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!
Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap
Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)
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.
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
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.**
**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**
Exercise Normal Precautions
**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**
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.
Hire local guides
Eat, stay and shop local
Be environmentally responsible