Coronavirus in Czechia: Update on Upcoming Restriction Relaxations, Masks, and Fresh News about Vaccination

The Czech government is relaxing more restrictions on 10 May than previously announced. These amendments concern face masks and travelling. Additionally, it looks like the original vaccination roll-out plan may be speeding up. What’s already relaxed? What’s being relaxed on 10 May? Who can get vaccinated at the moment? Read this article to make sure you’re up to date on everything related to #CoronavirusInCzechia.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Middle School Students Returning to School and Shops to Re-Open on 10 May

After a special meeting, the government decided on further easements of the coronavirus restrictions. Middle school (6th to 9th grade) students will be allowed to return to school in 7 regions on 3 May. The reopening date of shops changed to 10 May. The reopening date of the bodycare services stays the same.

Calling All Russian and Indian Citizens: How Does the Suspension of Services in Moscow and Delhi Affect Your Residence Permit Applications

The recent diplomatic rift between Russia and the Czech Republic in connection with the Vrbětice case also affected the consular services for Russian citizens applying for residence permits in the Czech Republic. Additionally, the pandemic situation in India has become so much worse that the capital city, Delhi, was forced to announce a ban of movement. Therefore, accepting applications got more complicated in this country as well. What does it mean for Russian and Indian applicants? Let’s sum up all the information we know at this point. (Updated on 28 April – Moscow now accepting applications again, however there might be delays.)

I Scream You Scream, We All Scream for Prague’s Ice Cream

I scream you scream, we all scream for ice cream, and in Prague, this applies twice! Is there anything better than enjoying a scoop of your favourite ice cream and admiring Prague’s architecture and views? Also, the warm sunny days are begging you to make your own itinerary of the best ice cream. But where to go, so this experience can be enhanced with truly delicious ice cream? Don’t worry, we got you! As Praguers, we’ve tried to gather a few of what we consider our favourite ice cream parlours.

Health Care in Czechia under COVID-19: Insurance, Testing, and Vaccination

Understanding the health care system in Czechia can be difficult even for Czechs, especially during a worldwide pandemic. For expats living in Czechia, things might get even more complicated and difficult to comprehend. This article explains what the deal is with COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and which insurance companies cover which kinds of services if you’re a foreigner.

Remote Haven: Work “From Home” from the Magical Island of Madeira

As COVID-19 measures keep tightening in workplaces all around Czechia, most people believe that they have to choose between working at the office under restrictions or working from the isolation of their homes. But did you know there was a third option? An increasing number of young professionals have been temporarily leaving their homes for the island of Madeira to work from the stimulating safety of its digital nomad community. One of the places on Madeira you can choose for your “voluntary exile” is Bogdan Danchuk’s Remote Haven.

6 Online Groceries that Will Make Your Life Easier

We do almost everything online, especially nowadays when the global pandemic is at its peak. So, why not go grocery shopping online? It’s fast and convenient in several ways. Don’t want to leave the comfort of your home? Do you have more important things to do than wasting your precious time on shopping? Don’t want to drag heavy bags? Go online shopping! This article introduces six online grocery services that are definitely worth trying!

Census 2021: What You Need to Know as an Expat in Czechia

The 2021 Census is coming sooner than you think, with its online phase starting on 26–27 March and the paper phase starting on 17 April. According to the Czech Statistical Office, everyone must be enumerated, including expats. What do you need to know? How to get ready? What questions should you expect? Will the forms be in English? We know the answers!

2020 Tax Return: Submitting Date Postponed to May 3

Considering the current epidemiological situation, deadlines for filing the income tax return have been postponed until May 3 for paper fillers and June 1 for electronic ones. However, some other submitting deadlines can still change throughout the year depending on the development of the coronavirus crisis in the Czech Republic.