7 Things American Expats in the Czech Republic Should Know When Filing Taxes

Thanks to its booming economy, rich cultural heritage, and picturesque landscapes, the Czech Republic has become a top European destination for American tourists and expats. The country receives over 20 million visitors yearly, and the capital, Prague, ranks among the most visited European cities.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Restaurant Interiors and More Services Open on 31 May

The government decided that restaurant interiors should open this upcoming Monday, on 31 May. This decision happened in reaction to the Supreme Administrative Court’s verdict regarding this issue. Aside from restaurant interiors, music clubs, casinos, swimming pools, saunas, and wellness centers will also open on the same day.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Easier International Travel after 1st or 2nd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

According to the government’s decision, those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Czechia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia or Slovenia will be allowed to return to Czechia from orange and red countries without restrictions. That means they do not need to get tested or be quarantined when they get back. 

Third-country Citizens from Countries with Risk of Infection to Enter Czechia Easier

Are you a third-country citizen from a country where the epidemiological situation has gotten much worse? And do you want to come to Czechia? As of 4 May, the Czech Ministry of Health released a new measure amending the old decision concerning the travel of citizens from countries with extreme or low risk of infection. The new rules are slightly more convenient, so more third-country citizens will be able to enter Czechia.

Adopting a Pet in the Czech Republic

Who hasn’t felt a little bit lonely in the past coronavirus year with little to none social life and outdoor activities kept to a bare minimum? Multiple sources have stated that ever since the global pandemic, the rate of pet adoption has skyrocketed all over the world. How is it with pet adoption in the Czech Republic, the country where almost every second person is a dog owner?

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.