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Visa and Passport information for visitors to Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Republic 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 these countries:

(a) UK and other EU countries, 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 Visa: Where travelers arrive with a Schengen visa, either directly into the Czech Republic or via another Schengen area country, no further visa is required.

(b) Family member 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.
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Visas ARE required by all visitors not covered by the above.

Where a visa is required to visit Prague, for a stay of up to 90 days you will need to apply for a Schengen (short-term) visa. But please 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 travelers that require a visa is available here:
Visit the Czech Republic with a visa.

Further information on visas:

Prague Experience has compiled the information on this page based on our understanding of current visa requirements, but it is a complicated area and changes to the rules do occur. We endeavour to keep this page up-to-date, but beyond this we can offer no further advice (because we simply don't know any more than this). If you are in any doubt, 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:

UK and EU nationals: a passport valid for the length of the visit is required (i.e. 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).
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