With the coronavirus pandemic and the official withdrawal of the UK from the EU, traveling between countries has become more complicated. It is a real mind-blowing mix of rules and conditions. However, the main priority is to protect the right of those who moved abroad for work or study. Read the following article to find out the latest updates on this issue.
At the beginning of 2021, the United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union, which for many British citizens living in the Czech Republic brings several new restrictions and obligations. Forgetting about Brexit could mean deportation from the territory of the Czech Republic. If any of you have British citizenship, we encourage you to pay attention to the following content.
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.
Due to the recently implemented lockdown, the Ministry of the Interior in the Czech Republic had to introduce some precautionary measures in their offices as well. These precautions mostly affect appointments and the extent of services they will be providing during the next few weeks. What do you have to remember if you need to visit them?
While some foreigners move to the Czech Republic to study at one of the numerous Czech universities, some arrive for work. The global coronavirus pandemic, however, complicates things for everyone. Sure, almost all Czech embassies have mostly resumed normal operation but that still (unfortunately) doesn’t mean that arriving in the country and starting a new job will be a piece of cake.
As of September 21, foreign partners of Czech or EU citizens can enter the Czech Republic even if the couple is still unmarried, as announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This had been previously possible only under strict conditions. This eventually changed to make family reunification easier.
Are you considering getting yourself a long-term residence permit? Having this type of document has a lot of advantages and we definitely recommend you to get it with our help! However, the first big question that you should think about is: For what purpose am I getting this document for? There are several options for you to choose from.
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.