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Protective Measures - COVID-19

Important Information for Passengers

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Current Information and Recommendation for Passengers:

Information on the airport's and airlines' protective measures, testing and other important information for travelling can be found HEREAccording to the Czech Government regulation, please wear a FFP2 respirator when inside the airport. Thank you for protecting yourselves and those around you.

ALERT: Effective 5 April 2021, there are valid updates entry rules to Czechia when travelling from abroad. Read more HERE.

To review all conditions to travel to the Czech Republic, please visit the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic’s website.

Many protective measures have been set up at Václav Havel Airport Prague for over a year which is also confirmed by receiving the international certification ACI Airport Health Accreditation. Departures and arrivals take place under strict hygienic conditions, which are to ensure the health and safety of passengers. All passengers and airport visitors must follow current regulation and wear a FFP2 respirator of covering their nose and mouth, keep a safe distance, wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizers when inside the airport. Thank you for protecting yourselves and those around you.

Public Health Passenger Locator Form

For passengers arriving to Czech Republic after 21 september 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemia

  1. All passengers travelling to the Czech Republic from the countries that are not on the list of the countries with a low risk of COVID-19 contagion, available on the webiste of Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, have to fill the Public Health Passenger Locator Form before their departure.
    Online form is available on the website  www.prijezdovyformular.cz
  2. After a completed form is sent, the passenger will receive a confirmation e-mail with the QR code and link.
  3. The form can be printed out or displayed on a mobile device and presented during passport control on arrival in the Czech Republic. 
  4. We also recommend to passengers to check current regulation and all conditions valid for travel to the Czech Republic.

The current leaflet of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic can be downloaded HERE.

Restriction on the Entry of Foreigners to the Czech Republic

As of 30 January 2021, the Government of the Czech Republic decided on the ban to the free movement of all persons in the territory of the Czech Republic.

It is possible to travel to the Czech Republic only for essential reasons

  • travelling to work or for business purposes (including cross-border workers)
  • essential family travel
  • travelling to healthcare facilities

It is possible to travel to and out of Czechia without necessity of filling the Public Health Passenger Locator form or submitting a PCR or antigen test result for the period of time not exceeding 12 hours. However it is possible to travel for only limited reasons:

  • bussines meetings or other work performance
  • obtaining basic needs, grocery shopping, refueling
  • journeys to medical facilities
  • handling of urgent official matters
  • funerals
  • all exceptions from the free movement ban can be found in the latest protective measure published by the Czech Ministry of Health HERE.

We remind all passengers travelling to the Czech Republic to check valid travel conditions and entry requirements before their flight.

As a result of the crisis measures issued by the Government of the Czech Republic it is not possible to travel to Czech Republic for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends.

The current leaflet of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic can be downloaded HERE.

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Rules for entry and return to the Czechia for citizens of Czechia (as of 5th April 2021)

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Rules for entry and return to the Czechia - Applies for all foreigners (as of 5th April 2021)

Which countries belong to the individual groups as of 19 April 2021

  • LOW RISK (green): Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Vatican, Iceland.
  • MEDIUM RISK (orange): Finland, Ireland, Malta, Denmark, Portugal, Azores (Portugal), the Balearic Islands (Spain).
  • HIGH RISK (red): Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Austria, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Madeira (Portugal).
  • VERY HIGH RISK (dark red): Dark red countries include all countries not listed in the previous categories.
  • EXTREME RISK (black): Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), Colombia, South Africa, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Pemba), Zambia and Zimbabwe.
    • All citizens of the Czech Republic and foreigners residing in the Czech Republic are prohibited from entering countries with an extreme risk of contracting COVID-19 caused by new mutations of the virus.

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What rules and regulations govern the return to the Czech Republic from individual countries per the traffic light groups?

  • LOW RISK (green): Travellers can come to the Czech Republic from these countries without any restrictions.
  • MEDIUM RISK (orange): Before traveling to the Czech Republic, foreigners traveling from these countries must fill in an arrival form and undergo an antigen or PCR test, administered no more than 24 hours (antigen) or 72 hours (PCR) before the beginning of the trip and have a written confirmation of the result. It is also mandatory to wear an FFP2 (KN95, N95, P2, DS) respirator everywhere outside the home for 14 days after arrival. / Czech citizens, their family members, EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit must fill in an arrival form before entering the Czech Republic and, if arriving by public transport, undergo an antigen or PCR test, administered no more than 24 hours (antigen) or 72 hours (PCR) before the beginning of the trip and have a written confirmation of the result. It is also mandatory to wear an FFP2 (KN95, N95, P2, DS) respirator everywhere outside the home for 14 days after arrival. / Czech citizens, their family members, EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit entering the Czech Republic by private transport must undergo an antigen or PCR test no later than 5 days after arrival. Before entering the Czech Republic, they must fill in an arrival form. Self-isolation is required until confirmation of a negative test result. It is also mandatory to wear an FFP2 (KN95, N95, P2, DS) respirator everywhere outside the home for 14 days after arrival.
  • HIGH RISK (red): Before traveling to the Czech Republic, foreigners traveling from these countries must fill in an arrival form and undergo an antigen or PCR test, administered no more than 24 hours (antigen) or 72 hours (PCR) before the beginning of the trip and have a written confirmation of the result. Subsequently, they must undergo a second PCR test (antigen is not sufficient) administered in the Czech Republic, no later than 5 days after arrival. Self-isolation is required until confirmation of a negative test result. It is also mandatory to wear an FFP2 (KN95, N95, P2, DS) respirator everywhere outside the home for 14 days after arrival. / Czech citizens, their family members, EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit must fill in an arrival form before entering the Czech Republic and, if arriving by public transport, undergo an antigen or PCR test, administered no more than 24 hours (antigen) or 72 hours (PCR) before the beginning of the trip and have a written confirmation of the result. Subsequently, they must undergo a second PCR test (antigen is not sufficient) administered in the Czech Republic, no later than 5 days after arrival. Self-isolation is required until confirmation of a negative test result. It is also mandatory to wear an FFP2 (KN95, N95, P2, DS) respirator everywhere outside the home for 14 days after arrival. / Czech citizens, their family members, EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit entering the Czech Republic by private transport must undergo a PCR test (antigen is not sufficient) administered in the Czech Republic, no later than 5 days after arrival. Before entering the Czech Republic, they must fill in an arrival form. Self-isolation is required until confirmation of a negative test result. It is also mandatory to wear an FFP2 (KN95, N95, P2, DS) respirator everywhere outside the home for 14 days after arrival.
  • VERY HIGH RISK (dark red): Before traveling to the Czech Republic, foreigners traveling from these countries must fill in an arrival form and undergo a PCR test (antigen is not sufficient), administered no more than 72 hours before the beginning of the trip and have a written confirmation of the result. Subsequently, they must submit a second PCR test (antigen is not sufficient) administered in the Czech Republic, which can be administered no earlier than the 5th day and no later than the 14th day after entry. Self-isolation is required until confirmation of a negative test result. It is also mandatory to wear an FFP2 (KN95, N95, P2, DS) respirator everywhere outside the home for 14 days after arrival. / Czech citizens, their family members, EU citizens with a certificate of temporary residence and foreigners with a permanent residence permit must fill in an arrival form before entering the Czech Republic and undergo an antigen or PCR test, administered no more than 24 hours (antigen) or 72 hours (PCR) before the beginning of the trip and have a written confirmation of the result. Subsequently, they must submit a second PCR test (antigen is not sufficient) administered in the Czech Republic, which can be administered no earlier than the 5th day and no later than the 14th day after entry. Self-isolation is required until confirmation of a negative test result. It is also mandatory to wear an FFP2 (KN95, N95, P2, DS) respirator everywhere outside the home for 14 days after arrival.
  • EXTREME RISK (black): All citizens of the Czech Republic and foreigners residing in the Czech Republic are prohibited from entering countries with an extreme risk of contracting COVID-19 caused by new mutations of the virus. This does not apply to citizens of these countries and to journeys which, due to their nature, cannot be postponed and which have been notified in advance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Those who violate the prohibition risk being fined under the Public Health Protection Act.

Please note: The time of validity of test results is calculated from the time a test is administered (swab taken) until the start of the journey. For example, a negative PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours at the time of departure from the destination.

Which countries belong to the individual groups as of 19 April 2021?

  • LOW RISK (green): Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Vatican, Iceland.
  • MEDIUM RISK (orange): Finland, Ireland, Malta, Denmark, Portugal, Azores (Portugal), the Balearic Islands (Spain).
  • HIGH RISK (red): Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Austria, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Madeira (Portugal).
  • VERY HIGH RISK (dark red): Dark red countries include all countries not listed in the previous categories.
  • EXTREME RISK (black): Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), Colombia, South Africa, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Pemba), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Which group comprises countries which are neither EU nor the Schengen area member countries?

Countries which are neither EU nor the Schengen area member countries and are not listed under a specific group (such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand) belong in the “dark red” group.

Portugal and Spain belong to the dark red group. What is the status of the islands forming their autonomous regions?

Island areas - the Azores (Portugal), Madeira (Portugal) and the Canary Islands (Spain) are currently excluded from the dark red group. According to epidemiological data, the areas are currently included among the countries at high risk of COVID-19 (“red”).

Are there any exceptions to the new travel rules?

Exceptions continue to apply to commuters, international transport and transit through the Czech Republic. Necessary trips abroad without subsequent mandatory testing will now be permitted only if not in excess of 12 hours. All exceptions are listed in the protective measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

Do these travel rules apply to travel agency clients?

Yes, the new travel rules apply to travel agency clients as of 5 February 2021. In this respect, the rules apply for individual travellers and travel agency clients alike.

Are there any alternative solutions if it is not possible to get tested before travelling to the Czech Republic?

Subsequently, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has introduced a “transitional period”. Therefore, if you are travelling from a destination where it is not possible to meet the above conditions (e.g. there is no testing facility, etc.), until 14 February 2021, there is an option to get tested upon entering the Czech Republic, i.e. in practice, use the testing facility located directly at Václav Havel Airport Prague.

What conditions apply to trips to foreign countries?

Each country has its own travel rules, just as the Czech Republic. The Czech traffic light system does not inform about these rules. It only determines the conditions of travel to the Czech Republic. Information on the conditions for traveling to individual countries can be found under the respective menu (for European countries also in the Traveller's Map).

Who can I contact in case I did not find answers to my questions here?

You can direct specific questions to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Information Centre for travelling abroad at: +420 224 183 200. Employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are ready to answer questions from the public on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you or your loved ones find yourself in an emergency abroad, contact the emergency line of the relevant embassy available 24/7.

 

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COVID-19: Instructions for Passangers

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Safety Measures on Board the Aircraft

Boarding Conditions for individual carriers

CARRIERSURGICAL MASKFFP2 RESPIRATORCOVID-19 TEST
Aeroflot Russian Airlines☑️  
Air Cairo☑️  
Air France☑️  
Austrian Airlines ☑️ 
Belavia☑️  
Blue Air☑️  
Bulgaria Air ☑️ 
Czech Airlines ☑️antigen not older than 24h or PCR not older than 72h
easyJet☑️  
Emirates☑️  
Finnair☑️  
Flydubai☑️  
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines☑️
(new every 3 hours)
  
LOT Polish Airlines☑️  
Lufthansa☑️  
Pegasus Airlines☑️  
Qatar Airways☑️  
Ryanair☑️  
Smartwings ☑️antigen not older than 24h or PCR not older than 72h
SWISS☑️  
TAP Air Portugal☑️  
Turkish Airlines☑️  
Ukraine International Airlines☑️  

We recommend monitoring all current measures directly on the air carriers websites

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HEPA Filters

Please contact your airline to receive information on specific safety measures on board. Each airline may apply different safety measures.

Testing for presence of COVID-19. Directly at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Passengers and visitors can now be tested for the presence of the virus causing COVID-19 directly at airport. More information HERE.