End of the PVZP Monopoly – What Does It Mean For You?

 #LifeInCzechia News regarding the compulsory health insurance! The insurance monopoly of PVZP (a subsidiary of the General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic) is now canceled. Foreigners from non-EU countries who have long-term or permanent residence in the Czech Republic can now choose the insurance company on their own.

Mental Health Strategies for Moving

#LifeInCzechia Moving to a new place can be an exciting adventure, but it also comes with a unique set of challenges, including the potential strain on your mental health. Adjusting to unfamiliar surroundings, building new relationships, and coping with the upheaval can be overwhelming. However, by prioritizing self-care and implementing strategies to support your mental well-being, you can navigate this transitional period with greater ease. 

Coronavirus in Czechia: Rising Numbers of Infections, 4th Dose of Vaccine, Measures in Hospitals

#LatestNewsCzechia The number of COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic is increasing. Therefore, some hospitals decided to reintroduce preventive measures. But no need to worry – experts say the current infection has reached its peak and will decline from now on. However, if you are still feeling uneasy, you can now get the fourth dose of the vaccine. Read more about the current status of testing and entry into the Czech Republic in the following article.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Mask Mandate on Public Transport Lifted From 14 April

#LatestNewsCzechia Are you planning on doing something fun on Green (Maundy) Thursday? You’ll be glad to know that you won’t have to wear your respirator on the way there if you’re taking the bus! On Thursday, 14 April, one of the last COVID-19 restrictions will finally be lifted! Additionally, all measures for people returning from abroad have been cancelled.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Respirators in Public Transportation and Health & Social Institutions Only From 14 March

Good news! The number of new coronavirus infections in Czechia has been steadily going down and so the Ministry of Health has decided upon new restriction relaxations. In addition to unlimited events, which have been allowed from 1 March, you will now be able to take your respirator off in some public indoor spaces, including stores and shopping malls. You still have to wear your respirator on public transportation, however.

Coronavirus in Czechia: End of Certificate Checks in Restaurants and Mass Testing Coming Soon

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.

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.

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.

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.