Useful Information

Currency/Exchange

The Czech currency is called the Czech crown (1 crown = 100 halers). Its circulation is in the form of banknotes of the following value: 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 crowns and coins of the following value: 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 crowns and 50 halers.
Exchange offices are located all around the city centre (exchange offices, banks, post offices).
ALL RATES given in the program are in EUROS (€).

 

Electricity

Electricity used in Czech Republic is 220 Volts; standard European system of round pins with two holes. Plan to bring a transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage (ie. USA, Canada).

 

Insurance and Liability

The Organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to Conference participants, either during or as a result of the Congress or during all tours and events. Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.

 

Healthcare

When travelling around the Czech Republic you might need medical assistance. You can be sure you will be treated with high European standards. The country has 216 hospitals and every 10 000 inhabitants are catered for by 108 hospital beds (67 beds for patients with terminal diseases). In Prague itself there are 11 hospitals (including a psychiatric clinic and rehabilitation centre) out of which all are capable of providing you qualified and professional medical aid. However, we strongly recommend arranging travel insurance before leaving your country.

 

Official Letters of Invitation

Should you require an official letter of invitation to obtain your visa to enter Czech Republic, please contact the Conference office. Please note, however, that the Organisers do not undertake any obligation to pay any expenses incurred by supplying these letters. Furthermore, for some countries, a confirmation of registration with payment may be asked by the authorities.

 

Passport and Visa Requirements

Visitors from non-EU Countries must possess a passport valid for at least a 3 month stay.  Participants requiring a visa should apply immediately to a consular office or diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic in their country in order to avoid a delayed arrival to the conference.  Please note that the visa application procedure can take up to two months. It is not possible to obtain a visa at the Prague Airport.

Arrangements have been made to assist attendees by processing the official invitation on request. Please contact the conference secretariat for more details at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If Visa is required
Please find the address of the Czech Embassy in you country on the following website to obtain information regarding the visa policy for your country:   www.mzv.cz

List of countries with visa waiver regime with the Czech republic can be found here.

 

Safety

Prague is among the most popular destinations in the world. Statistics show that when compared to other major European cities like Paris, Rome or Madrid the rate of crime is much lower in Prague. A night walk around the city is relatively safe but, of course, like in all other big cities with a high culmination of people we recommend handling your personal belongings with utmost care.

 

Temperature

Prague is a city with a mixture of oceanic and continental weather, average summer temperature is 20 degrees C.

  

Time Difference

The Czech Republic is in Central European Time Zone. Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). After the last Sunday in March the time in the Czech Republic is shifted back by 1 hour to Central European Time and this lasts until the end of September.