Most EU foreigners arriving in the Czech Republic now need a negative test for COVID-19 or have to get tested in the Czech Republic

The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has updated the map of European countries that divides European countries into three categories (red, orange, and green) based on the risk of COVID-19 infection. Most of the European countries are currently in red and orange colors, so people arriving from EU countries have to follow new rules as of Monday 9 November.

6 Nov 2020

People arriving from red countries must fill in a form and get tested for COVID-19. Students who are citizens or long-term residents of EU countries can either bring a test from an EU country that is not older than 72h or get tested in the Czech Republic within 5 days of arrival. Students who are not citizens or long-term residents of EU countries can only get tested in the Czech Republic, and must do so within 5 days of arrival. International students arriving to Czech Republic should upload the test results (positive or negative) here and send them to as well.

People arriving from orange countries due to educational and work purposes are obliged to get tested for COVID-19 before entering any building of MU. However, students can check-in into dormitories as long as they provide the test within 5 days of arrival, they should upload the test results (positive or negative) here: Students who are not living at MU dormitories and do not have enter MU building within 14 days of arrival do not have to get tested.

Exceptions include cross-border workers, pupils and students who, for the purpose of performing work or education, regularly and at least once a week legally cross the state border with the Czech Republic to or from a neighboring country. For example, students and staff from Slovakia, Poland, Austria and Germany thus avoid quarantine and mandatory testing.

People arriving from green countries have no testing obligation, however, currently the Vatican is the only EU green country.

To find out what applies to you, please check MU app with arriving information. The new information will appear on 9 November, when they become valid. 

The most up-to-date information can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior and the website of Ministry of Health. See also current testing locations in Brno.

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