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.

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.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Pandemic

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?

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.