Czech Republic Accepts Vaccinations of Third-Country Nationals If the Vaccine Is Approved by EMA

Residents of the Czech Republic and European Union countries with temporary or permanent residency in Czechia will be subject to the same vaccination requirements as immunized European Union citizens if the  European Medicines Agency (EMA) approves the Covid-19 vaccine in third countries. The decree was passed by the government on June 21st at a press conference, according to Adam Vojtech.

From July 1, according to Vojtech, it is now necessary to create the possibility of obtaining a certificate through a specific system managed by the Institute for Medical Information and Statistics (ÚZIS).

Due to vaccination, people will indeed be able to enter the Czech Republic without confirmation of a PCR test, a vaccination certificate will be enough. Vojtech also stated that only residents of the Czech Republic who have been vaccinated will be able to attend cultural events. The minister believes that the same rules should apply to education involvement.

People can currently get confirmation from the Citizens’ Vaccine Portal if they received the vaccine, had negative PCR results or became infected. Infectivity is confirmed 180 days after a positive test, 22 days after the first immunization dose, or 180 days after a negative test. For different actions, it has varying validity periods. A PCR test is usually valid for seven days, while an antigen test is valid for 48 or 72 hours.