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.
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.
 257 022 000; US Embassy in Prague, Tržišt? 15, 118 01 Praha 1 – Malá Strana, Czech Republic; https://cz.usembassy.gov/; ACSPrg@state.gov
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
Local Emergency Phone
Emergency (urgent help from Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical Assistance): 112, 155; Fire: 150; Police: 158
See WHO recommendations
temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E
Roman Catholic 10.4%, Protestant 1.1%
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
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
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
ice hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball
Czech people value direct communication, friendliness, and modesty. It's polite to say Dobrý den (Good day) or Na shledanou (Goodbye) respectively.
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
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, September 06, 2023