From the beginning of the year 2021, The United Kingdom officially doesn’t belong to the European Union (EU) anymore. New obligations and restrictions might be still unclear, not mentioning the addition of the current coronavirus situation. Therefore, we are bringing, from our point of view, the most useful information for UK nationals living in and moving to the Czech Republic.
With the coronavirus pandemic and the official withdrawal of the UK from the EU, traveling between countries has become more complicated. It is a real mind-blowing mix of rules and conditions. However, the main priority is to protect the right of those who moved abroad for work or study. Read the following article to find out the latest updates on this issue.
Britain’s top medical officer announced that the UK has identified a new variant of the coronavirus that “can spread more quickly” than prior strains of the virus. Along with the UK, the same mutation of the COVID-19 virus has also been detected in the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia and the Czech Republic.
What is the latest status about Brexit? Сurrently known that a transitional period will start October 31, 2019 and last until December 31, 2020, it gives the UK residents in the Czech Republic the right to stay in the country and the possibility to take measures to resolve permit issues related to keep on staying legally. The paperwork must be done before October 31, 2019 – the day when Brexit will happen because after that Brits won’t be considered as UK citizens.
Negotiations on the future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit are still ongoing. We are notifying you about the recent update from the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (the MOI). For reasons of legal certainty and saving time in future, the MOI advises the citizens of the United Kingdom who reside in the Czech Republic to apply for a Long-term Residence permit or a Permanent Residence Permit.