Flying During the Time of Coronavirus

Measures on Board

Boarding Aircraft with Mandatory Nose and Mouth Cover

In accordance with measures of the Czech Ministry of Health in effect from 25 February 2021, all passengers over the age of 15 must wear a respirator without an exhalation valve and with at least 94% filtration efficiency under the current standards (e.g. FFP2/KN 95) or similar equipment that fulfills at least all the technical conditions and requirements (for the product) of ČSN EN 14683+AC prior to boarding Smartwings and Czech Airlines aircraft and to wear it for the entire flight. No other respiratory protective equipment is permitted.

Outside the above respiratory protective equipment, children between the ages of 6 and 15 may travel with only one surgical face mask.

The obligation to wear respiratory protective equipment does not apply to children under 6 years old and other persons listed in the exceptions to the emergency measure (e.g. persons traveling in public transport for the time strictly necessary to eat meals or drink beverages).

Failure to comply with the safety measure will be considered a breach of Smartwings and Czech Airlines Conditions of Carriage. As a result, the passenger in breach of the Conditions may be excluded from transport.

Our crew members will also use protective airways and hand gear.

Strict Hygiene Standards Aboard Our Aircraft

Our aircraft interiors undergo a thorough disinfection process before and after each flight according to the strictest hygienic standards, including seats, tray tables, seat pockets, overhead lockers and lavatories.

Please Note:
We recommend you always check the current rules and regulations for entering the country of your final destination before your journey. This also applies to citizens and permanent residents as well as passengers in transit or transfer. In some cases, a negative COVID‑19 test result may be required. For additional information on rules and regulations for entering or transferring through the country of your final destination, please contact the authorities of the respective country.

Social Distancing

Protective Measures Within the Premises of Václav Havel Airport Prague

Flying from/to Prague? Review the protective measures applied within the premises of Prague Airport.

Your safety is our priority.

Two-metre Gaps

Please maintain a two-metre gap from others when boarding or disembarking the aircraft.

Online Check-in

If possible, please use the relevant section of our website to check in for your flight online.

Contactless Payments

Only contactless payments, i.e. credit or debit cards, are accepted aboard our aircraft.

Airports

Please note that the general procedures of security checkpoints may have been adjusted. We recommend arriving at airports ahead of time. There are also restrictions governing the provision of certain services. Airport lounges, restaurants, shops and other facilities may thus be temporarily closed.

Measures on Gates

To reduce the risk of transmitting Covid-19, please present your travel document open at the photo page to the staff at the departure exit and then place your boarding pass on the boarding pass validator by yourself. This procedure will ensure your safe boarding without unnecessary physical contact.

On-board Seating

Sufficient seating capacity permitting, gaps will be maintained between passengers in Economy Class. Business Class seating arrangements will always leave the middle seat empty. On aircraft with a two-seat configuration, there will always be only one person seated per pair of seats.

Country-specific Entry Regulations

On flights to some destinations, you may be asked to fill in a form directly aboard the aircraft or at the airport. Therefore, please remember to carry a pen while in flight as, for hygienic reasons, writing accessories cannot be distributed by the crew.

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

The conditions for entry of persons to the Czech Republic change with effect from 22 June 2021. Please see the new rules here.

Change for transfer passengers at Václav Havel Airport Prague

Passengers arriving at Terminal 1, i.e., from a country outside the Schengen area, and continuing on a connecting flight from Terminal 2, i.e., to a Schengen area country, must pass through passport control in the arrival hall of Terminal 1 and then continue through the public part of the airport to Terminal 2 for a connecting flight.

Passport control in the airport transit zone at the transition from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 will be closed until further notice for operational reasons.

Passengers arriving at Terminal 2 with a connecting flight from Terminal 1 can pass through passport control in the airport transit zone.

Denmark

Denmark

Only people who meet the criteria listed here are allowed entry to Denmark.

All passengers over the age of 15 must wear a respirator without an exhalation valve and with at least 95% filtration efficiency under the current standards (e.g. FFP2/KN 95) prior to boarding and for the entire flight. More information can be found here.

Effective from 10th November 2020, payments for extra baggage, overweight baggage or other additional services at Copenhagen Airport (CPH) are only possible by credit card. Cash payments are not accepted.

France

France

You can find information about the current entry requirements here.

Iceland

Iceland

You can find information about the current entry requirements here.

Malta

Malta

You can find information about the current entry requirements here.

Netherlands

Netherlands

Passengers must complete and submit health screening form (6/12) before departure, declaring that they do not have any symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Travellers aged 13 and over from outside the Schengen area are required to hold a valid Covid-19 negative test certificate and to complete this test declaration Covid-19. The test certificate itself should include date and time of test: must be maximum 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands.

All passengers (including Dutch citizens) must show a negative test declaration Covid-19 and the negative test result when boarding the aircraft. If a passenger cannot show the negative test declaration form then the passenger may not board the aircraft. Test report should include Date and time of test: must be maximum 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands

Negative rapid antigen-test mandatory per January 23rd 2021 0:01 LT. In addition to the mandatory negative PCR-test results, the test-declaration, the health declaration the government adds a mandatory COVID-19 negative rapid antigen-test to the spectrum of test that need to be carried out for air travel to The Netherlands. This test is also mandatory for transfer/transit passengers. The COVID-19 rapid antigen-test must performed within 4 hours prior to departure.

All passengers on flights to Amsterdam are requested to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before the scheduled departure due to the obligation to undergo an antigen test before departure. For more details, see here.

Travellers who had spent time in certain countries including the Czech Republic prior to their journey, should self-quarantine after arrival in the Netherlands for ten days. For more details, see here.

Russia

Russia

The entry of foreigners to Russian Federation continues to be limited. Categories of persons allowed to enter the territory of the Russian Federation are listed here. Please make sure you are compliant with the conditions for entry to the Russian Federation.

All passengers are required to complete the Application Form upon arrival in the Russian Federation and present it at the passport control.

All foreign citizens are required to present a medical document confirming the PCR test for COVID-19 with a negative result passed not earlier than 3 calendar days prior to arrival in the Russian Federation. Foreign passengers without this document may not be allowed to board the aircraft.

Sweden

Sweden

You can find information about the current entry requirements here.

Effective from 1st November 2020, payments for extra baggage, overweight baggage or other additional services at Stockholm Arlanda Airport are only possible by credit card. Cash payments are not accepted.

Ukraine

Ukraine

You can find information about the current entry requirements here.

Visit the IATA websites and check the current rules and regulations for entering the country of your final destination. Click here for information on the availability of test provider in your area.

Partner Airlines

A situation may occur where you purchase a Czech Airlines ticket (Czech Airlines is a marketing carrier), but the operating carrier is a partner airline. Alternatively, another carrier operates part of your journey.

We recommend that you visit the websites of our partner airlines for all the latest information on Covid-19 travel instructions aboard their aircraft:

For the latest information from SkyTeam, an airline alliance of which Czech Airlines is a member, please click here.