Expiry of CZK Banknotes
The validity of older types of banknotes with a thin silver strip in the nominal value of CZK 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 ends on 30 June 2022. The banknotes will no longer be accepted starting on 1 July 2022. Invalid banknotes can be exchanged at the cash desks in banks and in the Czech National Bank. More information is available here.
Population 10,6 million
Capital: Prague / Praha
European Union & Schengen Area member
Eventual VISA requirements check with your national ministry of foreign affairs. A list of VISA required countries here
Customs upon entry regulations
Czech Republic is a safe country. Ranking in Top 10 in global ratings annualy
Official language: Czech (widespread knowledge of English, German or Russian)
Dobrý den - Good Morning
Na shledanou - Good Bye
Ano - Yes
Ne - No
The main train stations in Prague, Brno, Olomouc and Ostrava are wheelchair accessible
Trains can be equipped with platforms on request
Public transport in large cities is mostly wheelchair accessible
GSM/4G cellular bandwith
No roaming fees among EU member states
Free Wi-Fi accesible in most restaurants and cafés
230V electrical network, sockets compatible with the European standard (F)
Driving under the influence of an addictive substance is prohibited.
Alcohol, tobacco and nicotine products up to 18 years of age
Czech Blue Poppy is a safe food that has no psychotropic effect.