Prague Experience logoPrague tourist information & travel guide logo
Prague Tourist Information

Visa & Passport Information for Visitors to Prague, Czech Republic

The 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).

Visa Information for tourists visiting Prague

Visas ARE NOT required for stays up to 90 days by citizens of:

(a) EU countries, UK (pre- and post-Brexit), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;

(b) Albania*, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia & Herzegovina*, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China**, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, East Timor, Georgia*, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong**, Israel, Japan, Macao**, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro*, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia*, Panama, Paraguay, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan**, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Ukraine*, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela.

*visa-free only with biometric passports.
**some restrictions apply.
Visas for Prague and the Czech Republic

Visas ARE NOT required also in the following circumstances:

(a) Schengen (short-stay) visa: where travellers arrive with a Schengen visa, either directly into the Czech Republic or via another Schengen area country, no further visa is required. This rule applies provided the Schengen visa was not issued by another EU country with a status of limited territorial validity; such visas are only issued in exceptional circumstances.

(b) Family members of an EU citizen: if a family member of an EU citizen who is not an EU citizen himself/herself holds a temporary or permanent residence permit in another EU country, he/she does not require a visa.

Visas ARE required by visitors not covered by the above:

Where a visa is required to visit Prague, visitors will need to apply for a Schengen (short-term) visa (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.

Further information on visa requirements and how to apply for a visa:

The information on this page has been compiled (and we endeavour to keep it up to date) based on our current understanding of visa requirements. We can offer no further advice (because we simply do not know any more).

More information and the application form for a visa is available here:
visit the Czech Republic with or without a visa.

If you are in any doubt about your visa requirements, we strongly recommend you contact the Czech embassy in your home country:
-Czech Embassies Worldwide
-Czech Embassy in London
-Foreign Embassies in Prague.

Passport Information for tourists visiting Prague

Passport requirements to enter the Czech Republic:

EU nationals: A passport valid for the length of your visit is required (your passport must not expire before you leave the Czech Republic).

UK nationals in 2020: A passport valid for the length of your visit is required (your passport must not expire before you leave the Czech Republic).

UK nationals from 2021
(after the Brexit implementation period):

Details have not been finalised. To prepare for all Brexit eventualities, from 2021 UK nationals should ensure their passport is valid for at least 180 days after their departure from the Czech Republic. There is nothing more UK nationals need do (whatever the outcome of Brexit, UK nationals will not require a visa).

Other nationals: A passport valid for at least 90 days after your departure from the Czech Republic is required.
Passports for Prague
Further information on passport requirements is available from the Czech embassy in your home country (see the links to Czech embassies above).
Prague Experience accept all major debit & credit cardsFollow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram

Prague / Czech Republic Visa & Passport Information

Home | Terms | Privacy | Prague Experience © 2002-2020 Travel Experience Ltd