Are you a student from a non-EU country and not sure if you will be allowed to enter the country for next semester starting in September 2020? Can you leave the Czech Republic for the summer holidays and come back? And what about those who are already back in their homeland? Once the COVID-19 pandemic spread into the Czech Republic, everything came to a halt and borders were closed so no one could get in or out without a good reason. And even then travelling was essentially impossible for a couple of weeks. Now there are updates regarding the arrivals of foreigners from non-EU countries and extensions of long-term residence permits.
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?
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.
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.
In connection with the latest news regarding Brexit, rules of medical treatment in the Czech Republic will change. Previous access to health care for non-EU citizens may have differences if there is no-deal Brexit. Brits should get the new health insurance before October 31, otherwise, the previous one will not be valid.
Brexit is going to happen on 31 October 2019 and it will lead to a lot of changes for UK citizens living in the Czech Republic. On October 1, we were streaming a special webinar on Facebook and sharing our knowledge about Brexit with the people who are interested in the topic. So, here comes a summary of the most important recommendations from the Ministry of Interior to all UK citizens who reside in 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.