If you were to take a walk along the Ponávka river these days, you’d see that two brand new buildings have grown next to Domeq, Brno’s unique coliving project. They are Domeq 2 & 3 – Domeq’s two younger siblings – and they will offer all of the same things as Domeq with a number of extra cherries on top, including air conditioning and balconies with a stunning view of Brno’s Špilberk castle. Want to know more, including how to reserve a unit? Read on!
Are you a British citizen? The United Kingdom has officially left the European Union on 1 January 2021. Depending on whether you lived here before that day or not, you might still be able to use most of the benefits. When are you taken as an EU citizen and when are you taken as a third-country citizen? The rules aren’t as cohesive as it may seem…
Theaters in Brno are finally reopening after the pandemic restrictions being relaxed with exciting programs to make your evenings unforgettable. This fall, discover the first of the National Theater Brno (NdB) ballet this season, Stabat Mater. It has now been five years since an awe-inspiring legend of Czech choreography, Pavel Šmok, passed away. To commemorate his iconic talent, the NdB has decided to dedicate the premiere to this choreographer, who was essential to the Czech independent dance scene of the second half of the 20th century. The premiere will take place on 3 September at Mahen Theatre. And thanks to our partnership with the theater, we are bringing you information on how you can purchase tickets a whole month in advance!
The epidemiologic situation in the Czech Republic has been steadily improving. There are no great increases in the numbers of new infections or hospitalizations. Therefore, the government has come up with a number of new restriction relaxations, which will be valid from 1 August. These relaxations are mainly related to culture and sports. Several vaccination spots without the need to register have opened all over Czechia.
The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul is probably the first thing you will notice upon your arrival to Brno. The city of Brno is full of beautiful churches, 45 to be precise, but the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul stands out from the rest and embodies one of the symbols of the town. If you’ve heard of Brno, chances are you’ve also heard of “Petrov”. This impressive monument was built on the Petrov hill from which it gets its nickname. No matter where you stand in Brno, the cathedral is looking down on you and has been doing so since the 11th and 12th centuries.
If you aren’t covered by public health insurance, you need to purchase comprehensive health insurance from a commercial insurance company. According to the new version of the Czech immigration law, you can only buy this insurance from the PVZP from 2 August 2021. If you don’t want the PVZP insurance, you can still get insured with Slavia for cheaper if you close your contract by 1 August 2021.
The Czech government amended the law about foreigners living in Czechia, valid from 2 August 2021. These changes include for example the obligation to purchase comprehensive health insurance solely from the insurance company PVZP for the first five years of their stay, the renaming of a residence permit document for EU citizens, administration fees of 200 CZK for residence permits and their extensions, and new identification documents for third-country citizens containing biometric data.
Summer is a great time to get off our couch to enjoy an open-air movie session during a refreshing evening. You can find several open-air cinemas screening at various places throughout the city of Brno. Pick the film genre that suits you best from a vast selection: Comedy, romance, action, horror, adventure, fantasy, or documentary. And no need to speak Czech to go! Spend an unforgettable evening alone or with your partner or friends in one of the fabulous open-air cinemas in the city.
Although third-country citizens living in Czechia have been able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 since 11 June, some things are still not completely clear. For example, many expats don’t know that if they’ve purchased comprehensive health insurance for foreigners, they might be able to get reimbursed. Here’s a look at how different Czech insurance companies handle COVID-19 reimbursements and what you need to do to get yours.
Are you bored of indoor cinemas that have been open a little while ago after some more coronavirus restrictions had been lifted? Or are you just looking for a place to spend some free time? If you enjoy outdoor activities, open-air cinemas will be perfect for you! There are a couple of nice places in the capital that play different movies and also hold various events, including both free and paid ones. Find out more about them in this article.