- As a Schengen signatory state, non-EU/EFTA nationals who qualify for a visa exemption may only remain in the Schengen zone (including the Czech Republic) for a maximum of 90 days in a 180-day period.
- Non-EU/EFTA citizens whose home country/territory had an existing bilateral visa exemption agreement with the Czech Republic prior to the full implementation of the Schengen acquis, however, the maximum length of stay on a visa exemption as stipulated in the bilateral agreement continues to apply rather than the Schengen regulations. In practice, this implies that non-EU/EFTA people may visit the Czech Republic visa-free for up to 90 days and are not restricted by the Schengen restriction of 90 days in a 180-day period.
- Non-EU/EFTA citizens whose home country/territory had a bilateral visa exemption agreement with the Czech Republic prior to joining the EU include: Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Brunei, Costa Rica, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Uruguay.
The Czech Republic has signed the Schengen Agreement.
- Border restrictions are usually not required between nations that have signed and implemented the pact. This covers the majority of the European Union as well as a few additional nations.
- Before boarding foreign planes or boats, passengers’ identities are typically checked. Temporary border restrictions are sometimes used at land boundaries.
- A visa issued to any Schengen member is also valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty.
- For additional information on how the system operates, which countries are members, and what the criteria are for your nationality, please visit Traveling Around the Schengen Area.
Travel document requirements
Passports and national identification cards for EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens must only be valid for the duration of their stay in the Czech Republic.
Passports/travel papers must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the anticipated duration of stay in the Czech Republic/Schengen Area for all other nationalities.
Foreign nationals staying in the Czech Republic for more than 30 days must register with the Alien and Border Police within 30 days of their arrival. If you stay in a hotel or similar establishment, the lodging operator should handle this registration for you.
Children under the age of 15 who are listed on their parents’ passports are permitted to travel with them. A second passport is required after the kid reaches the age of 15.
More information on what makes a valid and acceptable travel document for the purpose of entering the Czech Republic may be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic’s website.