Coronavirus: More Czech Embassies Have Resumed Normal Operation

Submitting a new application for a visa or residence permit or their extension might be still problematic even though the restrictions on traveling in regards to coronavirus are being gradually lifted. Some embassies have, however, resumed normal operation. Citizens of safe countries can also arrive in the Czech Republic with no restrictions which means that they don’t have to prove the purpose of their stay.

More embassies are operating again 

As previously reported, eleven Czech embassies have resumed accepting new visa and residence permit applications and restored all previously suspended proceedings. Recently, six more embassies have joined them, namely the embassies in:

  • Australia – Sydney
  • Canada – Ottawa, and Toronto
  • Japan – Tokyo
  • South Korea – Seoul
  • Thailand – Bangkok

 

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Several other Czech embassies are only partly operating. List of these embassies now includes also: 

  • Jordan – Amman
  • Kuwait – Kuwait
  • Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur
  • Saudi Arabia – Riyadh

The rest of the Czech embassies are not operating at all. If your visa has expired and you cannot currently apply for its extension, you can find out how to proceed in this article.

In many cases, entering the Czech Republic can be still complicated, but more embassies are resuming normal operation and more people can travel.

Citizens of safe countries can arrive in the Czech Republic

Another news is that citizens of the countries considered safe are now allowed to enter the Czech Republic without facing any restrictions. This means that they will not have to prove the reason for their stay upon entering the country.

This specifically concerns:

  • The EU member states with the exception of Sweden (quarantine is still required)
  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Iceland
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • San Marino
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • The UK
  • Vatican

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Sources: Ministry of the Foreign Affairs – article I and article II (in Czech only)

Source of the photo: Unsplash.com

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