In the last couple of weeks, we have released articles about changes regarding the coronavirus pandemic. As changes are constantly being made to the gradual lifting of the previously introduced restrictions, it is difficult to stay up to date with the most recent news, which is why we made this summary in which you’ll find all the important information plus some other news.
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.
The Czech government is gradually releasing some restrictions which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As announced by the Ministry of Interior, EU citizens can again return to the Czech Republic without a temporary or permanent residence certificate, starting from Wednesday, April 22.
As the pandemic situation in the Czech Republic is constantly changing and the numbers of new people infected with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 are slowly decreasing, the Czech government is gradually releasing some of the restrictions it has put in place in the previous weeks. Among them, for example, the restrictions on traveling from and to the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic continues fighting the coronavirus pandemic by staying in a state of emergency. It was declared by the Czech government on March 12, 2020, and this brought adjustments to the immigration policy of the country as well. Now, there are new measures coming into effect concerning foreign employees and students from the European Union.
Currently, with the Czech Republic being in the state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, only expats with valid residence permits can cross the borders and return to the country where they may have families, jobs, homes. If you meet the conditions of holding the permanent residency status in the Czech Republic but you don’t have it yet we strongly recommend submitting your application.
Even the EU citizens who don’t need any legal permit to stay in the Czech Republic long term should have a temporary residence certificate. For practical reasons. One of them has shown right now. With the Czech Republic being in the state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are precautions applied to any foreign nationals living in the Czech Republic, including foreigners from EU countries.