Coronavirus in Czechia: The 6-package Plan for Restriction Relaxations

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.

5 Years in Czechia? Apply for Permanent Residence Now and Make Sure You Take the Easier Czech Language Exam

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.

Being a Newbie French Expat in the Czech Republic

Moving to another country is always challenging. It’s like taking a big leap into the unknown. Everything becomes new and unexplored. The best way to limit stress or bad experiences is to prepare yourself as well as possible for this new adventure. As a new expatriate in the Czech Republic, I don’t necessarily have the required hindsight on some topics, but I will share with you my first impressions of the country.

Coronavirus in Czechia: First Steps out of Lockdown on 12 April

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?

Municipal Waste Fees: Different in Every Czech City

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. 

Health Care in Czechia under COVID-19: Insurance, Testing, and Vaccination

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.

Am I a Foreigner or Not? Story of a Czech/Luxembourgish Student in Brno

Hi, my name is Anna, I am 22 years old, and I am currently living in Brno. I was born and raised in Luxembourg, with a double nationality, Luxembourgish and Czech.
I lived in Luxembourg until my graduation in 2018, however, I visited my relatives and friends in the Czech Republic during my whole life. Living in a bi-lingual household, the language never was an issue whenever I came here.

Census 2021: What You Need to Know as an Expat in Czechia

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!