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Prague Fringe goes online with free events

Expats.cz |
21 May 2020

Prague Fringe should have been launching its 19th season, instead on May 22–30 it will be going online with free events, performances and interactive games. Live shows still happen, but in October.

Czech beer production, consumption reached new highs in 2019

Expats.cz |
21 May 2020

For the second year in a row, breweries in the Czech Republic have produced a record amount of beer, according to data gathered by the Czech Association of Breweries and Malthouses. Overall, Czech beer production increased by 1.6% in 2019, to a total of 21.6 million hectoliters. It's a new high for the Czech Republic since the inception of the country in 1993. Czech beer consumption also reached new heights according the association.

Prague residents return to beer gardens as restrictions lifted

Expats.cz |
20 May 2020

As anti-coronavirus restrictions are eased in the Czech Republic, outdoor areas of restaurants, pubs, and other facilities have been able to operate since May 11. Here is how a place in Zizkov handles the reopening.

Smetanovo nábřeží will be closed to cars for the summer to create pedestrian zone

Expats.cz |
20 May 2020

Prague will create a new public space at Smetanovo nábřeží for the summer, and in the long term the passage from Charles Bridge to Novotného lávka should be transformed into a more inviting place.

Travel to and from Austria possible from mid-June without tests, says minister

Expats.cz |
20 May 2020

Czech borders with Austria could be fully reopened without the need for a negative COVID-19 test from mid-June, Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček announced after a negotiation with representatives from Austria and Slovakia yesterday.

Blanket testing reveals 82 COVID-19 cases at Czech coal mine so far

Expats.cz |
20 May 2020

82 employees of the Darkov coal mine in Karviná, and six of their relatives, have been found to have COVID-19 following blanket testing conducted this week, the Regional Hygiene Station (KHS) in Ostrava has announced.

Guns N'Roses, Iron Maiden officially postpone 2020 Prague concerts

Expats.cz |
20 May 2020

Two of Prague's biggest 2020 concerts are officially off the slate; Iron Maiden will return in June 2021, Guns N'Roses TBA.

Prague offering urban land for organic farming, and will assist with sales of crops

Expats.cz |
20 May 2020

Prague is launching a pilot project for organic urban agriculture, which will hopefully become an example for other Czech municipalities. Prague is offering 398 hectares of its agricultural land for rent under organic farming conditions.

Czech Airlines resumes operations with flights from Prague to Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam

Expats.cz |
19 May 2020

Czech Airlines (ČSA) began resuming regular operations May 18 with routes to Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the carrier stopped all scheduled flights to and from the Czech Republic in mid-March.

Czech Republic to relax border controls from May 26

Expats.cz |
19 May 2020

The Czech government has agreed to relax border controls from May 26, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček has announced after a cabinet meeting yesterday. Currently, Czech borders are closed at most crossings, with checks in place (and lengthy queues) at the small number of crossings they are allowed.

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