The Electronic Vignette is Here!
Drivers of passenger vehicles can look forward to a revolutionary change on toll sections of Czech motorway beginning January 1, 2021! The era of putting motorway vignette stickers on your windshield will end. They will be replaced by the new electronic vignette. You can buy it online, in a network of points of sale, or at self-service kiosks. And more good news: The price will remain the same.About the Electronic Vignette
What is the electronic vignette?
The electronic vignette will completely replace the paper vignette that has been used up to now. It will be tied to a specific licence plate number and can be easily purchased online, in the point of sale network, or in a self-service kiosk. It will be checked using cameras to scan license plates. The Czech Police and the Czech Customs Authority will be equipped with technologies that allow them to immediately discover whether a specific vehicle has purchased a valid electronic vignette or whether it is exempt.
When does it start?
We will move from paper to electronic vignettes on January 1, 2021. The e-shop will be launched a month beforehand so you can get your loved ones a practical Christmas gift in the form of an electronic vignette. The validity of paper vignettes will traditionally end on January 31, 2021 and thus drivers need to have the new electronic vignette beginning on February 1, 2021. There will be three types just as before: annual, 30-day, and 10-day vignettes.
Who Must Purchase an Electronic Vignette?
Any passenger vehicle with at least four wheels and up to 3.5 tons in weight must currently have a paper vignette or future in the future an electronic vignette when using a section of toll roads. The vehicle must have the vignette before entering the section of road. Motorcycles and trailers do not require a valid electronic vignette.