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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2021 Census is coming sooner than you think, with its online phase starting on 26–27 March and the paper phase starting on 17 April. According to the Czech Statistical Office, everyone must be enumerated, including expats. What do you need to know? How to get ready? What questions should you expect? Will the forms be in English? We know the answers!
Although the number of new COVID-19 cases in Czechia has been steadily decreasing, the situation in hospitals is still critical. Therefore, the Minister of Health, Jan Blatný, decided to extend current coronavirus restrictions to at least the end of the Easter holidays – including the ban of movement between districts. Still, there will be a slight relaxation of some of the current rules from 22 March.