Date Updated

04/12/2021



  • • Travelers complete an electronic Public Health Passenger Locator Form prior to entry and carry the resulting certificate (Passenger card) at border control or the residence check; completing the form serves as a high-risk country arrival announcement to a regional public health authority; exceptions include:
    - Transiting travelers, transiting in under 12 hours;
    - Individuals who have not spent more than 12 hours outside ‘green’ countries, as listed below, in the 14-day period preceding entry;
    - Individuals travelling from any country for urgent health, family, business, and work reasons for up to 24 hours;
    - Students; and
    - Transport staff

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR test (in Czech or English), completed no more than 72 hours before departure; or negative COVID-19 antigen test, completed no more than 24 hours before departure; travelers from ‘dark red’ countries (as listed below) must submit a PCR test; antigen tests are not accepted for these travelers; the following categories are exempt:
    - Transport personnel transiting the Czech Republic to Germany;
    - Travelers transiting by air in under 12 hours;
    - Travelers from ‘green’ countries as listed below;
    - Children under 5;
    - Asymptomatic, recovered travelers, carrying a medical certificate confirming the completion of isolation after a positive RT-PCR test undertaken 14-90 days prior to entry (in English, stamped by an EU/Czech doctor, with the doctor’s identification and contact details); and
    - EU or Czech nationals (including nationals of Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City), and Czech long-term visa or residence permit holders, recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding entry, carrying a medical certificate issued in the Czech Republic or European Union confirming their recovery

    • Additional in-country COVID-19 PCR test, within 5 days of entry for travelers from ‘red’ countries; or no sooner than the 5th day after entry for travelers from ‘dark red’ countries; as listed below; exceptions include:
    - Individuals travelling from any country for urgent health, family, business and work reasons for up to 24 hours;
    - Children under 5;
    - EU or Czech nationals, and Czech long-term visa or residence permit holders, carrying a medical certificate issued in the Czech Republic or European Union confirming recovery from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding entry;
    - Students; and
    - Those in transit for under 12 hours and transport staff; these individuals must wear a face mask while in the Czech Republic

    • Quarantine for travelers from ‘red’ or ‘dark red’ countries (as listed below), until they can submit a negative test result from an in-country test to the regional hygiene station https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/situation-updates/weekly-maps-coordinated-restriction-free-movement


  • • Consular posts are reopening, subject to local pandemic-related restrictions; some consular posts now offer full visa services; most reopened consular posts however offer only the following limited services:
    - Schengen visa application filing and processing for family members of EU/Czech nationals; transport, critical infrastructure, seasonal, health and social services workers; among limited others;
    - Long-term visa and residence permit application filing and processing (including processing of pending applications) for seasonal workers; Key and Scientific Personnel Program applicants (including family members seeking to travel together); Highly Qualified Employees Program applicants; and Qualified Employees Program applicants employed in health and social services occupations;
    - Long-term visa and residence permit application filing and processing (including processing of pending applications) for family reunification, for spouses and minor children of Czech residents;
    - Long-term visa application filing and processing for residence permit collection (D/VR visa), for approved permits, provided that applicants fall in one of the above categories
    - Application filing and processing for other visa and residence permit types remains suspended

    • Immigration offices continue to process only registration on arrival and residence cards, by prior appointment (scheduled via phone or online); and issue bridging labels (which confirm legal stay status) for those who need to travel abroad (proof required) Travel Restrictions

    • Entry is restricted to:
    - Czech nationals, their spouses, registered partners, children under 21, parents of children under 21, and parents/grandparents/relatives dependent on care by a Czech/EU citizen;
    - Czech residents, permit and visa holders, including UK nationals holding a Certificate of Temporary Residence;
    - UK nationals employed or studying in the Czech Republic before 31 December 2020, or who applied for residence before 31 December 2020, carrying entry confirmation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
    - Essential travel purposes: travel to and from work, essential travel to family, travel for education including internships and examinations, participation in an authorized assembly, transit to the place of residence; among limited other grounds

    • Czech nationals and residents are not permitted to travel to countries ‘of extreme risk’ as listed on the site below

    • Border checks and/or restrictions may apply; more information is available on the site below https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx
  • What services can be offered:

    • Virtual

    • Lease checks

    • Check in / out

    • Negotiations

    • Timelines

    • Market availability

    • Home searches - Clients are requested to arrange their own transport to property viewings, alternatively video viewings may be arranged


  • • Normal service

    • Bookings are not being taken for self quarantine guests


  • • As of 12 April, kindergartens are open, but only for preschool children

    • For the first stage of primary schools, a system of rotary teaching will apply, where pupils will take turns at the desks after a week; they must undergo an antigen test every Monday and Thursday

    • Second-graders will be given consultations, but there can be no more than six students at a time

    • High school and university students can only attend practical classes, or they can come to the school to take the exam; however, no more than 10 students may be present at any one time


  • • As of 12 April, the state of emergency is lifted and pandemic law is enforced:

    •Only 2 persons can meet

    • Kindergartens are open, but only for preschool children; for the first stage of primary schools, a system of rotary teaching will apply, where pupils will take turns at the desks after a week; they must undergo an antigen test every Monday and Thursday; second-graders will be given consultations, but there can be no more than six students at a time; high school and university students can only attend practical classes, or they can come to the school to take the exam; however, no more than 10 students may be present at any one time

    • Most shops, shopping centers and service providers remain closed, with exception of shops with children's clothing and footwear, stationery, farmers markets, zoos; restaurants and pubs remain closed with open take-away windows between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Hotel restaurants can continue to serve food, only to hotel guests, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., or operate via take-away windows. Provision of accommodation services continues to be limited to listed exceptions (as business trips or accommodation due to provision of medical services)

    • As of 1 March, respirators FFP2/KN95 or higher, surgery masks or other face covers that follow conditions and requirements of CSN EN 14683+AC are obligatory indoor, in public transport, in public spaces in the city/town and in public spaces outside the city/town where a distance of more than 2m cannot be kept; the extraordinary measure on respiratory protection rules from 1 March; home-made face masks are no longer allowed


  • • Flights restricted

    • Face masks obligatory in all public transport - As of 1 March, respirators FFP2/KN95 or higher, surgery masks or other face covers that follow conditions and requirements of CSN EN 14683+AC are obligatory indoor, in public transport, in public spaces in the city/town and in public spaces outside the city/town where a distance of more than 2m cannot be kept; the extraordinary measure on respiratory protection rules from 1 March; home-made face masks are no longer allowed
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    Air: Normal services, high rates, longer transit time
    Sea: Normal services, higher rates and longer transit time than usual for some destinations


    Road Availability
    • Trucking capacity available

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative

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