Czech Republic

Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 3:33 PM
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ubject: FW: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Czech Republic

Hello

Can you please confirm if there is a bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Czech Republic that is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.

If so, please provide a copy of it, and please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.

Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.

Thank you
Kind regards

From: Embassy Canberra <canberra@embassy.mzv.cz>
Date: 12 October 2016 3:07:03 pm AEST
Subject: Odpověď: Fw: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Czech Republic
Good afternoon,

Regarding your visa enquiry for the Czech Republic, Australian passport holders can enter the Czech Republic which is part of the Schengen area without a visa and stay for up to 90 days in any 180 day period, providing that the stay is of non-profit nature.

Please be aware that the accumulated maximum length of your stay in the entire Schengen area is up to 90 days within a 180 day period from your first entry into the Schengen area.

Australian passport holders travelling to the Czech Republic may be asked to present the following documents by the immigration officers at the airport/border crossing:

1.        passport valid for at least 3 months after the last day of their stay
2.        evidence of sufficient financial funds (cash, cerdit cards etc.)
3.        travel health insurance policy that covers medical expenses related to injury or illness in the Czech Republic including expenses connected with transportation of the foreigner to the country of which they are a passport holder or to a country in which they have permanent residence. Minimum insurance cover must be of 30,000.- EUR. The policy must be valid for the duration of their stay in the Czech Republic
4.        evidence of accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay in the Czech Republic or evidence of sufficient financial funds for accommodation
5.        evidence of sufficient funds to cover the travel expenses (e.g.return ticket to their country of residence, financial funds to buy such a ticket).

You can find more information on the Schengen area at the following link:
http://www.mzv.cz/sydney/en/visa_consular_information/visa_information/the_czech_republic_in_schengen.html  

For further visa information, please also refer to these links below:
http://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/short_stay_visa/list_of_states_whose_citizens_are_exempt/index.html
http://www.mzv.cz/sydney/en/visa_consular_information/visa_information/short_term_stay_up_to_90_days.html

Best regards,

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canberra
8 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley, ACT 2606

T: +61 2 6290 1386 | F: +61 2 6290 0006
E: canberra@embassy.mzv.cz | W: www.mzv.cz/canberra