Some expats living in the Czech Republic will have to undergo special integration courses that are expected to start taking place from January 2021 according to a new decree proposed by the Ministry of the Interior. During these courses, they should learn for example, about customs and the Czech language, but also about the issue of domestic violence. The draft of this decree was recently sent for the comment procedure.
Besides the government mandatory requirements, quite a lot of companies in the Czech Republic require their employees to have a driving license. Due to the price accessibility, the privilege of taking the driving course in English, and the benefit of getting an international driving license, we recommend you to get it as soon as possible!
In the past couple of weeks, the number of people newly infected with coronavirus has been rising in several countries, the Czech Republic being no exception. For this reason the Czech government announced that certain countermeasures will be reintroduced in order to prevent another massive spread of the new disease.
One of the things those people who – just like me – live in a rented apartment had to pay was the caution money. Most tenants, however, don’t have an idea what it can be used for and are often unpleasantly surprised when leaving the apartment and being told that they won’t get all of their money back. So what can the caution money or simply called a deposit actually be used for?
The member states of the EU have mostly reopened their borders for the other EU member states which makes traveling across Europe much easier. Many people are therefore using the opportunity to travel as much as they can. This is despite the fact that the numbers of newly infected people are rising again in many of these European countries. Lots of people are now wondering whether there will be a second wave of COVID-19, or it will be just the continuation of the first one.
Submitting a new application for a visa or residence permit or their extension might be still problematic even though the restrictions on traveling in regards to coronavirus are being gradually lifted. Some embassies have, however, resumed normal operation. Citizens of the “safe” countries can also arrive in the Czech Republic with no restrictions which means that they don’t have to prove the purpose of their stay.
The epidemiologic situation in some countries is constantly worsening and because of that, the European Parliament has recently decided that citizens of these countries won’t be allowed to enter the European Union. This affects particularly countries like the USA, Russia, and Brazil where the situation seems to be especially bleak. The final decision is, however, up to the individual member states. So who can enter the EU and who can arrive in the Czech Republic now that we are still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic?
While the free movement in the European Union has been already largely restored, lots of other countries remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is a great complication for many people. In the Czech Republic, this poses a significant problem especially for those foreigners whose visa has expired after March 12 and who can stay in the country only until July 16 but at the same time cannot return to their country of origin.
In the last couple of weeks, the Czech government has been easing the restrictions and countermeasures previously introduced to fight the coronavirus. Due to the positive development of the pandemic situation, some of them were lifted a lot sooner than it was originally planned. Among these, for example, is the permission for foreigners to stay in the country until July 17 even if their visa or residence permit expires.
As the pandemic situation in the Czech Republic is developing well with fewer people tested positive for COVID-19 every day, the Czech government continues to speed up easing some restrictions and has introduced new changes such as one affecting arrivals of family members of EU citizens in the Czech Republic.