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Notice to passengers: Travel restrictions to / from the Czech Republic


Information for Passengers Subject to Measures Applied by the Czech Government


- A ban on entry to the territory of the Czech Republic for all foreigners except for foreigners with permanent or temporary (over 90 day-long) residency in the Czech Republic

- A ban on travelling abroad for all Czech citizens. Foreigners with permanent residency or over 90-day-long temporary residency in the Czech Republic can leave the Czech Republic without possibility to return during the state of emergency.

The updated list of countries included in the declared risk area is available here

If you are subject to said measures, please do not travel to Václav Havel Airport Prague.

We recommend that you contact your air carrier or your ticketing agent regarding an alternative solution.

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

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

*To review exceptions to travel restrictions, please visit the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic’s website

Current information
  • The Lost & Found counter, located in Terminal 2 Departure Hall, is now open on Mondays and Wednesdays only, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information about all items possibly lost at the Václav Havel Airport Prague facilities, contact our team via e-mail at:

  • The information desk located in Terminal 1 Arrival Hall will now be open 24/7. Passengers will also be able to use the services of the information desk located in Terminal 2 Departure Hall open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. All remaining counters, which are temporarily closed due to the operational measures in place, will display important contact details. 

  • Thank you for protecting yourselves and those around you. Please follow the Czech Government regulation and wear face masks, respirators or scarves, or use other ways of covering your nose and mouth, also inside the airport.

  • During the day, we have started installing transparent protective plastic film in places with the most frequent contact between passengers and employees of the airport and handling companies at Václav Havel Airport Prague. To be exact, the protective film will be gradually installed at information, check-in and transfer counters in both terminals. This way, we are implementing additional measures designed to help reduce the risk of spreading the disease to our employees and at the same time protect passengers at the airport.

  • Are you at the airport waiting for your flight? Please behave responsibly and protect yourself and those around you.

  • All passengers who need to process a VAT refund at Václav Havel Airport Prague can now only use the counters in the Departure Hall of Terminal 2, the counters at Terminal 1 are now temporarily closed.

  • Read essential information about coronavirus prepared by Prague Airport in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. Printed leaflets with the information in four languages ​​are available to passengers at the information desks and at the passport control in both terminals.

  • See the current measures applied by the Czech government for travelling to/from the Czech Republic.  

    Exceptions and more important information about travel restrictions during the state of emergency you can find here

    Advices and recommendations concerning compulsory quarantine and other important information of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic you can find here

  • As of Tuesday 17 March 2020, by decision of the Prague City Council, passengers of the Prague Public Transport Company are obliged to cover their nose and mouth. They can use a surgical mask, a scarf or a shawl. Public transport drivers will have the right to exclude passengers without covered nose and mouth from transport. To minimize contact with public transport drivers, passengers are not permitted to use the front door to board city buses and purchase tickets from bus drivers. We recommend that passengers purchase tickets before boarding their bus via the  Lítačka application.

  • The AE (Airport Express) bus service connecting Václav Havel Airport Prague directly with Prague main train station will be temporarily suspended from 17 March 2020. Passengers are advised to use Prague public transport bus lines 100, 119 or 191.  

  • Czech Airlines and Smartwings temporarily suspends the operation of its flights from/to Prague for the period between 16 March and 11 April 2020 as a result of the declared state of emergency by the Government of the Czech Republic and a related travel restrictions from/to the Czech Republic. 

    Passengers with tickets for the cancelled flights can change their departure date, i.e. rebook to a later date, by contacting their ticketing agent, via air carrier´s website or by calling its customer helpline.

  • Some today´s flights between Prague and Barcelona are cancelled. We recommend that passegengers to pay increased attention to current situation, Please, check up-to-date status of your flight on our website or via information  channels of your airline. 

  • In reaction with all measures applied by the Government of the Czech Republic, the majority of restaurants, cafés and shops at the airport are closed. But passengers can still use the Billa supermarket, some duty free grocery stores, pharmacy or newsstands, which remain open at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Some restaurants offers their products through a "window" sale. 

    Throughout both terminals, there are also vending machines with the offer of small snacks and drinks which are regularly refilled.

  • All today´s flights to Warsaw and all today´s flights to the destinations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are cancelled. We recommend that you contact the place where you purchased your flight ticket as soon as possible, i,e, your airline, ticketing agent or your travel agency. You will be informed here regarding an alternative soulution. 

  • The situation at the airport is calm and well managed. If the passengers cannot depart due to applied measures, our information staff is availaible to help them. Alongside the airport helpline (+420 220 111 888) is available 24/7.

  • In reaction to the current situation related to the spread of the disease by coronavirus, we would like to recommend all foreign tourists currently in the Czech Republic to contact their airline or ticket agent as soon as possible to check the current status of their flight.


    In the coming days, airlines may reduce the number of flights from Prague due to lower demand for flying, but also due to the measures applied by the Government. Therefore, all foreign passengers should contact their carrier to find out whether their return flight from Václav Havel Airport Prague will be operated as scheduled and what are their options in the case of an earlier departure from the Czech Republic. This step should make their return home easier and eliminate possible complications due to the current situation.

  • From Saturday, 14 March 2020, for precautionary reasons, the Prague public transport desk in Terminal 1 will be closed until further notice. It will still be possible to purchase Prague public transport tickets from ticket vending machines located in Arrival Halls and on bus stops in front of terminal buildings. Learn more on the Prague public transport’s website. 

  • At midnight of Friday, 13 March 2020 and Saturday, 14 March 2020, the Czech Government decree comes in effect restricting the movement of foreigners and Czech citizens between the Czech Republic and countries within a declared risk area. Compliance with the measures applied by the Government of the Czech Republic when crossing state borders falls within the authority of the respective appointed state forces. Prague Airport remains in close uninterrupted contact with the forces, providing them with due co-operation with regard to the implementation and observance of compliance with the government measures.

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