The number of foreigners in Czechia has been steadily going up. In the second-largest city, Brno, there are currently more than 40 000 of them. This is also why cultural institutions such as cinemas and theatres slowly begin catering to English and German-speaking audiences. One of such institutions is National Theatre Brno, which now offers performances with English and sometimes German subtitles in its programme in addition to Czech subtitles.
The pandemic has changed the world in many ways, including how we work and where we work. Companies and employees as well as freelancers have been looking for alternatives to traditional office spaces. Scott.Weber Workspace offers 10 amazing locations in Prague (2 of which are opening soon) where you can (co)work, record a podcast, arrange a meeting over coffee or even have your company headquarters. Sky’s the limit. Want to learn more?
The numbers of new COVID-19 infections per day are still quite high. Still, countries all over Europe have slowly begun relaxing ongoing restrictions, including the Czech Republic. The Czech government is canceling the obligation to present a COVID-19 certificate in restaurants and other establishments. The Ministry of Health is also ending mass testing in schools and companies.
In our regular sum-up of recent coronavirus news, you can read all about the decrease in the intensity of mass testing, new vaccination certificate expiry date, and a new partially-Czech COVID-19 vaccine called Novavax about to become available soon. The article also explains the ins and outs of relocating to Czechia with a foreign vaccination certificate.
Did you come to the Czech Republic as a student? Make sure to double-check your residence permit designation, because you might be obligated to take a mandatory adaptation and integration course! It all depends on what kind of visa or permit you have. Even if you technically came here to study, as long as your residence permit has the label “other”, you do not fall under the exemption that other students and visa holders do.
Brno’s residential complex Domeq has a new lord and protector. Say hello to Jan, its new Community Manager! We sat down with Jan to talk all things Domeq, from how it’s going with its newest addition – Domeq 2&3 – to what kind of tenants he’s currently taking care of. Read more to find out all about this unique accommodation project and why it’s the perfect place to live for both young students full of energy and mature entrepreneurs full of ideas.
Many foreigners who settle in the Czech Republic eventually start a family and become parents. But of course, having a baby is not the same in every country and there are further steps you need to take if you become a parent abroad. Are you about to be a new mum or dad in Czechia but you’re feeling confused about how everything works? In this special article, we’ll touch on all the important parts from pregnancy and birth to the baby’s residential status and health insurance.
If you’re a fan of ballet, you can start dusting off your fanciest dresses and suits! On 8 February 2022, do not miss Ludwig Minkus’s La Bayadère Gala presented by National Theatre Brno and starring principal Royal Ballet London dancers in lead roles. This premiere will take place in Janáček Theatre and there are still tickets up for grabs. Snatch them before they’re gone!
Are you planning on coming to Czechia on a temporary residence permit for a family member of an EU citizen? Unfortunately, with the recent immigration law amendment, this has become more complicated. It is now necessary to distinguish between so-called “close” and “distant” family members. And distant family members will have to adhere to tougher conditions to get this residence permit.
Due to the spread of the omicron variant of coronavirus, the Ministry of Health has opted to launch mass testing in companies once again. In addition, the government has shortened the time for which you have to stay in isolation or quarantine from 14 to 5 days. Vaccinated individuals will now be entitled to 5 PCR tests a month.