On Monday, October 5, a state of emergency will come into force. The state of emergency was declared on September 30 by the Czech government and together with that, new restrictions will be introduced, but as announced by the Minister of Health, Roman Prymula, they won’t include the closing of borders. He, however, admitted that other countries may impose restrictions on travelling from and to the Czech Republic.
You have already met a couple of our Relocation Coordinators on our blog, however, today I would like to introduce you to the amazing Office Coordinator at Foreigners Brno – Šárka Macejová. Office paperwork, assigning clients to Relocation Coordinators, taking care of the office equipment, you name it! But who is she outside of work? What are her goals and dreams?
Most people right now are being sick of this coronavirus conversation. But anyway, it is a part of our days, so only one thing that we can do is to escape from the dark thoughts and fears and concentrate our attention on something positive, right? Therefore, we have prepared for you a list of events and festivals, which will take place in Prague this autumn. Festivals are a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy a friendly and fun atmosphere. Of course, while keeping social distance and wearing a face mask when necessary.
During this uneasy period, when we all have to adapt to new circumstances, it is very simple to get depressed. Isn’t it a wonderful chance to go to the cinema theatre and switch your attention to a different reality? Take an enormous popcorn box, coca-cola, and stuff yourself. Or maybe you will just spice up your free time when you are going out with your friends, watching a new blockbuster.
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.
More restrictions regarding events and opening hours of bars, pubs and other catering facilities will be introduced as announced by the new Minister of Health Roman Prymula on September 23. These new restrictions will apply from Thursday, September 24. Prymula became the new Health Minister on September 21 after his predecessor Adam Vojtěch stepped down from the office.
On September 18, the number of people newly infected with coronavirus already exceeded 3 000 new cases per day. The Czech government has been recently reintroducing some countermeasures as a response to the alarming spread of the virus. There is a possibility that even more restrictive countermeasures will be put in place in the near future. Besides that, several countries marked the Czech Republic as a non-safe country.
Some expats living in the Czech Republic will have to undergo special integration courses that are expected to start taking place from January 2021 according to a new decree proposed by the Ministry of the Interior. During these courses, they should learn for example, about customs and the Czech language, but also about the issue of domestic violence. The draft of this decree was recently sent for the comment procedure.