Mandatory Integration Courses for Expats Have Started

The Czech Ministry of the Interior’s proposal for mandatory integration courses for expats living in the Czech Republic was finally approved after a few months-long silence. The courses started taking place on January 1 as originally planned and are mandatory for some non-EU expats who have received or will receive a residence permit in the Czech Republic after January 1, 2021.

Ban on Free Movement: Restriction on Entry to Czech Republic Due to Lockdown

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the restriction on the entry of expats to Czechia if they have no essential reason to enter the country. As they explained, this is a result of the crisis measures issued by the government. As of October 21, it is not possible to travel to the Czech Republic for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends.

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 in the Czech Republic II: School Closings & Bans on Events with 100+ People

The Czech Republic has 41 patients with the new virus for now, and the Czech Ministry of Health has announced some extraordinary measures. Therefore, from March 10, 18 PM, all public events with more than 100 people will be called off, while the previous ban covered only events with more than 5000 people.

New Navigation Signs in Prague Metro

Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) started testing new navigation system for designating exits. The metro station Nádraží Holešovice has already received a new version of the system. Soon, a test system will be installed at the stations I. P. Pavlova and Náměstí Míru. The test version will show whether the navigation system will operate on all 61 metro stations or will be inconvenient for people.

Changes in the Health Insurance Admission Concerning Self-Employed Persons in 2019

We said goodbye to 2018 and now we need to learn what has the year 2019 prepared for us. The price for VZP (General Health Insurance Company in the Czech Republic) has increased for OSVČ (self-employed people) again.