Czechs traveling to the US will no longer need proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Non-US citizens traveling to the country for tourism reasons have needed to present proof of vaccination for over 18 months. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 10.05.2023 16:02:00 (updated on 10.05.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Over three years after the beginning of Covid-19, the U.S. government announced that it will end Covid-19 vaccine requirements for non-U.S. air travelers flying from selected countries – including Czechia.

Non-citizen, non-immigrant passengers will no longer need to show proof of vaccination from May 12. They have needed to do so since early 2022 – presenting a negative PCR test was not enough. U.S. citizens – of which there are about 10,000 in Czechia – were exempt from this last year.

"We are announcing that the [U.S.] administration will end the Covid-19 vaccine requirements for federal employees, federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of May 11, the same day that the Covid-19 public health emergency ends," writes the White House on its website.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test had been required to enter Czechia; people traveling from some countries that were deemed as high risk were not able to enter at all.

Czechia removed its traffic-light system for incoming passengers in mid-February 2022, which made it easier for many people to enter the country. In April last year, the government fully opened up the country without the need to present a vaccination certificate, PCR test, or fill out an arrival form.

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