List of States Whose Citizens Are Required to Have Visa

List of States whose citizens are required to possess visa to travel to the Schengen Area – based on Regulation (EU) No 2018/1806, as amended.

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameron
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • DPR Korea
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Papua-New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia1
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Surinam
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

(as to 1. 11. 2019)

  1. Territorial and autonomous units which are not recognized as states by at least one EU Member State and whose residents need a visa to enter the Schengen Area:
    • Kosovo as defined by the UNSCR 1244 of June 10, 1999
    • Palestinian Authority
  2. As for the holders of diplomatic and service passports, the visa regime may be of different nature. In this case we kindly recommend you to contact the competent Embassy/Consulate General of the Czech Republic.

Please be aware of the fact that the travel document of the foreigner must have been issued within last ten years and must be valid at least three months after the departure from the Schengen area.


1 Travel documents from the Federal Republic of Somalia are not recognised by the Czech Republic for the purposes of residence and entry to the territory of the Czech Republic.

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