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Travel to the Czech Republic during Covid

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Last updated January 27, 2022

Yes, the Czech Republic is opening to American tourists

On Monday 21st June 2021 the Czech Republic finally re-opened to non-essential (tourist) travel from the US, ending a period of over a year during which American travelers were unable to visit the country.

Entry Requirements

Can American tourists enter Czech Republic? Yes

Can Canadian tourists enter Czech Republic? Yes

Unvaccinated travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Czech Republic. A negative PCR test certificate* is required. Post-arrival requirements for unvaccinated travelers: A post-arrival PCR test is required between day 5 & 7 of your stay. Until then you must wear a FFP2 mask when outside your accommodation.

Fully vaccinated (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra-Zeneca, 1 dose of J&J) travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Czech Republic. A negative test certificate* is required.

Travelers from the USA and Canada who have received a Covid-19 booster may enter Czech Republic. There is no test requirement for travelers who have had a booster shot.

* Testing rules

Negative PCR test results are valid for 72 Hours from the time the test was taken.

Passenger Locator Form

All passengers are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form before arrival.

Antigen or PCR Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test taken no more than one day before your arrival. Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • we will provide one disposable respirator per day of your vacation for as long as face masks are mandatory

Masks

Indoor Public Spaces & Public Transport

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of covid status required to enter restaurants: Vaccinated & Recovered Only

Note: Up to 4 people per table, unless all members of the same household.

Sightseeing

Proof of covid status required to enter sights: Vaccinated & Recovered Only

Note: Social distancing requirement. Capacities reduced. Events & group tours indoors require proof of vaccination or recovery from covid for everyone aged 12 and over.

Useful links

U.S. Embassy in Czech Republic Covid-19 Page (note, not always up-to-date)

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