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.

Why was the electronic vignette created?

On January 1, 2021, the system of acquiring and using motorway vignettes will become much easier for both Czech and foreign drivers. The electronic vignette will be available for purchase online using a computer or mobile device, in the point-of-sale network, and in self-service kiosks. Once you receive confirmation of your purchase, you can hit the road!

The state will save a significant amount of money over the long term by implementing electronic vignettes. The costs of printing, distributing, and the destruction of unsold paper vignettes will disappear while also making electronic vignette controls much more effective. The big advantage of going electronic is the flexible validity period of the annual electronic vignette. Furthermore, its purchase will be possible up to three months in advance.

How the Vignette Works
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