Issuance of the Czech version of the European COVID-19 certificate

As of 15 November 2021, all persons who have been staying in the Czech Republic for a long time and legally and who hold one of the following certificates of vaccination can apply for the issue of the Czech version of the COVID Digital Certificate.

The precise guidelines for issuing these certificates are stipulated in the extraordinary measure establishing the vaccination schedule for persons.

Who can apply for the Czech version of the COVID Digital Certificate:

Persons who do not have Czech public health insurance (they are not insured according to Act No. 48/1997 Coll., As amended) and are:

a) a citizen of the Czech Republic, or
b) foreigners (from the EU or third countries) who have resided in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days in the sense of Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the stay of foreigners in the Czech Republic and on the amendment of certain acts, as amended, and at the same time meet one of the following conditions:

  1. have a valid long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic;
  2. are in possession of a valid long-stay visa,
  3. is an EU citizen with a certificate of temporary residence or a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic;
  4. is a family member of an EU citizen with a certificate of temporary residence or a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic.

The Czech version of the COVID digital certificate of performed vaccination may be issued to:

1. EU COVID Digital Certificate

2. Third-country certificates that were recognized as equivalent to the EU COVID Digital Certificate

3. Recognized certificates from other countries

4. Countries and territories with a certificate for which additional confirmation is required for the issuance of a Czech certificate:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. Cambodia
  6. Egypt
  7. Ethiopia
  8. Guatemala
  9. Honduras
  10. Japan
  11. Kenya
  12. Laos
  13. Mongolia
  14. Namibia
  15. Nigeria
  16. Oman
  17. Qatar
  18. Rwanda
  19. Salvador
  20. South Africa
  21. Taiwan
  22. Uruguay
  23. Vietnam

What the certificate must contain:

  • the written certificate issued in at least English by an authorised body stating that the vaccination has been fully completed,
  • the written certificate must contain details of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccine administered, the date of administration of the vaccine, the identification of the body that issued the certificate and that these details can be verified remotely directly from the written certificate,
  • the vaccination was administered with a vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency: Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Spikevax (Moderna), Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech) and Janssen; or a vaccine manufactured in accordance with a patent for the above vaccines that is approved by the World Health Organisation for emergency use (see list here),
  • the certificate is accompanied by any other document that allows its verifiability (e.g. a medical report issued by the facility that administered the vaccination). This document must be at least in English.