Return from a high-risk country

14 Jul 2020


List of countries according to the level of risk

https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk/

Based on the epidemiological situation evaluation and based on the broader coordination at the European Union level, different rules shall apply to persons coming from a so-called green zone country (a country with a low risk of COVID-19) and to persons coming from a so-called red zone country (all other countries).


Coronavirus Entry Restrictions By Country

Useful for your transits on your way to the Czech Republic.

COVID-19 World Travel Guide


Third-country citizens

If you are a citizen or a resident of green zone countries and you stayed in the last 14 days in their territory, you can enter the Czech Republic only if you fall into one of the exceptions from the entry ban on third-country citizens listed in the Ministry of Health Protective Measure. These exceptions are: visa or residence permit issued by the Czech Republic, international transport workers, diplomats and officials registered at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, family members of EU citizens, interest of the Czech Republic, transit, urgent extraordinary situations. You do not have any additional obligations from the epidemiological point of view.

After the entry to the Czech Republic, all citizens or residents of green zone countries that stayed in the last 14 days more than 12 hours in the red zone country have the obligation to contact a respective regional hygiene station, undergo a PCR test and submit the test result to a regional hygiene station within 72 hours from the day of entry.

There is an entry ban on citizens or residents of third red zone countries. Only certain categories of persons with specific visa or residence permit in line with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure may enter the Czech Republic. After entry to the Czech Republic, all these persons have the obligation to contact a respective regional hygiene station, undergo a PCR test, and submit the test result to the regional hygiene station within 72 hours from the day of entry. All persons entering the Czech Republic after a stay in a red zone country that lasted more than 12 hours in the last 14 days must wear facemasks and limit their free movement in the territory until they submit the PCR test result to a regional hygiene station.

As of 24 August, a new protective measure of the Ministry of Health will come into effect. All persons coming from the countries with a high risk of COVID-19 still have to undergo PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2 after they enter the territory of the Czech Republic and their free movement on the territory is limited. Also, there is a new obligation for students, and teachers from the countries not on the list to undergo the second PCR test 14 days after the entry to the territory.


Coming from a red zone country?

  1. Contact the regional hygiene station in Brno (Krajská hygienická stanice Jihomoravského kraje se sídlem v Brně, Jeřábkova 4, 602 00 Brno). There are two ways to contact them:
    1. Call +420 773 768 994 (Mon - Fri, 8 am - 3 pm).
    2. Write an email to pendleri@khsbrno.cz. The email must contain:
      - First name and last name (jméno a příjmení),
      - Date of birth (datum narození),
      - Address (bydliště),
      - Announced place of stay (místo ohlašovaného pobytu),
      - Phone number (telefonní číslo),
      - E-mail address (e-mailová adresa),
      - Date of arrival in the Czech Republic (datum příjezdu do ČR)
  2. You must take an RT-PCR test within 72 hours after crossing the border to the Czech Republic or you must quarantine yourself for the next 14 days.
    1. If you choose the test, you must send your result to pendleri@khsbrno.cz. Meanwhile, you must wear a facemask and limit your free movement within the Czech Republic.
    2. If you choose the quarantine, you must isolate yourself and do not get in touch with anybody.
    3. In some cases, another RT-PCR test will be needed after 14 days. More info can be found here.

List of COVID-19 Testing Sites

The list can be found here (in Czech) or here (in English). Only tests taken in the Czech Republic are accepted.


Protective Measures of the Ministry of Health

https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/extraordinary-and-protective-measures-and-recommendations/


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