Update regarding border crossing
In connection with the expiry of the measure restricting the possibility of leaving the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to recommend traveling abroad only in urgent and necessary cases, especially due to extensive restrictive measures and restrictions currently applied by most countries, and further with regard to significant complications in transport.
If you are travelling for less than 24 hours
It is an opportunity to travel in an urgent matter and emergency situation without the need for quarantine upon return. This option will be given to:
- Employees of IRS units, if they have to intervene in a neighboring country. It can be, for example, a firefighter from city Aš, who has to go to Germany to help eliminate the fire, or, for example, for employees of the mountain service.
- Farmers who have to go to a neighboring country during the day to work.
- All citizens who have to go abroad to see a doctor, a veterinarian, a funeral, a court, an office or a short-term care for family members due to their state of health. They will have to prove the reason for leaving at the border.
If you are travelling for more than 24 hours
It is possible to travel for urgency however you have to count with a 14-day quarantine upon return. Apart from the above-mentioned cases, which the citizen cannot complete task within 24 hours, and task can not be settled in the Czech Republic. It is, for example, the possibility to travel for work or a business trip. It is enough for a citizen to show an employment contract at the border.
It is possible, for example:
- Trips for employment, occupation, business trips, etc. – quarantine rules vary
- Family trips – normal family trips are subject to subsequent quarantine, including care for loved ones (based on a doctor’s confirmation and care within 24 hours, subsequent quarantine is not necessary).
It is not possible:
- Travel abroad to a park, forest or cottage.
- Go shopping or to visit the amusement park.
Traffic at airports in neighboring countries is severely limited. Passengers who move around the airport and on board aircraft must comply with the security measures of the airport and the country. As a rule, it is only possible to move around the airport with the mouth and nose covered, and passengers keep a safe distance.
Frankfurt Airport is very well prepared for infectious diseases and operates in accordance with the recommendations of the relevant health authorities. There is currently no official order to carry out health checks on passengers. In close cooperation with the responsible medical authorities, travel information for passengers is currently published on monitors in terminals and on leaflets distributed by airport staff.
Departing passengers are invited to contact their airline before departure and find out about airline-specific regulations. Incoming passengers from all countries have been quarantined since April 10. You will find various exemptions from the quarantine obligation or special regulations here if there are no symptoms of Covid 19.
Recent developments regarding coronavirus have reduced flight operations at Vienna Airport. Information on current take-offs and landings can be found on the Vienna Airport website in the section Departures and Arrivals. We recommend all passengers to check the status of their flight on the website of their booked airline before departure.
From 19 March 2020, all handling activities at Vienna Airport are temporarily concentrated in Terminal 3 due to the reduced number of flights and passengers must wear protective face masks at the terminal. Access from car park 3 to the pharmacy and terminal 3 will continue to be possible. All operational and operational departments will continue to be serviced and accessible at all times. The entire complex and the terminal buildings will be monitored and inspected by security staff.
For more information about a particular airport, we recommend visiting its website.
Where we can (or not) to travel?
For most Czechs is still not possible to travel to Slovakia, the country has banned all foreigners from entering. An exception is made by close persons of a Slovak citizen, including spouses, parents and children – but may enter Slovakia only across the land border. People who have a permanent residence there, diplomats, drivers can also go to Slovakia. In addition, all foreigners and Slovak citizens will have a two-week quarantine, however i tis possible to leave the country, but It is not possible to travel in Slovakia for the purpose of tourism.
Foreigners cannot go to Germany either. People who are not German citizens can only enter the country in exceptional cases. These include urgent check-ups by a doctor or to care for a family member. Daily commuters can also come here. Entry to the country for tourism, shopping or visits, including visits by spouses or children, is not allowed. Some rules then differ from one federal region to another. Transit through Germany is possible mainly for the purpose of travel to the home state region.
Austria does not have as strict rules as in other neighboring countries. Czechs are allowed here, but they have to prove infectivity. At the border, Czechs must present a medical certificate max. 4 days old about a negative test for Covid-19, which must be in English or German. However, it is good to keep in mind that hotels and accommodation facilities are not available yet. Driving through Austria without stopping is allowed, but the driver must document enough fuel in the tank.
Czechs are not allowed in Poland, the borders are currently closed to all foreigners until May 3. Exceptions are spouses and children of Polish citizens, persons with permanent or temporary residence or with a work permit, drivers of means of transport carrying goods and diplomats.
Hotels and accommodation facilities are not available yet.