Prague has a typically European continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm (sometimes wet) summers. June usually bring plenty of sunshine and the average daily high temperature of 24 °C (75 °F).
The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October it is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.
The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (koruna), abbreviated as Kč, with the international abbreviation CZK.
The approximate value of 100 CZK is 4 EUR/4,5 USD.
The exchange rate of a crown can be checked at the website https://www.kurzy.cz/kurzy-men/.
Coins: 1 Kč, 2 Kč, 5 Kč, 10 Kč, 20 Kč, 50 Kč
Banknotes: 100 Kč, 200 Kč, 500 Kč, 1000 Kč, 2000 Kč, 5000 Kč
As the official currency, the Czech crown is the best and often the only possible currency to use when paying. Many shops, restaurants as well as tourist centres accept Euros. But you should not be surprised that particularly in shops any change returned will be in Czech crowns.
In the Czech Republic the power sockets are of type E. The electrical network in the Czech Republic has a voltage of 230 V and frequency of 50 Hz.
The international dialling code of the Czech Republic is +420 (00420).
112 - Universal Emergency Number
Tap water is good and perfectly safe across the country, although in some small towns, the chlorine can be quite strong.
Since 2007 the Czech Republic has been a member of both the European Union and the Schengen area.
Citizens of EU countries can freely enter the Czech Republic.
Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan and many other countries can stay in the Czech Republic for up to 90 days without a visa. Other nationalities should check current visa requirements with the Czech embassy in their home country.
The Czech Republic is a member of the EU’s common border and customs area, the Schengen Zone, which imposes its own 90-day visa-free travel limit on visitors from outside the EU. In practice, this means your time in the Czech Republic counts against your stay within the entire Schengen Zone – plan your travel accordingly.
The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to make their own personal insurance before travelling to the congress.