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Traveling to the Czech republic during the COVID-19 pandemic - the United States is considered again as a very high-risk country (dark red color).


21.06.2021 / 22:15 | Aktualizováno: 19.11.2021 / 23:09

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of Monday, August 23, 2021, the United States is considered again as a very high-risk country (dark red color). Reinforced conditions apply.


New Protective Measure of the Czech Ministry of Health came into effect on October 27, 2021.

Only fully vaccinated US passport holders can travel to the Czech Republic from the US as tourists or to visit friends.

All travelers are obliged to fill in Passenger Form.

See Article I.C.b) 6 of the Protective Measure for the details.


Please consult the website below before departure. All travellers are responsible for verifying the current travel and stay restrictions before travel.

Entry & Residence | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (

Please check also in advance with your airlines and all transit countries for their sanitary regulations (testing for COVID-19, vaccination, face covering, etc.).


Please pay special attention to the instructions on how to behave safely during your stay in the Czech Republic!



If you are not fully vaccinated, please consult the exemptions to the travel restrictions laid down in Article II.1 of the Protective Measure (page 6).

If you fall into any of the categories listed in the Article II.1 you are eligible for travel to the Czech Republic.

However, the reason for entry must be supported by an adequate document. Moreover, you have to comply with all conditions set in Article I.B of the Protective Measure (Arrivals from Countries with a High and Very High Risk of Infection).


Exemptions from all anti-epidemic measures are set in Article I.C-a) of the Protective Measure

It applies, for example, to children under 12 years of age and accredited diplomats.



List of countries according to the level of risk

Information of the Czech Ministry of Interior



Passenger Form

Detailed instructions on how to complete the Passenger form are in Manual for travelers arriving in the Czech Republic. Only addresses selected from the drop-down menu are accepted. If you simply type the text, the form will not be saved. Do not forget to print out the form.

Recognition of vaccination certificates from other countries



The same set of rules applies to third country citizens who stayed in the territory of the United States for more than 12 hours during the last 14 days.

US passport holders are not required to obtain visas to enter the Czech Republic for a short-term non-profit stay (up to 90 days in any 180-day period within the Schengen area).

Your passport should be valid for at least three months after the anticipated date of departure from the territory of Schengen member states.

There is no direct flight between the US and the Czech Republic. Please check first with transit countries whether you will be allowed to travel to the Czech Republic and back to the USA.


Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021! More information is available here.



For the above-mentioned reasons, consider carefully your travel plans!

As the situation develops, please consult the content of the article regularly.

List of countries according to the level of risk

COVID-19 testing centers in the Czech Republic (in Czech only)

German Embassy in Washington DC

U.S. Embassy in Prague

LUFTHANSA flight information

CDC Information


The Embassy has resumed visa services. For the visa requirements, please consult the chapter Visa & Consular on our website.


Temporary reintroduction of border control at internal borders of the Czech Republic


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