Coronavirus – News
Most of EU foreigners may enter the country without any restriction
From this week, most of EU foreigners may enter the Czech Republic without any restrictions. Negative test for coronavirus or compulsory quarantine is required for foreigners coming from Sweden, Portugal, Belgium, UK and Silesian Voivodeship in Poland.
Foreigners from EU can enter Czech Republic under updated rules
There are updated rules of entering the Czech Republic.
Information on issuing visas and residence permits
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has started to issue visas and residence permits for international students and employees of Masaryk University. Please see more information at the website of the ministry.
All MUNI canteens will reopen from Monday 25 May
From Monday, 25 May, all MU catering services will reopen. There will be also a new offer of meals on the menu, but it is still necessary to order meals in the reservation system in advance. New: meals can now be ordered 14 days in advance. The ordering obligation does not apply to weekly menu.
Some gyms and sports grounds on MUNI are opening
For the period from 18 May 18 to 26 June, some sports grounds of Masaryk University have reopened for students. You can find the places where you can do sports as well as the info on the conditions of sports in the MUNI gyms following the preventative measures related to COVID-19 at this link (in Czech only).
Video: The ban period ends. Rector Bareš summarizes the current situation at MUNI
The Rector offers an outlook for the next period, including the admissions procedure, and comments on the lifting of the emergency measures, which will be effective from 18 May, when the examination period begins.
Graduations will not take place at MUNI until the end of August
For preventive reasons, graduations will not be held at Masaryk University until the end of August. The proceedings after 1 September will already be the responsibility of the deans of the individual faculties. The issue of replacing cancelled spring and summer dates will also depend on the decisions of the faculties, please inquire at your Office for Studies.
Submitting visa and residence permit applications as of May 11, 2020
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has announced information regarding the submitting visa and residence permit applications.
The e-prezenčka will end in May. The libraries will fully open again
After the State of Emergency ends, i.e., from 18 May, remote access to the e-prezenčka application, which provides access to the most used publications from the MUNI libraries, will no longer be available.
Stay of foreigners in Czech Republic after the end of State of Emergency
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has updated information regarding the stay of foreign nationals at the territory of the Czech Republic after the end of State of Emergency. All foreign nationals can legally stay in the Czech Republic for an additional 60 days after the end of the state of emergency – that is until July 17, 2020.
Instructions for foreign students on how to currently enter the Czech Republic
The Government Decree no. 443 defining the rules for the Czech citizens and foreigners entering the territory of the Czech Republic approved on April 23, 2020, has extended the possibilities for entry of the EU citizens (as well as the Schengen area and United Kingdom citizens) to the Czech Republic, effective from April 27, 2020, to study purposes under the following conditions:
Changes regarding discounts on accommodation fees and the possibility of returning to halls of residence from 24 April
In response to the emergency measures due to the risk of infection with COVID-19 issued by the government on 23 April, MU Accommodation and Catering Services allows students to return to halls of residence and ending the validity of the 70% discount on accommodation fees as of 19 May under the conditions given below.