Fast Facts: Czech Republic

What is the weather like in the Czech Republic?

The months of May thru September have the best weather. Days are warm and nights are cool, so be sure to take a sweater, possibly even an umbrella if you are traveling in the spring. For the current forecast in the Czech Republic, click here.

What is required for entry into the Czech Republic?

U.S. citizens and Canadian citizens need only a valid passport, and proof of sufficient funds to travel to the Czech Republic.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

No vaccinations are needed. No health precautions are listed for Czech Republic.

CDC Website link: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationCzechRepublic.aspx

WHO website link: http://www.who.int/countries/en/#56

What is the currency?

The currency in the Czech Republic is the Czech Crown (CZK) "koruna" For up-to-date exchange rates on the koruna, click here.

Tipping: In restaurants, round up the bill to the nearest Euro. Tip 10% for larger bills. To tip waiters, you will need to state the total amount you wish them to keep including the meal when you hand over the cash.

What are the best items to shop for in the Czech Republic?

Czech is famous for its crystal fine art, hand-knit shawls, wooden toys, garnets, handmade tablecloths and puppets, painted eggs, caviar, china, antiques, peasant frocks, and music.

What are the voltage requirements in the Czech Republic?

Voltage: 230 V; Plug E. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. Click here for more information about electrical standards around the world.

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