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CZECH DMC & PCO in Central Europe.

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Practical information for visiting Czech Republic.


Telephone cards of the value of 200,- CZK and 300,- CZK are available at newsagents', tobacconists', department stores, hotels, travel agencies, etc. The international country code for Czech Republic is +420.
Important Telephone Numbers
112 - Emergency call
155 - Ambulance service
158 - Police
150 - Fire emergency
156 - Municipal police
1230, 1240 - Emergency road service phone
1222 - Helpsystem - Tourist in need
12444 - General information phone
Directory inquiries:
1180 - for Prague and the whole Czech Republic
1181 - international - both telephone and fax numbers


For foreign visitors it is recommended to have a valid insurance at their own country before travelling to Czech Republic. In Czech Republic the health care services for foreign visitors might be provided as follows:

  • without payment in cash if a travel insurance is provided
  • against payment in cash
  • free of charge if there is an international agreement on co-operation in medical care

Customs Requirements

Import and export of duty free goods 

EU states: 800 cigarettes, 400 thin cigars or 50 cigars, 1 kg other tobacco goods, 10L spirits, 90L wine.
Non-EU states: 200 cigarettes, 100 thin cigars or 50 cigars, 250 g other tobacco goods, 1L spirits, 2L wine 

Currency exchange

Banks are usually open Mo - Fri from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There are many exchange offices, mostly located in the historical city centre and hotels. Commission is about 1 to 10%. We strongly suggest you to pay attention to the commission before exchanging money.

Prague sightseeing with the Prague card

 The Prague Card is offering:

The Prague Card

  1. FREE ENTRY to over 50 of the best tourist attractions in Prague (incl. Prague Castle)
  2. FREE 150 page GUIDEBOOK
  3. VALID 2,3,4 DAYS
  4. TRANSPORT OPTION (only when booking online)


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