COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Vaccinated and recovered travelers are not required to carry a negative test or complete on-arrival testing. Vaccinated travelers carry proof of full vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine 14-270 days before entry. No time restrictions apply to those who received a booster shot or children between 12-18. Recovered travelers carry a recovery certificate, valid for 11-180 days after a positive test. Ukrainian citizens without proof of recovery or vaccination can still enter the Czech Republic. Non-vaccinated Travelers Negative COVID-19 PCR test, completed no more than 72 hours before departure, for all travelers age 12 and over. Rapid antigen tests, completed no more than 24 hours before departure, are also accepted for travelers from EU/Schengen Area countries; and for Czech and EU/Schengen Area citizens and residents, and their accompanying family resident in the EU/ Schengen Area. Ukrainian citizens can enter without a negative COVID-19 test. Additional exemptions may apply to transiting and essential travelers. Additional on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test between 5-7 days after arrival for travelers age 12 and over, arriving from non-EU/Schengen Area countries. Quarantine Requirements No quarantine requirements apply.
ImmigrationConsular posts accept applications for permitted entrants; for long-term visas and residence permits; and for limited short-term visa types. Applicants are advised to check with their consular post. In-country applications typically require pre-scheduled appointments. Availability may be reduced due to safety measures. Travel Restrictions Entry is permitted for: Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers, and their accompanying minor children; Travelers from low-risk countries; Czech nationals and residents; EU nationals, including nationals of Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City; EU long-term visa and residence permit holders; Short-term visa holders (issued by Czechia after May 11, 2020; or by an EU Member STate on behalf of Czechia after August 1, 2021); Family members of Czech residents and Czech/EU citizens (including partners); Eligible essential and urgent travelers; There may be other exemptions as explained on the Ministry of Interior site.
Home SearchWhat services can be offered:
• Lease checks
• Check in / out
• Market availability
• Home searches - Clients are requested to provide a vaccination certificate on the day before the service takes place.
• Only persons with complete vaccination, PCR test, or within 180 days after infection can be accommodated.
• Elementary schools, Secondary Schools, High Schools, and Universities are open
• Testing of pupils in mandatory every Monday
• Masks are mandatory in the common areas of the schools - except for children under the age of two, children in a kindergarten or children's group, and pupils
• Free movement of people is not restricted
• Cultural or sporting events can be filled up to 100 percent capacity
• Zoological and botanical gardens, castles, chateaux, galleries: Visitors must keep the spacing of 1.5 m, participants of the group tour must prove infectivity, otherwise the group tour may be attended by a maximum of 20 people
• Persons over 5 years of age can register for vaccination
• Wearing a respirator is mandatory in all interiors of buildings (outside the residence or place of accommodation) - for example in shops, service establishments, medical and social facilities, in public transport (no longer on platforms, in shelters or waiting rooms)
• All shops and services can be open, opening hours are not limited
• Pools and swimming pools, wellness, saunas and salt caves can operate without capacity restrictions, visitors must prove themselves by a certificate of infectivity
• The obligation to have a mouth and nose covered by a respirator or other protective device without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (class FFP2 / KN 95) applies to all means of public transport, including cable cars, if their cabins are closed, covered at stops and platforms you don't have to have a mouth, but we still strongly recommend it
• In waiting rooms inside buildings, it is necessary to have your mouth covered with a respirator or surgical drape if it is not possible to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people. This obligation also applies to taxi vehicles
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Yes, both
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Air: Normal services, high rates, longer transit times.
• Sea: Normal services, higher rates and longer transit time than usual for some destinations.
• Trucking capacity available
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.