Instructions for foreign students on how to currently enter the Czech Republic
The Government Decree no. 443 defining the rules for the Czech citizens and foreigners entering the territory of the Czech Republic approved on April 23, 2020, has extended the possibilities for entry of the EU citizens (as well as the Schengen area and United Kingdom citizens) to the Czech Republic, effective from April 27, 2020, to study purposes under the following conditions:
- Entry of students for the purpose of a high school and university exam on the Czech territory up to 24 hours (You wil need printed University Confirmation of participation in the exam for the purpose of entry on the territory of the Czech Republic, you may find it in Information system MU newly included in the application Declaration of Honor on the Absence of COVID-19 Symptoms)
- Entry of the EU citizens who previously resided in the Czech Republic and already go to school in the Czech Republic (a return to the Czech Republic, not a so-called first-entry) and entry of third-country citizens, who already hold permanent or temporary residence in the Czech Republic
- Entry of the EU citizens for the purpose of study at university on the Czech territory without previous stay or study on the territory of the Czech Republic exceeding 72 hours (new students)
- Entry of the cross-border pupils and students from the neighboring countries who study on the territory of the Czech Republic (children attending kindergartens in the Czech Republic are included in this category)
Czech Government imposed an obligation on all foreigners entering the Czech Republic to notify in advance the date and manner of entry to the Czech Republic.
Detailed information can be found at Pupils and students entering the territory of the Czech Republic.
Necessary certificates can be found at Certificate and confirmation form for traveling during the state of emergency.
Given the dynamic development of the situation we kindly ask all international students to consult regularly the pages of the Ministry of Interior dedicated to the pandemic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also, don't forget to follow the development of the regulations in your home country.
The State of Emergency ended on 17 May. See the current restriction in the Czech Republic
Update: Fri 5 June, 16:50
The State of Emergency in the Czech Republic was declared between 12 March to 17 May 2020. Although the State of Emergency is no longer valid, there are still some restrictions. Please read the details.
Foreigners from EU can enter Czech Republic under updated rules
There are updated rules of entering the Czech Republic.
Information on issuing visas and residence permits
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has started to issue visas and residence permits for international students and employees of Masaryk University. Please see more information at the website of the ministry.
All MUNI canteens will reopen from Monday 25 May
From Monday, 25 May, all MU catering services will reopen. There will be also a new offer of meals on the menu, but it is still necessary to order meals in the reservation system in advance. New: meals can now be ordered 14 days in advance. The ordering obligation does not apply to weekly menu.