Ban on Free Movement: Restriction on Entry to Czech Republic Due to Lockdown

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the restriction on the entry of expats to Czechia if they have no essential reason to enter the country. As they explained, this is a result of the crisis measures issued by the government. As of October 21, it is not possible to travel to the Czech Republic for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends.

Coronavirus in Czechia: The Government Declared a State of Emergency

On Monday, October 5, a state of emergency will come into force. The state of emergency was declared on September 30 by the Czech government and together with that, new restrictions will be introduced, but as announced by the Minister of Health, Roman Prymula, they won’t include the closing of borders. He, however, admitted that other countries may impose restrictions on travelling from and to the Czech Republic.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Face Masks Mandatory in Schools and Restrictions on Travelling from the Country

On September 18, the number of people newly infected with coronavirus already exceeded 3 000 new cases per day. The Czech government has been recently reintroducing some countermeasures as a response to the alarming spread of the virus. There is a possibility that even more restrictive countermeasures will be put in place in the near future. Besides that, several countries marked the Czech Republic as a non-safe country.

Coronavirus: EU Citizens Are Now Allowed to Return to Czechia with No Residence Permit

The Czech government is gradually releasing some restrictions which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As announced by the Ministry of Interior, EU citizens can again return to the Czech Republic without a temporary or permanent residence certificate, starting from Wednesday, April 22.