The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union.
Citizens of EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland may stay temporarily within the territory of the Czech Republic without any permit whatsoever on the basis of a travel document or ID card. A notification obligation does however apply for this group for stays longer than 3 months. You must notify the pertinent inspectorate of the foreign police service.
Citizens of countries with which an agreement on visa-free travel has been concluded only require a passport. A list of these countries can be found here.
Citizens of certain countries need to arrange a visa to enter the Czech Republic. A list of the countries with a visa obligation can be found here.
Travelling with animals
In order to travel to the Czech Republic with dogs, cats and ferrets, you must have:
- A pet passport, i.e. a uniform document throughout the whole of the EU which is issued by a vet.
- A condition for issuance of the passport is marking of the animal – it must be tattooed (legibly); marking with an electronic chip is obligatory from 2011 onwards. This is performed by a vet.
- The animal must be vaccinated against rabies in accordance with the legislation of the European Union, i.e. the first vaccination must take place from three months of age.
Customs checks at state borders ended on the date the Czech Republic joined the EU. Checks have remained only at the outer borders of the EU. This is why you will only come across checks at international airports.
Exemption of goods brought into the EU from customs duty, VAT and consumer tax relates to goods imported occasionally for personal use.
Information about amounts which you can bring into the Czech Republic and which goods are exempt from customs duty, VAT and consumer tax can be found here.