Travel Info

Travel Info

Travel Info
Before travelling to a destination you have never been to before, it is advisable to get hold of some basic information in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. We have prepared a summary of everything a foreigner might need in the Czech Republic. We will advise you on what clothes you should take with you, how to connect to the Internet in the Czech Republic, what the Czech crown exchange rate is, which credit cards can be used, and also what sort of tips should be given in restaurants…
Czech Republic/Czechia

Czech Republic/Czechia

Population 10,6 million

Capital: Prague / Praha

European Union & Schengen Area member

Eventual VISA requirements check with your national ministry of foreign affairs. A list of VISA required countries here

Customs upon entry regulations

Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants and Bars

Smoking ban in restaurants, bars and public places

Customary tips up to 10 %

Driving

Driving

Driving on the right

Zero alcohol policy

Mobile calls without hands-free ban

50 / 90 / 130 Km/h speed limits

Electric car charging stations network available

Travelling with Animals

Travelling with Animals

Czechs are a pet loving nation. Dogs are allowed in most restaurants, cafés and even some shopping malls

Animal border transfer rules

Language

Language

Czech Republic is a safe country. Ranking in Top 10 in global ratings annualy

Official language: Czech (widespread knowledge of English, German or Russian)

Basic Vocabulary:
Dobrý den - Good Morning
Na shledanou - Good Bye
Ano - Yes
Ne - No

Telecomunication

Telecomunication

GSM/4G cellular bandwith

No roaming fees among EU member states

Free Wi-Fi accesible in most restaurants and cafés

230V electrical network, sockets compatible with the European standard (F)

Currency

Currency

Currency: Czech Crown

1 EUR = 25 CZK    1 USD = 20.5 CZK

Card payments widely accepted, contactless or Apple Pay/Google Pay available

Follow basic safety rules for money exchange

Emergency

Emergency

Emergency line 112

Wide net of quality medical care, premium insurance available

Airports

Airports

International airports: Praha, Brno, Ostrava, Pardubice and Karlovy Vary

Prague Airport (PRG) to city center transport:

Public transport BUS 119 and other lines

TAXI & shared ride providers Uber, Bolt (Follow the safety rules for orders)

National train and bus connections