Coronavirus in Czechia: Restricions on Leisure Activities and Shopping

A set of new countermeasures was announced by the Minister of Health Roman Prymula on Thursday, October 8. Some of them come into force on Friday, October 9, the rest of them will apply from Monday, October 12. Most of them concern leisure activities, although restrictions affecting shopping or education were announced as well.

Utilities in the Czech Republic and How Much Will You Pay for Them

Paying for utilities can be pretty confusing. Some landlords in the Czech Republic have fixed prices that they use for paying the utilities and tenants pay it as a part of the rent or they pay for the utilities themselves. But what is really hidden behind the word, utilities? What do you need to watch out for? How to save money for utilities? What is the approximate price that you would pay? Let’s find out!

Coronavirus in Czechia: The Government Declared a State of Emergency

On Monday, October 5, a state of emergency will come into force. The state of emergency was declared on September 30 by the Czech government and together with that, new restrictions will be introduced, but as announced by the Minister of Health, Roman Prymula, they won’t include the closing of borders. He, however, admitted that other countries may impose restrictions on travelling from and to the Czech Republic.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Where You Can Get Tested for COVID-19

More and more people know someone infected or someone who was in contact with an infected person as the number of people infected with coronavirus still rapidly grows. With this, the possibility of catching the virus increases. So where can one get tested if they think they could be also infected?

Coronavirus in Czechia: Foreign Partners of Czech and EU Citizens May Enter the Country

As of September 21, foreign partners of Czech or EU citizens can enter the Czech Republic even if the couple is still unmarried, as announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This had been previously possible only under strict conditions. This eventually changed to make family reunification easier.

Coronavirus in Czechia: New Restrictions Announced, Universities Switch to Distance Learning

More restrictions regarding events and opening hours of bars, pubs and other catering facilities will be introduced as announced by the new Minister of Health Roman Prymula on September 23. These new restrictions will apply from Thursday, September 24. Prymula became the new Health Minister on September 21 after his predecessor Adam Vojtěch stepped down from the office.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Face Masks Mandatory in Schools and Restrictions on Travelling from the Country

On September 18, the number of people newly infected with coronavirus already exceeded 3 000 new cases per day. The Czech government has been recently reintroducing some countermeasures as a response to the alarming spread of the virus. There is a possibility that even more restrictive countermeasures will be put in place in the near future. Besides that, several countries marked the Czech Republic as a non-safe country.

Some Expats in the Czech Republic Will Have to Undergo Integration Courses

Some expats living in the Czech Republic will have to undergo special integration courses that are expected to start taking place from January 2021 according to a new decree proposed by the Ministry of the Interior. During these courses, they should learn for example, about customs and the Czech language, but also about the issue of domestic violence. The draft of this decree was recently sent for the comment procedure.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Another Big Spike in New Cases

At the beginning of summer, most people believed that coronavirus would soon disappear for good. That didn’t happen though. Shortly after the original countermeasures were released, the number of new cases started increasing again and the negative trend continues. During the last few weeks the number of new cases was increasing rapidly though some changes have not yet taken effect.

5 Vegetarian Foods from Czech Republic You Need to Try

The Czech Republic is known for its meaty dishes. Steaks. Pork. Smoked meat. Goulash. Schnitzel. Czechs love their meat in any and all forms, but what if you’re interested in trying some Czech food for yourself and you’re a vegetarian? 

Regardless of whether you’re travelling to the Czech Republic on holiday and you’re interested in learning about the opportunities out there, or you’re just a fan of Czech food and want to try some for yourself at home, be grounded in the fact there are some tasty vegetarian Czech dishes you have to try.