FAQ Arrival

FAQ Arrival

What are the main rules for entering the Czech republic?

UPDATEThe Ministry of Health updated the Protective Measure regarding the conditions of entry into the Czech Republic
As of August 23rd, 2021 in accordance with the full vaccination certificate coming into effect, anti-epidemic measures will be eased also for vaccinated third country citizens, under the condition that the third country citizen has been vaccinated by a vaccine approved by European Medicine Agency (EMA) or by its equivalent.


At the moment, the Czech Government decided to ban all non-essential travel to Czechia for all travelers except the citizens and residents of EU+ countries. Several exceptions apply to the above mentioned ban. Nevertheless, the study is considered as essential for this purpose. Therefore, you can travel to Czechia with valid long-term visa or long-term residency permit for study reason from anywhere in the world with the exception of countries listed as dark red (see lower). If you have doubts, please, do not hesitate to contact us at degreeprograms@fsv.cuni.cz, or at exchange@fsv.cuni.cz for exchange students.  

The Czech government applies a system of colour coding - green, orange, red, dark red - for countries to determine the potential risk level of each country. The restrictions apply according to the colour code of the country you have been to at least consecutive 12 hours during the last 14 days. In general, green countries are considered as countries with low risk and there are almost no additional restrictions applied to travels from these countries. Dark red countries are considered as the most extreme high-risk countries and to travel there and arrive from these countries is linked with restrictions. Please note, that the colour coding list of countries and the list of restrictions can change on a daily basis, so we advise you to stay well informed. You can find more information on the website of the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Health.

DO I NEED TEST IF I AM VACCINATED?

Fully-vaccinated holders of the European Vaccination Certificate or holders of recognised vaccination certificates from third countries can come from any country without a test and without self-isolation.

If you are vaccinated in the EU+ it is necessary to have an EU digital COVID certificate.

If you are vaccinated outside of the EU+ it is necessary to have a written confirmation in accordance with the EU regulations; only vaccinations authorized by EMA (4 main vaccinations + Covishield) and administered in one of these countries are accepted.

So if you have one of these, you are ok and you do not have to be tested unless there is a reason (symptoms of illness, contact with infected person, etc.).

Where can I verify what colour code has the country I travelled from?

The countries with low risk (green), medium risk (orange), high risk (red), and very high risk (dark red) of transmission are listed here. Please, check the various set of restrictions applied according to the colour coding system here.

What are suggested testing points and where are they located?

Here you can find all testing points in Prague.

You can also take the PCR or Antigen test upon your arrival via plane is at the Václav Havel Airport

I have heard some of the Czech embassies are closed?

Yes, unfortunately, some of the Czech embassies are closed and do not accept the application for visas. See the latest news at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. There is not much we can do about it, but we can stay in touch about your situation. You can rely on the hybrid form of teaching that we prepare right for such situations.