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*If you were fully vaccinated in the UK, EU, or USA at least 14 days ago, you do not need to quarantine, but still need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and one PCR test on return to the UK (Day 2).

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Who can travel to

The Czech Republic

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Citizens and Residents, Diplomats, Family Members, Business Travelers

Accepted tests for entry

All arrivals to the Czech Republic must present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Residents of the Czech Republic may present a negative antigen test, no older than 48 hours instead. Arrivals from high-risk countries will be required to get tested again, on the 5th day. Vaccinated arrivals, who have been vaccinated in the EU or other approved countries, are exempt, as well as those who have recovered from COVID-19.
*Travellers who have not been vaccinated in the UK, EU, USA, or by another approved vaccination programme at least 14 days ago, will need to quarantine, take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & 8).

Updated:

15

/

10/2021

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Reviewed:

Current

Who can travel to

The Czech Republic

?

Citizens and Residents, Diplomats, Family Members, Business Travelers

Accepted tests for entry

All arrivals to the Czech Republic must present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Residents of the Czech Republic may present a negative antigen test, no older than 48 hours instead. Arrivals from high-risk countries will be required to get tested again, on the 5th day. Vaccinated arrivals, who have been vaccinated in the EU or other approved countries, are exempt, as well as those who have recovered from COVID-19.
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The Czech Republic COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

The Czech Republic

?

Citizens and Residents, Diplomats, Family Members, Business Travelers

Do children need to be tested?

Testing is required, except for children under the age of 6 years old.

Test Requirements

PCR

Test window

72 hours

Result format

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Quarantine required and quarantine length

Yes 5 days

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Can You Travel To The Czech Republic ?

The Czech Republic has opened for leisure travel from some countries, under certain conditions. Domestic restrictions vary with changes in infection rates.

  • Travel to the Czech Republic is permitted for those arriving from within the EU, and for those arriving from countries defined as green.
  • Vaccinated arrivals from Armenia, North Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Armenia, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, India, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Lithuania, Sri Lanka and the US may enter as well.
  • Only citizens, residents, and essential travelers may enter from other countries.
  • Arrivals from high-risk countries must fill in a Passenger Locator Form.
  • Anyone arriving to the Czech Republic from high-risk countries will be required to self-quarantine for 5 days, until a second negative test is made.
  • Vaccinated arrivals, who have been vaccinated in the EU or other approved countries, are exempt, as well as those who have recovered from COVID-19.
  • All arrivals to the Czech Republic must present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • Residents of the Czech Republic may present a negative antigen test, no older than 48 hours instead.
  • Arrivals from high-risk countries will be required to get tested again, on the 5th day.
  • Vaccinated arrivals, who have been vaccinated in the EU or other approved countries, are exempt, as well as those who have recovered from COVID-19.

Public transportation in the Czech Republic is operating under social distancing rules.

Restaurants and bars in the Czech Republic are open.

Most non-essential businesses and leisure facilities in the Czech Republic are open under social distancing limitation.

Some facilities are open only for vaccinated individuals.

Wearing a face mask is required in all indoor places and recommended in all outdoor places

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Travelling To The Czech Republic FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

As of October 4th, the government has changed the current traffic light system which classifies international travel destinations based on Covid-19 risks. The rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world.


What do the different categories of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as a pre-departure test and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). You will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish national or you have residence rights in the UK.
  • Rest of the world (unvaccinated): You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test, and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). Optionally you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Rest of the world (vaccinated): You will not need to quarantine on return, and you do not need to take a pre-departure test. You are required to take a PCR test on or before Day 2 of your return to the UK.


How will the government decide which countries go on the red list?

Countries are assigned to the red lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The red light category indicates a high level of risk in a given destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

What vaccination programmes are recognised in the UK?

The UK continues to recognise vaccination programmes from the UK, EU, and USA. As of October 4, the UK recognises vaccination certificates with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Formulations of the 4 listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines.

You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.

Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you will be able to mix 2 different types of vaccine, for example Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna. You are also allowed to have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes, for example Australia and Japan, UK and USA, EU and Canada.

Will I need a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

The Czech Republic

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For The Czech Republic , only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted.

Will I need an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

The Czech Republic

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For The Czech Republic , only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted. You will not be able to use an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to enter The Czech Republic but you will be able to use one to return to the UK.

Will I need a Day 2 test or Day 2 and 8 when I return to the UK?

The Czech Republic is currently open for travel, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You do not need to quarantine on arrival unless you test positive. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice. If you have not been fully vaccinated in the UK, EU, USA, or other accepted vaccination program at least 14 days ago, you will also need to book a Day 8 test before you return to the UK.

I’m vaccinated, what tests do I need?

The Czech Republic is currently open for travel, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test, even though you are double vaccinated. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You do not need to quarantine on arrival unless you test positive. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

Can I enter

The Czech Republic

with a double vaccination certificate?

The Czech Republic does not accept vaccination as an entry requirement and so you will need to provide a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate

What happens if I have visited another country before flying back to the UK from

The Czech Republic

?

The government advice for passengers travelling from The Czech Republic is that if you have visited another country in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK that is a higher risk than The Czech Republic , you must follow the travel guidance for the highest risk country you visited.

What else will I need to return to the UK?

If you have not been fully vaccinated in the UK, EU, USA, or other accepted vaccination program at least 14 days ago, for all countries, including The Czech Republic , you will need to take an Antigen Fit to Fly test before departing for the UK. This can be bought at Corona Test Centre’s to take with you on your travels.

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