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Czech Republic Travel Restrictions

57.15% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 56.97% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Czech Republic with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Czech Republic without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Czech Republic for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Czech Republic entry details and exceptions

Fully vaccinated individuals administered with vaccines authorized by European Medicines Agency (EMA) from the countries listed here can travel to Czech Republic without any restrictions. They just need to present their vaccination certificate.

Citizens of Czech Republic; foreign nationals with residence permit issued by Czech Republic, EU+ citizens and foreign nationals with long term or permanent residence permit issued by EU+ countries can enter the country regardless of their reason. They need to check the country where they are coming from for their entry requirements.

Third-country nationals who do not have any residence permit issued by the Czech Republic or a long-term or permanent residence permit issued by other EU+ countries can only enter the country if their reason is listed in the Ministry of Health protective measure.

Details in traveling to the country can be found here.


Outgoing travel to the Czech RepublicTravelling from New Zealand to the Czech Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to the Czech Republic.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children who are five (5) years old and below are exempt from test requirement.

Children between 6 to 12 years old travelling from a high or a very high risk country of COVID-19 transmission may undergo RT-PCR immediately after their arrival in the country. Self-isolation will be stopped once they have obtained a negative test result. The said age group are not required to present a negative PCR test upon arrival in Czech Republic.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering the Czech Republic.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers from high, very high and extreme risk countries are required to quarantine.

On the fifth (5th) day (after arrival) of quarantine, travelers from high or very high risk countries can get a PCR or antigen tests. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Permitted travelers from extreme risk countries are required to finish their isolation period. They will need to be tested with two (2) PCR test. First test is within 24 hours after arrival and the second one will be on the tenth (10th) at the earliest.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the Czech Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Czech Republic must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Czech Republic will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Czech Republic without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Czech Republic with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Czech Republic without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Czech Republic with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the Czech Republic is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in the Czech Republic are open. Bars in the Czech Republic are open.