Czech Republic Opens Its Borders to Americans
The Czech Republic is welcoming back American tourists as of June 21. U.S. citizens are now allowed to travel to the Czech Republic, as the U.S. is considered a green, low-risk country. Americans can also stay in the Czech Republic for up to 90 days as a tourist without any visa required.
If you plane to travel to other European countries though, you might run into some Covid restrictions and requirements. The green, low-risk status applies to entering the Czech Republic but not to the whole European Union or Schengen Area. U.S. travelers should check any individual requirements for each country they want to visit.
Even while staying and traveling within the Czech Republic, having proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test is a good idea. There are still restrictions in place when it comes to entering hotels, restaurants, museums and public events. Travelers will need to show one of the following:
- A negative PCR test less than three days old
- A negative antigen test less than 24 hours old
- Single-dose vaccines: Proof of 14 days past dose, within the last nine months
- Double-dose vaccines: Proof of 22 days after first dose, within the last 90 days
- Double-dose vaccines: Proof of 22 days after second dose, within the last nine months
- Medical proof of recovering from COVID-19 in the last 180 days
While this might be rarely enforced, the U.S. Embassy in The Czech Republic says that you can be subject to non-compliance fines up to10,000 Kc ($470).
KN95 or FFP2 masks are also required in shops, in airports, on public transportation, in post offices and in taxis.