Practical information for visiting Czech Republic.
Telephone cards of the value of 200,- CZK and 300,- CZK are available at newsagents', tobacconists', department stores, hotels, travel agencies, etc. The international country code for Czech Republic is +420.
Important Telephone Numbers
112 - Emergency call
155 - Ambulance service
158 - Police
150 - Fire emergency
156 - Municipal police
1230, 1240 - Emergency road service phone
1222 - Helpsystem - Tourist in need
12444 - General information phone
1180 - for Prague and the whole Czech Republic
1181 - international - both telephone and fax numbers
For foreign visitors it is recommended to have a valid insurance at their own country before travelling to Czech Republic. In Czech Republic the health care services for foreign visitors might be provided as follows:
- without payment in cash if a travel insurance is provided
- against payment in cash
- free of charge if there is an international agreement on co-operation in medical care
Import and export of duty free goods
EU states: 800 cigarettes, 400 thin cigars or 50 cigars, 1 kg other tobacco goods, 10L spirits, 90L wine.
Non-EU states: 200 cigarettes, 100 thin cigars or 50 cigars, 250 g other tobacco goods, 1L spirits, 2L wine
Banks are usually open Mo - Fri from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There are many exchange offices, mostly located in the historical city centre and hotels. Commission is about 1 to 10%. We strongly suggest you to pay attention to the commission before exchanging money.
Prague sightseeing with the Prague card
The Prague Card is offering:
- FREE ENTRY to over 50 of the best tourist attractions in Prague (incl. Prague Castle)
- FREE 150 page GUIDEBOOK
- VALID 2,3,4 DAYS
- TRANSPORT OPTION (only when booking online)