The European Union (EU) has announced that it plans to introduce a document referred to as a “Green Certificate” to allow safe travel between member states during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU Green Certificate will show information about any coronavirus vaccinations or tests the individual has received. Travelers can then use the certificate as proof
Visa Policy for the Czech Republic
The visa policy of the Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, decides if foreign citizens need a visa for the Czech Republic and determines who may enter the country visa-free.
As the Czech Republic is one of 26 European countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement for passport-free travel between member states, it largely shares the same visa policy as the other countries in the Schengen Area.
Citizens of other Schengen countries are permitted freedom of movement to Czechia if they simply present a valid passport or national ID card upon arrival at border checkpoints, and do not need a visa for the Czech Republic.
A number of other nationalities around the world are currently permitted to travel to the Czech Republic without a visa for stays up to 90 days for tourism, business, transit or medical treatment.
However, this will change by the end of 2022, when the same travelers will be required to obtain an ETIAS authorization online before they can visit any of the 26 Schengen countries.
All other nationalities, as well as visa-free citizens who wish to visit Czechia for longer periods of time or other travel purposes, are required to apply for an embassy Schengen visa from the nearest diplomatic government of the Czech Republic, specifying the type of visa they need according to the motive for the visit.
Find further information about visa options for the Czech Republic below.