The epidemiologic situation in the Czech Republic has been steadily improving. There are no great increases in the numbers of new infections or hospitalizations. Therefore, the government has come up with a number of new restriction relaxations, which will be valid from 1 August. These relaxations are mainly related to culture and sports. Several vaccination spots without the need to register have opened all over Czechia.
The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul is probably the first thing you will notice upon your arrival to Brno. The city of Brno is full of beautiful churches, 45 to be precise, but the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul stands out from the rest and embodies one of the symbols of the town. If you’ve heard of Brno, chances are you’ve also heard of “Petrov”. This impressive monument was built on the Petrov hill from which it gets its nickname. No matter where you stand in Brno, the cathedral is looking down on you and has been doing so since the 11th and 12th centuries.
If you aren’t covered by public health insurance, you need to purchase comprehensive health insurance from a commercial insurance company. According to the new version of the Czech immigration law, you can only buy this insurance from the PVZP from 2 August 2021. If you don’t want the PVZP insurance, you can still get insured with Slavia for cheaper if you close your contract by 1 August 2021.
The Czech government amended the law about foreigners living in Czechia, valid from 2 August 2021. These changes include for example the obligation to purchase comprehensive health insurance solely from the insurance company PVZP for the first five years of their stay, the renaming of a residence permit document for EU citizens, administration fees of 200 CZK for residence permits and their extensions, and new identification documents for third-country citizens containing biometric data.
Summer is a great time to get off our couch to enjoy an open-air movie session during a refreshing evening. You can find several open-air cinemas screening at various places throughout the city of Brno. Pick the film genre that suits you best from a vast selection: Comedy, romance, action, horror, adventure, fantasy, or documentary. And no need to speak Czech to go! Spend an unforgettable evening alone or with your partner or friends in one of the fabulous open-air cinemas in the city.
Although third-country citizens living in Czechia have been able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 since 11 June, some things are still not completely clear. For example, many expats don’t know that if they’ve purchased comprehensive health insurance for foreigners, they might be able to get reimbursed. Here’s a look at how different Czech insurance companies handle COVID-19 reimbursements and what you need to do to get yours.
Are you bored of indoor cinemas that have been open a little while ago after some more coronavirus restrictions had been lifted? Or are you just looking for a place to spend some free time? If you enjoy outdoor activities, open-air cinemas will be perfect for you! There are a couple of nice places in the capital that play different movies and also hold various events, including both free and paid ones. Find out more about them in this article.
Summer is already here and with it comes high temperatures. At this time of the year, we are all seeking cool and shade. Are you running out of ideas about what you can do during summer in Brno to hide from the heat? To help you cope with these high temperatures, here is a list of 5 places where you can cool down and relax in Brno and its surroundings.
Most people don’t enjoy housework. However, regularly cleaning your apartment is a necessary part of adult life. Especially if you’re renting. You need to make sure your place is clean so that you prevent any damage and don’t lose your deposit when moving out. And obviously, as an expat in Czechia, it can be difficult to distinguish between different cleaning brands and cleaners. One can get easily overwhelmed. Worry not, because we’re here with tips that will help you keep your apartment in mint condition.
If you ever head north-east of Brno, you’re bound to pass through Bílovice nad Svitavou. At first it may seem there is not much to see in this little town aside from its unique red brick church and the Svitava river. But Bílovice has so much more to offer! Let us introduce you properly to this magical storybook place – the land of The Cunning Little Vixen and Forest, Hills and Waters.