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Czechia (Czech Republic)

Come for the castles and beer but stay for the history and the fun. Dive into Czechia’s (formerly known as the Czech Republic) past during the day and explore epic nightlife by night. Get out into the countryside to go even deeper. This country has a lot to share! 

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Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative antigen or PCR before or upon arrival if coming from a low to medium risk country. Unvaccinated travelers coming  from high and very high risk countries must have a test before arrival and after arrival. Everyone must have a Passenger Locator Form. 

Money

Official currency: Kč Czech koruna

Budget: Backpackers will spend about €25-30 / day and mid-range prices estimate about €75 / day for a solo traveler.  Dorm rooms go for  €7 – €15 and mid range hotels start at €40. Beer will be less than €1.50 and if you go to the right spots you won’t be spending more than €15 – €20 / day on food. 

Credit cards: Accepted in hotels, large restaurants and tourist areas but cash is still preferred.  

Tipping: 10% is expected from tourists 

 

Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

Vaccinations

None

**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Language

Official Languages: Czech

Hello and Goodbye: Ahoj (a-hoy)

Thank-you: Děkuji (geh-kweh)

Yes: Ano (ah-no)      No: Ne (neh)

Beer: Pivo      Wine: Vino

When to go

The shoulder seasons of spring (mid March – mid May) and fall (September – mid November) is perfect for good weather and fewer crowds. High season occurs during the warmest months of June – August. Winter gets cold and sees some shutdowns but December brings many to see the vibrant Christmas markets.  

Responsible Travel

Hire local guides

Eat, stay and shop local 

Be environmentally responsible 

Czech travel guides 

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