Czech Republic visa and medical insurance requirements
January 03, 2019
The Czech Republic has steadily become one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. Its capital city, Prague, is a fascinating and beautiful city that embodies all of the Czech culture, history and traditions; it is full of magnificent gothic architecture which dates back to the medieval times as well as modern hubs that offer excellent Czech cuisine and vibrant bohemian scenery. There’s a lot to get excited about when organizing your visit. To fully enjoy your trip, make sure you give yourself peace of mind and organize your travel insurance policy, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that you have got all your bases covered.
Aside from finding the right cover for you, here are some other important travel tips to be aware of before you set off on your adventure:
Visa Information for Czech Republic
Do I Need to Get a Visa to Visit Czech Republic?
If you are an American Citizen with a valid U.S. passport, visiting the Czech Republic for up to 90 days, then you don’t need a visa.
Travel Documents You Will Need:
A valid U.S. passport.
All passports must have a minimum of 6 months before expiration. That is 6 months from the date of your travel departure, and your passport should also have at least two consecutive blank pages for stamping.
Health and Medical Advice
Before jetting off on your travels, you should check for any health risks, required vaccinations and any epidemic breakouts occurring in Czech Republic. It’s also a good idea to find out where the nearest hospital is in case of an emergency.
Do I Need to be Vaccinated When Travelling to Czech Republic?
Most travellers get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B and Rabies. You should also make sure your routine vaccinations are updated. The standard vaccines are:
• MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
• Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
Book an appointment at your local practitioner or find your local Passport health clinic. You should book your appointment four to six weeks before your trip, giving enough time for the vaccinations to take effect.
Travel Health Updates in Czech Republic
Currently, there are no reported epidemics occurring in Czech Republic.
To keep up to date on any breakouts, visit the CDC website.
Emergency Contact Information in Czech Republic
No one ever wants to have to call the emergency services while they’re on vacation, but unfortunately accidents happen and it’s important to be prepared for when they do.
• The Pan-European number for all emergency services is: 112
Czech Republic Local Laws and Customs
- Drunken or offensive behaviour can be punishable by a fine or detention, under Czech law.
- You could be fined if you try to cross a road without a designated crossing point or if you cross at a pedestrian crossing while the green man is not lit.
Safety and Security
Popular tourist destinations and cities like Prague are subject to being hot pickpocketing zones where thieves will use a variety of methods to try and divert your attention. Be alert and keep your belongings with you at all times, especially in crowded areas, public transport and popular tourist areas. It’s always a good idea to keep valuable belongings or extra spending money in a hotel safe, if you have one.
U.S. Embassy in Czech Republic
U.S. Embassy Prague
118 01 Praha 1 - Malá Strana
Telephone: (+420) 257 022 000
Useful Tips for Czech Republic
Official Language: Czech
Czech is the official language, English is not that widely spoken but you will more think likely be able to get by with English in major tourist destinations and big cities.
Currency: Czech koruna
Before your trip, make sure to exchange enough koruna for your spending requirements and to get the best exchange rates.
Czech Plug Sockets: Type E
The standard voltage and frequency is 230 V and 50 Hz. You will need a plug adapter for your appliances as well as a voltage converter as the standard Czech voltage is higher than in the U.S (120 V).
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