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PLAN YOUR JOURNEY: The Czech Republic is ready for travellers!

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The Czech Republic is ready for travellers! Non-essential travel is now allowed for European Union citizens and residents as the Czech Government has approved the release of anti-epidemic measures, which ...

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The Czech Republic is ready for travellers! Non-essential travel is now allowed for European Union citizens and residents as the Czech Government has approved the release of anti-epidemic measures, which will significantly simplify planning trips to the Czech Republic. Non-European travelers can still visit the Czech Republic for medical treatment!

What do you need to know?

Green and Orange Countries:

Before travelling to the Czech Republic, foreigners travelling from these countries must take an antigen or PCR test, no more than 48 hours (antigen) or 72 hours (PCR) before the beginning of the trip and have a hard copy of the result confirmation or must take a PCR/antigen test within 5 days after the arrival. In that case, there is no self-quarantine required. Before travelling to the Czech Republic, travellers from these countries must fill in an arrival form.

Groups of persons, who don´t have the obligation to undergo testing:

- Persons who had Covid - 19 in the last 180 days - must have a written medical certificate

- Persons vaccinated in the EU - 14 days after application of a second dose, must have a national certificate

Red and dark red countries

Before travelling to the Czech Republic, foreigners from these countries must fill in an arrival form and undergo a PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before the beginning of the trip. Thereafter, they must undergo a second PCR test (antigen is not sufficient) taken in the Czech Republic between the 5th and 14th day after the arrival. Self-isolation is required until confirmation of a negative test result. All travellers who are in self-quarantine are allowed to visit the clinic and do the grocery shopping. It is also mandatory to wear an FFP2 (KN95, N95, P2, DS) respirator everywhere outside the home for 14 days after arrival.

Groups of persons, who don´t have the obligation to undergo testing:

- Persons who had Covid - 19 in the last 180 days - must have a written medical certificate

- Persons vaccinated in the EU - 14 days after application of the second dose of vaccination, must have a national certificate

- Negative PCR/antigen test might be required before boarding or at the hotel check-in.

Traveling from and back to England? You can find all information here.

Travellers from EU+: 12 hours visit without PCR or antigen test or Passenger locator form:

Travelers who enter the Czech Republic (except travelling by airplane) for 12 hours visit only are not required to present a negative PCR/antigen test or Passenger Locator Form.

Travelers are allowed to visit the clinic while self-isolating

All travelers are allowed to visit the clinic for scheduled appointments or do the grocery shopping during the self-isolation period.

Hotels, guest houses are now reopen for travellers

However, conditions still apply. Visitors must present a negative PCR or antigen coronavirus test when checking in.

Shopping malls, cafes, pubs, and restaurants are reopened

Guests must be tested, vaccinated, or prove that they underwent the COVID-19 infection in the last 180 days. The PCR test cannot be older than one week, the antigen test cannot be older than three days. A maximum of four people will be able to sit at one table (except for people from one household). Most of the restaurants provide very attractive deals.

Update

Ireland - no self-isolation required

- fully vaccinated travelers don´t need to submit PCR/Antigen test however all travellers must fill in the arrival form

- passengers who had Covid-19 in past 180 days don´t need to submit the travel form or PCR test

- other travelers going back to the country have to submit the travel form as well as a negative PCR test (taken no longer than 72 hours before the arrival)

The UK

- fully vaccinated passengers don´t need to stay in self-quarantine on the way back to the country

- passengers who are younger than 18 years old don´t need to stay in self-quarantine

- fully vaccinated travellers have to submit passengers form upon arrival, also they have to submit a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 before departure and another PCR test a day after arrival

- other passengers travelling back to the UK have to submit the passengers form as well as they have to stay in self-quarantine for 10 days or to take another PCR test after 5 days of quarantine. Travellers from England may take another PCR test after 5 days to shorten the quarantine

All airlines provide all details and updates online

Ryanair Airlines have renewed the flight connection between London and Prague. KLM, Lufthansa, or United Airlines operate regular flights between the USA and Europe.

You also can find well-arranged travel information on this matter on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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