Information for Erasmus students
12. 1. 2021 - Bc. Iva Jarolínová
I hope everybody is doing well! I would like to give you an update about the official information about the summer semester 2020/2021. As you may have heard the situation in the Czech Republic has gotten worse. In my e-mail before the Christmas holidays I explained to you, that we use an anti-epidemic system called "PES", which uses level risks 1-5. Currently we are in the highest level 5, which means that we have strict measures at the moment. You can find the table with measures in the attachment. Please find more information here: https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/infection-and-general-measures/pes-anti-epidemic-system-czech-republic-version-202021. If you look at the measures table and the provided website, you will be able to follow the situation in the Czech Republic on your own.
How is the semester going to look like?
We can now officially say, that the classes will begin on Monday 15.02.2020 in online form. Further development will depend on the situation in upcoming months and the future PES levels. Practical training in small groups will be allowed in PES level 3. Because of the current uneasy situation we would like to strongly advise you to postpone your arrival to Brno. We would like to suggest you to arrive 15.03.2021 or later. We would like to point out to you to have in mind that you have to be in Brno for 90 days in order to eligible to Erasmus+ grant. For more information, please contact your home university.
Please fill in the short form, in order to tell us your decision about your arrival to Brno: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wnnDD6yaHEqfvfTcIJmenAgt4P32oTdHsaYfBpaY251UMklXRk1DN1FLS1NKVlk1RUVRTjNBWEQ1TSQlQCN0PWcu
Sadly the Welcome Week is officially canceled. Those of you who have paid for it, will be given a refund for the Welcome Week. International Relations Office (IRO) staff and students from Erasmus Student Network (ESN) would still like to meet you to get to know you better and make your Erasmus+ stay at our university the best possible. We have prepared for you Online Welcome Week from Monday 08.02. till Wednesday 10.02.2021. Everybody is welcome to join and the event is for free. We hope to be able to share with you not only all the useful information that you will need for your studies and your stay in Brno but to give you also the opportunity to meeet each other at least in this way and may connections before arrival. Further information will be provided.
Arrival to the Czech Republic
Currently, all persons who were staying for more than 12 hours during the last 14 days in the territories of those countries, which are not on the list of countries with a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 (https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/list-of-countries-according-to-the-level-of-risk/):
- have to report this fact immediately before entering the territory of the Czech Republic by filling in electronic form, to a regional Public Health Office.
- EU citizens and third country nationals with permitted long-term or permanent residence in the European Union, have to do an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2 , by presenting a negative result of RTPCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2, which has been performed in the territory of the EU member state and which is not older than 72 hours; the test result is submitted immediately on entry into the territory of the Czech Republic to a regional Public Health Office
- third country nationals without permitted long-term or pemanent residence in the European Union have to submit themselves, at their own expense, to an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2 after the arrival to the Czech Republic
Please have in mind, that the same rules from the government apply when accomodating to the dormitory, meaning that upon arrival to the dormitory everybody has to show their RT-PCR test result in order to be accommodated. If the person does not have the results/test yet, they have the option of booking a temporary quarantine room at the dormitory. More information is provided by your dormitory. (https://skm.mendelu.cz/en/28365-accommodation)
As the conditions of arrival may change, I will keep you updated regarding the future development and changes, including a list of PCR testing places.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let me know.
Best wishes from Brno and take care!