Brexit 7 Months Later: Withdrawal Agreement Advantages and Rights and Duties of Brits in Czechia

Are you a British citizen? The United Kingdom has officially left the European Union on 1 January 2021. Depending on whether you lived here before that day or not, you might still be able to use most of the benefits. When are you taken as an EU citizen and when are you taken as a third-country citizen? The rules aren’t as cohesive as it may seem…

Coronavirus in Czechia: What’s Allowed from 1 August and Where to Get Vaccinated without Registration

The epidemiologic situation in the Czech Republic has been steadily improving. There are no great increases in the numbers of new infections or hospitalizations. Therefore, the government has come up with a number of new restriction relaxations, which will be valid from 1 August.  These relaxations are mainly related to culture and sports. Several vaccination spots without the need to register have opened all over Czechia.

Changes in Immigration Law: Purchase Comprehensive Health Insurance from Slavia by 1 August 2021 and Save Money

If you aren’t covered by public health insurance, you need to purchase comprehensive health insurance from a commercial insurance company. According to the new version of the Czech immigration law, you can only buy this insurance from the PVZP from 2 August 2021. If you don’t want the PVZP insurance, you can still get insured with Slavia for cheaper if you close your contract by 1 August 2021.

Changes in the Law from August 2021: Health Insurance, Permits for EU Citizens, and Administration Fees

The Czech government amended the law about foreigners living in Czechia, valid from 2 August 2021. These changes include for example the obligation to purchase comprehensive health insurance solely from the insurance company PVZP for the first five years of their stay, the renaming of a residence permit document for EU citizens, administration fees of 200 CZK for residence permits and their extensions, and new identification documents for third-country citizens containing biometric data.

Coronavirus in Czechia: How to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Reimbursement

Although third-country citizens living in Czechia have been able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 since 11 June, some things are still not completely clear. For example, many expats don’t know that if they’ve purchased comprehensive health insurance for foreigners, they might be able to get reimbursed. Here’s a look at how different Czech insurance companies handle COVID-19 reimbursements and what you need to do to get yours.

Which Bubbly Soap Is For What: Clean Your Apartment Regularly and Keep Your Deposit Safe

Most people don’t enjoy housework. However, regularly cleaning your apartment is a necessary part of adult life. Especially if you’re renting. You need to make sure your place is clean so that you prevent any damage and don’t lose your deposit when moving out. And obviously, as an expat in Czechia, it can be difficult to distinguish between different cleaning brands and cleaners. One can get easily overwhelmed. Worry not, because we’re here with tips that will help you keep your apartment in mint condition.

Tip for a Trip: Bílovice nad Svitavou, the Land of the Cunning Little Vixen

If you ever head north-east of Brno, you’re bound to pass through Bílovice nad Svitavou. At first it may seem there is not much to see in this little town aside from its unique red brick church and the Svitava river. But Bílovice has so much more to offer! Let us introduce you properly to this magical storybook place – the land of The Cunning Little Vixen and Forest, Hills and Waters.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Changes in the O-N-T System, New COVID-19 Status App, and More

Due to the growth in the delta variant of COVID-19 infections, the government has decided to amend the O-N-T system (the vaccination-disease-test system). Specifically, one dose of the two-dose vaccines will no longer be sufficient to travel and use services from 9 July. Blanket testing in companies has ended, but some testing will still be required. Two different mobile apps were launched to help display and check one’s COVID-19 status.

Coronavirus in Czechia: What Is the O-N-T System and Where to Find Your Certificates

While the vast majority of the COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, some matters still need clarification. You can especially get confused if you’re an expat in Czechia, since some of the official Czech coronavirus websites have not yet been translated into English. For example, do you know which certificates you need to present for which activities? And where to actually get these certificates?

ICT Card: How Does it Work and How to Switch to an Employee Card

Are you a third-country citizen who has been transferred to Czechia from abroad within one big corporation? Then you’re most likely here on an intra-company employee transfer card. This long-term residence permit allows you to stay and work in this country under specific conditions. What are these conditions? And what if you decide to switch to a different type of residence permit or change your employer?