Practical information

Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency calls: 112
Ambulance: 155
Fire emergency: 150
Police: 158
Municipal police: 156
Emergency road service: 1230, 1240
Information about telephone numbers: 1180
Czech Republic country code: +420 (00420) + phone number (9 digits)

 

Transport

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Non-Commercial Goods - export & import

Czech and foreign nationals are allowed to export from the Czech Republic without any permission articles of noncommercial nature to meet the personal needs. Information of the Customs Administration (non-Member Countries of the EU) you can find here.

Currency

Czech Crown - CZK, Ceska Koruna - Kc, 1 CZK = 100 hellers.
Bank notes come in 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100 denominations and coins in 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 Kc.

Holidays

Days off, Bank holidays and holidays in the Czech Republic

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • March, April - Easter (celebrated for two days - Sunday and Monday)
  • 1 May - May Day
  • 8 May - Liberation from Fascism
  • 5 July - Cyril and Methodius
  • 6 July - Burning at Stake of Jan Hus
  • 28 September - Czech Statehood Day
  • 28 October - Establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic
  • 17 November - Freedom and Democracy Day
  • 24 December - Christmas Eve
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - Christmas Day

School holidays

Summer holiday in the Czech Republic begin at the start of July and last until the end of August. Apart from the fact that schools are closed, timetables for public transport are usually slightly altered.