Czech Republic Opens to Americans and Other Third-Country Nationals

Czech Republic Opens to Americans and Other Third-Country Nationals

The government of the Czech Republic has announced that as of 23 August vaccination certificates that have been issued in several third countries, including the US, are now accepted as valid proof of immunity.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, third-country nationals who have been fully vaccinated in a non-European country with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or another equivalent vaccine approved by the World Health Organization are now recognised.

Consequently, upon the recognition of the vaccination certificate, fully vaccinated third-country nationals can enter the Czech Republic without having to follow testing and self-isolation rules. 

Travellers are required to fill a Passenger Locator Form before boarding their flight.

Vaccine Certificates

The certificates issued by the following third countries are recognised when entering Czechia:

  • Armenia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • North Macedonia
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

The same Ministry has revealed that to be permitted access to certain services in the Czech Republic, certificates issued by third countries mentioned above can be used as long as they prove to be valid by using a QR code reader.

Apart from that, in order for the vaccination certificates issued by the authorities of the countries listed above to be widely recognised with Czechia, the document should indicate that:

  • At least 14 days have passed since the last vaccine dose has been administered
  • The holder has been administered Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson or WHO approved Covishield vaccine

COVID-19 Restrictions in the Czech Republic

Once travellers to the Czech Republic will be able to enjoy the country's remarkable architecture, history, culture and attractions like the Charles Bridge and the vibrant beer gardens, cafes and restaurants of Prague without too many restrictions. 

However, when checking into the hotels, travellers need to show their vaccination certificates. The certificate is also required from people visiting museums or attending public events

Face masks are also required in busy public spaces where social distancing isn't possible and in shops, airports and on public transport. Only the KN95 or FFP2 respirator masks are accepted. Cloth masks are not allowed.

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