Passport & Visa Information for Visitors to Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic (Czechia) is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen area. Therefore, most tourist visitors do not require a visa to visit Prague, just a valid passport (or ID card for EU citizens).
Passport Information for tourist visitors to Prague
Passport requirements to enter the Czech Republic:
|EU nationals: You must have a passport or ID card valid for the length of your visit (your passport must not expire before you leave the Czech Republic).|
UK & other nationals: You must have a passport valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave the Czech Republic. Your passport must also be less than 10 years old.
Further information is available from the Czech embassy in your home country (see the links below).
Visa Information for tourist visitors to Prague
Visas ARE NOT required for stays up to 90 days by citizens of:
(a) EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;
(c) Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New
Albania*, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina,
Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia & Herzegovina*, Brazil, Brunei, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, East Timor, Georgia*, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras,
Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova*, Monaco, Montenegro*, Nicaragua, North Macedonia*, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan**, Ukraine*, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela.
*visa-free only with biometric passports.
**some restrictions apply.
Visas ARE ALSO NOT required in the following circumstances:
(a) Schengen (short-stay) visa: where tourist visitors arrive with a Schengen visa, either directly into the Czech Republic or via another Schengen area country, no further visa is required (provided the Schengen visa was not issued by another EU country with a status of limited territorial validity, which is rarely the case);
(b) Family members of EU citizens: if a family member of an EU citizen is not an EU citizen themself, but they hold a temporary or permanent residence permit in another EU country, they do not require a visa.
Visas ARE required by visitors not covered by the above:
If you require a visa, you must apply for a Schengen (short-term) visa which will allow for a stay of up to 90 days. But note the following:
(a) Visas must be applied for in advance of travel. Visas are not available at border crossings or at Prague Airport. If you require a visa and arrive without one, you will be refused entry to the Czech Republic;
(b) Travellers with a visa must register with the police within 3 working days of arrival.
How to apply for a Schengen visa:
The Schengen visa application form and further information is available here:
visit the Czech Republic with a visa.
|More information on passports and visas:|
The information on this page has been compiled, and we endeavour to keep it up to date, based on our current understanding of passport and visa requirements. We can offer no further advice (because we simply do not know any more).
If you are in any doubt, contact the Czech embassy in your home country:
-Czech Embassies Worldwide
-Czech Embassy in London
-Foreign Embassies in Prague.