Coronavirus in Czechia: State of Emergency Extended until December 12

The Czech government decided to extend the state of emergency up until December 12. The state of emergency was already extended on October 30 until November 20 to continue reducing the rate at which COVID-19 is spreading. At the same time, the government approved releasing some of the previously introduced restrictions.

Trip to Třebíč: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Do you like to discover new places in the Czech Republic? Now it’s the best time! Since travelling around the world is limited, we can still explore beautiful places and corners in the Czech territory that we may haven’t known about. So many local cities have something special to offer! Třebíč city is situated in the western part of Moravia, on the south-western tip of the region Vysočina. It is known mainly for the history of the city, as tourists can appreciate many unique monuments.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Limits on the Number of People in Stores

From Wednesday, November 18, the government introduced a limit on the number of people present in stores at the same time to further decrease the number of new COVID-19 cases. This was decided by the government on Monday, November 16, after photos of stores like Lidl being packed with people started circulating on social media. At the same time, opening hours of stores were extended to 9:00 PM so everyone would be able to do their grocery shopping.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Releasing Restrictions in Accordance with PES System

The Czech government has introduced a so-called PES system (“Protiepidemický systém” for long and also “dog” in Czech) – a guide for releasing the restrictions introduced to combat the coronavirus pandemic. This plan uses five different levels and a score ranging from 1 to 100 to describe the current epidemiological situation in Czechia. In accordance with the levels and the score, the current restrictions will be either released or – if the situation starts getting worse again – tightened.

Brno’s MOI Is Moving to a Different Location

Are you an expat (to be) in Brno and you planning to visit the local Ministry of Interior (MOI) office in the upcoming weeks? We have important notice for you. Brno’s MOI will have a new office. Due to the moving, the current MOI office located on Mariánské náměstí will be closed for the whole one month starting in mid-December 2020 and will open at a new address again in January 2021.

Tip for a Trip – a Day in Velké Meziříčí

Do you miss travelling? Would you like to go for a one day trip? We may have a tip for the destination you will fall in love with! Only a few cities in the Czech Republic can be seen from such a height as Velké Meziříčí. One of the highway bridges – the highest highway bridge in the Czech Republic – on the D1 route from Prague to Bratislava leads over the city. From the highway, you can see Velké Meziříčí in the palm of your hand. Velké Meziříčí is a town in the Vysočina Region and it is 52 kilometres from Brno. 

Coronavirus in Czechia: New EU-wide Restrictions on Travelling

On Monday, November 9, new restrictions on travelling to the country came into effect. The Czech Republic has thus joined other EU countries that have also introduced the so-called Coronavirus Traffic Light System mapping the epidemiological situation in the European Union. All EU countries are marked orange, majority of them are, however, marked red.

Tenant’s Manual: Feel at Home in the Czech Republic

Are you moving to the Czech Republic? Living abroad is an exciting but challenging experience at the same time. Sometimes, renting an apartment can be complicated and we certainly want you to feel at home abroad! That’s why it’s useful to have someone or something to help you out. We prepared the tenant’s manual to make it easier for you and we have summed up some important points.

Survey: How Will the US Citizens Living in the Czech Republic Vote in the US Presidential Election?

On Tuesday, November 3, the race for the next US president and vice president will come to a close. According to the latest polls, the battle will be decided between the incumbent Donald Trump and his vice president Mike Pence, or Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many US citizens including those living in the Czech Republic won’t miss their chance to choose the next president. For whom will those residing in the Czech Republic cast their vote?