Last update on August 10, 2020.
The state of emergency ended on May 17. Conditions for entry to the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Ministry of Health.
ENTERING THE CZECH REPUBLIC is based on the TRAFFIC LIGHTS SYSTEM (green, orange, red indication for countries)
As of August 10, persons arriving from Romania need to submit a PCR test result, or undergo quarantine. Employees from Spain, Sweden, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Romania and Portugal are obliged to undergo testing after arrival in the territory of the Czech Republic. The test result cannot be older than 4 days. More.
List of green zone countries as of August 10, 2020
1. Czech citizens, EU+ citizens, third country nationals with residence permit issued by the Czech Republic:
If the entering person stayed in the last 14 days for more than 12 hours in a red zone country, a negative PCR test result at a respective Czech hygienic station within 72 hours, or a 14-day quarantine is obligatory upon entering the Czech Republic. If the entering person stayed less than 12 hours in the red zone country or stayed in a green zone country for more than 12 hours, no PCR testing, quarantine applies upon entry. This also includes transit. Entering the Czech Republic is allowed to tourists (citizens and residents) from green zone countries.
2. Citizens of third countries in red zone without residence permit issued by the Czech Republic, Citizens of third countries in green zone without reciprocity towards the Czech Republic and without residence permit issued by the Czech Republic, Third country citizens with temporary (incl. long-term visa) and long-term residence in a red zone third country or in a green zone country without reciprocity towards the Czech Republic:
Are banned from entering the Czech Republic. Attention: citizens of red zone third countries are not allowed to enter the Czech territory based on visa-free travel or short-term visa issued by another EU country. Exceptions.
Citizens or residents of green zone third countries, which apply reciprocity towards the Czech Republic, who stayed in the last 14 days in their territory, can enter the Czech Republic without the need to prove the purpose of entry or to limit the duration of stay in the Czech Republic. For citizens and residents of green zone third countries without reciprocity towards the Czech Republic, the purpose of entry and stay in the territory of the Czech Republic has to be proved.
All persons, including citizens of the Czech Republic, who enter the Czech Republic from a country that is not listed (from the so-called red country), are obliged to wear respiratory protective equipment (nose/mouth cover) for a limited period of time.
TRAVELING TO OTHER COUNTRIES - conditions have been regularly updated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
FOREIGNERS employed in the Czech Republic
Visa agenda at Czech embassies has resumed, depending on the epidemiological status in the respective countries, i.e. where the government measures in respective countries have enabled it (the situation must allow opening of visa centers with higher concentration of people, or restrictions on free movement were lifted, etc.). Updated list of embassies with visa service in operation is available here.
See also a summary on the Government official website.
Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic can receive up-to-date summary of border measures by emailing email@example.com.