Ostrava Expat Centre at 5 pm
           Golf park Lhotka at 6 pm
           Filipka (Beskydy Mountains) at 8 am
            Ostrava Expat Centre at 5:30 pm
            Meet us at FUN ZONE
Carl Davies guided us through another fascinating discussion!

This time we talked about how to adjust to a new land and culture. We shared our experiences, the reasons why we moved and what we like and dislike in our current cities. Carl Davies then explained to the group about 10 simple things we can do to better adjust to a foreign land! You can have a look at the presentation.
We enjoyed another wonderful event together!

During almost 2 hours we learned a lot of information about Housing in the Czech Republic and there was a wonderful discussion in the end!
Did you miss it? Don't worry and check the presentation.

What to do in Ostrava? 

The Leoš Janáček International Music Festival is considered to be one of the most important classical music festivals in the Czech Republic. It takes place from 27th May to 1 st July, in Ostrava and surrounding towns, in a city that is now going through a big transformation from a traditional industrial city into a pulsing modern metropolis where traditional industrial architecture meets the new one. You can enjoy more than 20 concerts of classical music in person. More info here

The Ostrava 2021 World Para Ice Hockey Championships will take place from 19th to 26th June.
Let’s relive the moment right there in the arena or at your TV screens. Check the current situation with tickets here.
The championships in Ostrava is also a qualification tournament for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games. All eyes are focusing on Ostrava.

It's time to relax and finally meet! The 10th year of the popular festival is really heading to the streets this year - for the first time with the subtitle Art & Life. A number of surprises await you and, above all, a varied program on Masaryk Square and its surroundings, which will transform the centre into a vibrant metropolis! This is Festival v ulicích, June 24th - 26th June 2021.

Finally, it´s here! One World Ostrava 2021, an international festival of documentary films on human rights, is heading to Ostrava cinemas.
From 1 to 6 June, 2021, we will meet every evening OFFLINE in the Etáž, Klub Atlantik and Centrum PANT

All citizens who intend to stay in the city of Ostrava for longer than 90 days are obliged to pay the waste collection fee once a year by June 30! For more info please check our website.


Do you want to transform your business towards a sustainable model: Are you looking for examples to follow? Join the event CIRCULAR ECONOMY: new business models & best practices.


Settling in a new place during a pandemic?!
by Anna, Ostrava Expat Centre Intern.

Hi, this is Anna, nice to meet you! I am a university student from Italy, and I am the current Intern at the Expat Centre. 

Over the course of the last few years, I have been enjoying travelling around Europe, together with a couple of study-abroad more.

Loosening of Restrictions: Packages

Two PCR and four antigen tests for free

The government decided that from June, people who have Czech insurance will be entitled to two PCR and four antigen tests per month. So far, the insured are entitled to one antigen test per three days and no PCR test.

PCR tests are valid for 7 days and are way more precise than the antigen ones. Additionally, many countries require them on arrival.

In the case of a positive antigen test, a confirmatory PCR test will be mandatory, but will not be included in the total number of free tests.

Restaurants, saunas and wellness

Originally, restaurants, saunas and wellness services are to reopen at the beginning of June. The date had originally been postponed because the government’s priority is currently the return of all children to schools and the opening of hotels without restrictions.

However, a few days ago, chief hygienist Pavla Svrčinová told the deputies at a meeting of the health committee that indoor pools, as well as wellness centres, could potentially open on 14 June. Also, the Prime Minister stated that as of 14 June, restaurants will be able to operate indoors. As well as opening changing rooms in fitness centres.

The reopening of outdoor pools

The outdoor pools will open at 50 percent capacity from 31 May. However, it will not be allowed to use the indoor showers, only locker rooms.

Choir singing allowed for 30 people

Choirs will be allowed to meet with the participation of 30 people maximum. They will be allowed to take their masks off, but a record of participants will be mandatory. Additionally, people should be two meters apart and also meet one of the conditions for vaccination – testing or a certificate of overcoming covid.


How to read more than 7000 newspapers and magazines from all over the world?

Moravian-Silesian Research Library in Ostrava recently got an online access for all its registered users to the database PressReader. This database allows a remote access to various magazines and newspapers in various languages from all over the world.

For access to this amazing tool, you need to take only two steps:

Step 1 – Register with the library.
Step 2 – Log into the database.

Detailed description here.

Are you having any difficulty solving problems related to living in and around Ostrava? Come to the Expat Center, contact us via email or send us a message on Facebook! We are here to help!

We will assist you during your official appointments in city offices or wherever you will need the support of a local Czech-speaking person.
We create regular events for Expats to connect with other internationals and Czech society. We also offer specialized events such as business-related workshops and webinars. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram not to miss anything!
All of our services are free of charge. For more information visit us at Českobratrská during office hours, contact us via e-mail at or Messenger.
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