The epidemiological situation in Czechia is not good. The government announced a new State of Emergency on 26 November, which should last for 30 days, and released a new batch of restrictions, including the closure of all Christmas markets and the limitation of cultural events to 1 000 vaccinated individuals. In addition, due to a new strain of coronavirus known as omicron, the Czech Republic has issued a travel ban for 8 African countries.
As of 22 November, the Czech government has implemented additional restrictions in reaction to the growing numbers of new COVID-19 cases. These include the end of acceptance of negative test results in services (including e.g. restaurants, hair salons, and concerts) and the relaunch of blanket testing in schools and companies for non-vaccinated individuals.
The government announced that all foreigners who are living here legally can now get the COVID-19 vaccine for free. Additionally, as the epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic is once again getting worse, the Ministry of Health has toughened mask mandates at universities, valid from 15 November, and decided on new measures at ski centres, valid from 1 December.
If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you may have noticed a growing energy crisis in Europe that is increasing the price of electricity. To make sure you don’t go over budget, you should talk to your landlord to find out whether the provider is planning on increasing your monthly utility deposits. We’re also bringing you a few tips on how to not waste electricity in your home and ultimately save money.
All foreigners are obligated to register with the authorities when they enter the Czech Republic. This is true for both EU citizens and third-country citizens. Unfortunately, many people tend to forget about this rule. What are the deadlines for registering? Which authorities do you need to visit? And when will the owner of your apartment register for you and when do you need to do it yourself? Read our article to find out!
The COVID-19 situation in the Czech Republic is slowly getting worse once again. In reaction, the Ministry of Health has come up with several new restrictions. These include the return of respirators in the workplace from 25 October, and the shortening of validity for both antigen and PCR tests, stricter checks of the O-N-T system in restaurants, and the end of free testing for non-vaccinated individuals from 1 November.
Are you a fan of ballet? DANCE BRNO festival is back after a hiatus of two years and it will surely make you want to put on your fancy clothes! The event, taking place on 18-23 October, offers a showcase of almost the entire Czech professional ballet scene. The programme includes performances by companies from Prague, Pilsen, Ostrava, Olomouc, České Budějovice, and Brno. Audiences will be able to see both original works and famous pieces by world-renowned choreographers.
Expats often talk about the Czech Republic as their home away from home. But have you ever thought about buying or selling an apartment here? Whether you’re planning on settling here long-term or you’re looking for a safe investment, we can guide you through the world of Czech real estate. Our Property Sales Division Manager Marek has a lot of experience with assisting foreigners in buying and selling property. He’s ready to help you find your dream home!
Since the Czech Republic is located in the heart of Europe, it is often used as a transitory point, which is why it’s so easily accessible. The country’s inter-city connections and public transport system are excellent as well. But not all public city transport systems are alike! For example, did you know that Prague is the only Czech city with a metro? And have you heard of the unique night bus system operating in Brno? Read more in our article.