020

The state of emergency remains in effect

General ban on outward travel from the Czech Republic in the state of emergency ends on 14 April 2020 Source: Adobe Stock

Government Resolution No. 387 of 6 April 2020 governs the conditions for movement across the national border of the Czech Republic.

The following are excluded from the general ban on entry of foreigners into the territory of the Czech Republic:

  • foreigners with a temporary, long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic and spouses and minor children of citizens of the EU and of citizens of the Czech Republic,
  • citizens of the EU and foreigners with a residence permit in the EU transiting through the Czech Republic with a note issued by an embassy or consulate,
  • foreigners whose entry is in the interest of the Czech Republic,
  • cross-border workers,
  • international transportation workers,
  • critical infrastructure maintenance workers,
  • diplomats and officials of international organisations,
  • cases of urgent extraordinary situations.

Repatriation (effective from 7 April 2020)

For the duration of the state of emergency, all citizens of the Czech Republic and their family members and foreigners with a temporary, long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic who are being repatriated to the Czech Republic must report, in advance, the manner of repatriation to an embassy consulate. They may not utilise public mass transit or taxi services for the purpose of travelling to their place of residence.

All persons who enter the Czech Republic have the obligation to report such fact to their physician, who will order them into quarantine for a period of 14 days, unless stipulated otherwise by an exemption from this obligation, e.g. with respect to the purpose and duration of the stay abroad.

Cross-border workers              

Commuters entering all neighbouring countries shall be subject to a shift system consisting in a 14-day quarantine and minimally the same number of days of work in the given neighbouring country.

Commuters from neighbouring countries entering the Czech Republic for the purpose of work must first undergo a 14-day quarantine and subsequently work here for at least the same number of days.

Commuters working in healthcare, social services, the integrated rescue system or critical infrastructure can cross the border for a period shorter than 14 days and are not subject to the quarantine obligation if their period of stay does not exceed 14 days.

The quarantine obligation and exemptions from such obligation can be found also in the attached tables.

Persons entering the Czech Republic after 14 April 2020 are prohibited from free movement on the territory of the Czech Republic, with the following exceptions:

  • travel to work, travel for the purpose of performing business activities,
  • travel absolutely necessary for procuring basic necessities of life, for caring for children and animals, for using financial and postal services, vehicle refuelling,
  • travel to a physician or social-services centre,
  • travel for the purpose of resolving urgent official matters,
  • return travel to one’s place of residence,
  • funerals.

Certificates needed for travelling during the state of emergency.

The contact e-mail address for more information is covidtranspor@czechinvest.org.
You can find the full text of the government resolution in the attachment.