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.

Coronavirus in Czechia: New Restrictions and Travel Ban for 8 African Countries Due to Omicron

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.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Services for Vaccinated Only, Schools and Companies to Relaunch Blanket Testing

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.

Coronavirus in Czechia: More Foreigners to Get COVID-19 Vaccine for Free, Tougher Measures at Universities

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.

How and Where to Register after Entering the Czech Republic

All foreigners are obligated to register with the authorities when they enter the Czech Republic. This is true for both EU citizens and third-country citizens. Unfortunately, many people tend to forget about this rule. What are the deadlines for registering? Which authorities do you need to visit? And when will the owner of your apartment register for you and when do you need to do it yourself? Read our article to find out!

5 Spooky Prague Spots To Visit This Fall

Since Halloween and All Soul’s Day is coming up very soon, we prepared a perfect list of spooky places worth visiting this fall. Get to know historical places, haunted storytellings and escape rooms that will leave you with goosebumps and craving for more. If costumes, mystery and lots of fun are your cup of tea, then continue reading because you will definitely find something for yourself.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Respirators in the Workplace, New Test Validity and Stricter Checks in Restaurants

The COVID-19 situation in the Czech Republic is slowly getting worse once again. In reaction, the Ministry of Health has come up with several new restrictions. These include the return of respirators in the workplace from 25 October, and the shortening of validity for both antigen and PCR tests, stricter checks of the O-N-T system in restaurants, and the end of free testing for non-vaccinated individuals from 1 November.

Craving Animal Time? 3 Alternatives to Owning a Pet in Prague

Are you unable to own a pet? Wondering if you should get one? Or maybe you’d like to just spend some time with animals? There are many possibilities to stay close to living creatures and relax in the Czech Republic, even if you cannot own one yourself. We listed several options which will give you the feeling of having a four-pawed friend.