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Conditions for entering the Czech Republic regulated by semaphore from 9 November 2020

European Union countries are divided into three groups according to the level of coronavirus infection risk

Conditions for entering the Czech Republic regulated by semaphore from 9 November 2020 Source: koronavirus.mzcr.cz

Based on recommendations from the Council of the European Union, the EU countries are divided into three categories according to the level of COVID-19 infection risk, namely red, orange and green categories. The current list of low-risk countries (green group) is available on the website of the Ministry of Health. No restrictions apply to incoming travel from those countries; it is not necessary to fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator Form or undergo PCR tests.

Foreigners travelling to the Czech Republic from orange countries for the purpose of work or study must fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator Form and undergo a PCR test with a negative result prior to entering their workplace or school. An exemption from this obligation applies for Czech citizens – cross-border commuters who are travelling for the purpose of work. No special conditions relate to them upon their return from orange countries.

Foreigners and Czech citizens who are present for more than 12 hours in a red country with a high risk of infection must fill out a Public Health Passenger Locator Form prior to entering the Czech Republic and undergo a PCR test or remain in quarantine after arriving in the Czech Republic. The test result must be submitted to the Regional Public Health Authority within five days.  

Detailed information on the conditions of entry is available in the attached table from the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic and on the ministry’s website.

When travelling abroad or when travelling to the Czech Republic from abroad, it is always necessary to pay heed to the rules for entry and transit through all affected countries. Information can be found on the websites of the embassies and consulates of the Czech Republic in individual countries.
 

Restrictions on activities of the facilities of the Department of Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior during the state of emergency

Foreigners arriving or residing in the country are affected by limited access to facilities of the Department of Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior. It is always necessary to make an appointment in advance.

It is possible to make an appointment by telephone or via the online reservation system.

More information is available in the attached document from the Ministry of the Interior.

We will provide you with information on entry conditions and news pertaining to the visa process also via our website in the COVID Info section.