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Time zone:

The Czech Republic lies within the Atlantic-continental area of the moderate climate zone of the northern hemisphere. During the summer, the temperature rises to 16 or 17 °C.

Credit Cards:
Credit cards are widely used in the Czech Republic, and all Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.

The Czech Republic's local currency is the Czech koruna or Czech crown (Kč / CZK).

Exchange rates vary daily. You can check the latest values here.

Frequent travelers find it most convenient to withdraw cash using ATMs, where the exchange rate is most favorable, rather than exchanging money at the airport. Confirm with your bank that your ATM card will work. Inform them in advance of your travel plans so that your access should be simple. Check with your bank for any cost associated with using the ATM network in the Czech Republic. There may be a foreign transaction fee in addition to the regular bank fee. If you want to exchange your currency, a bank is the best place.

Electricity Supply:

Euroset (Europlug, type C) is used in the Czech Republic. The electrical current is 220-240 V with 50 Hz AC. You are advised to purchase the appropriate adapters in advance. These are available at most airports.

Emergency Numbers:
112 – European Emergency Number (Police, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Service)
158 – Police
156 – Municipal Police
150 – Fire and Rescue Service
155 – Emergency Medical Service

The fire, ambulance, and police services in the Czech Republic are all contactable via the above numbers. When calling emergency services, you will be asked to provide:

  • The exact address of the incident or emergency and/or any noticeable landmarks nearby;
  • Directions to the scene of the emergency;
  • The telephone number you are calling from;
  • Details on the incident, the number of persons involved, the description of any visible injuries, and knowledge of any pre-existing medical conditions.

Try and stay calm and listen to the call taker’s instructions. It is also important to keep your phone on as the emergency service may need to contact you for further information.

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Smoking is prohibited in public places such as restaurants, bars, cafes, pubs, and bus stops.


Travelers from some countries may need visas. A list of countries whose citizens need a visa to visit the Czech Republic can be found via this link.