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.
Author: Tereza Walsbergerová
Coronavirus in Czechia: Changes in Mass Testing, Validity of Foreign Vaccination Certificates, Novavax Available Soon
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.
Students With Permit Designations “Other” Obligated to Undertake Adaptation and Integration Courses
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.
Domeq Has Something For Everyone: Learn All About Brno’s Trendiest Residential Complex from Community Manager Jan Pernička
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.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting in Czechia: Pregnancy, Baby’s Residency, and Health Insurance
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.
Principal Royal Ballet London Dancers to Perform La Bayadère Gala in National Theatre Brno
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!
Getting a Residence Permit Now More Complicated For “Distant” Family Members, Unmarried Couples
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.
Coronavirus in Czechia: Bi-weekly Mass Testing in Companies, Isolation and Quarantine for 5 Days Only
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.
Coronavirus in Czechia: New Year’s Restrictions, Vaccination Certificate Validity, and Tougher Travel Conditions
The number of newly infected individuals in Czechia has been steadily going down. However, due to the threat of omicron, the new government has announced tougher restrictions for New Year’s Eve celebrations as well as the entering and re-entering of the country for foreigners and non-vaccinated. In addition, the EU has shortened the validity of vaccination certificates to 9 months from 1 February.
“Tough Times Can Help You Grow”: Interview with Foreigners’ Relocation Consultant Martin Chudoba
Our Relocation Consultant Martin was recently promoted to the position of a PRO(fessional) at Foreigners. We caught up with him at the Brno office over a cup of coffee to discuss his career growth, how he’s survived and thrived during the pandemic, his favorite part of working with people, and what he enjoys doing in his free time.