Visa Requirements for Citizens of the Czech Republic

Discover visa requirements for Czech citizens to travel to every country across the world.

Visa Requirements for Czech Republic Citizens

Visa requirements for Czech citizens are administrative entry restrictions imposed by the authorities of countries all over the world.

Visa requirements for Czech passport holders depend on the country of destination, as well as the period of stay and the purpose of the visit.

According to the Henley Passport Index, the Czech Republic passport currently sits at 8th place in the worldwide ranking of freedom of travel.

This is because the Czech Republic is part of the European Union and a member of the Schengen passport-free zone, and has come to have visa exemption agreements with numerous countries.

There are currently around 115 countries and territories around the world that do not require Czech citizens to have a visa for varying periods of stay.

To visit these visa-exempt countries, it is usually necessary to have a Czech passport with a validity of between 3 and 6 months upon entry to the destination to be granted a visa-free stay of between 15 days and 1 year.

However, to visit any of the other 25 European Schengen countries, nationals of the Czech Republic are simply required to present a Czech ID card at a border checkpoint, as they are granted freedom of travel to the entire Schengen Area.

Czech citizens who wish to visit countries that are not on the visa exemption list must obtain a visa to do, with the application process different depending on the destination.

It may either be necessary to apply for a visa before traveling through an online application or government diplomatic office, or submit an application for a visa on arrival in the case of a select few countries.

Find further information about visa types for Czech nationals in the boxes below.

List of Visa Countries for Czech Republic Passport Holders in 2020

Czech travelers need a visa to visit certain countries regardless of the period of stay or the purpose of travel.

Nationals of the Czech Republic are required to obtain an embassy visa for up to 80 countries before traveling, regardless of whether they need a tourist visa, work visa, business visa, transit visa, student visa, or any other visa type.

Approximately 30 other countries permit Czech Republic passport holders to obtain an electronic visa or travel authorization through an online application, eliminating the need to visit an embassy to obtain a paper travel document.

Electronic travel visa authorizations for Czech citizens are usually issued for tourist, business or transit purposes, and for short stays, as determined by authorities of the destination country.

Finally, roughly 20 countries permit Czech nationals to obtain a visa on arrival by going directly to a border checkpoint in their chosen destination.

Czech Republic citizens are advised to obtain an eVisa if the destination country allows it, since this application method eliminates the need to have to wait in queue queues at border control.

Learn more about the different visa-required countries for Czech Republic passport holders below.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization

Electronic travel visa authorizations for Czech citizens are programs established to allow Czech nationals to obtain a digital visa waiver or eVisa through an online application.

Applying for a electronic travel visa authorization from the Czech Republic removes the need to obtain a paper travel document from an embassy or consulate, or queue in long lines to submit a visa on arrival application at border control of the destination.

An electronic visa or visa waiver for Czech passport holders may be issued for a single entry or multiple entries, for short stays of between 14 and 90 days depending on the destination.

An approved electronic travel authorization or eVisa for Czech citizens usually allows visits to the destination for tourism, business, or transit purposes, as well as for medical treatment in some cases.

In the event that Czech residents wish to travel for another purpose or for longer stays, they must request an appointment with the embassy or consulate.

To apply for an electronic travel visa authorization is usually necessary to have a Czech Republic passport valid for 3 months after arriving in the destination country. Additional supporting documentation may also be requested in some cases.

Find below a list of the main destinations that nationals of Czech Republic can visit by first applying for an Electronic Travel Visa Authorization.

Visa on Arrival

A visa on arrival for citizens of the Czech Republic is a type of travel document that is available at border checkpoints of a destination country.

There are currently around 20 countries that permit Czech nationals to obtain a visa on arrival as long as they meet certain requirements.

A visa on arrival for Czech passport holders may be issued for a stay between 8 and 90 days, depending on the country of destination, and usually permits entry for tourism, business or transit purposes.

Czech citizens must go directly to a border checkpoint in their destination to apply for a visa on arrival, by waiting in an immigration queue to submit an application.

Once Czech residents have completed a visa on arrival form with personal and passport information, they are usually required to pay a visa on arrival fee. This must often be made in local cash currency, as credit/debit facilities may not be available at the border.

The immigration officer may also ask travelers to provide a variety of additional supporting documentation for the visa on arrival to be approved.

Some countries that offer visas on arrival also permit Czech citizens to obtain an electronic visa through an online form before traveling, which greatly expedites the application process and facilities entry at border control points.

Find below a full list of the visa on arrival countries for nationals of the Czech Republic.

Visa on Arrival: Country list

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  • Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Comoros
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • Togo
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy Visa Required

An embassy visa for Czech Republic citizens is a type of travel document issued at government diplomatic offices, either an embassy or consulate, so that Czech nationals can travel to the destination country.

There are currently roughly 80 countries and territories around the world that require Czech travelers to obtain an embassy visa, regardless of period of stay or purpose of visit.

A travel document obtained from an embassy be issued as a single or multiple entry visa depending on the travel purpose, whether a tourist visa, transit visa, business visa, student visa, work visa, or another type of visa is required.

The period of stay granted will also depend on the consular visa type the Czech applicant requires.

Embassy visa requirements for Czech citizens usually require the applicant to have a Czech passport with a minimum validity of between 3 and 6 months from the intended date of arrival in the destination. A range of supporting documentation will also be necessary depending on the chosen visa option.

In order to apply for an embassy visa for Czech Republic citizens, it is usually necessary to request an appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate of the destination to submit an application form.

This must usually be confirmed several weeks before traveling, since an approved document may take over 2 weeks to process.

Below you can find a full list of the countries for which residents of the Czech Republic can travel by first applying for an embassy visa.

Embassy Visa Required: Country list

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  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Iraq
  • Isle of Man
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jersey
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tokelau
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Visa Not Required

Citizens of the Czech Republic currently do not need a visa to visit around 115 countries and territories across the world.

Most visa-exempt countries permit Czech citizens to travel without a visa for tourist, business, or transit purposes and for a short period of stay between 14 and 180 days, depending on the country of destination.

To visit these visa-free territories, it is usually necessary to have a Czech passport with a minimum validity of 3-6 months upon arrival in the destination, often containing at least one or two blank pages to receive entry/exit stamps.

However, as the Czech Republic has signed the Schengen Agreement, Czech nationals are permitted passport-free travel to all of the other 25 Schengen countries. To gain entry at Schengen borders for an unlimited stay, it is only necessary to present a valid Czech National ID Card.

To visit non-Schengen countries for longer periods of stay than those permitted visa-free, Czech passport holders are required to apply for the relevant embassy visa type depending on their travel purpose from allowed, it is normally necessary to request an appointment at a government office of their destination.

Browse the list below to discover the main countries for which a visa is not required for citizens of  theCzech Republic.

Visa Not Required: Country list

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  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

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