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Visa and Passport information for visitors to Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Republic (Czechia) is a member of the European Union (EU) and of 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, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia & Herzegovina*, Brazil, Brunei, Canada*, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong*, Israel, Japan, Macedonia*, Macao*, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro*, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Christopher & Nevis, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan*, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela.
*some restrictions apply.
Visas for Prague and the Czech Republic

Visas are also NOT required in the following circumstances:

(a) Schengen (short-stay) visa: Where travelers arrive with a Schengen (short-stay) visa, either directly into the Czech Republic or via another Schengen area country, no further visa is required. This rule applies provided the Schengen (short-stay) 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.

More information on travelers not requiring a visa is available here:
Visit the Czech Republic without a visa.
Prague Visa and Passport Information
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 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) Travelers with a visa must register with the police within 3 working days of arrival.

More information on visitors that require a visa is available here:
Visit the Czech Republic with a visa.

Further information on visas:

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. Beyond this, we can offer no further advice (because we simply don't know any more).

It is a complicated area and rule changes do occur. If you are in any doubt about your visa requirements, we strongly urge you to contact the Czech embassy in your country:

Czech embassy in London: Czech embassy in London
Tel: 020 7243 1115. Email:

Czech embassies worldwide: Czech embassies worldwide.
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Passport Information for tourists visiting Prague

Passport requirements to enter the Czech Republic:

EU and UK (pre- and post-Brexit) citizens: a passport valid for the length of the visit is required (the passport must not expire before you leave the Czech Republic).

Other nationals: the passport must be valid for at least 90 days after your departure from the Czech Republic.

Further information is available from the Czech embassy in your home country (see above).
Passports for Prague

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