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Czechia’s reopening travel restrictions for tourism – [Updated]

The Czech Republic government has decided to update its list of countries with a low risk of COVID-19 infection given the steadily increasing occurrence of the disease in certain European countries. So from this week on, Romania is back in, the Spanish Canary Islands are out, and France is hanging by a thread.

Keep reading to learn about the whole list of countries allowed for tourism and the current restrictions.

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Which countries are allowed to enter Czechia now?

The Czech government is permanently monitoring the pandemic situation based on the available data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), so the countries allowed entry might change with little to no prior notice. As of September 18, green countries are considered low risk, therefore, allowed entry. 

Source: Minister of Health of the Czech Republic

List of E.U. and Non-E.U countries allowed without a Coronavirus test or quarantine for tourism

  • Andorra 
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta 
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
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Are Czech citizens allowed to travel abroad and re-enter the country?

Czech nationals can enter the country without restrictions when coming from low-risk countries (see map above). 

What European nationals are banned from visiting the Czech Republic for tourism?

Montenegro, Serbia, Spain (including the Canary Islands), and probably France in the near future. 

Can Polish citizens travel to Czechia during COVID?

Yes, the border between Czech Republic and Poland is open! Nationals of both countries can cross the border without testing or quarantine.

What are the travel restrictions if you entering from a high-risk country?

If you need to take the COVID test you can book it online before arrival (see if you need to take one above)

  • You can join the queue on arrival or call for an appoitment at + 420 739 500 500. Email: [email protected].  
  • Make sure to contact your embassy for more information about quarantine because you could be subject to quarantine at the airport while you await the results

What activities can you do once in the Czechia? 

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Get out there! Most of Prague’s iconic places are open for business. You can visit their National Museum, Old Town Hall or Prague’s Castle. At night, you can go to the opera, or have fun at The Medieval Tavern or the Prague Pub Crawl. 

Reconnect with family and friends. Restaurants, pubs and cafes are open. So are shops, swimming pools, and sports centers. Gatherings outdoors and indoors are also allowed, so now may be the time to reschedule that wedding!  

Enjoy sporting and cultural events. Music concerts, cultural events and of course sports are allowed in both indoors and outdoors facilities. The capacity is reduced so make sure you get your ticket ahead!

Update on COVID situation in Czech Republic (OCT 7)

At the moment, Czech Republic is one of the worse in Europe and COVID cases are raising fast! They have 92,643 confirmed COVID cases and 823 deaths caused by the virus. Daily rates are around 3-4k new cases per day. (source: Worldmeters)

How good is the COVID-19 threat management in the Czech Republic?

Source: World Health Organization 

Although most of the districts in the country currently have cases of COVID-19, The Ministry of Health has determined that Beroun, Kladno, Kolín, Prague-East, Uherské Hradiště as well as Prague, are the ones cataloged as “orange” or riskier due to some incipient community transmission.

The Minister of Health, Adam Vojtěch, has confirmed that due to the deterioration of the epidemic situation the government has made the use of masks mandatory in all indoor and public spaces, including the common areas of schools, effective from September 10.

Our suggestion

Don’t think twice. Go enjoy the Czech Republic!