Travel Info

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…

Notice

Expiry of CZK Banknotes

The validity of older types of banknotes with a thin silver strip in the nominal value of CZK 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 ends on 30 June 2022. The banknotes will no longer be accepted starting on 1 July 2022. Invalid banknotes can be exchanged at the cash desks in banks and in the Czech National Bank. More information is available here

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

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

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

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

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

Restaurants and Accommodation

Restaurants and Accommodation

Smoking ban in restaurants, bars and public places

Customary tips up to 10 %

Travel Safely and Stay Healthy

Travel Safely and Stay Healthy

The Czech Republic has received the international Safe Travels stamp, awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council. We make sure that you feel safe in our country!
Barrier-free Travel

Barrier-free Travel

The Václav Havel Airport in Prague is completely wheelchair accessible

The main train stations in Prague, Brno, Olomouc and Ostrava are wheelchair accessible

Trains can be equipped with platforms on request

Public transport in large cities is mostly wheelchair accessible
 
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

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)

Emergency

Emergency

Emergency line 112

Wide net of quality medical care, premium insurance available

Tourist Guides

Tourist Guides

Every tourist guide is obliged to wear a dedicated ID card

The Czech Tourist Guide Identification Card is issued by the Ministry of Regional Development