Prague Czech Republic

Czech Republic


Prague is the capital city of Czech Republic.

Official language is Czech. Czech Republic uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time.

Sockets & plugs

Czech Republic uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.


Type C
Type E


Weather

Prague has an average temperature of 14.2°C. Warmest month is July with 25°C and coldest January with 3°C.


Money

Currency

Czech Republic uses the Czech koruna (symbol: Kč), code CZK.

Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 korunas. Koruna is subdivided into 100 haléřs. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 korunas.


Credit & debit cards

Widely accepted

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.


Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Czech Republic. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.


ATMs

Common

Automatic teller machines are common in Czech Republic. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.

You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


Communications

Internet

Internet speed in Czech Republic is on average 15.9 Mbps.

WiFi

WiFi coverage in Czech Republic is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.


Mobile phone

You can buy a SIM card for about 382.41 CZK, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: O2, T-Mobile or Vodafone.

Mobile phones

Czech Republic uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming

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.

Dial code

+420

To call Czech Republic, dial +, then 420 (the country code for Czech Republic), then the area code and the local number.

International call
+ 420 2 1234567
Local call
2 1234567

For local calls within Czech Republic, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Health & safety

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required to enter this country

No vaccinations are required to enter this country. The vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for the traveler’s protection.


Hepatitis A
Routine immunizations

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

Hepatitis B
Rabies

Travel advisories

No country advisories
World-wide advisories

Advisories that are issued on a world-wide level (may not be related to Czech Republic).

Driving

Road rules

In Czech Republic you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Speed limits

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.

Turn on red

Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it.

Alcohol

It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.00%.

On the road

Fuel

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.

Petrol stations

Most popular petrol stations in Czech Republic are Benzina, Eni, MOL, OMV, Papoil and Shell.

Traffic news

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).







Other

Emergency numbers

Universal
112
Police
112
Ambulance
112
Fire department
112