Czechia

Capital Prague

Population 10,558,524

Area 78,865 km2

Key facts

Czechia is a member state of the European Union located in Eastern Europe. There are 4 countries (Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia) that Czechia shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Czech and Slovak. Although English is not the official language, a large number of people in Czechia are fluent English speakers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Czechia was ranked 27th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Czechia is Czech koruna (CZK). The koruna (Kč) is subdivided into 100 haléř (h).

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 23.86 CZK and 1 USD is worth 22.22 CZK.

Czech
Banknotes

100Kč200Kč500Kč1000Kč2000Kč5000Kč

Czech
Coins

1Kč2Kč5Kč10Kč50Kč

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Czechia is 112.81 Mbps and mobile is 70.82 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Czechia has more ATMs.57.17 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Czechia without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Czechia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Czechia will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one Good Friday will take place on April 7.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayDen obnovy samostatného českého státu; Nový rok
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayVelký pátek
April 10, 2023Moving holiday Easter MondayVelikonoční pondělí
May 1, 2023 Labour DaySvátek práce
May 8, 2023 Liberation DayDen vítězství
July 5, 2023 Saints Cyril and Methodius DayDen slovanských věrozvěstů Cyrila a Metoděje
July 6, 2023 Jan Hus DayDen upálení mistra Jana Husa
September 28, 2023 St. Wenceslas DayDen české státnosti
October 28, 2023 Independent Czechoslovak State DayDen vzniku samostatného československého státu
November 17, 2023 Struggle for Freedom and Democracy DayDen boje za svobodu a demokracii a Mezinárodní den studentstva
December 24, 2023 Christmas EveŠtědrý den
December 25, 2023 Christmas Day1. svátek vánoční
December 26, 2023 St. Stephen’s Day2. svátek vánoční

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Czech Republic?

There are Mariott hotels in Prague.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Czechia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Czechia.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Czechia.

There are Radisson hotels in Prague.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Czechia.

What fast food chains are present in Czech Republic?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Czechia.

The KFC chain operates in Czechia.

The Burger King chain operates in Czechia.

The Subway chain operates in Czechia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Czechia.

The Starbucks chain operates in Czechia.

Weather

What is the weather like in Prague?

Today the sun in Prague, rises at 7:21 AM and sets at 5:10 PM. The climate of Prague may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9OvercastLow: -6.4°C (20.48°F)High: 1.1°C (33.98°F)
FridayFeb 10OvercastLow: -5.5°C (22.1°F)High: 3°C (37.4°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: -1.3°C (29.66°F)High: 3.8°C (38.84°F)
SundayFeb 12RainLow: 2.4°C (36.32°F)High: 7.3°C (45.14°F)
MondayFeb 13FogLow: 0.7°C (33.26°F)High: 7.4°C (45.32°F)
TuesdayFeb 14FogLow: -0.6°C (30.92°F)High: 6.6°C (43.88°F)

Weather data for Prague (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Prague.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 2 cities. Bolt is available in 24 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Czechia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 6.2, Czechia is placed 20th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Czechia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  426.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 5.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Czech Republic

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Decriminalized up to 10g
Medical usage: Legal

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
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