Last updated: September 21, 2020
- Czech Republic has 49,290 confirmed cases (cumulative), 24,755 recoveries, 503 deaths, and 1,187,797 samples tested.
- Beginning September 21, 2020 masks covering mouth and nose will be mandatory at all outdoor events if the number of participants exceeds 100 people in Prague, Central Bohemia and Zlin regions. Also, all universities in Prague will move to distance learning and though most commercial establishments are open for business, subject to hygiene and social distancing requirements, all bars and clubs in the Czech Republic will now be required to close from midnight until 6am. Masks are required on ALL forms of public transport, in health facilities, shops and shopping centers, schools, voting stations, as well as governmental/public buildings, and at indoor events if the number of participants exceeds 100 people. For specific information about the re-openings and all public health requirements in English, please visit the Czech Ministry of Health website.
- The Czech Republic has taken a more region-specific approach to public health protective measures, with stricter measures still in place in areas with recent spikes in cases. For details in English, please visit the Czech Ministry of Health website.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? NO
- In general, entry of U.S. citizens into the Czech Republic remains restricted. For the most up-to-date information in English regarding entries of foreign nationals into the Czech Republic, go to the Czech Ministry of Interior site here or dial +420 704 844 583 for information in English.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? YES
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? YES
- For information on the legal status of foreigners in the Czech Republic, please visit the MFA web site here. For general information regarding visas and residency permits in the Czech Republic, visit https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/immigration.aspx
- Is a curfew in place? NO
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? NO
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?
- Foreigners entering the Czech Republic from a “red” zone country (including the United States) are required to contact a regional hygiene station according to their place of stay after entry, to undergo a PCR COVID-19 test and to submit the test result to the regional hygiene station within 72 hours from the entry, otherwise, a necessary self-quarantine measure of 14 days shall be ordered.
- For an updated list of testing centers in the Czech Republic, please visit https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/seznam-odberovych-center/. Prices for self-pay range from 1,500 CZK – 9,000 CZK depending on the specific center and desired turn-around time. If possible, consider calling ahead to inquire as to an appropriate time for the test as some of these locations can get quite busy.
- Are commercial flights operating? YES
- Is public transportation operating? YES
- Beginning September 1, 2020 masks covering mouth and nose will be mandatory on ALL forms of public transport.
Fines for Non-Compliance: YES, up to 10,000 Kc ($456)
- S. Embassy Prague has resumed routine American Citizen Services. For an appointment, please visit our website https://cz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/
- As of July 15, 2020, U.S. Embassy Prague has resumed certain non-immigrant visa services, including: B-1, F-1, M-1, P, O, E-2, and certain categories of exchange visitors under J-1. For more information, please visit https://cz.usembassy.gov/visas/
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