COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   January 25, 2021

***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • Czech Republic has 909,131 confirmed cases (cumulative), 767,750 recoveries, 14,820 deaths, and 4,325,726 samples tested.
  • Due to the crisis measures issued by the Government of the Czech Republic, it is not possible for U.S. citizens to travel to the Czech Republic for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends.
  • As of December 27, the Czech Republic entered another round of lockdown resulting in the closure of most shops and services, with the exception of shops selling essential goods.  Takeaway and delivery food services can still operate.  Schools will go back to distance learning, with the exception of 1stand 2nd  No more than two people will be allowed to gather.  The nighttime curfew from 9pm to 5am has been reinstated. All movement is banned with the exception of travel to and from work, conducting business activities, or urgent travel.  The curfew and all current crisis measures under the State of Emergency have been extended until midnight, February 14, 2021.
  • The wearing of face masks will be required outside in urban areas if 2-meter social distancing cannot be maintained and in cars if passengers are not related.  Masks are required on ALL forms of public transport, including at transit stations, and in all indoor premises (except place of residence).
  • As more countries list the Czech Republic as a high risk country and place restrictions on travel, please visit the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance of traveling abroad.
  • For specific information about the re-openings and all public health requirements in English, please visit the Czech Ministry of Health website.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

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. On the Ministry of Interior website, please refer to the PDF table entitled “Conditions for entry of persons to the Czech territory” valid from December 3, 2020.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? NO, but you must undergo a RT-PCR COVID-19 test (at your own expense) within five (5) days of entry to the Czech Republic.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? YES
  • All travelers arriving to the Czech Republic from a risk country (those not on the list of safe countries approved by the Ministry of Health) are required to complete an online Public Health Passenger Locator Form before entering the country.  More details can be found at the Czech Ministry of Interior
  • 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

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? YES
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? YES
  • The nighttime curfew from 9pm to 5am has been reinstatedAll movement is banned with the exception of travel to and from work, conducting business activities, or urgent travel.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? YES, if unable to undergo a COVID-19 test within five days of entry (see below).
  • 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 within five (5) days of entry to Czech territory, otherwise a necessary quarantine measure will be enforced.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? YES
  • Is public transportation operating? YES
  • Masks covering mouth and nose are mandatory on ALL forms of public transport, including at stations.

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Are there fines for non-compliance? YES, up to 10,000 Kc ($456).

Consular Operations

  • U.S. Embassy Prague is limiting the number of people who come into the embassy, while prioritizing U.S. citizen emergency cases (lost/stolen passports, reports of birth abroad, etc.).  For an appointment, please visit our website  We will resume full American Citizen Services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.
  • As of July 15, 2020, U.S. Embassy Prague has resumed certain nonimmigrant visa services, including: B-1, F-1, I, M-1, P, O, E-2, and certain categories of  J-1, H, L. For more information, please visit

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