Nearly two years of social distancing, isolation, and economic distress have taken their toll on our psyche. The Czech Republic is going through a brutal third wave of COVID-19 and with it come increasingly tougher restrictions, including partial lockdowns and cancellation of Christmas markets. We are all dealing with waves of despair and sadness. All this can easily turn into depression. How can we fight it?
Theaters in Brno are finally reopening after the pandemic restrictions being relaxed with exciting programs to make your evenings unforgettable. This fall, discover the first of the National Theater Brno (NdB) ballet this season, Stabat Mater. It has now been five years since an awe-inspiring legend of Czech choreography, Pavel Šmok, passed away. To commemorate his iconic talent, the NdB has decided to dedicate the premiere to this choreographer, who was essential to the Czech independent dance scene of the second half of the 20th century. The premiere will take place on 3 September at Mahen Theatre. And thanks to our partnership with the theater, we are bringing you information on how you can purchase tickets a whole month in advance!
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.)
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.
One of the hardest parts of the lockdown situation is surely the fact that we do not spend our days exactly how and where we would want to. Hence, we wanted to cheer up by dreaming about our favourite places in Prague. We asked you on our Instagram stories “What are YOUR favourite Prague spots?”. Right from the beginning, it was clear there is no need for thinking about the amusing spots for too long cause there are so many of them! So, here is the list we have created together with our followers.
In the past couple of weeks, the number of people newly infected with coronavirus has been rising in several countries, the Czech Republic being no exception. For this reason the Czech government announced that certain countermeasures will be reintroduced in order to prevent another massive spread of the new disease.
The member states of the EU have mostly reopened their borders for the other EU member states which makes traveling across Europe much easier. Many people are therefore using the opportunity to travel as much as they can. This is despite the fact that the numbers of newly infected people are rising again in many of these European countries. Lots of people are now wondering whether there will be a second wave of COVID-19, or it will be just the continuation of the first one.