Czech Language Exams for Expats Will Be More Difficult

After six years of consideration, the Czech Ministry of Education has decided to make Czech language exams more difficult for expats interested in getting a permanent residence permit. This means that instead of passing a level A1 language exam expats will have to prove their knowledge of the Czech language at level A2.

Mandatory Integration Courses for Expats Have Started

The Czech Ministry of the Interior’s proposal for mandatory integration courses for expats living in the Czech Republic was finally approved after a few months-long silence. The courses started taking place on January 1 as originally planned and are mandatory for some non-EU expats who have received or will receive a residence permit in the Czech Republic after January 1, 2021.

The Never Ending Story of Brexit; Permanent Residence Permit and Updates for UK ‘Latecomers’

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.

Authentic Places Where You Can Find Great Food from Abroad, Part 2

All the restaurants in the Czech Republic have closed again due to coronavirus countermeasures, so there’s no possibility to have dinner at your favorite restaurant? Or you miss food from your country and don’t know where to find it? I wrote the second list of great restaurants for you, where you can order delicious food online. 

Step-by-Step Guide on Obligations to Enter the Czech Republic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of emergency has been extended until 22 January 2021. The current restrictions come along with it. What these restrictions affecting the entry to the Czech Republic are, becomes perhaps one of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Duration of Restrictions Extended until January 22

Due to record daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases, the Czech government has extended the duration of the current restrictions until January 22. It is the same date when the state of emergency should supposedly end as well. Originally, the countermeasures should have been in place until January 10.

Changes in 2021 Regarding Health Insurance, Social Security Insurance and Flat-rate Tax

As we are stepping into the year 2021, there are some new policies regarding social security and health insurance, which are mandatory regardless of whether you are self-employed or employed in a business. For self-employers, there are some big news coming; flat-rate tax. In this article, we bring you updates on all of the recent changes. 

Find Colourful Stones in Olomouc and Join in This Nationwide Pastime

You may have come across some painted stones while walking through the city of Olomouc nowadays. No, they’re not homework from art class forgotten by random kids but a nationwide pastime. You can join in and have fun by painting stones and/or placing them in different locations so that other people could notice them. The person that finds the stone could move it somewhere else. This way, the painted stones can travel, for example, to the other end of the country or even abroad.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Restrictions in the New Year & Vaccination Update

During the Christmas holidays, the Czech Republic returned to level 5 of the so-called PES system. Since level 5 is the highest level, the strictest countermeasures possible system are currently in effect. These restrictions apply mostly to stores, some services, freedom of movement, or studying, for example. They should supposedly remain in place until January 10 but there is a chance their validity will be further extended.