Credit cards are widely accepted within Czech Republic (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Maestro, MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, RuPay and UnionPay are unknown.
Czech Republic uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Czech Republic upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Czech Republic, dial +, then 420 (the country code for Czech Republic), then the area code and the local number.
For local calls within Czech Republic, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .
No vaccinations are required to enter this country. The vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for the traveler’s protection.
These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.
In Czech Republic you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on expressways and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.
Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it.
It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.00%.
Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Natural 95, Natural 98 or benzín. Petrol costs about 32.58 CZK per liter.
Diesel options are called Nafta or nafta motorová. Diesel costs about 31.71 CZK per liter.
Most popular petrol stations in Czech Republic are Benzina, Eni, MOL, OMV, Papoil and Shell.
Road assistance is available at 1240 (ABA), 800 280 281 (Asistenční služba ŘSD) or 1230 (ÚAMK). For general news on Czech Republic's traffic use Czech motorway net or Dopravniinfo. For news on Czech Republic’s motorways and tolls use The State Fund for Transport Infrastructure (SFDI).