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The Czech Republic officially acceded to the Schengen agreement on 1st January 2008. The Schengen agreement enables countries to remove their internal borders and allows people to travel without checks from country to country within the Schengen area.

On 21st December 2007, checks at land borders into the Czech Republic ceased.

While there are no longer any border checks, you are advised not to attempt to cross land borders without a valid travel document. It is likely that random identity checks will be made in areas surrounding land borders even following accession to the Schengen agreement.

Children aged 15 and above must have their own passports.  Those travelling on a parent's passport will be refused entry to the Czech Republic.
It is basically possible to cross the border anywhere. Exceptions are explained in the following table.



Options for use

Neurehefeld – Moldava

Street, vehicles up to 3.5 tons

Georgenfeld/Zinnwald - Zadní Cinovec

Hiking trail

Altenberg – Cinovec

Street, vehicles up to 12 tons, Busses

Fürstenau – Fojtovice

Hiking trail

Breitenau – Krásný Les

Motor way A 17/D 8

Bahratal – Petrovice

Street, vehicles up to 3.5 tons

Rosenthal - Jílové/Sněžník

Hiking trail

Bad Schandau – Dě?ín


Schöna – Dolní Žleb

Elbe cycle path

Schöna – Hřensko

Foot passenger ferry

Schöna – Hřensko

Warerway Elbe/Labe

Schöna – Hřensko

Street, vehicles up to 3.5 tons, Busses

Zadní Jetřichovice - Rabensteine

Hiking trail

Niedermühle - Vl?í deska

Hiking trail

Hinterhermsdorf - Zadní Doubice

Hiking trail

Weißbachtal – Brtnícký potok

Hiking trail

Hinterhermsdorf – Mikulášovice

Hiking trail

Saupsdorf (Wachberg) - Mikulášovice

Hiking trail

Sebnitz OT Hertigswalde (Waldhaus) – Mikulášovice - Tomášov

Hiking trail

Sebnitz (Forellenschänke) - Mikulášovice – Tan?nice

Hiking trail

Sebnitz – Dolní Poustevna

Street, vehicles up to 3.5 tons

Langburkersdorf - Lobendava

Hiking trail

motor cycle
passenger car
motor truck
handicapped person

Small border traffic on hiking trails

You can cross the border on the sites mention above with a valid identity-card, passport or another valid border crossing document. It doesn’t apply to third-country citizen who are need a visa

  • in the Federal German Republic and/ or
  • in the Czech Republic and/ or
  • in one of the member states of the European Union.

Because of reasons of environmental protection it’s not allowed to use motor-assisted bicycles on hiking trails in Saxony. Automatically powered wheel chairs with a maximum speed over 6 kilometres aren’t permitted to cross the common border on hiking trails into the Czech Republic.

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