Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Czechia. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 2 blank pages in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in the country more than 89 days.

US Embassy/Consulate

[420] 257 022 000; US Embassy in Prague, Tržišt? 15, 118 01 Praha 1 – Malá Strana, Czech Republic;;

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

Emergency (urgent help from Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical Assistance): 112, 155; Fire: 150; Police: 158


See WHO recommendations



Currency (Code)

Koruny (CZK)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E

Plug Type CPlug Type E

Major Languages

Czech, Slovak

Major Religions

Roman Catholic 10.4%, Protestant 1.1%

Time Difference

UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Prague (includes Castle District, Charles Bridge, and Pruhonice Park); Klementinum and Strahov Monastery Libraries; Karlovy Vary; Kutná Hora; Bohemian Paradise; Konopišt? Chateau; Hluboká Castle; Karlštejn Castle; Melnik

Major Sports

ice hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball

Cultural Practices

When invited into a room, wait to be seated.

Tipping Guidelines

It is acceptable to tip 10-15% at a restaurant if no service charge is included but more commonly, you round up the bill. Tip bellhops $1 (USD) per bag for carrying luggage to your room; leaving a small tip for housekeeping is appreciated. Tipping is not required for taxi drivers.


Crystal and glassware, garnet jewelry, local artwork; marionettes, puppets, and wooden toys; natural soaps, candles, and lotions; hand painted Easter eggs

Traditional Cuisine

Vepřo-knedlo-zelo — roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2022