All Foreigners Can Remain Legally Until 60 Days after the State of Emergency Ends
International connections should resume from May 11. However, many neighboring states have closed their borders to foreigners, and so travel options will remain severely limited. It is also not clear what conditions will apply to cross-border transport. Meanwhile, those whose visas or visa-free travel periods are about to expire can legally stay in the Czech Republic until July 17th, 2020. Title photo: ZM / Jobspin.
Czech Rep., May 5 (JS) – Foreign nationals from outside the EU whose visas or visa-free travel periods are about to expire can legally stay in the Czech Republic until July 17th, 2020, whether they are from countries who need a visa or residence permit to enter the Czech Republic, or those whose citizens are granted visa-free travel. It is not necessary for foreign nationals to notify the foreign police during this period.
Everyone leaving the Czech Republic will receive a special “exit stamp” in their passport, confirming the legality of their stay in the Czech Republic.
According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the 60-day transitional period also applies to permits from the Czech Labor Office. Holders of Schengen business visas and employment cards may also work during this period.
Holders of long-term visas or residence permits who intend to continue studying, working or otherwise living in the Czech Republic can apply for an extension at their local branch of the Department of Asylum and Migration Policy, part of the Ministry of the Interior. More information in English can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.