Instructions for arrival to the Czech Republic during Covid-19 pandemic

The following rules apply for all persons who have stayed abroad outside Czech Republic for more than 12 hours and are now entering Czech territory.

By the law, any USB student or employee who have been abroad in a medium, high, very high or extreme risk country for more than 12 hours and is going back to USB must inform its study department / superior and respect all legal obligations.


For most of the students, it is compulsory to fill-in a form before arrival (, submit a negative PCR test to Covid-19 undergone before the start of the journey and enter "self-isolation".

Follow the instructions depending on what country you are travelling from here: Entry to the Czech Republic_sum up and the web of the Ministry of Interior 

The conditions differ according to the personal situation of the person:

Part A: Concerns Czech citizens, foreigners with Czech residence permit, Citizens of EU+ and foreigners with residence permit issued by EU+. 

Part B: Concerns non EU citizens without residence permit issued by the Czech Republic or by EU+ country, non EU citizens who have a short-term visa issued before 11th May 2020 or short-term or long-term visa issued by another EU+ country. 

The rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Protective measure issued by the Ministry of Health

List of countries according to the level of risk: 

With effect from 1st July 2021 until 31st July 2021, based on Protective measure issued by the Ministry of Health, Czech citizens and foreigners with residence in the Czech Republic are banned to enter countries with an extreme risk transmission of COVID19 which are: Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), the Republic of India, the Republic of South Africa, Colombia, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Pemba islands), Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This does not apply to citizens of these countries and to travels, which cannot be postponed due to their nature and which were announced beforehand to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.



More information about USB dormitories: or (webpages mostly in Czech – you can use automatic google translate)

For accommodation at USB dormitories, follow the Decisions of the Director of KaM JU.

When arriving from abroad, you must fulfill the conditions for entry into the Czech Republic (see above). 

In case you are obliged to enter self isolation after arrival to the Czech Republic, you cannot be in your usual room at dormitories. You must arrange in advance a special room for self isolation. Contact Mrs Dvořáková, the Head of Dormitories at, and indicate your exact date of arrival, indicate also from which country you are arriving and for how long you need the self isolation. 

The rooms for self isolation after arrival are situated in Dormitory K5 (K5 Dorm map)

You can end the self isolation only when you receive the negative PCR test result of your test undergone in the Czech Republic. You can then check in at your originally assigned room. Send the negative PCR test result to your Faculty Study department and the Head of Dormitories

In case that your PCR test undergone in the Czech Republic is positive, contact immediately your Faculty International office coordinator (in usual working hours) or Emergency call line available 24/7 at +420 702 027 176.

Arrival from abroad for Winter Semester beginning on 29th September 2021

Because of higher number of incoming international students, there will be prepared special capacities for students who need self isolation room for the first days.

You have to plan your arrival from abroad starting from 13th September and in order to end the self isolation at the latest on 23rd September, following the instructions above.





Please follow the instructions given by the university.

Due to current restrictions linked with epidemiological situation, the studies at USB are currently running mainly online (distance learning). We expect, that the situation will be the same for the whole summer semester 2021. Distance learning will go on until the Czech government would allow on-site learning (in classrooms). You should always be prepared for both form of studies (distance – online and on-site)

It is needed to have your own IT equipment (notebook) in order to be able to follow classes. Most of teachers are using MS Teams, Moodle, Zoom.

HEALTH INSURANCE – Declaration of honour

Each student has the responsibility to arrange his/her own insurance for medical purposes and in case of medical repatriation need.

Information at USB practical info page.

Before leaving home, please check that you have valid insurance.

-           Students from EU countries: It is necessary to have a European Health Insurance Card, that entitles you to the provision of necessary and urgent health care free-of-charge. It is highly recommended to have a supplementary travel health insurance, especially in case you would need a medical repatriation.

-           Students with visa obligation: according to visa requirements, you need to purchase a comprehensive health insurance coverage.

Declaration of honour

Before your first arrival to the Czech Republic, please fill-in and sign the Declaration of honour , confirming that you are insured, including Covid-19 risks, during your stay at USB. Send the scanned copy of the Declaration of honour to your Study department, and bring the original document with you. It will be requested on the first days after your arrival.


ESN USB Budweis is a student organisation that helps international students. They are prepared to welcome you and help you enjoy your stay at USB.

Facebook page:

Instagram profile:

You can also contact them by email at and visit their webpage

BUDDIES: A buddy is a local student who helps the international student with arrival and integration in the life of the University of South Bohemia. You can request a buddy by filling-in this form.

Please be aware that this year the buddies may not be able to pick you up in person at the train/bus station. Anyway they can keep in touch with you by phone, whatsapp, messenger to support you during your arrival.

ESN USB Budweis and Rectorate International Office operate Whatsapp communication group for international students, if you are interested to join it, contact


USB has a 24/7 service for international students: an emergency phone number that you can contact in case you need to provide support in English in emergency situation.