Guidelines for the tourist visiting Czech Republic

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General information about the Czech Republic:

  • Area: 78,866 km ²
  • Population: 10,532,770 people
  • Population density: 133 pers. / Km ²
  • Ethnic groups: the Czechs (Bohemians) - 81%, Moravians - 13%, Slovaks - 3%, Poles, Germans, Gypsies, Hungarians.
  • Administrative divisions: Czech Republic consists of the capital and 13 provinces
  • Capital: Prague
  • Language: Czech
  • Religion: Catholicism
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1), Summer (DST)- CEST (UTC+2)
  • Electricity: 220 V AC, 50 A; standard pin plug socket   
  • Currency: Czech koruna

Location. The territory of the Czech Republic is 78.9 thousand square kilometers. Czech landscape is quite varied. The western part (Bohemia) lies in the basins of the rivers - Labe (Elbe) and Vltava (Moldau), surrounded by mostly low mountains (the Sudetenland and their part - Giant Mountains), where the highest point in the country is located - Mount Snow - with a height of 1602 m.  Moravia, the eastern part, is also quite hilly and mostly lies in the basin of the Morava River (Madhya) and also contains a source of the River Odra (Oder). The rivers, which have no way to the sea of Czech flow to three seas: the North, Baltic and Black.

Climate. The climate, with warm summers and cold, cloudy and humid winters is determined by a mix of marine and continental influences. The weather in summer is quite stable and pleasant as the mountains surrounding the entire Czech Republic do not allow the penetration of the wind. In winter sufficient amount of snow falls in the mountains, which allows several ski resorts to operate in the south and in the north of the Czech Republic.

Currency. Czech Koruna (Kc)  is the official national currency. In circulation there are banknotes of various denominations: 20 Kc, 50 Kc, 100 Kc, 200 Kc, 500 Kc, 1000 Kc, 5000 Kc and coins - Galleria (Hal): 10 Hal, 20 Hal, 50 Hal, 1 krona = 100 heller . The rate of CZK 70% depends on the exchange rate of DM and 30% on the U.S. dollar and is almost stable: $ 1 = 36 crowns, 1 DM = 19 crowns.

Import and export of real Czech banknotes and coins, their transfer to another country or from another country is allowed. The declaration is issued on the import and export of gold, gold coins and currency for the amount above 200 000 Kc.

It is possible to exchange currency to Czech crowns at exchange offices, which are located in railway stations, the airport, and big hotels and on the Main Post Office. In hotels or cafes the rate of Krona is usually higher.  Exchange fee is charged in banks and exchange offices, the amount of which may differ significantly from each other. It is better to exchange currency at banks, as they have most acceptable exchange rate.

Many banks are open till 4 pm on weekdays and are closed on weekends. Do not forget about it on the day of departure.

Documents. The citizens of Uzbekistan must obtain visa to enter the Czech Republic. Czech Republic is a member of the Schengen Agreement. People who have valid Schengen visas in their passport can freely enter the territory of the country by any means of transport. Czech visas are of several types, but for tourist trips usually "short-term visa type C» is issued. The most common Czech visa type is first type, namely "short-stay visa type - C". Tourist visas usually provide a single entry and are valid for a period of 21 days. For citizens of Uzbekistan visa is issued in the Embassy of Czech Republic in Tashkent.

Customs regulations. Customs regulations of the Czech Republic allow free import of 200 cigarettes, 1 liter of alcoholic drinks, 2 liters of wine, 50 ml perfume or 250 ml toilet water, medicine – at unlimited quantities  and other goods that are worth CZK 3000. The import and export of Czech and foreign currency into and out of the country is not limited.