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.
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.
Are you a freelancer wanting to work for clients from all over the world from a cozy office in the Czech mountains? You may have been told by someone that you can if you apply for a “digital nomad visa”. You may have also been told that it is basically the same thing as a Czech business visa. Well, watch out, because both these statements are completely incorrect. Let us clarify the matters.
Some foreigners choose to relocate to the Czech Republic with their entire families, including children. If that’s your case, you should have at least a basic idea of how things work with compulsory education here. In this article, we’ll explain under which conditions your children must attend kindergarten and primary school and what are some alternatives to their education if you don’t wish to send them to public state schools.
Christmas markets all over the country have been canceled. However, that doesn’t mean foreigners have nowhere to turn if they want to soak up the Czech holiday spirit. For example, did you know that Czech Netflix offers a selection of Czech movies with English subtitles, including a handful of stories perfect to watch in winter time? In this article, we introduce 5 of our personal favourites.
Nearly two years of social distancing, isolation, and economic distress have taken their toll on our psyche. The Czech Republic is going through a brutal third wave of COVID-19 and with it come increasingly tougher restrictions, including partial lockdowns and cancellation of Christmas markets. We are all dealing with waves of despair and sadness. All this can easily turn into depression. How can we fight it?
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.