Are you a third-country citizen from a country where the epidemiological situation has gotten much worse? And do you want to come to Czechia? As of 4 May, the Czech Ministry of Health released a new measure amending the old decision concerning the travel of citizens from countries with extreme or low risk of infection. The new rules are slightly more convenient, so more third-country citizens will be able to enter Czechia.
Author: Tereza Walsbergerová
Coronavirus in Czechia: Update on Upcoming Restriction Relaxations, Masks, and Fresh News about Vaccination
The Czech government is relaxing more restrictions on 10 May than previously announced. These amendments concern face masks and travelling. Additionally, it looks like the original vaccination roll-out plan may be speeding up. What’s already relaxed? What’s being relaxed on 10 May? Who can get vaccinated at the moment? Read this article to make sure you’re up to date on everything related to #CoronavirusInCzechia.
Coronavirus in Czechia: Hair Salons, Barbershops, Manicures, Spas, and More to Reopen on 3 May
According to the Minister of Industry and Trade, we can expect the opening of bodycare services such as hair salons and barbershops, pedicures, manicures, massage salons, cosmetic and regeneration services, animal care, and spa care, including rehabilitation services. All of these services will reopen on 3 May.
Coronavirus in Czechia: The 6-package Plan for Restriction Relaxations
The Government has introduced a plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in a 6-package process. Every Monday, the government will decide on the next step. Every Thursday, these steps will be approved based on the current epidemiological situation. For instance, on Monday, 26 April, the government is reopening kindergartens for all children in three selected regions.
5 Years in Czechia? Apply for Permanent Residence Now and Make Sure You Take the Easier Czech Language Exam
Every foreigner living in Czechia for 5 continuous years has the right to apply for a permanent residence card. If you are a third-country citizen, however, you’ll need to pass a Czech language exam to be able to obtain it. The level of this exam will go up from A1 to A2 by the end of 2021. In fact, selected schools will increase the level to A2 as soon as this November. To take the easier level, you will need to apply for your permanent residence permit by the end of August 2021.
Coronavirus in Czechia: First Steps out of Lockdown on 12 April
The epidemiological situation in Czechia has been gradually improving. Therefore, the government has decided to no longer extend the state of emergency beyond 11 April. At the same time, we can expect some restriction relaxations from next Monday. This includes the relaxation of the limitation of movement, and the reopening of selected schools, shops, services, and businesses. What’s to open on 12 April? And what else is being relaxed?
Municipal Waste Fees: Different in Every Czech City
Waste-collection is one of those topics you don’t think about every day. However, you should think about it at least once a year when it’s time to pay the municipal waste fee – especially if you live in Brno, Hradec Králové, and Olomouc. You may have not known this, but whether you have to pay or don’t depends on where in Czechia you live. Especially if you’re an expat.
Health Care in Czechia under COVID-19: Insurance, Testing, and Vaccination
Understanding the health care system in Czechia can be difficult even for Czechs, especially during a worldwide pandemic. For expats living in Czechia, things might get even more complicated and difficult to comprehend. This article explains what the deal is with COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and which insurance companies cover which kinds of services if you’re a foreigner.
Remote Haven: Work “From Home” from the Magical Island of Madeira
As COVID-19 measures keep tightening in workplaces all around Czechia, most people believe that they have to choose between working at the office under restrictions or working from the isolation of their homes. But did you know there was a third option? An increasing number of young professionals have been temporarily leaving their homes for the island of Madeira to work from the stimulating safety of its digital nomad community. One of the places on Madeira you can choose for your “voluntary exile” is Bogdan Danchuk’s Remote Haven.
Coronavirus in Czechia: Current State of Emergency Extended through 11 April
The Chamber of Deputies granted the government’s request and voted to extend the current state of emergency. The extension is valid through 11 April 2021. The deputies also discussed the possibility of relaxation of some restrictions in mid-April – including the easement of the ban of movement and gradual reopening of schools.