On 31 January 2020, the formal departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union took effect. Subsequently, on 1 February began a transition period to reach an agreement on trade, aviation rules and other issues related to Brexit which will go on until the end of 2020.
In connection with the latest news regarding Brexit, rules of medical treatment in the Czech Republic will change. Previous access to health care for non-EU citizens may have differences if there is no-deal Brexit. Brits should get the new health insurance before October 31, otherwise, the previous one will not be valid.
Brexit is going to happen on 31 October 2019 and it will lead to a lot of changes for UK citizens living in the Czech Republic. On October 1, we were streaming a special webinar on Facebook and sharing our knowledge about Brexit with the people who are interested in the topic. So, here comes a summary of the most important recommendations from the Ministry of Interior to all UK citizens who reside in the Czech Republic.
What is the latest status about Brexit? Сurrently known that a transitional period will start October 31, 2019 and last until December 31, 2020, it gives the UK residents in the Czech Republic the right to stay in the country and the possibility to take measures to resolve permit issues related to keep on staying legally. The paperwork must be done before October 31, 2019 – the day when Brexit will happen because after that Brits won’t be considered as UK citizens.
Negotiations on the future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit are still ongoing. We are notifying you about the recent update from the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (the MOI). For reasons of legal certainty and saving time in future, the MOI advises the citizens of the United Kingdom who reside in the Czech Republic to apply for a Long-term Residence permit or a Permanent Residence Permit.