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Testing - Covid 19


Information for Passengers – travelling from/to the Czech Republic

Many protective measures have been set up at Václav Havel Airport Prague for several months. Departures and arrivals take place under strict hygienic conditions, which are to ensure the health and safety of passengers. We recommend to all passengers and visitors to wear face masks, to keep a safe distance from other people, to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizers when inside the airport. Thank you for protecting yourselves and those around you.

We recommend all passengers also check protective measures of their airline and confirm the current conditions for entering the country to which they are travelling from Prague.

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

The current operational information and other updates from the airport can be found HERE.

The information on the prevention of the spread of coronavirus can be found HERE.


The measures arising from the government decrees apply for the airport as well. The passengers travelling through the Václav Havel Airport Prague can shop at the Billa supermarket, pharmacy, Relay storeKFC, Starbucks or the bistro-café Bread & Co. Airport lounges and AeroRooms are also open. There are also vending machines offering various snacks and drinks throughout the airport, which are being regularly replenished. 




Public Area

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: from 4:00 to 24:00
Sat - Sun: from 4:00 to 24:00

Prague Airport has set up a total of three check points where GHC Genetics healthcare professionals provide the testing. One check point is located in the public area of the airport in the connecting corridor between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. It is intended primarily for the general public and for departing passengers who need a negative test result to enter their final destination. The other two check points are located airside in the non-public area of both terminals. The hours of operation of these two points will depend on arrival traffic and current needs. They are expected to be used primarily by passengers on arrivals, who are either obliged to submit a negative COVID-19 test result with regard to the destination from which they are travelling, or who want to take the test voluntarily to ensure their good health.

Testing is available to passengers and the general public at Václav Havel Airport Prague daily from 4.00 a.m. to midnight. However, the operating hours of the check points will be adjusted according to the current air traffic. The samples taken at the airport are analysed at a remote workplace fitted for the purpose and the test results are shared with the tested person in a standard mode within a maximum of 12 hours via e-mail.

There is also an express testing service available, under which the results are communicated to the passenger within only three hours. They can wait for the results directly at the airport and only enter the Czech territory with a negative result.

The taking of samples at the check points is performed on a queue basis. Alternatively, passengers and other interested parties can book a time in advance on telephone number +420 739 500 500 or via e-mail Pre-ordered interested parties are given appointments, after prior payment of the fee.

The price for the standard RT-PCR COVID-19 test is 65 EUR (1,750 CZK). The price for express performance of the test with delivery of results within three hours is 280 EUR (7,500 CZK). The surcharge for confirmation of test results by a doctor, if requested by the passenger, is 20 EUR (550 CZK). Payment is accepted at all three check points, via debit cards and cash, using Czech crowns or Euros. 

Operating hours of the check points will be adjusted according to the current air traffic


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