Coronavirus in Czechia: Prognosis and Predictions

While the Czech government keeps relaxing the previously introduced restrictions and countermeasures that were put in place to stop the coronavirus from spreading, it is important to remember that the disease might return and it might return soon. After all, it’s still not even gone in the first place. So what can you expect to happen in the foreseeable future?

Coronavirus in Czechia: Summary of Who Can Arrive under Which Conditions

In the last couple of weeks, we have released articles about changes regarding the coronavirus pandemic. As changes are constantly being made to the gradual lifting of the previously introduced restrictions, it is difficult to stay up to date with the most recent news, which is why we made this summary in which you’ll find all the important information plus some other news.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Foreigners With Expired Visas and Permits Allowed to Stay, Non-EU Nationals May Enter after May 11

In the last couple of weeks, the Czech government has been easing the restrictions and countermeasures previously introduced to fight the coronavirus. Due to the positive development of the pandemic situation, some of them were lifted a lot sooner than it was originally planned. Among these, for example, is the permission for foreigners to stay in the country until July 17 even if their visa or residence permit expires.

Coronavirus: Relatives of Czech and EU Citizens Can Enter the Country Without a Residence Permit

As the pandemic situation in the Czech Republic is developing well with fewer people tested positive for COVID-19 every day, the Czech government continues to speed up easing some restrictions and has introduced new changes such as one affecting arrivals of family members of EU citizens in the Czech Republic.

Coronavirus: Expats with a Residence Permit Can Also Get Tested for COVID-19 Antibodies

As the existence of a COVID-19 vaccine remains uncertain, the Czech government is focusing on the idea of herd immunity. Therefore, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic launched voluntary testing in order to find out how many people living in the country have the COVID-19 antibodies.

Coronavirus: People in Czechia Can Hang Out in Groups and Go on Holidays Abroad

Due to the positive development of the situation in the Czech Republic, the Czech government announced some changes regarding the restrictions that have been introduced during the previous weeks to stop the novel coronavirus from spreading rapidly. These changes were announced at a press conference on Thursday, April 23 and include for example gathering outside in groups of 10 people or traveling abroad.

Coronavirus: How to Handle Anxiety

On one hand, we can’t simply ignore the present alarming situation and keep going like nothing is happening. On the other hand, we for sure shouldn’t fall into the other extreme and succumb to stress and anxiety. Inevitably, the recent events trigger anxiety in all of us, no matter how emotionally and psychically stable we (think we) are. We are outside of our comfort zones, mentally strained, unsure and wary of things to come. Therefore, it is of highest importance for us to brace ourselves with patience, discipline and kindness.

Coronavirus in the Czech Republic XI: Mandatory Facemasks and Shopping Times for the Elderly

The numbers of people infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) are still growing in the Czech Republic. This fact has led to the government of the country approving the nationwide mandatory use of facemasks in public places starting on Wednesday, 12:00 AM, March 19. 

Coronavirus in the Czech Republic VII: Traveling from March 16, 2020

From Monday 0:00 AM, March 16, no tourists will be allowed to enter the country, even if they arrive from safe countries. That means that all foreigners who need to get into the Czech Republic but don’t have a residence permit, have to return by this time.

Coronavirus in the Czech Republic VI: Traveling from March 13 to March 16, 2020

The Czech government declared a state of emergency and it is only natural that the latest countermeasures regarding the coronavirus pandemic left many foreigners scared. Often even the Czech citizens themselves struggle to make sense of the recent regulations. There are, however, two important dates you should keep in your mind: March 13 and March 16.