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Moving To Czech Republic From The UK

Moving to the Czech Republic

Whether you are moving to Prague, Karlovy Vary, or Brno, Britannia Movers International has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your individual needs.


Importing Personal Effects to the Czech Republic

The UK has now left the EU and therefore new rules apply to movement of goods between the UK and EU Countries. Please bear in mind that all shipments to the EU from the UK will now have to clear customs on arrival and you must ensure you can provide all relevant customs documents required at destination. Your contact at your local Britannia office will assist you with which forms are necessary along with what supporting documentation you will need to provide. However, the responsibility for completion and submission of these forms now falls with the customer and it is advisable that all these formalities are prepared for prior to the move to avoid potential delays in transportation and additional charges.

Once you contact your local Britannia agent, they will be able to give you more advice on transporting your goods to the Czech Republic.


Prohibitions and Restrictions

In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:

  • Firearms & ammunition
  • Inflammable goods & substances
  • Plants & plant material
  • Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
  • Narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Offensive materials
  • Alcohol & Tobacco

Transit Times

Transit times can vary subject to the method of transport chosen, size of your consignment and the final destination. Britannia will advise you once this information is established.

Bar Coding

Bar Coding

All shared load consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the vehicle. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.


Domestic Pets

Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from home to home. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.

Find out more about pet transport.


Moving Motor Vehicles to the Czech Republic

Importation of motor vehicles to Czech Republic will be subject to compliance, it is probable that duty and tax will apply.

International currency exchange

International FX

When you are making international payments for individuals you can benefit from IFX expertise in seeking the best possible rate, whether you are sending or receiving foreign currency.

IFX can help to protect you from exchange rate fluctuations and save you time and money on international payments.

IFX offers :

  • International payments
  • Regular Overseas Transfers
  • Prepaid Currency Card
  • Forward Contracts

More info on the IFX website.

Moving to the Czech Republic with Britannia

Britannia can offer you a door to door service to the Czech Republic, and can either ship your effects by shared load, by full container load, or by airfreight service. Our local removals agents in the Czech Republic can arrange customs clearance and deliver and unpack your personal belongings, including removal of debris on the day of delivery.

Additional Removal Services –  Britannia can provide a variety of additional services when moving to the Czech Republic. We are authorised to provide a comprehensive insurance, can arrange storage prior to delivery, and can also take care of your pet transport.

If you are interested in our removal services to the Czech Republic, find out more about your moving costs, and read about our European removals, and additional moving services, such as money transfer.

Living in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is an increasingly popular destination for tourists and expats alike, as it combines a unique and vibrant cultural life with historical attractions, and relatively cheap living costs. Whether you want to live in the cultural and commercial centre of the country, Prague, or are looking for a more relaxed life in the countryside, you’ll find a welcoming and friendly society.

The Czech Republic is located in Central Europe, bordering Slovakia, Poland, Germany and Austria, and has a developed economy, ranking very high on the human development index. After over 40 years of communist rule, which collapsed in 1989, the Czech Republic is nowadays a multi-party parliamentary representative democracy, and is also one of the most stable and prosperous post-Communist states.

While the Czech Republic might have lower living standards than some Western European countries, this will also depend on your perspective, and your financial means. If you manage to find a job (teaching English for example) and soak up the local culture, you can have an exciting lifestyle. So whether you want to experience Central Europe, or are moving for professional reasons, you’ll enjoy a unique and vibrant culture.

Interesting Facts About the Czech Republic

  • The Czech Republic is famous for its numerous spa towns, like Karlovy Vary for example.
  • The Czech Republic is ranked very high for freedom of press.
  • The Czech Republic and Slovakia used to be one country until they split in 1993, and the two languages are also mutually intelligible to those accustomed to the other language’s pronunciation.
  • The majority of the Czech population is either atheist or non-believer in god.
  • Czech people are the world’s heaviest consumers of beer.

Moving to and Living in the Czech Republic

  • As the Czech Republic is a member of the EU, EU citizens will not need a visa to stay in the country permanently. As UK has since left the EU, a visa is needed For non-EU citizens, if they intend to stay for over 90 days. To work in the Czech Republic, you might also have to apply for a work permit. Impact of BREXIT on UK nationals living in Czech Republic.
  • The Czech Republic has very high quality public health care and costs are well below the European average. Some foreign citizens are covered by a reciprocal agreement between their country and the Czech Republic, and private insurance is also available.
  • If you are moving to the Czech Republic permanently, you will most probably have to find employment, which shouldn’t be very difficult. Multinational companies, especially in bigger cities, like Prague might offer good opportunities, and you can always find some freelancing opportunities or English teaching.
  • Living and housing costs in the Czech Republic are considerably lower than in Western Europe, though this will also depend on your final destination.

Key Information

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Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)
Calling Code: +420


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