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From January 1st 2021, drivers will be able to use electronic vignettes in the Czech Republic. It will be possible to purchase them as early as December 1st. The vignettes are also to be made available at sales points and kiosks in the Czech Republic.

According to Czech Radio, electronic vignettes are to replace the existing paper stickers as early as in 2021, and drivers will be able to set the vignettes’ validity up to 90 days in advance.

The annual toll-road permits for the Czech Republic shall nonetheless remain valid at the beginning of next year.

If you have a valid annual vignette from 2020, it will be valid until 31 January 2021, edalnice.cz. reports.

The change, which was announced last week by the Minister of Transport Karel Havliczek, may significantly facilitate the work of some drivers, e.g. those performing light transport.

As a reminder, in the Czech Republic vignettes must be used by owners of vehicles with a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes that run on four wheels. Since the beginning of this year, however, green vehicles, i.e. those that run on hydrogen, electricity or a fuel mix that allows for reduced CO2 emissions of 50g/km, are exempt from charges.

Once electronic vignettes come into force in the Czech Republic, their prices will not change. The standard annual vignette will still cost CZK 1500, a 30-day vignette CZK 440 and 10-day vignette – CZK 310.


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