Prague, May 4 (CTK) – People from outside the EU will be able to travel to the Czech Republic as of May 11 due to seasonal work, provided they will test negative for the novel coronavirus, the Interior Ministry told journalists today, announcing a government decision.
“These are, e.g., seasonal employees in agriculture as well as health and social care systems,” the ministry said in a press release.
Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman (Social Democrats, CSSD) said agriculture lacked some 3,000 workers at the end of April and beginning of May.
The government also decided today that all foreigners would be able to stay legally in the Czech Republic until July 17 even if the validity of their visas expires or the length of the permitted visa-free stay ends.
The foreigners will not have to ask foreign migration police for the prolongation of their stay until this date.
Since mid-March, the Czech Republic did not allow foreigners without permanent stay to come to the Czech Republic.