Czech Republic

Translated by: John Agrafiotis

Last updated: Dec 21, 2020 @ 7:42 pm

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Currency: Koruna, 1€=25.45 CZK.
Visa – Passport:For the citizens of the Schengen countries and for citizens of the following countries, no visa is required for a stay of maximum 90 days: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, FYROM, Macao, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Christopher & Nevis, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, USA, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela. More info can be found here.
Border Crossing: Open borders with all neighbor countries.
Driving License: EU citizens just need a European driving license. Non EU citizens must have an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Insurance: Green cards are being accepted. Third party insurance is compulsory.
Time Zone: GMT +1
Banks: ATMs are widely available throughout major cities in the Czech Republic. Most Czech ATMs offer instructions in multiple languages Credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted both in shops and restaurants in big cities.
Fuel: Unleaded 95 ~1,06€ (12/2020). There are a lot of fuel stations in cities and on the national roads. Credit cards are widely accepted.
Lights: Mandatory 24h a day.
Equipment: Drivers and passengers must wear crash helmets.
Maximum Allowed Blood Alcohol Level: Strictly restricted at 0, 00 % (fines between 25,000 and 50,000 Czech crowns (CZK) and withdrawal of the driving license for up to two years).
Speed Limits: 130 km/h motorways and expressways, 90 km/h outside towns/villages and 50 km/h inside towns/villages.
Parking: Parking is always on the right hand side except on one-way streets where you can park on the left side.
Fines: On-the-spot up to 5,000 CZK, the maximum fine for a traffic violation is 100,000 CZK. An official receipt should be obtained.
Tolls: Motorcycles don’t pay.
Useful Phone Numbers:
European Emergency Number: 112
Ambulance: 155
Police: 158
Fire Department: 150

Useful Links:
Wikitravel Slovakia
Czech Republic official travel site
Lonely Planet Slovakia

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* If you are from Czech Republic or have been recently in Czech Republic and you would like to add some information or correct some of the above listed, do not hesitate to contact us.

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