General Information

Complete information about Czech Republic is available at the official website of the Czech Republic.

Insurance

The organisers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the Congress.

Currency & Banking

Czech crown (CZK) is the official currency of the Czech Republic. Exchange of foreign currency is available at Prague international Airport and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site. You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.

Electricity

The Czech Republic uses 230 V 50 Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.
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Entry Formalities

Citizens of the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland can stay on the territory of the Czech Republic on the basis of their passport or identity card without any permit.

These persons are only required to fulfil the reporting duty with the Alien Police Inspectorate according to the place of residence in case their stay exceeds 30 days.

For stay exceeding three months, confirmation about temporary residence or permanent residence permit can be issued – more information will be provided by the Ministry of Interior.

Information about VISA

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday to Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday to Sunday. Shops in the shopping centers are open from 9:00 to 21:00 daily.

Time Zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.

Weather

September weather in Prague is usually warm with temperatures around 20 – 25° C/70° – 80° F and somewhat humid. Sudden showers and thunderstorms are common, so bring an umbrella or be prepared to dash for cover.

Important Telephone Numbers

150: Fire
155: Ambulance
156: Prague Police
158: Police
112: General Emergency for Europe

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