AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING CZECH REPUBLIC
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Czech Republic starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter the Czech Republic. All tourists entering the country territory from another (Schengen area member) are exempted from presenting their passports to Czech authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Czech custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Czech territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:
If arriving from a non-EU country:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200) / cigarillos (100) / cigars (50) / smoking tobacco (250g);
- Alcohol: Still table wine (2L), spirits (1L) / fortified wine (2L);
- Perfume: Perfume (60 mL), eau de toilette (250 mL)
If arriving from an EU Member State:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (800) / cigarillos (400) / cigars (200) / smoking tobacco (1kg);
- Alcohol: Spirits (10L) / fortified wine (20L) / wine 90L, beer (110L)
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering the Czech Republic with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
Children aged up to 15 years old are exempt from holding a passport if traveling with companions (parents, grandparents or guardian) if:
- Children have the same nationality as the companion
- children’s names are registered in the passport of the companion.
Australia and Czech Republic
Australia and the Czech Republic share ideals on international policy as well as strong people-to-people links. Two modern-day waves of Czechs immigrating to Australia occurred after the communist takeover in 1948 and again in 1968 following Soviet occupation. Approximately 24,500 Australians are of Czech ancestry.
Bilateral relations between the two countries include a bilateral Social Security Agreement, an agreement establishing counterpart Work and Holiday arrangements for their youth, an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, the Double Taxation Agreement and the Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the Transfer of Nuclear Material. AUSTRAC and its Czech counterpart also have an agreement to share financial intelligence between law entities.
Trade between Australia and the Czech Republic amounts to close to a billion Australian dollars. Wool is certainly the largest export from Australia to the Czech Republic. The majority of the 700 million Australian dollars in imports from the Czech Republic to Australia are from passenger vehicles. Czech investment in Australia is almost a fifth of Australian investment stock in the Czech Republic which is over 200 million Australian dollars.
Australian nationals currently enter the Czech Republic for tourist or business purposes without a visa for stays of up to 90 days. When ETIAS is implemented, Australians will need ETIAS pre-authorisation to enter the Czech Republic. A Schengen visa will only be a requirement for visits in excess of 90 days.
List of Australian diplomatic offices in Czech Republic
Australian Consulate in Prague, Czech Republic
Address: 6th Floor, Solitaire Bldg, Klimentska ul. 10, Prague 110 00 - 1, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 221 729 260
Fax: +420 296 578 352
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00
Details: Mr Petr Vodvarka - Consul
List of Czech diplomatic offices in Australia
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canberra, Australia
Consulate of the Czech Republic in Sydney, Australia
Address: 169 Military Road, Dover Heights NSW 2030
Phone: + 61 2 9581 0111
Fax: +61 2 93719635
Office Hours: Office Hours: Monday - Friday 07.45 - 16.15 Opening Hours For Public: Tuesday 09.00 - 11.30, 13.30 - 15.30 Wendesday 09.00 - 11.30 Thursday 09.00 - 11.30, 13.30 - 15.30
Honorary Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Melbourne, Australia
Address: Level 11, 500 Collins Street, VIC 3000 Melbourne, Australia
Phone: +61 3 96296196
Fax: +61 3 96291311
Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 09.00 to 12.00
Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Perth, Australia
Address: 27 Virgilia Street, Duncraig, WA 6023 Perth, Australia
Phone: +61 8 92467102
Fax: +61 8 92467016
Office Hours: Wednesday 15.00 to 19.00
Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Adelaide, Australia
Address: 70 Northumberland Street, Tusmore, S.A. 5065 Adelaide, Australia
Phone: +61 8 83310286
Fax: +61 8 83310286
Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in AUSTRALIA
Address: 169 Lewisham Scenic Drive, TSA 7173, Lewisham, Australia
Phone: +61 3 62659657
Fax: +61 3 62659657
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About Czech Republic
- Czech 95.4%;
- Slovak 1.6%;
- Other 3%;
Area: 78,866 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Koruna (CZK)
Calling Code: +420